Capes and Japes
a casual comics podcast

S1E96 - #96 Venom

Alien Symbiote/Eddie Brock

96 Venom

Today we talk about Venom, who is an alien symbiote who has had multiple hosts, most notably Peter Parker and Eddie Brock. Together with Eddie he antagonizes Spider-Man and eats criminals.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Spider-Man: Birth of Venom (collects relevant issues of secret wars, spider-man & fantastic four)
-Secret Wars (1984)
-why is venom Like This
-Venom (2018 film)
-Venom (2018 comic)
-Amazing Mary Jane (2019) #1
-Money Shot #1
-Amazing Spider-Man: Full Circle #1
-Black Canary: Ignite
-Clint Barton was kidnapped and Venom was there

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S1E95 - #95 Pamela Isley

Poison Ivy

95 Pamela Isley

Today we talk about Pamela Isley, better known as Poison Ivy, who was a botanist who got plant powers and uses them for crime sometimes and ecological betterment other times (though her methods are usually through crime).

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-that Lore episode about Egyptian artifacts
-Secret Origins (1986) #36 (the Ivy part is in the second half of the comic)
-Batman: No Man's Land
-Batman the Animated Series (on DCUniverse)
-Someone will die. Of fun! gif
-Gotham City Sirens (2009)
-Harley Quinn (2013)
-Batman (2016) #41 (Ivy arc is 41-43)
-Heroes in Crisis
-Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy (2019) #1
-Harley Quinn animated series trailer
-It's a metaphor, see
-The Bright Sessions
-The Infinite Noise
-Superkiddos by Sonia Liao
-No Ivy League
-Sakana
-X-Men (2019) #1
-Superman Smashes the Klan #1
-Pod of Greed episode 65

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S1E94 - #94 Victor von Doom

Doctor Doom/Infamous Iron Man

94 Victor von Doom

Today we talk about Victor von Doom, better known as Doctor Doom, who is a scientist who also uses magic, ruler of Latveria, and enemy of Reed Richards specifically (and the Fantastic Four and Avengers by proxy). He wears a mask and wants to take over the world but that's not technically a crime?

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Doctor Doom first appearance
-Cynthia, she's a really cool dancer
-the bike meme
-Secret Wars (2015)
-DOCTOR DOOM DOES AS HE PLEASES
-Doctor Doom (2019)
-the unbeatable Squirrel Girl #49
-Loki (2019) #4
-Spider-Verse (2019) #1
-Superman (2018) #16

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S1E93 - #93 Mystique

Raven Darkholme/Foxx

Mystique

Today we talk about Mystique, who mostly goes by Raven Darkholme, but we don't know her given name. She's a rad shapeshifter who mostly does crimes, but she did help raise Rogue with her long-time girlfriend Irene Adler.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Mystique first appearance
-Ms. Marvel (1977) #16
-Raven and Destiny
-Foxx trying to seduce Gambit
-Then being confronted by Rogue
-Runaways (2017) #25
-Something Is Killing The Children #1
-The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal preview
-Megan's instagram in case you want to see those Taako cosplays

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S1E92 - #92 Darkseid

Lord of Apokolips

92 Darkseid

Today we talk about Darkseid, the Lord of Apokolips and one of the New Gods. We're kicking off Villaintober with one of The Big Men, and this guy is looking for the Anti-Life Equation to take over the universe!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Jack Kirby's Forever People (1971)
-The New Gods by Jack Kirby (1971)
-Darkseid first appearance
-Mister Miracle (2017)
-Sword
-Ghost-Spider (2019) #2
-Batman/Superman (2019) #2
-The White Trees
-Harleen (2019) #1
-Joker/Harley: Criminal Sanity information on miniseries
-Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass
-Joker Movie Dub

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S1E91 - #91 M'gann M'orzz

Miss Martian/Megan Morse

91 M'gann M'orzz

Today we talk about M'gann M'orzz, also known as Miss Martian or Megan Morse, who was sent away from the Martian civil war, then came to Earth because she heard of the Martian Manhunter and even though she had zero experience fighting crime, she joined the Teen Titans.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Goblin! Valley! Utah!
-Teen Titans (2003) #37
-M'gann vs Evil M'gann
-not M'gann but boy howdy is this kid star-spangled
-Young Justice (cartoon)
-Sexual Dimorphism (meme)
-Check, Please!
-E trying desperately to shut up about check, please
-Flash Forward #1
-Heroes in Crisis trade

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S1E90 - #90 J'onn J'onzz

Martian Manhunter/John Jones

90 J'onn J'onzz

Today we talk about J'onn J'onzz, the Martian Manhunter, who started out in comics as a detective, but then became a superhero, especially working with the Justice League. He's also incredibly powerful and he loves Oreos.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-J'onn's first appearance
-Justice League International (1987)
-Martian Manhunter (2018)
-Justice League Cartoon introduces J'onn
-If Wonder Woman doesn't get pants, nobody gets pants (I couldn't find the original source, if anyone can please let me know)
-Batman (2016) #78
-Gwenpool Strikes Back (2019) #2
-Gotham City Monsters (2019) #1

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S1E89 - #89 Black Adam

Teth-Adam/Theo Adam

89 Black Adam

Today we talk about Black Adam, originally Teth-Adam, who is a hero turned villain turned hero turned villain?--it's complicated, but he misused his Shazam! powers to do some murders and Shazam (the wizard) got very upset with him for it.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-This is the image Eliane was remembering Black Adam from
-Black Adam First Appearance
-Infinite Crisis
-52
-Isis and Osiris
-Chocolate Egg Cream
-Dark Nights: Metal
-The Wicked + The Divine #45
-Die #7
-Once & Future #1

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S1E88 - #88 Freddy Freeman

Captain Marvel Jr., Shazam Jr., CM3

88 Freddy Freeman

Today we talk about Freddy Freeman a.k.a. Captain Marvel Jr. or Shazam Jr., a boy who was severely injured during one of Captain Marvel's fights by Captain Nazi, and Billy Batson decided to give him some magic powers to save his life.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Freddy and his Grampa attacked by Capt. Nazi
-Captain Marvel Jr. (1941) #1 -Elvis/Capt. Marvel Jr.
-and they were brothers
-The Power of Shazam! (1995)
-The Trials of Shazam (2006)
-Justice League: Cry For Justice
-Marvel Comics #1000
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chosen Ones #1
-Batman/Superman (2019) #1
-By Chance or Providence by Becky Cloonan

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#87 Mary Bromfield

Mary Batson/Mary Marvel/Black Mary/Lady Shazam

87 Mary Bromfield

Today we talk about Mary Bromfield who depending on the origin, is either the separated twin sister or the foster sister of Billy Batson, who gains the same powers whenever she yells SHAZAM! becoming Mary Marvel and later Lady Shazam.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Mary Marvel first appearance
-Lieutenant Marvels wiki
-Mary Marvel (1945)
-Evil Mary Marvel (darkseid)
-Breaking the Ice
-Batman (2016) #77
-Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #2
-Ghost-Spider (2019) #1
-Marvel Action: Captain Marvel (2019) #1
-Last Stop on the Red Line #1
-Marvel's D23 announcements

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