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This week we talk all about the tough questions. The whole of the DC Universe is on the table, the Doctor answers your most difficult, most obscure, or most controversial questions in our last regular episode of the year! Intro Music by Aaron Barry Find more great podcasts like this on Brain Freeze To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On Twitter On Facebook On Instagram On TikTok On our Website Or check out our new store for merch And our Patreon!
Jace and Rocky checkout all the DC title for the week of November 230, 2021. It's a BIG week with tons of Annuals and Specials as we often see when there is a fifth NCBD in a month. The guys want to be sure with so many titles being released that you don't miss out on some very important issues, we have the debut of Justice League Incarnate, teasing us with the next big crisis that may be brewing in the DC Universe. Also the second issue of Human Target is sublimely illustrated and thoroughly charming. Finally, the long awaited Wonder Woman: Historia is the Book of the Week for both Jace and Rocky, with it's incredible visuals matches seamlessly by an impactful narrative.
For episode 202 of The Podcast of Oa, co-hosts Myron Rumsey and Phil Bova cover three recent DC Comics issues in which Green Lantern plays a significant role. Dark Knights of Steel #1 pits two factions of DC's characters against each other in what looks to be an epic high-fantasy story. Taking a dark turn is DC Vs. Vampires #1, which inspires this episode's title as both heroes and villains must come face to face with a coming war with DC Universe's most blood-thirsty creatures of the night. Finally, Phil and Myron talk about Justice League: Last Ride #7 and the epic conclusion of Chip Zdarsky's bombastic adventure story. Gorius Karkum is spotlighted in this episode's Know Your Corps! segment and we have more listener feedback. The Podcast of Oa is the official podcast of The Blog Oa and a proud member of the Comics Podcast Network. Share your comments and questions by calling the show's voicemail line at 406-PODOFOA (406-763-6362) while Skype users can leave a voicemail on the show's account, blogofoa. Send your emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find The Blog of Oa and The Podcast of Oa on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The Podcast of Oa is sponsored by Heroes Your Mom Threw Out Comic Shop. Green Lantern and other related characters are the copyrighted property of DC Comics Inc. and are used without permission. The Blog of Oa and The Podcast of Oa are fan productions and do not claim any ownership over the Green Lantern or any other copyrighted properties. Show Links: The Podcast of Oa on Amazon Music (https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/188c3cd3-5633-4f02-93af-e63ac3b19ef2/The-Podcast-of-Oa-A-Green-Lantern-Podcast) The Podcast of Oa on Audible (https://www.audible.com/pd/The-Podcast-of-Oa-A-Green-Lantern-Podcast-Podcast/B08K56W3LZ?qid=1605031882) The Blog of Oa YouTube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/c/Blogofoa) The Podcast of Oa Soundcloud Page (https://soundcloud.com/podcastofoa) The Podcast of Oa on Google Play Music (https://goo.gl/KAfEBA) The Podcast of Oa on Tunein (http://tunein.com/radio/The-Podcast-of-Oa-p881651/) The Podcast of Oa on Iheartradio (http://www.iheart.com/show/263-The-Podcast-of-Oa-A-Green/) The Podcast of Oa on Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/0H0zOqRShuSujQmRjtG7aM) Contact the Green Lantern Book Club Email to email@example.com CamaroGL1 on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/camarogl1/) Show Notes: 00:00:00 Intro / GL news 00:03:49 Know Your Corps - Gorius Karkum 00:05:20 Dark Knights of Steel #1 00:20:41 DC vs. Vampires #1 00:34:15 Justice League: Last Ride #7 00:50:12 Listener Feedback 01:06:59 Closing
All issues being reviewed on our podcast may contain spoilers without extra warning. Some audio delays may occur. Club Discussion: The Batman & Scooby-Doo Mysteries #8Weekly Reviews: Fantastic Four: Anniversary Tribute, Dragon's Lair #1-3, Lady Mechanika Vol. 1 TPB, Other History of the DC Universe #4, Deadpool: Black, White & Blood #4, Grimm Tales of Terror Quarterly: Bachelorette Party, Dark Ages #3, Batman: Noel, Zombillenium #3 & #4Letters Page: To celebrate Life Day, what movie or movie franchise would you want to see a holiday special from?------------------------------ Theme music by: BVSMVbvsmv.bandcamp.com
J Scotty & Zuhair give their instant reactions to the latest episode of Young Justice: Phantoms and tackle some listener feedback!
Today's show is a discussion and review of the Netflix original Army of Thieves.On this show, we like to do more than a movie review by delving into the lives of the cast and crew, fan theories, trivia, scene breakdowns, and anything related to the film itself. Needless to say, our shows are a little longer than your average movie review show, but we can assure you that our shows are jam packed with entertaining and interesting discussions. If that sounds like your sort of bag, hang out with us as we get into Army of Thieves. In May of this year, Zack Snyder released his Zombie original Army of the Dead in theaters and Netflix. As we discussed in our Podcast on Army of the Dead, the long journey for that film began in 2004 with Zack Snyder's directing debut Dawn of the Dead. Since Dawn of the Dead, Snyder had been toying around with several sequels and character spinoffs, but his work with the DC Universe put things on hold, especially when Warner Brothers decided they weren't interested in Snyder's “Army Verse”. But along came the support of Scott Stuber, Netflix's head of original films, backed with the deep pockets of Netflix, green lit Snyder's “Army Verse” and projects like Army of Thieves was born.Join Kenny and Del for a full discussion and breakdown. The Brothers will dive into pre-production, film performance, writing, direction, acting, scenes, and more. We hope our discussion will not only entertain you, but will also spark your interest in this film. Check out this YouTube video on the Time Loop theory of Snyder's Army Verse:https://youtu.be/7GenR5tt45YThanks for listening and feel free to hit us up on any of our social media platforms! https://linktr.ee/BiAPodcastTheme song "Loli'ana" written and performed by award-winning musician Kamuela Kahoano. Listen to more of Kamuela's music on iTunes and https://kamuelamusic.com/. Also, "Loli'ana" performed live at The Ko'olau Banquet Hall can be seen here https://youtu.be/YDJ1NNJgEiA Thanks for listening! Don't forget our next bi-weekly Pod and keep an eye out for our specials, series, request line, and news episodes! And please subscribe and review!
The boys dig into the extended Aquaman and Wonder Woman corners of the DC Universe, as well as check in on Brian Bendis for the first time in a long time. Titles discussed:"Aquaman: The Becoming" #3"Justice League" #69"Nubia and the Amazons" #2"Superman: Son of Kal-El" #5"Wonder Woman: Evolution" #1
This week we talk not at all about the characters of the DC Universe with super powered or extra senses! Intro Music by Aaron Barry Find more great podcasts like this on Brain Freeze To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On Twitter On Facebook On Instagram On TikTok On our Website Or check out our new store for merch And our Patreon!
