Capes and Japes
a casual comics podcast

#177 – Bane

Today we talk about Bane, a man who grew up in a prison, studied hard, was experimented on, and then decided when he got out of prison that he was going to go to Gotham and destroy Batman.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Batman: Knightfall (1993)
-Batman: Legacy vol 2
-Batman: No Man's Land (1999)
-Batman: Gotham Knights (2000) #33
-JSA: Classified (2005) #17
-Secret Six (2006)
-Batman (2016)
-Carry On by Rainbow Rowell (not a comic)
-Nightwing (2016) #80
-Invincible

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#176 – Talia al Ghul

Talia Head/Leviathan/Daughter of the Demon's Head

Today we talk about Talia al Ghul, an assassin who really epitomizes gatekeep, gaslight, girlboss. She's run the League of Assassins, raised a deadly child, ran LexCorp into the ground (on purpose), and killed and/or tried to kill just so so many people.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Detective Comics (1937) #411
-Batman (1940) #232
-Batman: Son of the Demon (1987)
-Batman: Batman and Son (2006)
-Superman/Batman (2003)
-Batman: Death and the Maidens (2003)
-Batman: Under the Hood
-Red Hood: The Lost Days (2010)
-Batman and Robin (2009) #10
-Batman Incorporated (2010)
-Robin: Son of Batman (2015)
-Batman (2016) #33
-Chronin by Alison Wilgus
-Fence
-Lumberjanes
-Stargazing by Jen Wang
-DCeased: Hope at World's End (2020)
-Invincible

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#175 – Ra's al Ghul

The Demon's Head

Today we talk about Ra's al Ghul, a man who has decided to use his immortality for crime, a very brief stint of trying to save the environment, fighting Batman, and also trying to get Batman to marry his daughter.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Batman (1940) #232
-Batman: Birth of the Demon (1992)
-Batman: Resurrection of Ra's al Ghul (2007)
-Batman: Death and the Maidens (2003)
-Red Robin: Collision
-Worthikids - Palpatine's Journey
-Bloom
-Bloom part II announcement
-Invincible
-DC Festival of Heroes (2021) #1

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#174 – Illyana Nikolaievna Rasputina

Magik/Darkchilde

Today we talk about Illyana Rasputina, Colossus's often-kidnapped younger sister who also is a member of the New Mutants by the name of Magik, can teleport, do magic, and also aged up a decade after forging a cool sword and becoming the ruler of Limbo.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Giant-Size X-Men (1975) #1
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #145
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #160
-Magik (1983)
-New Mutants (1983) #14
-New Mutants movie
-Inferno
-Excalibur (1988) #11
-Excalibur (1988) #83
-X-Men (1991) #17
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #303
-New X-Men (2004) #37
-X-Infernus (2008)
-New Mutants (2009)
-Uncanny X-Men (2011)
-Avengers Vs X-Men (2012) #6
-Uncanny X-Men (2013)
-New Mutants: Dead Souls (2018)
-New Mutants (2019)
-Pencilscratchins Illyana design
-Robin (2021) #1
-Flatline
-Daredevil (2019)

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#173 – Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin

Colossus/Peter Nicholas/Juggernaut

Today we talk about Piotr Nikolaievitch Rasputin, an X-men best known as Colossus, who is a big strong guy who can turn into metal which makes him bigger and stronger. We also like him best when he's just a big nice guy trying his best.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Giant Size X-Men (1975) #1
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #115
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #284
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #303
-Excalibur (1988) #92
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #390
-Astonishing X-Men (2004) #4
-Uncanny X-Men (1963) #542
-Avengers Vs. X-Men (2012) #5
-X-Men Gold (2017)
-Blue & Gold announcement
-Justice League Unlimited comic series announcement
-DC Festival of Heroes

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#172 – Henry "Hank" McCoy

Beast

Today we talk about Hank McCoy, a founding member of the X-Men known as Beast. He's gone from a pretty normal guy who was really smart and agile to a blue furry man who sometimes goes back in time to bring his teenage self and teammates to the future.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-X-Men (1963)
-Amazing Adventures (1970) #11
-Avengers (1963) #137
-Defenders (1972) #104
-X-Factor (1986)
-X-Men (1991)
-Astonishing X-Men (2004)
-Wolverine & the X-Men (2011)
-All-New X-Men (2012)
-House of X/Powers of X (2019)
-X-Force (2019)
-Challenge of the Super Sons (2020) #1
-Young Justice Animatic

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#171 – Robert "Bobby" Drake

Iceman

Today we talk about Bobby Drake, best known as Iceman. He's one of the founding members of the X-Men and in his time since then he's become an accountant, been kidnapped by an island, been kidnapped by Loki, been possessed by Emma Frost, time traveled, and discovered he was gay.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Bobby Drake tumblr edit
-X-Men (1963)
-Champions (1975)
-The Defenders (1972) #122
-X-Factor (1986)
-A more extensive breakdown (with two pages) of the Bobby Brings Rogue To Dinner issue
-All-New X-Men (2012)
-Uncanny X-Men (2013) #600
-All-New X-Men (2015)
-Iceman (2017)
-Iceman (2018)
-Invincible
-Infinity Train

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#170 – Roberto Da Costa

Sunspot

Today we talk about Roberto Da Costa, a mutant known as Sunspot. He starts out as a teen whose girlfriend died saving his life, and then he became an X-Men member, and eventually he used his inheritance money to buy AIM and make an Avengers team!

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-The New Mutants Marvel Graphic Novel (1982)
-Some Robertos throughout the years
-New Mutants (1983)
-X-Force (1991)
-Young X-Men (2008)
-New Mutants (2009)
-New Avengers (2015)
-U.S.Avengers (2017)
-War of the Realms: Uncanny X-Men (2019)
-Nightwing (2016) #78
-Titans Academy (2021) #1

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#169 – Robert Reynolds

Sentry

Today we talk about Robert Reynolds, best known as the Sentry, except how everybody forgot who that was and when he remembered he had to go talk to all his superhero friends so they would remember him and his power of 1,000-1,000,000 exploding suns.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Sentry (2000)
-New Avengers (2004)
-Sentry (2005)
-The Age of the Sentry (2008)
-World War Hulk (2007)
-Dark Avengers (2009)
-King in Black (2020) #1
-Invincible (TV Show)
-Invincible (Comic)
-Kid Cosmic

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#168 – Vandal Savage

Vandar Adg

Today we talk about Vandal Savage, who was a normal caveman until a meteorite made him immortal, and over the many many years he's been alive he decided that he mostly just wants to be evil and do schemes.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Green Lantern (1941) #10
-Action Comics (1938) #552
-Crisis on Infinite Earths (1985)
-Resurrection Man (1997)
-Villains United (2005)
-Secret Six (2006)
-Final Crisis: Revelations (2008)
-Demon Knights #4
-Dark Nights: Death Metal (2020) #7
-Disney+ Echo spinoff announcement
-Emerald Fennell - Zatanna movie announcement
-Zack Snyder's Justice League
-Falcon and the Winter Soldier

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