Capes and Japes
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#298 – Malcolm Duncan

Guardian/Hornblower/Herald/Vox

#296 – James Harper

The Guardian

Today we talk about Jim Harper, who is a guy without any superpowers who goes by The Guardian to fight petty crime with a shield. He also adopted four newsboys and got cloned multiple times.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (1954) #135-148
-All-Star Squadron (1981) #16, 25-27, 31-32, 43-44, 50, 54, 59, 60
-Secret Origins (1986) #19, 49
-The Adventures of Superman (1987) #480, 485, 488-489, 497-498, 500-501, 506, 510-513, 516, 522, 539, 542-544, 550, 553, 556
-Superman (1986) #26-28, 36-37, 41-43, 50, 54-58, 62, 66, 78, 90, 96, 133
-Action Comics (1938) #648-649, 659, 670, 675, 678, 684-686, 698-699, 872-874, 880-885
-Superman: The Man of Steel (1991) #6, 9-10, 19-21, 31-34, 64, 77
-Showcase '96 #4
-Superboy (1993) #39-40, 49-92, 100
-Seven Soldiers: The Manhattan Guardian (2005)
-Superman (2006) #682-697
-Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen Special (2008) #1
-Superman: War of the Supermen (2010)
-Justice League of America (2006) #41-43
-The Newsboy Legion/Boy Commandos Special (2017) #1
-Action Comics (2016) #1002, 1006, 1011, 1035-1036
-Checkmate (2021) #3-6

-Ms. Marvel: The New Mutant (2023) #1
-Blue Beetle (2023) #1
-Fire & Ice: Welcome to Smallville (2023) #1
-Magneto (2023) #2
-Birds of Prey (2023) #1

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#295 – Siobhan McDougal

Siobhan Smythe/Silver Banshee

Today we talk about Siobhan McDougal, the Silver Banshee, who's a Superman villain who uses magic and screaming to commit crimes. Also for some reason they change her name to Siobhan Smythe in the New 52, and she has a cute friendship with Supergirl.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Action Comics (1938) #595, 662, 804-805, 820, 839
-Superman (1986) #17, 23, 28, 96
-Supergirl (1996) #10-12
-Superman: Silver Banshee( 1998) #1-2
-Supergirl (2005) #34, 38, 48-49, 60
-Superman (2006) #652, 666, 682
-Superman/Batman (2003) #53-56
-Supergirl (2011) #6-14, 21-23, 28-31
-Dark Crisis (2022)
-Superman (2023) #5

-Supergirl behind the scenes photo
-My Adventures with Superman (The Supermanime)

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#294 – Lilith Clay

Omen

Today we talk about Lilith Clay, who also goes by Omen, who as the name implies can see the future and read minds. She's used this ability to have Donna Troy break up with her boyfriend, send the Teen Titans to prevent disasters, and set up a therapy practice with Power Girl.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Teen Titans (1966) #25-52
-New Teen Titans (1984) #2-10
-Tales of the Teen Titans (1984) #49-54
-Secret Origins Annual (1987) #3
-The New Titans (1984) #56
-War of the Gods (1991)
-Teen Titans (1996)
-JLA/Titans (1998)
-Titans Secret Files & Origins (1999) #1-2
-Titans/Legion of Superheroes: Universe Ablaze (2000)
-The Titans (1999) #13-14, 25, 33, 39-50
-Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day (2003) #1
-Teen Titans (2003) #26, 29-31
-Blackest Night: Titans (2009)
-The Culling: Rise of the Ravagers (2012) reading order
-Titans Hunt (2015)
-Titans (2016)
-Teen Titans (2016) #8
-Action Comics (2016) #1051-1053
-Power Girl Special (2023) #1
-Knight Terrors: Action Comics (2023) #1-2
-World's Finest: Teen Titans (2023) #2

-Realm of X (2023) #1
-Immortal Thor (2023) #1

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#293 – Benjamin Reilly

Scarlet Spider/Spider-Man/Jackal/Chasm

Today we talk about Ben Reilly, who is a clone of Peter Parker, which comes with a lot of responsibilities such as: being Spider-Man, dying multiple times, sacrificing yourself for the greater good, and becoming a Demon King.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #149
-Clone Saga (1994) reading order
-Amazing Spider-Man (1999) #608-610
-Free Comic Book Day 2016 (Captain America) (2016) #1
-Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy (2016) reading order
-Ben Reilly: Scarlet Spider (2017)
-Doctor Strange: Damnation (2018)
-Spider-Geddon (2018)
-Iron Man (2020) #5-8, 11-13
-The Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #74-93
-Death of Doctor Strange: Spider-Man (2021) #1
-Devil's Reign (2021)
-Devil's Reign: Spider-Man (2022) #1
-Ben Reilly: Spider-Man (2022)
-Dark Web (2022)
-Amazing Spider-Man Annual (2023) #1