On the final episode of The Flash Podcast season 7.5., Andy, Tatiana, and Breeze are joined by Vanessa Shark (Host of Black Lightning Podcast/Naomi Podcast/Lituation Room) to do a character spotlight on one of the new characters coming in The Flash season 8! As the eighth season approaches, the show will be hosting a 5-episode event titled Armageddon, which will introduce the DC Comics villain Despero, played by Tony Curran! In the news session, they also discuss the big news of The Flash, for the first time in the show's whole run, changing its timeslot for March 2022. Learn all about Armageddon's big history in the DC Universe before next week! That and more on this week's episode of The Flash Podcast! MAJOR HEADS UP: For the Armageddon event, The Flash Podcast will be LIVE every Wednesday at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT starting on November 17, featuring special guests from the other DC TV Podcasts shows so be sure to tune every week in the live chat! Season 8 - Episode 1: Armageddon, Part 1: https://youtu.be/VdifbRQWuxE Season 8 - Episode 2: Armageddon, Part 2: https://youtu.be/nwVeixY4l0o Season 8 - Episode 3: Armageddon, Part 3: https://youtu.be/gOXx5bbnsrk Season 8 - Episode 4: Armageddon, Part 4: https://youtu.be/zDEmV5FuKmE Season 8 - Episode 5: Armageddon, Part 5: https://youtu.be/nVubgMhuUEc SHOW NOTES/LINKS: The CW Releases First ARMAGEDDON Trailer For The Flash Season 8 Event TFP EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Inside The Flash Season 7 With Flash Showrunner Eric Wallace We Need To Talk About Arrowverse's Diggle Green Lantern Mystery… (VIDEO) Find The Flash Podcast on: Social Media: Facebook – @TheFlashPodcast – Instagram Subscribe: Apple Podcasts – Stitcher Radio – YouTube – DC TV Podcasts – Google Podcasts – iHeartRadio – Spotify – Amazon Music – Podchaser – TuneIn – Podcast Index Contact: TheFlashPodcast@gmail.com Support: TeePublic Store
DIAL F FOR FLANGER is a pop culture/comic chat show. In this episode Paul gets nostalgic with SEAN ROSS about the greatest comic series of the nineties: STARMAN. This series followed the adventures of Jack Knight as he reluctantly takes on the mantle of his father's hero identity. We talk about the way James Robinson, Tony Harris and Peter Snejberg revived the JSA and changed the DC Universe forever. Please leave any comments at waitingfordoom.com or email Waitingfordoom@gmail.com Flanger out! Opening closing theme - Flatland - The Roy Clark Method
Our final episode covering pre-existing Young Justice content as we tackle the last 5 episodes of Season 3 AKA Outsiders as we look forward to season four airing on HBO Max now!
All heroes start somewhere and for Courtney Whitmore, it all began when she moved from L.A. to Blue Valley Nebraska with her mom and Stepfather Pat Dugan. After Courtney finds a cosmic belt that imbues her with superpowers, it puts her on a collision course with Pat, whose mysterious past may answer why crazy things keep happening in Blue Valley. Join us as we read the first run of Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E., a truly heartwarming romp written by Geoff Johns as a way to immortalize his sister. Grab your Converter Belt, get your big robot online, and get ready for a crash course in the DC Universe in this fun-filled recap of the early days of Stargirl! Please leave us a review on ITunes so we can grow our audience and grow as podcasters! Rate us where ever podcasts are found. Don't forget to check out our merchandise! All episodes of Major Issues are brought to you by ComicBookClique.com, the home for the latest and greatest things to come to comic books and comic book media. Send us feedback at ComicBookClique@Gmail.com! You Are Worthy! Please SUPPORT US ON PATREON! ComicBook Clique Facebook ComicBook Clique on YouTube Major Issues on Twitter Shop ComicBook Clique
It's the season finale and we're talking to the littlest Big Bad, Milo Stein, who played the evil child incarnation of Eclipso! And of course we walk you through all you need to know about the episode and what the finale sets up for season 3!Remember you can follow Stargirl Aftershow on Instagram and Twitter: @StargirlPodWE HAVE MERCH AVAILABLE! Just go to merch.stargirlaftershow.com!Stargirl Aftershow is available on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify and Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Just search for “Stargirl Aftershow” on your favorite platform, or visit https://linktr.ee/stargirlpod for direct links to each service.We're also part of the Fandom Limb podcast network… you can find tons of great TV/Film/Nerd podcasts at www.FandomLimb.com And, of course, you can visit our website, https://www.StargirlAftershow.com for the latest episodes, news and supplemental materials all in one place!If you have questions for cast or crew, you can reach out to us via Twitter, (@StargirlPod) via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the contact us link on our website!‘Raise to Heavens' by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) – Used with permission.
It's dome o'clock! This week Nando, DJ, and Diggins step into the empty CGI void that is the DC Fandome and then they also step into somehow emptier the void that is capitalism aka Squid Game. They nitpick the games, the cowls, and of course the heairarchy of power in the DC Universe.
It's the penultimate episode of the season, and we're talking with Co-Executive producer, writer, and comic book legend, James Robinson! James is the man who put the Cosmic Staff in Courtney's hands in the first place, and we talk to him about that, life as a comics writer and what it's really like in the Stargirl writers' room!Remember you can follow Stargirl Aftershow on Instagram and Twitter: @StargirlPodWE HAVE MERCH AVAILABLE! Just go to merch.stargirlaftershow.com!Stargirl Aftershow is available on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify and Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Just search for “Stargirl Aftershow” on your favorite platform, or visit https://linktr.ee/stargirlpod for direct links to each service.We're also part of the Fandom Limb podcast network… you can find tons of great TV/Film/Nerd podcasts at www.FandomLimb.com And, of course, you can visit our website, https://www.StargirlAftershow.com for the latest episodes, news and supplemental materials all in one place!If you have questions for cast or crew, you can reach out to us via Twitter, (@StargirlPod) via email (email@example.com) or via the contact us link on our website!‘Raise to Heavens' by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) – Used with permission.
