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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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#115 – Howard the Duck

Howard Duckson

Today we talk about Howard the Duck, who is a cynical duck-shaped alien who ended up on Earth, where he endures many misadventures, falls in love with a human woman, and is forced to wear pants.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Howard the Duck cameo in Guardians of the Galaxy
-Adventures into Fear (1970) #19
-Spider-Man Team Up (1995) #5
-Howard the Duck (1986 Movie Trailer)
-Falcon & Winter Soldier (2020) #1
-Strange Adventures (2020) #1

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#114 – Lunella Lafayette and Devil Dinosaur

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur

Today we talk about Lunella Lafayette, canonically the smartest person in the Marvel Universe who is best known as Moon Girl, and her best friend Devil Dinosaur, who is literally a dinosaur named Devil. We also talk a bit about Moon-Boy, who is a small furry boy who first befriended and named Devil.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Devil Dinosaur (1978) #1
-Fallen Angels (1987)
-Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015)
-Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur tv series announcement
-Falcon & Winter Soldier (2020) #1
-Amethyst (2020) #1
-Giant Size X-Men: Jean Grey & Emma Frost (2020) #1

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#113 – Uatu the Watcher

The Watcher

Today we talk about Uatu the Watcher. Who is this big alien man? Why does he watch? Why does he keep breaking his non-interference oath to keep helping the Fantastic Four? Let's find out.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-Fantastic Four (1961) #13
-Uatu: jsyk i can't INTERFERE if you just HAPPENED to take something POWERFUL from my HOME in order to SAVE YOUR WEDDING
-Uatu: don't worry, i'm NOT gonna watch your honeymoon
-Original Sin (2014)
-The Magnus Archives
-Superman Smashes the Klan
-Wolverine (2020) #1
-Runaways (2017) #30
-Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen (2019) #8
-Nightwing (2016) #69
-Teen Titans (2016) #39
-Batman (2016) #89
-DCeased: The Unkillables #1
-Critical Role: Vox Machina Origins II #5

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#112 – Roberto "Robbie" Reyes

Ghost Rider

Today we talk about Roberto "Robbie" Reyes, the 5th Ghost Rider, and the only Ghost Rider to drive a Dodge Charger and be visually modeled after Zayn Malik of One Direction.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-All-New Ghost Rider (2014)
-Avengers (2018)
-Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
-Robbie Reyes: Ghost Rider (2016) -Ghost Rider (2019)
-Hawkeye: Freefall (2020)
-Gwen Stacy (2020) #1
-Superman: Heroes (2020) #1
-Bojack Horseman
-The Penumbra Podcast
-Ric Grayson Wants His Memories Back, and Fans Want Their Dick, in Nightwing #69 [Preview]

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#111 – Helena Bertinelli

Huntress/Batgirl

Today we talk about Helena Bertinelli, best known as the Huntress, but was also Batgirl for a bit. We also talk about Helena Wayne, who was the first heroine to go by Huntress, because they're basically indistinguishable except for their personalities and backstories.

Media specifically mentioned in today's episode:
-DC Superstars (1976) #17
-Infinity, Inc. (1984)
-Crisis on Infinite Earths
-The Huntress (1989)
-Batman: No Man's Land
-Birds of Prey (1999) #57
-The Question: Pipeline (an example of a Helena/Renee teamup)
-Huntress (2011) (New 52)
-World's Finest (2012)
-Grayson (2014)
-Batgirl and the Birds of Prey (2016)
-Batman: Hush
-Ant-Man (2020) #1
-X-Men/Fantastic Four (2020) #1
-DC's Crimes of Passion (2020) #1
-Switchblade Sisters: Mad Max Fury Road with Birds of Prey director Cathy Yan

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