Capes and Japes
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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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#60 Kitty Pryde

Ariel/Sprite/Shadowcat/Star-Lord

60 Kitty Pryde

Today we talk about Kitty Pryde, one of the few X-Men more recognizable by her name than any of her code-names. She joined the X-Men under dubious circumstances as a teen, made friends with a space dragon, grew up, and got stuck in a giant bullet!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The Physics of Superheroes
-Uncanny X-Men #129
-Kitty Pryde and Wolverine (1984)
-Excalibur (1988) Vol. 1
-Astonishing X-Men (2004)
-magneto/space bullet meme
-Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde (2015)
-Wonder Twins (2019) #1
-Netflix The Umbrella Academy
-The Umbrella Academy

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#59 Emma Frost

White Queen

59 Emma Frost

Today we talk about Emma Frost, who was in a terrible family, discovered her mutant powers, left her terrible family to become evil and powerful on her own, and eventually joined the X-Men.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Hellfire clubs a real thing!
-New Mutants movie update
-Astonishing X-Men vol. 1
-Iceman (2018) #2
-Emma's Death tumblr post please read this it's incredibly funny
-Emma Frost costumes through the years
-Emma Frost (2003)
-Daredevil (2019) #1
-Sex Criminals
-Peter Parker: Spectacular Spider-Man (2017)
-Faith Erin Hicks's website
-Comics Will Break Your Heart
-The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

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#58 Ororo Monroe

Storm

58 Ororo Monroe

Today we talk about Ororo Monroe, best known as Storm, who was a pickpocket as a child until she felt a calling and was worshipped as a god, joined the X-Men, led the X-Men, and did a bunch of cool stuff with and without her powers.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Giant Size X-Men (1975)
-Spirits Episode 18: South African Rain Queens
-Black Panther (2005) #18 The Wedding Issue
-Marvel Now What? #1
-X-Treme X-Men (2012) #2

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#57 Logan

James Howlett/Wolverine

57 Logan

Today we talk about Logan, who was born James Howlett, but most people know him as Wolverine--arguably the most popular X-Man and the most popular Canadian superhero.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-I'M WOLVERIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE
-do you wanna hear some Wolverine noises
-Magneto ripping the metal from Logan's bones
-slicin' salami
-I really like beer
-Naomi #1

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#56 Jon Kent

Superboy

56 Jon Kent

Today we talk about the most recent superboy, Jon Kent, who is the son of Clark Kent and Lois Lane, and because it's comics of course this couldn't be a normal occurrence.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex (as a warning this was definitely written in 1969
-Convergence
-Superman (2016)
-Super Sons
-The Man of Steel (2018)
-Action Comics #1001 Bendis's run starts here!
-Superman (2018)
-Adventures of the Super Sons
-Black Widow (2019)
-Young Avengers movie news

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#55 Kon-El

Conner Kent/Superboy

55 Kon-El

Today we talk about Conner Kent, or Kon-El, who is Superboy, The Metropolis Kid, and a Superman clone who didn't have an actual name for FAR TOO LONG.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Superboy (Clark Kent)
-The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus
-Young Justice Book One
-Teen Titans (2003)
-I lie to batman
-Crisis on Infinite Earths
-Final Crisis
-Superboy (2011)
-Young Justice (2019) #1
-Captain Marvel (2019) #1
-Die #2

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#54 Kara Zor-El

Supergirl/Linda Lee Danvers/Linda Lang/Kara Danvers

54 Kara Zor-El

Today we talk about Kara Zor-El, who is Supergirl and also Superman's cousin from Krypton, but DC decided that was maybe weird so they unmade her, but people loved her so much they brought her back. Heads up, this one has some bumps in the audio while we figure out Olivia's new recording setup!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Action Comics #252
-Comet and Streaky
-The Superman Family
-Not to be confused with Superman Family Adventures, although it is very cute
-Crisis on Infinite Earths
-the Supergirl death cover
-Christmas With the Super-Heroes #2
-Superman/Batman vol 2: Supergirl
-Supergirl Being Super
-War of the Realms: Journey into Mystery
-Champions (2019) #1
-Michael Cho variant
-Young Justice (2019) #1

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#53 Clark Kent

Kal-El/Superman

53 Clark Kent

Today to kick off 2019 we talk about Clark Kent a.k.a. Kal-El a.k.a. Superman, who is arguably THE most well-known superhero in modern times.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The Reign of the Superman
-Krypton
-Holy Musical B@man
-The Death and Return of Superman Omnibus
Young Justice (2019) #1
-Roadqueen: Eternal Roadtrip to Love
-Super Sons
-Lumberjanes
-The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl
-She-Ra and the Princess of Power
-The War of Jokes and Riddles

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