Hey everyone! What's our Recent Review? Dune. What's our Geriatric Cinematic? Dune. Our Variety Time? You guessed it. Dune. That's right folks. We paired David Lynch's Dune with Denis Villeneuve's Dune, and explore what might have been with a documentary about Jodorowsky's Dune in Variety Time. In the news, we talk about Brendan Fraser coming to the DC Universe as a Batgirl villain, and tragedy on the set of Rust and its production shut down. Next week, we are finally reviewing Edgar Wright's Last Night in Soho, available in theaters October 29th, and pairing that with Eyes of Laura Mars (1978), available to stream on Prime Video, Amazon, YouTubeTV, and other VOD services. We'd like to thank Your Entertainment Corner for hosting this podcast. Be sure to follow us on Twitter (@TheReelAppeal), Facebook, Instagram, and you can contact the show at TheReelAppeal@gmail.com. Find every episode on all podcast catchers and don't forget to rate our show on iTunes! News - 4:05 Dune (2021) - 22:48 Spoilers - 39:17 Variety Time - Jodorowsky's Dune - 59:05 Geriatric Cinematic - Dune (1984) - 1:12:47
Writer/comedian Kyle Dodson takes us on a surreal rollercoaster, the classic avant-garde social science fiction TV series THE PRISONER (1967) created by and starring Patrick McGoohan. All we can say is, don't trust Number Two and watch out for that huge white balloon! Episode Links: Kyle's Twitter Kyle's IG Kyle's Writing for DC Universe and Pop Culture Beast Kyle on Rock Solid Podcast Animated JOKER Parody Short Joe's Patreon Mr. Owl's Website
Welcome to the latest episode of MAD LOVE: THE HARLEY QUINNCAST, a podcast dedicated to breaking down every episode of the new Harley Quinn animated series. Each week, the wonderful crew at DC Comics News (including Steve J Ray, Seth Singleton, Kelly Gaines, Kendra Hale, & Brad Filicky) will sit down and dive into an episode of one of the craziest fuckin' animated series of all time! In this episode, the crew talk about the 10th episode of season two of Harley Quinn, entitled "Dye Hard". So sit back, grab your mallet, and prepare yourself for a journey into the insane! Episode Synopsis: In an attempt to cope with Ivy rejecting her, Harley goes to a bar at Wayne Tower, only to find the amnesiac former Joker working there. Steve J Ray: www.twitter.com/el_steevo Seth Singleton: www.twitter.com/1MoreSingleton Kelly Gaines: www.twitter.com/KelGainesWrite Brad Filicky: www.twitter.com/filickyb1 Kendra Hale: www.twitter.com/DevourAllWords Joshua Raynor: www.twitter.com/movieblogmerc Be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, or Google Play, and if you like what you hear, please give us a 5-star rating and review! Follow us on social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/DCComicsNews Twitter: www.twitter.com/DCComicsNews Instagram: www.instagram.com/DCComicsNews Tumblr: www.tumblr.com/DCComicsNews Website: www.dccomicsnews.com
It's Batman's world, and DC (and the rest of us) are just living in it. Despite more than three-and-a-half hours of unique content, it came down to the only thing that really mattered, the thing on which DC FanDome 2021's success would be judged: The Batman trailer. We give you our take on the Caped Crusader's latest entry point into the DC Universe and where Robert Pattinson might stack up in the pantheon of Batmen that have come beforeAND: We welcome Snow Paw creator Rob Multari on to talk about his latest Kickstarter.About the PODCAST: We talk Comics, Movies, TV & Pop Culture with the Rogue's who create them every Wednesday night 8pm ET on Facebook.com/roguematterpodcasts + YouTube.com/roguematter▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬Listen to the podcast in audio form on every major podcasting app.▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬⇩ Follow the Rogue Matter network ⇩Twitter ► https://twitter.com/rogue_matterFacebook ► https://www.facebook.com/roguematterSoundcloud ► https://www.soundcloud.com/roguematterpodcastsSpotify ► https://open.spotify.com/show/5xXzwTK5y1NIHgYhuSBYRqApple ► https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/rogue-wav-podcast/id1503427846?uo=4Google Podcasts ► https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuc3ByZWFrZXIuY29tL3Nob3cvMjIxNjE0NC9lcGlzb2Rlcy9mZWVkiHeart ► https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-rogue-wav-podcast-80937476/#np #podcasts #podernfamily #podcastshow #podcastnetwork #podcasting #podcastlife #podcaster #spotify #applepodcasts #youtube #newpodcast #podcasthost #podcastaddict
We have been on a bit of a hiatus over the last month, so this weeks episode covers everything we have been up to plus all the news coming from our favorite franchises since September. We talk about the highlights from Marvel, Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Star Trek, and the DC Universe. You Can Now Watch us on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXFxL27Qvlt5aF6fOVSAbTg And Follow us on Social Media! Facebook: www.facebook.com/geekhangoutpodcast/ Twitter: @geekhangoutpod Instagram: www.instagram.com/geekhangoutpodcast/
It's the third episode of Doctober!!! We talk all about secret societies, cults, and underground organizations in the DC Universe! Intro Music by Aaron Barry Find more great podcasts like this on Brain Freeze To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On Twitter On Facebook On Instagram On our Website Or check out our new store for merch And our Patreon!
Join us as we journey into the shadowlands with special guest Meg DeLacy, as she discusses Cindy's return, her incredible bond with Yvette Monreal and what's going on with season 3... She's with us for the whole episode breakdown, as well!Remember you can follow Stargirl Aftershow on Instagram and Twitter: @StargirlPodWE HAVE MERCH AVAILABLE! Just go to merch.stargirlaftershow.com!Stargirl Aftershow is available on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify and Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Just search for “Stargirl Aftershow” on your favorite platform, or visit https://linktr.ee/stargirlpod for direct links to each service.We're also part of the Fandom Limb podcast network… you can find tons of great TV/Film/Nerd podcasts at www.FandomLimb.com And, of course, you can visit our website, https://www.StargirlAftershow.com for the latest episodes, news and supplemental materials all in one place!If you have questions for cast or crew, you can reach out to us via Twitter, (@StargirlPod) via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the contact us link on our website!‘Raise to Heavens' by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) – Used with permission.
The Geeks are back in the DC Universe (sort of...). Join AJ, Chris and Ben as they discuss a seminal superhero movie, The Dark Knight and see if AJ can keep it together for more than 5 minutes. As ever, let us know your thoughts, comments, questions and opinions, Master Bruce.
Justice Adam Germain ordered Pastor Artur Pawlowski to give equal time to the government narrative about the COVID pandemic; Andrew Chapados on the latest DC Universe social justice update.
Today is all about reviews! I will talking about movies like 'Guilty' and, what God is doing in my life, anime reviews, the rapper Noveliss. Also, diving even further into talking about more anime and a few shows from the DC universe. Thank you for listening y'all are amazing.
We discuss Pat and Courtney's fractured relationship, the return of Jade, and Jonathan Cake joins us to discuss all things Shade!Remember you can follow Stargirl Aftershow on Instagram and Twitter: @StargirlPodWE HAVE MERCH AVAILABLE! Just go to merch.stargirlaftershow.com!Stargirl Aftershow is available on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify and Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Just search for “Stargirl Aftershow” on your favorite platform, or visit https://linktr.ee/stargirlpod for direct links to each service.We're also part of the Fandom Limb podcast network… you can find tons of great TV/Film/Nerd podcasts at www.FandomLimb.com And, of course, you can visit our website, https://www.StargirlAftershow.com for the latest episodes, news and supplemental materials all in one place!If you have questions for cast or crew, you can reach out to us via Twitter, (@StargirlPod) via email (email@example.com) or via the contact us link on our website!‘Raise to Heavens' by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) – Used with permission.
