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#208 – Morpheus

Dream/The Sandman/Oneiros

Today we talk about a man who has been called many things over the eons--Morpheus, Dream, The Sandman. He's an incredibly powerful entity but also kind of just a guy who looks kinda goth.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Golden Age Sandman
-The Sandman by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon (1940's-1970's)
-The Sandman (1989)
-Sandman reading order

-Tis the Season to be Freezin' (2021)
-The Batman Trailer

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#207 – Lucas "Snapper" Carr

Today we talk about Lucas Carr, introduced and best known as Snapper, a cool teen who became an honorary member of the Justice League, betrayed them, got kidnapped into space, got superpowers, joined a superhero team, lost his powers, joined an evil organization....

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-The Brave and the Bold (1955) #28
-Justice League of America (1960) #77
-Justice League of America (1960) #114
-Justice League of America (1960) #149
-JLA: Year One (1998)
-Invasion! (1989) reading order
-Hourman (1999) #20
-Young Justice (1998) #38
-52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen (2007) #3
-Final Crisis: Resist (2008)
-Dial H for Hero (2019)

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#206 – Manhunter Roundup

Dan Richards/Manhunter, Mark Shaw/Manhunter/Privateer/Star-Tsar/Dumas/Leviathan, Chase Lawler/Manhunter, Starker/Manhunter 2070

Today we mostly talk about Dan Richards and Mark Shaw in this roundup of the rest of the Manhunters (NOT the robots, though some of them were recruited by the robots) who are not Kate Spencer, Paul Kirk, or a version of Paul Kirk.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-All-Star Squadron (1981) #31
-Millennium (1988) reading order
-Manhunter (2004) #7
-1st Issue Special (1975) #5
-Manhunter (1988)
-Justice League of America (1960) #149
-Suicide Squad (1987) #8
-Eclipso (1992) #11
-Manhunter (2004) #28
-Event Leviathan (2019) #6
-Zero Hour (1994) #4
-Manhunter (1994) #0 (the rest of the series doesn't look to be officially digitized)
-Manhunter (2004) #10

-Blue and Gold (2021) #4
-Nightwing 2021 Annual
-Wayne Family Adventures webtoon

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#205 – Paul Kirk

Manhunter

Today we talk about Paul Kirk, and also Paul Kirk, and Paul Kirk, and Paul Kirk.... there's a lot of this guy, and only partly because of all his clones, but he's been known through his many incarnations as Manhunter.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-All-Star Squadron (1981) #31
-Manhunter Detective Comics backups (1973)
-Millennium (1988) reading order

-The Human Target (2021) #2
-Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse trailer
-Hawkeye on Disney+

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#204 – Kate Spencer

Manhunter

Today we talk about Kate Spencer, one of many vigilantes to call themselves Manhunter. She's been a lawyer, a vigilante, a member of the Birds of Prey, and a lawyer for superheroes, all while raising her son.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Manhunter (2004)
-Birds of Prey (1999) #100
-Batman: Streets of Gotham (2009)
-Justice Society of America (2007) #47
-Green Arrow (2016) #33

-The Human Target (2021) #2
-Hawkeye on Disney+

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#203 – Quintavius Quirinius "Quentin" Quire

Kid Omega

Today we talk about Quentin Quire, whose X-Men codename is Kid Omega, but everyone just calls him Quentin. He's an extremely powerful telepath, telekinetic, and disaster.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-New X-Men (2001) #134
-X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong (2005)
-Nation X (2009) #2
-X-Men: Schism (2011) #1
-Wolverine and the X-Men (2011)
-Wolverine and the X-Men (2014)
-Generation X (2017)
-Mighty Thor (2015) #18
-West Coast Avengers (2018)
-X-Force (2019)
-2015 Taliesin Jaffe

-Superman: Son of Kal-El (2021) #5
-Robins (2021) #1

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#202 – Joshua Foley

Elixir

Today we talk about Joshua Foley, also known as Elixir, who went from hating mutants to discovering he was one, and from a natural healer to a guy who can kill and resurrect a man repeatedly in the name of revenge.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-New Mutants (2003)
-New X-Men (2004)
-X-Force (2008)
-Uncanny X-Men (2016) #2
-Uncanny X-Men Annual (2016) #1
-House of X/Powers of X (2019)

-Robins (2021) #1
-Robin & Batman (2021) #1
-The Human Target (2021) #1

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#201 – Stepford Cuckoos

Sophie, Phoebe, Irma/Mindee, Celeste, Esme Cuckoo

Today we talk about the Stepford Cuckoos, a group of psychically linked sisters, also known as The Five-In-One or The Three-In-One depending on if Sophie and Esme are alive or not!

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-The Stepford Wives
-The Midwich Cuckoos
-New X-Men (2001) #118
-New X-Men (2004)
-X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong (2005)
-X-Men: Phoenix - Warsong (2006)
-Nation X (2009) #4
-Chaos War: X-Men (2010)
-X-23 (2018)
-Hellfire Gala outfit from Marauders #21
-second Hellfire Gala outfit from Maurauders #22

-Something is Killing the Children and House of Slaughter
-A Thing Called Truth
-The Human Target (2021)
-Dark Knights of Steel (2021)

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#199 – Floyd Lawton

Deadshot

Today we talk about Floyd Lawton—best known as Deadshot—a Batman villain and Suicide Squad member who is extremely good at two things: 1) shooting guns, and 2) lying to his therapist.

Today's mentioned & relevant media:
-Batman (1940) #59
-Detective Comics (1937) #474
-Detective Comics (1937) #518
-Crisis on Infinite Earths (1986) reading order
-Legends (1986)
-Suicide Squad (1987)
-Identity Crisis (2004) #5
-Deadshot (1988)
-Deadshot (2005)
-Villains United (2005)
-Salvation Run (2008)
-Underworld Unleashed (1995) reading order
-Secret Six (2008)
-Suicide Squad (2011)
-Justice League of America (2013) #7.1
-Suicide Squad (2019) #9

-Interim by Allissa Chan
-Cancelled Aquaman spinoff was really a Black Manta solo film
-Brendan Fraser cast as Firefly in Batgirl movie

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