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#70 Ben Grimm

The Thing

70 Ben Grimm

Today we talk about Ben Grimm, the most recognizable of the Fantastic Four--The Thing--and Reed Richards's friend who jokingly said he would fly a rocket and then ended up getting completely transformed by ~cosmic radiation~.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-I Only Listen To The Mountain Goats
-Yancy Street Gang messing with Ben
-JOHNNY NEEDS AIR FOR HIS FLAME
-Secret Wars (this is the Battleworld stuff) but Ben continues to be on Battleworld starting at The Thing (1984) #11
-Winter Soldier (2018) #1
-Batman Vol 8: Cold Days
-The Tony/Pepper for the That, But Lesbians Zine
-Heroes in Crisis #8
-Check Please!
-Ngozi's Boostle Work
-SyFy article where Ngozi mentions a DC collab that didn't work out

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#69 Johnny Storm

Human Torch

69 Johnny Storm

Today we talk about Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, and the only member of the Fantastic Four who would truly appreciate being in on a 420/69 joke.

(This episode does replace our usual Tuesday episode, so if you want to save this one for Tuesday we understand and we love you, just know that it was released on 4/20 at 4:20AM PST, we don't want our podcast license revoked).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Timely Comics' Human Torch
-NOBODY knows I'M the human torch except like four people but shhh
-Lyja and Johnny
-Namorita and Johnny
-Peter Parker and Johnny
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer #1
-Adventures of the Super Sons

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#68 Sue Storm

Invisible Girl/Invisible Woman/Malice

68 Sue Storm

Today we talk about Sue Storm (who is more well known by her maiden name than by Sue Richards), who went by the Invisible Girl for WAY too long before she was promoted to Invisible Woman, and is a member of the Fantastic Four.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Harley stops fighting because Dinah's pregnant
-Reed being an a**hole to Sue to snap her out of being Malice I came to this article for the jpgs, stayed for that opening line.
-Winter Soldier (2018-2019)
-The cover that caught E's attention
-War of the Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1
-Squirrel Girl War of the Realms tie-in
-Batman (2016) #37 (the double date issue)
-Batman (2016) #68 (the bachelorette party issue)
-Hellboy can't have sex
-Hellboy CAN have sex

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#67 Reed Richards

Mister Fantastic

67 Reed Richards

Today we talk about Reed Richards, who went into space with his friends and future wife and they all got superpowers from some cosmic radiation, so now he is very very stretchy and he calls himself Mister Fantastic and named his new team the Fantastic Four.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Folding Ideas
-NAMOR
-Planet Hulk
-War of Realms: Journey Into Mystery #1
-War of Realms: New Agents of Atlas preview
-WAVE!!
-Marvel Team-Up (2019) #1
-Chella Man cast as Jericho
-Marvel Comics Presents (2019) #3, the Inglehart one
-Gail Simone's Shazam! thread on twitter

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#66 Roy Harper

Speedy/Arsenal/Red Arrow

66 Roy Harper

Today we talk about Roy Harper, who started out as Green Arrow's sidekick Speedy, then went off on his own after some rough stuff, where he had a daughter with Cheshire, became Arsenal, then finally joined the Justice League as Red Arrow.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Quick Draw McGraw
-Quick Draw comics
-Green Lantern #85 (drug addiction origin)
-Teen Titans cartoon Speedy vs Cheshire
-Lian Harper
-Who's leading the JLA these days? Owacle
-Outsiders (2003) Vol. 1
-Red Hood and the Outlaws (2011)
-Heroes in Crisis
-Detective Comics #1000
-Last Knight on Earth

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#65 Dinah Lance

Black Canary

65 Dinah Lance

Today we talk about Dinah Lance: the Black Canary. We also talk a little bit about Dinah Drake, Dinah's mother and the original Black Canary, who pissed off The Wizard so bad he cursed the younger Dinah with scream-based superpowers.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Dinah Drake original costume
-BEHOLD! The Wizard
-Justice League International (1987)
-Green Lantern/Green Arrow
-Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
-Birds of Prey (1999) Vol. 1
-Black Canary (2015)
-Spider-Man: Life Story #1
-Comics Will Break Your Heart
-Detective Comics #1000

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#64 Oliver Queen

Green Arrow

64 Oliver Queen

Today we talk about self-proclaimed SJW Oliver Queen a.k.a. Green Arrow, who started as essentially a recolored batman-type hero, but went through a dramatic change in 1969 that included a goatee and left-wing politics.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Batman vol 7: The Wedding
-Batman vol 8: Cold Days
-Green Lantern/Green Arrow
-social justice warrior
-Green Arrow: The Longbow Hunters
-Zero Hour
-The Dark Knight Returns
-Green Arrow/Black Canary Wedding Special #1
-Sherwood Florist
-Ollie's Chili recipe
-Here's a supercut of just. Ollie's chili. 1 2 3 4 5
-Runaways Vol 2: Best Friends Forever
-Lumberjanes Vol 10: Parent's Day!
-Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019) #1

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#63 Kamala Khan

Ms. Marvel

63 Kamala Khan

Today we talk about Kamala Khan, who was a huge fan of Captain Marvel before gaining superpowers and deciding to become Ms. Marvel. She's also a Pakistani-American Muslim Teen from Jersey City which is such a refreshing change of pace for comics.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-she WRITES FANFIC
-Kamala's unnamed cameo in Captain Marvel #14
-Ms. Marvel (2014)
-Jamie McKelvie's Ms. Marvel design
-yup that's me
-Civil War II
-Champions (2016)
-Champions (2019) #1
-Magnificent Ms. Marvel (2019) #1
-Babs Tarr variant
-Mister Miracle trade paperback

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#62 Carol Danvers

Ms. Marvel/Binary/Warbird/Captain Marvel

62 Carol Danvers

Today we talk about Carol Danvers: Ms. Marvel, Binary, Warbird, and finally Captain Marvel. She was in the Air Force, gained Kree powers after an explosion, and now she's an extremely powerful superhero who we love.

Also in this one our phones kept disconnecting and Olivia sounded like a robot, SOMEONE out there didn't want us talking about Carol, it seems.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Marvel's original Captain Marvel vs DC's Captain Marvel
-Ms. Magazine
-Original Ms. Marvel costume
-Binary
-Warbird
-House of M
-Ms. Marvel costume
-Civil War
-Captain Marvel (2012)
-Captain Marvel costume
-more about the Carol Corps
-Civil War II
-The Life of Captain Marvel
-Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (not Moon Knight, that's a different person)
-War of the Realms

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#61 Kurt Wagner

Nightcrawler

61 Kurt Wagner

Today we talk about another one of our favorite X-Men, Kurt Wagner a.k.a. Nightcrawler. He grew up in the circus, was recruited to the X-Men, and he even gets his own signature sound--bamf.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Legion of Super-Heroes
-Uncanny X-Men #153 bamfs!
-he CAN sword fight
-The No-Sin Situation by Chip Zdarsky
-The Amazing Nightcrawler (2019) #1
-news on DCeased
-circus kid dick grayson critiquing joker's clown

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