Javier joins Pete and Tyler in the Abeyta studio this week, while Joseph is off seranading his bride of 5 years. Listener emails from Joseph Bridges and Kenneth Cunningham, and stories about the new Pinhead, Matrix vs Venom, and George Clooney's shame. There's news, there's discussion, and of course streaming picks. Follow along today, and get ready for our deep-dive review of Hellraiser (1987) Tyler's pick, later this week.In News: Antichrist, genital mutilation, Kenneth Cunningham, Joseph Bridges, Cinemaddicts, Find Your Film, Babette's Feast, Stanley Tucci, Tony Shaloub, Monk, Hellraiser on Hulu, Jamie Clayton, Sense 8, The L Word, Clive Barker, The Hellbound Heart, The Hell Priest, Venom 2: Let There be Carnage, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Calgary Alberta Canada, The Matrix 4, Lana Wachowski, Coit tower, Super 8, The Jungle Book, The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Tom Hardy, Woody Harrelson, Carnage, Raw, Dancer in the Dark, Eddie Brock, Paranormal Activity: Next of Kin Paramount+, Jim Paramount, George Clooney, Batman, The Flash, DC Universe, Val Kilmer, Up in the Air, The Descendants, Batman and Robin, Batman Forever, Irish kiss, Amal Clooney, Amal Alamuddin, NYU, Oxford, Maria Resa, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, The Men Who Stare at Goats, Her, Kickin it Old Skool, Jamie Kennedy, There Will be Blood, The Lion King, The Witch, The Matrix, redpill, Carrie Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Jack Johnson, Jake Johnson, New Girl, Schmidt, Rick Moranis, Frank Oz, John Waters, Steve Martin, Bill Murray, Haunting of Hill House, Bong Joon Ho, The Host, Steve Irwin, Bear Grylls, Bjork, Jason Vorhees, Halloween, The Godfather, El Camino, Breaking Badhttp://www.MCFCpodcast.comEmail us at MCFCpodcast@gmail.com Leave us a voicemail (209) 730-6010Joseph Navarro Pete Abeyta and Tyler Noe Streaming Picks:Promising Young Woman - HBO MaxLittle Shop of Horrors - HBO MaxMidnight Mass - NetflixOkja - NetflixFreddy vs Jason - HBO MaxSquid Game - NetflixThe Many Saints of Newark - Netflix (Anti-pick)
We can not overstate how thrilled we are to have the original Scarlet Speedster, the Golden Age guru of the JSA, JOHN WESLEY SHIPP join us on this episode to discuss all things Flash, covering 3 decades! And of course, Sarah and I do our deep-dive on episode 209 of #DCStargirl, so don't miss it!Remember you can follow Stargirl Aftershow on Instagram and Twitter: @StargirlPodWE HAVE MERCH AVAILABLE! Just go to merch.stargirlaftershow.com!Stargirl Aftershow is available on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify and Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Just search for “Stargirl Aftershow” on your favorite platform, or visit https://linktr.ee/stargirlpod for direct links to each service.We're also part of the Fandom Limb podcast network… you can find tons of great TV/Film/Nerd podcasts at www.FandomLimb.com And, of course, you can visit our website, https://www.StargirlAftershow.com for the latest episodes, news and supplemental materials all in one place!If you have questions for cast or crew, you can reach out to us via Twitter, (@StargirlPod) via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the contact us link on our website!‘Raise to Heavens' by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) – Used with permission.
Cameron Gellman joins us as we discuss possibly the darkest episode of the season, what Rick really fears and what Grundy is REALLY like behind the scenes!Remember you can follow Stargirl Aftershow on Instagram and Twitter: @StargirlPodWE HAVE MERCH AVAILABLE! Just go to merch.stargirlaftershow.com!Stargirl Aftershow is available on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify and Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Just search for “Stargirl Aftershow” on your favorite platform, or visit https://linktr.ee/stargirlpod for direct links to each service.We're also part of the Fandom Limb podcast network… you can find tons of great TV/Film/Nerd podcasts at www.FandomLimb.com And, of course, you can visit our website, https://www.StargirlAftershow.com for the latest episodes, news and supplemental materials all in one place!If you have questions for cast or crew, you can reach out to us via Twitter, (@StargirlPod) via email (email@example.com) or via the contact us link on our website!‘Raise to Heavens' by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) – Used with permission.
What happens when you combine two of the biggest brands of the early 1980s? You get RadioShack's TRS-80 Whiz Kids comics, with special guest stars from the DC Universe. Marvel at snarky teens sassing the Man of Steel, then laugh at how he makes them perform complex math with mediocre computers! ----more---- Episode 16 Transcript Mike: [00:00:00] I used to go into an office, and when I did that, I had a dog that everybody loved and I baked cookies every day. Hello, hello, hello, welcome to Ten Cent Takes, the podcast where we sell out as superheroes, one issue at a time. My name is Mike Thompson and I am joined by my co-host, the talk show host of terror, Jessika Frazer. Jessika: Bwahahaha! I like when you give me nicknames that are a little mischievous and/or villainous, by the way. Mike: I mean, villains are always the most fun. Jessika: They really are. They get to do all the cool shit. Mike: Yeah. You need a strong villain in order to have a good story. Jessika: Absolutely. Mike: The purpose of this podcast is to look at notable moments in comic book history. [00:01:00] They can be big or they can be small, but we always hope that they're interesting, and we like to talk about them in ways that are both fun and informative. Today, we are going to be going back back back to the eighties and talking about the time that Superman sold computers for Radio Shack. Jessika: Fucking sellout. Mike: Man, I don't. Can you blame him though? I mean, he was a reporter, like he needed the extra cash. Jessika: That's true. That does not pay all that much, from my understanding Mike: Uh, speaking as someone who worked as a journalist for a decade, I can tell you it does not. Jessika: Confirmed, everyone. Mike: Confirmed. Before you freak out and think that you've missed an episode or that things are airing out of order, we are actually still doing the Sandman book club series, but we have decided to break it up, so it's not just one giant slog for people who aren't interested in Sandman. So that way there's a little something for [00:02:00] everybody, even as we're doing that prolonged experience. So every other episode will be the Sandman book club. Before we get to that though. What is one cool thing that you have read or watched recently? Jessika: Just last night, I watched the first episode of the Amazon Prime, let me just say it's 18+, animated series, Invincible. Mike: Hmm. Jessika: Have you seen that yet? Mike: I haven't, I read the comic for a while and I really liked it, but then it just kind of felt very repetitive. And also, I didn't like how the comic got very women in refrigerator-y. Jessika: Oh, okay, fair enough. Mike: Like yeah. Um, I hear it's great. I just, it's kind of, it's kind of like The Boys where like, I read the comic and, and then when they announced they were making a TV [00:03:00] show, I went, eh don't know. I like, I'm not sure. I really want to see that translated to the screen and then it was great. And so I'm sure that Invisible will be great. Jessika: I will be talking about The Boys later, in fact. Mike: Oh okay. Well, then. Jessika: But for now, yeah, I know, spoilers. So for those of you who hadn't seen it yet, it's about a teenage boy whose father is a famous superhero and the kid himself has also potentially expected to get powers, which he, not spoiling anything, he does, and very early on in this episode. And when this happens, his father starts teaching them how to use them properly, even though he seems a little disappointed, even, that his really did have powers, which was kind of strange, but we'll see where that goes. But what I really liked about this series, is that they make fun of our well-known superheroes with a character like Batman and one that's very much like Wonder Woman, et cetera. And again, I don't want to give too much away, but the ending is [00:04:00] super intense, and I'll definitely be watching more of it tonight after we've finished recording this. Mike: Yeah. And I will say that the comic itself has moments that are shockingly intense too. And it's really interesting because there are these moments that feel very wholesome and playful, and then there are other scenes that are complete 180 and it's really, it's kind of whiplash. Jessika: That was how it felt in the show as well. So I mean, that translated definitely. Mike: Yeah, it's one thing that's actually really neat is that it's the guy who wrote the comic, Robert Kirkman, is also the guy who created the walking dead. Jessika: Hm. Mike: So, you know, dude knows how to write a hit. Jessika: Yeah.I guess so, huh. