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#125 – Scott Summers

Cyclops

Today we talk about Scott Summers, best known as Cyclops, who is one of the original members of the X-Men and he has portals in his eyes to a universe full of concussive force that can only be stopped by some special ruby quartz glasses!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-X-Men (1963) #1
-X-Factor (1986) #1
-I meant "no, MORE mutants" from Original Sins #5
-Article about the possible resolution of the Scott/Jean/Logan love triangle
-All-New X-Men (2012)
-Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (2015B) #37

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#124 – Al Simmons

Spawn

Today we talk about Al Simmons, better known as Spawn, who is an assassin who went to hell, became a hellspawn, went back to Earth, and then became a superhero using his hell powers. There's... a lot that happens.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Todd McFarlane's Spider-Man
-Spawn (1992)
-Ok, look, Todd named his demon after the 8th circle of hell, so i guess this is just like naming your kid after a city/country/etc
-Mammon, is in FACT, an actual demon
-This isn't really a piece of media but hello it's Elian and i just gotta say i did say Paul when i was trying to name the apostles of Jesus and there is no apostle named Paul, i was thinking of Peter, sorry about that
-King Shark
-Spawn (1997) trailer
-Todd McFarlane's Spawn
-Korn - Freak on a Leash
-Kiss Number 8
-Olivia's newest Pod of Greed appearance

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#123 – Goldstar Roundup

Trixie Collins, Michelle Carter, Ernest Widdle

Today we talk about three characters who have held the Goldstar mantle: Trixie Collins (Booster Gold's personal assistant), Michelle Carter (Booster Gold's twin sister), and Ernest Widdle (basically a superman parody who argues with Lobo, no relation to Booster).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Booster Gold (1986)
-Booster Gold (2007)
-Lobo (1993)
-Adventures of the Super Sons (2018)

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#122 – Lobo

Today we talk about Lobo, who is an alien who looks like he could be a member of Kiss, and mostly just goes around causing chaos because he wants to. Basically he is to Wolverine what Deadpool is to Deathstroke!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Omega Men (1983) #3
-Justice League International (1987)
-Lobo (1990)
-Lobo (1993)
-Lobo (2014)
-Nailed It!

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#121 – Amanda Waller

The Wall/White Queen/Mockingbird

Today we talk about Amanda Waller, who has led the Suicide Squad, Checkmate, and the Secret Six. She is an extremely competent morally grey woman who is not here to be liked, she's here to get stuff done.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Legends (1986)
-Suicide Squad (1987)
-Checkmate (1987)
-Superman/Batman (2003) #44
-Suicide Squad (2011)
-Suicide Squad (2016)
-Check, Please! Graphic Novels
-Marvel Powers of a Girl

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#120 – Princess Amethyst

Amy Winston/Princess of Gemworld

Today we talk about Amethyst, the Princess of Gemworld, who is a human (or homo magi) girl who discovers she's can go to Gemworld where she has magic powers and is also an adult woman (except now she's the same age both places).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld (1983)
-Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld (1983) (TRADE)
-Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld (1985)
-Sword of Sorcery (2012)
-Justice League Dark (2018)
-Young Justice (2019)
-Amethyst (2020)
-DC Nation Shorts: Amethyst Princess of Gemworld
-Check Please! (graphic novels)
-Check Please! (webcomic)

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#119 – Adam Strange

Today we talk about Adam Strange, an archaeologist who was kidnapped from Earth accidentally by aliens who then give him technology to help save their planet, which he does, and ends up beaming back and forth from Earth to space in some convoluted ways.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Showcase (1956) #17
-Mystery In Space (1951) #53
-Adam Strange: The Man of Two Worlds (1990)
-Adam Strange: Planet Heist (2004)
-Justice League United (2014)
-Strange Adventures (2020)
-SYFY's Krypton
-Check Please vol 2: Sticks and Scones

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#118 – Hercules

Prince of Power

Today we talk about Hercules, the Prince of Power, who is Marvel's version of the Greek demi-god. He's on the Avengers, the Champions, and a team called the God Squad, and he's also really good friends with Thor when he's not being tricked into being on TV by other Greek gods.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Avengers (1963) #10
-Journey Into Mystery Annual (1965) #1
-Thor (1966) #126
-Champions (1975)
-World War Hulk
-Incredible Hercules (2008)
-Herc (2010)
-Civil War II
-Avengers: No Road Home (2019)
-Blood From a Stone
-Ghost Town
-X-Treme X-Men (2012) #10

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#117 – Robert Bruce Banner

The Hulk/Professor Hulk/Joe Fixit/Doc Green/Devil Hulk

Today we talk about Robert Bruce Banner, who mostly goes by Bruce unless Stan Lee forgets his own character's name, but he also goes by a lot of Hulk aliases because WOW this guy just can't stop absorbing radiation.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Incredible Hulk (1962) #1
-Tales to Astonish (1959) #59
-Incredible Hulk (1962) #347
-Civil War II (2016)
-Immortal Hulk (2018)
-Absolute Carnage: Immortal Hulk (2019) #1
-Are you tired of being nice?
-Teen Titans: Raven
-The Fire Never Goes Out

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#116 – Amadeus Cho

Prince of Power/Hulk/Brawn

Today we talk about Amadeus Cho: a genius-level teen who hangs out with superheroes before replacing Hercules as the Prince of Power to save him, replacing Bruce Banner as Hulk to save him, and then settling into his own newfound identity of Brawn.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Amazing Fantasy (2004) #15
-World War Hulk
-Incredible Hercules (2008)
-Fear Itself
-Totally Awesome Hulk (2015)
-Civil War II (2016)
-Champions (2016)
-Agents of Atlas (2019)
-Strange Adventures (2020) #1
-Strange Academy (2020) #1
-The Flash (2016) #750
-Batman (2016) #90
-Superman: Villains (2020) #1
-The Oracle Code
-The Fire Never Goes Out, by Noelle Stevenson

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