-Marvel's Voices: X-Men (2023) #1
-Blue Beetle: Graduation Day (2022)

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#292 – Miguel O'Hara

Spider-Man 2099

Today we talk about Miguel O'Hara, Spider-Man 2099, who got his spider-powers from a malicious lab "accident" in a "dystopian future" where corporations are in charge of the country.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Spider-Man 2099 (1992)
-2099 Unlimited (1993)
-Thor Corps (1993) #2-3
-Fall of the Hammer (2099 arc) reading order
-One Nation Under Doom (2099 arc) reading order
-Spider-Man 2099 Special (1995) #1
-Spider-Man 2099 Meets Spider-Man (1995) #1
-Captain Marvel (2000) #27-30
-Timestorm 2009/2099 (2009) #1
-Superior Spider-Man (2013) #17-19, 23, 27-32
-Spider-Man 2099 (2014)
-Spider-Verse (2014)
-The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1
-Spider-Man 2099 (2015)
-The Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #25, 32-36
-Spider-Man 2099 (2019)

-Knight Terrors: Robin (2023) #1
-World's Finest: Teen Titans (2023) #2

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#291 – Hobart Brown

Prowler/Hornet & Spider-Man/Spider-Punk

Today we talk about Hobart Brown. Two versions of him, actually! One that was the Prowler and a friend of Spider-Man, another that was an alternate universe Spider-Man affectionately named Spider-Punk!

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #78-79, 87, 93
-Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1974) #21-22, 24
-Defenders (1972) #62-64
-Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #47-48
-The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #304-305, 365
-Web of Spider-Man (1985) #50
-Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man Annual (1979) #9-10, 12-13
-Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man (1976) #169-170
-Outlaw Justice storyline spans Amazing Spider-Man Annual #25, Spectacular Spider-Man Annual #11, and Web of Spider-Man Annual #7 B-stories
-Spider-Man Unlimited (1993) #14
-Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #16-18, 25-28
-The Amazing Spider-Man (2015) #1-2, 4-5, 10, 15, 17
-Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy (2016)
-Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man (2019) #7-10
-King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes (2021) #2
-The Amazing Spider-Man (2018) #88.1, 92.1-93

-The Amazing Spider-Man (2014) #10-15
-Spider-Verse (2014) #2
-Spider-Verse Team-Up (2014) #3
-Web Warriors (2015) #7-11
-Spider-Geddon (2018)
-Spider-Verse (2019) #1
-Spider-Punk (2022)
-Spider-Man (2022) #1-3, 6-7
-Spider-Verse Unlimited Infinity Comic (2022) #38
-Marvel's Voices: Spider-Verse (2023) #1

-Magneto (2023) #1
-The Oddly Pedestrian Life of Christopher Chaos (2023) #1

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#290 – Shanna O'Hara

Shanna the She-Devil/Shanna Plunder

Today we talk about Shanna O'Hara, who doesn't like guns, does like leopards, and lives in the Savage Land where she got married, got plant powers, and got possessed multiple times.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Shanna the She-Devil (1972)
-Ka-Zar (1974) #1-2
-Daredevil (1964) #109-113, 117
-Ka-Zar (1981)
-X-Men Annual (1970) #12
-Marvel Comics Presents (1988) #68-77
-Namor the Sub-Mariner (1990) #16-21
-Sensational Spider-Man (1996) #13-15
-Ka-Zar (1997)
-Hercules (2005) #3, 5
-Shanna, the She-Devil (2005)
-Marvel Comics Presents (2007) #5-7
-Klaws of the Panther (2010) #1-2
-Skaar: King of the Savage Land (2011)
-Ka-Zar (2011)
-Savage Wolverine (2013) #1-5
-Empyre: Avengers (2020)
-Avengers (2018) #40-44
-Ka-Zar Lord of the Savage Land (2021)

-X-Men: Hellfire Gala (2023) #1

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#289 – Kevin Reginald Plunder

Ka-Zar

Today we talk about Kevin Reginald Plunder, who changed his name to Ka-Zar when he was adopted by a Sabre Tooth Tiger in the Savage Lands, which he has now sworn to protect. Sometimes he fights heroes, sometimes he fights villains, and sometimes he goes back in time and ends up in space.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-X-Men (1963) #10
-Daredevil (1964) #12-14, 24
-Marvel Super-Heroes (1967) #19
-Astonishing Tales (1970) #1-20
-Ka-Zar (1974)
-Ka-Zar (1981)
-Ka-Zar (1997)
-Marvel Comics Presents (2007) #5-7
-New Avengers (2004) #41-43
-Ka-Zar (2011)
-Avengers (2018) #12, 19-20, 50, 66
-Black Panther and the Agents of Wakanda (2019)
-Empyre (2020)
-Ka-Zar Lord of the Savage Land (2021)

-Knight Terrors: Nightwing (2023) #1
-Tales of the Titans (2023) #1
-My Adventures with Superman

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