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Well, what about you? What have you been reading or watching? Mike: You mentioned a couple of weeks ago that you had read the first issue of a series called Die, by Kieron Gillen. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: I'd heard about it. I thought it looked [00:05:00] interesting. And then you mentioning that, threw it back on my radar, and so I found the first three volumes on Hoopla and I wound up bingeing through all of them in a couple of hours. And it's really good. I really like how it matches up a bunch of D & D tropes along with other things. And I just, I really, really enjoyed it. And so I want to say thank you for putting that on my radar. Jessika: Oh, that's awesome. Yeah, absolutely. You're welcome. And I'll have to go on Hoopla and check out more myself because I'd been wanting to, I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Mike: No, shall we, uh, shall we mosey along? Jessika: Mosey let's do it. Mike: What do you remember about Radio Shack when you were growing up? Jessika: Good old Radio Shack. Radio Shack was huge, when I was growing up. It was [00:06:00] definitely a household name and it had a reputation that it carried most electronics related items that you may want or need to purchase. So just on my memory block here in particular, they used to carry a radio that was pretty easy to alter, to be a scanning radio, to use for ghost hunting. And for a while, it was a great cheap alternative to buying something made for that purpose. And it was priced really low and like affordable versus like buying something that was made for that purpose. Mike: Mm. Jessika: And I've trying to find one of those radios for years now, but honestly, it's probably a dead end at this point, and I should just pony up the money to buy actual ghost hunting equipment. I mean, honestly, I should probably, if I want it, like I'm a full ass adult, I can afford the expensive things, maybe. Mike: We have credit cards now, Jessika. Jessika: Just charge it.I say I can afford the expensive things, like I really can, which isn't actually true. Mike: All right.[00:07:00] Jessika: I can afford the mid-level things. Mike: Yeah. I dunno. We used to have money and then we got air conditioning, and we're poor now. Jessika: I'm safe. I'm squirreling it away, man. Trying to buy a house, it's expensive. Mike: Yeah. Especially where we live. Jessika: I don't recommend it. Folks. Mike: Yeah, no, just. Jessika: Just stay away. Mike: Yeah. Welcome to the Bay Area. The dystopian capitalist apocalypse. Jessika: Everything is overpriced, and on fire. Mike: We're not making this up. Everything is literally on fire these days. And, and over priced, but that's just California in general. Yeah. Well, I mean, I had a similar experience to you, in different ways, but like, you know, it was the same brand awareness of Radio Shack. I didn't realize until I was doing the research for this episode, that Radio Shack is actually a hundred years old [00:08:00] as of this year. Jessika: What? How? Mike: Yeah. It was founded in 1921 by these two brothers, Theodore and Milton Deutchman. They set up a mail order business and a single retail location that was focused on providing parts for ham radio, which was a field that was still pretty new back then. And they wound up doing pretty well for a while, but they basically were bankrupt by the early 1960s. But you know, like 40 years is not a bad run. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: And then they got acquired by the Tandy corporation in 1960 for $300,000. Up until this point, Tandy had been this leather goods company and they were looking to basically get into the business of appealing to hobbyists, which they felt Radio Shack would be able to do. So, in order to do this, Tandy basically performed a complete overhaul of the unprofitable company it had just acquired, and the Wikipedia page has a really solid [00:09:00] summary of what happened. Jessika: Tandy closed Radio Shack's unprofitable mail order business, ended credit purchases, and eliminated many top management positions eating the salespeople, merchandisers and advertisers. The number of items carried was cut from 40,000 to 2,500, as Tandy sought to identify the 20% that represents the 80% of sales and replaced Radio Shacks handful of large stores with many little holes in the wall, large numbers of rented locations, which were easier to close and reopen elsewhere if one location didn't work out. Mike: Yeah. So basically they were just going for a strategy that made Radio Shack into a much leaner, more nimble operation, which that's like the goal these days, those are kind of the golden buzzwords, but they were actually trying to do that. Charles D. Tandy, who was the guy who actually ran Tandy corporation back then, said that they were [00:10:00] basically not looking for the guy anymore, who wanted to spend his entire paycheck on the sound system, and instead they were looking for customers who wanted to save money by buying cheaper goods and then like improving them through modifications and accessories. So now they were really appealing towards nerds, and aiming at kids who are going to like work on stuff for the science fairs. And honestly it, it worked. I mean, when I was growing up Radio Shack was that store you went to, when you needed some small part a replacement, there was always one nearby. And even if they didn't have a name brand part, they usually had an off-brand version of whatever you needed. And, I never went there thinking that it was going to break the bank. It was always a fairly affordable thing. Jessika: Yeah. Agreed. I can think of like four different locations where they had a Radio Shack, just like in our area here. Mike: Yeah. And I mean, like, I grew up in San Francisco in the eighties, and they were all over the place.[00:11:00] So now, what's interesting is that the whole rise of personal computers happened to coincide with this period of success for Radio Shack. The late seventies was when personal computers with microprocessors started to actually be a thing on the consumer market, but typically if you wanted one, you had to build them from a kit. Like you, you physically had to, like, buy the kit and then assemble it, following the instructions, which, I mean, I'm not going to lie. That is terrifying to me. Jessika: That is terrifying. And it's total nerd shit too. They were right. Mike: Right. Fucking nerds. Jessika: Nerd bait. Mike: Radio Shack actually wound up introducing the TRS 80 in 1977. And it was a game changer for the company because it was one of the first pre-built computers. And it was simultaneously backed by a national retail chain. It was this super basic computer that sold for $600, which adjusting for inflation is like $2,700 nowadays. [00:12:00] Jessika: Holy shit. There's no way. There's no way the average family is like, let's get one of those right away. Mike: No, it was, I mean, you know, this was for people who were super enthusiast, or had a lot of disposable income, which the middle-class used to have back then. Jessika: Different times. Mike: The salad days. But yeah, so the TRS 80, even though it had a fairly high price point sold like hotcakes, like gangbusters. I found this book and it's called, Priming the Pump: How the TRS 80 Enthusiast Helped Spark the PC Revolution, by Teresa Welsh and David Welsh. It has this really interesting history about that point in time, which, I mean, I'm not going to lie, I was waiting for her to be really dry, but it's full of a lot of really personal stories and anecdotes and it's cool, I really dug it. Basically, when they started manufacturing this computer, they were only expecting to sell 50,000 units. There's this great quote, talking about how [00:13:00] much of a surprise the first TRS computer sales were. Jessika: Both Charles Tandy and John Roach may have been skeptical about such a large. But it turned out to be an underestimation. When the first anniversary of the products came, the company found the, had sold many more than the prediction and taken a whopping 250,000 orders for TRS eighties. Most of them still undelivered. Actually we've seen various numbers in different sources, so we can't verify this number, but they certainly sold considerably more than 50,000. Don French said they received a number of threatening phone calls from people who demanded delivery of their TRS 80 right away. Ooh! Mike: Yeah, so after this huge success, they then ended up following the TRS 80 with the TRS 80 Color in 1980. And basically the first TRS computer was kind of like a full, complete unit with a built-in monitor and everything. [00:14:00] The TRS 80 Color, in turn, was just the computer itself, and then you would plug in a color TV instead of using this built-in monitor. The TRS computers wound up selling well enough that Radio Shack really leaned hard into the computer business, and they even started offering computer camps for pre-teens in the early eighties, which was kind of an extension of that mission that they wanted to appeal to kids who wanted to excel at science fairs, because I mean, you know, those were the new nerds. So if you want to learn more about the TRS computers, by the way, there's this really great site called MatthewReadsTRS80.org. That helped me kind of learn about a lot of this stuff. I'll put it in the show notes, but it's really kind of an interesting walk-through, this particular venue of history. Anyway, this was the high point for Radio Shack, to be perfectly honest. By September of 1982, the company had more than 4,300 stores just in America and [00:15:00] more than 2,000 independent franchises and towns that were not large enough to have a company owned store. So, for comparison, there are fewer GameStops worldwide today than there were Radio Shacks in the early eighties. Jessika: Wow. Mike: Like, I realized that GameStop has been having a rough go of it lately, but there's still a lot of them around. Jessika: Yeah. Huh. Mike: And during this period of unmitigated success, that's when the Whizkid's started to show up in comic books. The early eighties were right around the time when computers were starting to get a lot of prominent, you know, quote unquote roles in media. If you're listening to this and you want to learn more, there is a site dedicated to media prominently featuring computers and storylines, and it's called Starring the Computer, that tracks stuff like this all the way back to the fifties. It's an incomplete list, but it's really interesting, and they have a whole section devoted to Tandy computers.[00:16:00] Like, I remember there was an episode of Murder, She Wrote very early on where she moves to New York and there's this whole plot about how she's gotten a computer to write her novels on. And then evidence is falsified with a modem. It's really interesting. And you know, the computer was this suddenly viable object that could play a part in people's everyday lives and could serve as a driving narrative device. But as far as I can tell the first time anyone made comics specifically focusing on educating people about personal computers was when Radio Shack started to do these comic books. And I think that's just because it was such a new thing, especially on the personal consumer market, because, you know, up until recently computers had been these huge things that took up buildings on their own. Jessika: Yeah. And they had to be, like cooled, professionally, and I mean, it was just this whole thing. Mike: Yeah. I mean, there [00:17:00] is a movie right now on Disney plus called The Computer That Wore Tennis Shoes. Jessika: Oh, yeah! Mike: A very early Kurt Russell, and it's one of those things where the whole he's in college and he winds up getting shocked, I think, and there's this whole thing, this computer gets basically downloaded into him. So he has the processing power and knowledge of this computer, but they show you the computer and it like, it is a giant monstrosity of a thing that takes up, I think, an entire lab. Jessika: It does. I remember that movie. Mike: And I mean, our phones, these days are more powerful than those. So RadioShack started making comics in 1971. They were putting out a series of educational comics called the science fair story of electronics via the Radio Shack education comic book program. But, then in 1980, they pivoted and they started giving away these new comics in stores. You could also, [00:18:00] if you were a teacher, you could send in a request to Radio Shack on school letterhead and get a free pack of 50. Jessika: Oh, wow. Mike: And yeah, like, you know, they were really pushing that hard because these comics were educational, but they were also advertisements. Jessika: Very much so. Oh, that was something I messaged you earlier, was like, wow. I was reading just an ad there, wasn't I? Mike: But, I mean, I will say they were, they were educational. Jessika: Yeah, absolutely. Mike: Yeah, so the Superman Radio Shack giveaway comics starred the aforementioned Whiz Kids, Alec and Shanna, along with their teacher Mrs. Wilson, but for the first three issues, which were published in 1980, 81 and 82, they also starred Superman and other characters from the DC Universe. Jessika: I need to correct you for a second, because you said Mrs. Wilson, and it definitely was Ms. Wilson. Mike: Oh, I'm sorry. That's right. Jessika: It was Ms. Wilson, and I think that will come into play [00:19:00] later. Mike: That is true. She did not have a ring on her finger. Jessika: She did not. She looked a little close to all the superheroes that waltzed right up in there, half naked into her classroom. Mike: I mean, can ya blame her? Jessika: No, she was hot too. Mike: Right? We're going to talk about each of these specific issues, but first up is the Computer That Saved Metropolis, which was published in July of 1980. So, even though this was a promotional giveaway, DC committed some pretty serious talent to the book. The first two issues were written by Cary Bates, who was this long-term writer for DC. He wrote a ton of action comics, Superman, and the New Adventures of Superboy, as well as being the head script writer for the live action Superboy series in the 1980s that we discussed a couple episodes back. Jessika: Totally. Mike: He also worked as a script writer for various cartoons, including Gem and Gargoyles. Jessika: Oh, hell yeah. Mike: Right. [00:20:00] But then also his name might sound familiar to some people listening to the show because we mentioned him on the New Guardians episode where, it turns out he wrote issues two through 12 of the New Guardians. The art for this issue, meanwhile, was handled by Jim Starlin and Dick Giordano. Both of them are pretty big deals too. Starlin became a big name in comics during the seventies. He garnered a lot of acclaim for his cosmic space opera stories. He co-created characters like Shang-Chi and Thanos. Giordano in turn was an artist who had recently come back to DC comics and was serving as the Batman editor at the time. He actually got promoted shortly after this to be the company's managing editor in 1981. And then he was promoted again to executive editor in 83, and then he stayed with the company until the mid nineties when he retired, after his wife died. And then, aside from being a giveaway issue, this comic actually ran as a backup story in the July, 1980 ssues for Action [00:21:00] Comics, Legion of Superheroes, House of Mystery and Superboy. So Superman schilling Radio Shack computers, and forcing children to perform complex math for him, and definitely, probably schtupping Ms. Wilson, like, I think we need to agree that, that those two totally smashed. Jessika: Oh, absolutely. And I have my theories about her and Supergirl as well. Mike: Yeah. Yeah. Jessika: They had a moment. Mike: Right? Jessika: We both took the same picture of that same shot and I sent it to you and you were like, no way. Mike: I thought that was so funny. Jessika: Don't worry, we'll post that one. Mike: I, oh God. Like, I just, that was great. It was like great minds think alike. But yeah, all of this is officially a canon part of DC comics lore, which is wild. Like [00:22:00] Jessika: It's bat shit bananas. Mike: Yeah. Now weirdly it looks like this is the only issue that actually made it into other DC comics. So, you know, the other two or their own standalone things. And aren't officially cannon, I guess. All right. How would you describe the 1980 issue? The Computers That Saved Metropolis? Jessika: Well, these were like both very advertisey and complex at the same time in their narrative, which was interesting. So, this first one, I'm going to give you a little bit of backstory about these bitches. I say these bitches, because I'm going to be talking about a whole classroom full of children. So I obviously really like children. I have a bachelor's in French and everyone's like, you should teach. And I'm like, no, I shouldn't. Mike: Oh, oh no. Let's talk about that for a sec. I majored in history my first time through college, and everyone also said I should teach. And I was like, I fucking hate [00:23:00] children. I worked at Disneyland it poisoned me again. And don't get me wrong. I have, I have two stepchildren now. I love them. I would die for them. They're great. But kids in general, not a fan. They're sociopathic little monsters. Jessika: Mm hmm. So the comic starts off with Superman doing patrols around Metropolis, and apparently he just does that. And he just jets off to a sixth grade classroom at the whim of Ms. Wilson. Mike: I have my own theory about this. Jessika: Oh my goodness. He's supposed to be a guest teacher about computers, apparently. Like, First of all, for some reason, along with his super abilities, he's also a super computer genius. And is he accredited? Like is he allowed to be teaching students? Mike: No. Okay. There, there are two things to discuss here. So you have [00:24:00] to remember that Superman from the Golden Age through the modern age was largely a weird sci-fi series where the main character was this alien who had all these powers that constantly changed. There wasn't really any editorial control until they streamlined it with Crisis on Infinite Earths. But on top of that, he was generally shown to be an amazing genius, like just whenever they needed it. But ,he built the Superman robots. He. I can't remember if he made the Phantom Zone Projector or if the Phantom Zone Projector was on artifact from Krypton, he was constantly trying to restore the city of Kandor, which was basically shrunk down to the size of a bottle, and it was a Kryptonian city, to restore it to its full size. Like in that issue of Super Boy, we read, he like put all those chemicals together and created the pools that granted the dogs, various powers. Jessika: Yeah, no, I guess you're, I guess he's always been [00:25:00] smart. Mike: Yeah. But then the other thing is that Superman is a little bit too earnest in this issue. Like, he shows up exactly on time. And then he is clearly trying to impress these kids to make a good impression with Ms. Wilson. And everything about this reeks of a dude who had a one night stand and is now desperate to hook up again. So what he's doing is he's trying to prove that A) he is reliable and B) he is good with kids. Jessika: Yep. No, that's totally how it felt. Mike: I'm not speaking from experience. Jessika: Oh, so anyway, Superman creepily knows all the students' names, I guess, because he used his x-ray vision to look at the teacher's seating chart, even though that's not how x-rays work. That's always bothered me. I'm sorry, we don't have time for this. Mike: [00:26:00] Thomas Edison would like a word. Jessika: Seriously. Also, I have to mention that the whole class was bored as fuck even after Sups flew in. And I don't know about you, but every kid I knew, wanted to know about computers and have a turn on the computer when we got them in the library at school or when someone got one at home. Mike: Oh, yeah. Jessika: So the idea that one of the kids in his class is being dismissive of the whole idea of not doing normal schoolwork and just doing computer class instead with fucking Superman of all people. It's just ridiculous. Mike: Oh yeah. And that kid actively shit talked Superman repeatedly. Jessika: Oh, he's a shit heal. Oh. And he still gets to be the fucking like, protagonist. Fuck. Mike: Oh, it was so funny. I like, my favorite was when he beats Superman at a math problem later on and like the shit talking starts immediately, and I'm like, my dude, this is possibly not a good move to irritate a guy who could literally vaporize you with a [00:27:00] glare. Jessika: That's just it. That is just it. Yeah. No. Why would you try to piss this guy off? And then Shanna's like, Ooh, Superman. You better tell him. I was like, dude, Shanna, you, you need to shut the fuck up immediately and not goad this situation. Mike: You know, that was probably the most realistic part of this entire comic, because speaking as someone that lives with an 11 year old, they are shit stirrers. Jessika: Oh my gosh. So, Supes takes the kids up to the roof because of course he does, and he proceeds to give the class some very long-winded exposition about the history of computers and their size and what they do and how they've evolved from the first computers, and moving into how they're used in society today from space travel to transistor radios, which what a time capsule of a callout. Mike: [00:28:00] Yeah. Jessika: This whole thing was a whole time capsule. Mike: Yeah. Very much is. Jessika: Of course, there was also some lovely product placement throughout and some not-so-subtle comments on affordability versus common household items. Tangent that always cracked me up to say, this computer is less expensive than a TV. Well, okay, but maybe I need a TV and I don't need a computer. They do vastly different things, or they did at that point. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: It kind of reminds me of saying like this China set costs less than a month of gross. Okay, well, I need to eat and I don't necessarily need a China set, so. Mike: Yeah, I mean, he was hard selling those kids. Jessika: Oh yeah. He was like, you should ask your parents to go out and buy you one. Mike: Yup. Jessika: So, of course, Supes hears with his super hearing a tornado and he like jets the fuck out of there. And, he defeats it by [00:29:00] blowing the wind or something like that. And then he feels all sick and shit, and comes across a villain named Major Disaster who, you know, just as his name implies, causes quote unquote natural disasters like there's floods and shit. It was a little ridiculous. Mike: Yeah, he was always kind of like a C- to D-list villain who would use weapons and equipment to make natural disasters. My knowledge of this character is hazy at best, but I think eventually he gained the ability to manipulate probability. He didn't appear a lot and he's been dead for a while, I think. Cause I remember him showing up as a zombie in Blackest Night. Jessika: Oh. Mike: But, I mean, I remember reading this stuff and I was like, this is kind of a cool, like off-the-wall villain. I dig him. You know, I certainly liked them a lot better than other villains that I've seen in Superman books where it's like, you know, generic alien warlord number five. Jessika: Seriously. Well, and when I read the name, Major Disaster, I was like, [00:30:00] same, girl. So, of course Superman needs the help of these children that he like, makes them perform these, like, high-stress situational calculations on the computer for him. Instead of like asking the adult he's banging in the room. Mike: I mean. Jessika: Honestly, come on, like, get the adults involved, like, Alec and Shanna don't need to save the day. They're supposed to be in sixth grade, even though they look way older than that. Mike: Like, yeah, they looked like kind of like eighth or ninth graders. Like they were a little bit older, it seemed. Jessika: The second one, they looked older than that, they looked like they were teenagers in the second one, for some reason, I was like, what's that? And then the third one, they got young again. And I was like, I don't know what's happening with you guys, but. Mike: Yeah. I mean, I will say that I was willing to believe that Alec was in sixth grade just because he had that awful fucking bowl haircut that like. Jessika: My brother had that. Mike: Right. Yeah. But [00:31:00] when did he stop having it? Jessika: No, no, you're right. Probably after he was like in, probably after middle school. Mike: Yeah. It's, you know, it's that thing where suddenly you realize, oh, I can go to a barber instead of having my parents cut my hair. Jessika: Oh. So the kids basically do a bunch of calculations, and they double check each other's work by doing the same calculation on two separate computers that Supes and flown in prior and just left there. Apparently. Mike: Yeah. And there's a whole thing about how Major Disaster had knocked out all the other computers in town, but he didn't know about these two personal computers because personal computers were a new thing. And that's the other reason that they're the ones who were performing the calculations and then they're on radio headsets with Superman providing this information. Jessika: I still say you're in a school that has way more adults than just the one standing in that room, and even that one's not involved. So. Mike: I mean, well, and the other thing is that the math equations that he's throwing at them are like this jet is falling out of the sky at this speed. [00:32:00] The wind is this fast. They're going at this angle. How fast do I need to go to catch them without doing damage to the plane or the people inside. And it's like, first of all, of course, yes, as you said, it's high stress, but second, like I still don't know how to do that math equation. I don't know how these sixth graders did because they looked like they were in a pretty shitty school that Superman made worse at one point when he liked tunneled up through the floor and just left a giant hole. Jessika: He was like, I'll fix that later. Mike: Sure you will, sure you will, Clark. Jessika: It's awful. Uh. So he finally of course finds the villain, defeats him, whatever. Then the kids are hailed as heroes and as a reward, I guess they get to be at a Radio Shack commercial about the computers they used. I mean, cool. I guess. Mike: Yeah. It was kind of a, a, meh ending, but, but yeah. Like, I dunno. Did you [00:33:00] like the issue overall? I'm curious. Jessika: It got really in the weeds playing up the computer aspects, which okay. I get it. You know, again, I get it. This is an advertisement, but dude, snooze fest, I put it down a few times and had to pick it back up, during those computer exposition parts. And you know, I'm slightly bothered by a vague plot line, but all in all, like it was, it was fine. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: To use your line. Mike: Yeah. I mean, reading through it, some of the computer history stuff I thought was actually pretty interesting Jessika: Yeah. Yeah. Mike: Like, when they went up on the roof and he was saying, you know, so the space that we're sending in actually is the size of what computers used to fill. And yeah, it does get a little too in the weeds because they're trying to get a little too much exposition in there at the same time. I felt like overall it walked a relatively fine line of providing action that was kind of [00:34:00] interesting. And, and the plot line of, oh, well, yeah, his powers were on the fritz because there was microscopic kryptonite particles in the tornado and he inhaled them when he was getting ready to blow it out. Like, I thought that actually was surprisingly well thought out for basically a licensed advertisement. You know, this was, this was effectively a full length version of one of those like hostess, Twinkies ads that they used to do. Jessika: Right? Mike: Yeah. But like, I didn't hate it. I found it charming. Jessika: It had its moments. Mike: Yeah. I'm not going to lie, I found the undeniable sexual attention between Superman and the kid's teacher really entertaining. Jessika: Yeah, definitely it was palpable. I thought it was even funnier too, that the kids were even, like Ms. Wilson, how do you know Superman? Mike: And she doesn't answer! Jessika: And she was like, She like side eyes.[00:35:00] How do I know Superman?…Biblically. Mike: Well, and that was the funny thing was when we were talking about this ahead of the episode, I was like, so yeah, they, they totally smashed, right? Like, like that's not up for debate. Jessika: No, it's really not. It happened. Mike: All right. let's move on to the next issue. So. Clearly, this was a successful marketing tool because in 1981, DC and Radio Shack released a brand new book that was called Victory By Computer. So this time the main story was illustrated by a couple of legendary artists. There was Curt Swan and Vince Colletta. Coletta started as an artist and anchor from the Silver Age of comics. He frequently collaborated with Jack Kirby who is known as, you know, the king of comic books, and a lot of folks considered their run on Thor to be the definitive take on the character. Kurt Swan's involvement, on the other hand, is especially noteworthy. [00:36:00] He is considered by many comic book artists to be the Superman artist. He started penciling Superman and Superboy comics in the late forties. And he didn't stop until DC put them out to pasture in the mid eighties because they were rebooting Superman via Crisis on Infinite Earths. Arlen Schumer, who's this major comic book historian, says Swan penciled over 19,000 covers and pages of interior art for Superman comics. Jessika: Whoa! Mike: Yeah. Like again, they were putting some serious talent behind these books. Jessika: They were pumping out a lot of content, to be fair. Mike: Yeah. How would you summarize Victory By Computer? Jessika: We find ourselves, yet again at the elementary school, I put in heavy quotations of kids that look like they're about 17 years old, this issue. So Shanna and smartass Alec are back at it. This time, Supergirl joins the class to [00:37:00] teach them about the pocket computer. What a fucking throwback. Mike: Like, that's something that we need to explain. Like the pocket computer was, basically kind of like a smart calculator that could perform basic functions and had a little keyboard in there. And I don't know how much they sold for, but they couldn't have been cheap. Jessika: I can't imagine so, yeah. Well, and by the way, at this point in the scene where Supergirl pulls out, her pocket computer, she pulls out of a pocket on her cape. So canonically, there are pockets in the capes. Mike: Yeah. They can't get them on the rest of their costume, but they can get them in their capes. Jessika: Which means that there's just stuff like weighing down the cape, so it shouldn't even be moving like it does. Mike: I remember in an early issue of Superman, the eighties series that John Byrne was doing, there is a bit where he stops by a balloon vendor because he's got a drone pursuing him and he winds up like [00:38:00] thinking, oh, it's lucky that I always carry a few spare dollars in like my belt buckle because he had that yellow belt back then, which side note I miss the yellow belt. I don't know if it's back, cause I haven't read any Superman comics for a while, but they got rid of it for quite some time. Like, I mean, you know, it's the Henry Cavill look now or it's the full blue suit. I miss the red trunks in the yellow belt. Jessika: Yeah. the good old days. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: So Supergirl decides to use her super powers to show the class they are able to find information on the TRS 80's as fast as she was able to find it, like physically with her super powers looking for it. And it was like, okay, sure. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: When an odd comparison, but fine. Mike: Yeah, it was really weird, there was a bit where they, like, it almost felt like they were hacking into the newsfeed of, I think the Daily Planet to get headlines, even though I'm sorry, but like, come on really, you think that a [00:39:00] print journalistic outlet is going to have top of the line technology back then come on. Jessika: No they're not putting any of that into a computer. They're still handwriting everything. Mike: Yes. I think back then they were still using, the electric typewriter that had like the built-in, it was quote unquote memory, but it was, you know, not really. Jessika: Not as we know it now, at least. And there was some definite sexual tension with Ms. Wilson at Supergirl as well. We will post the picture. Um. Mike: Right. It's this whole bit where Supergirl is like, oh, don't worry. I'm a school teacher in my secret identity. And I'm like, I don't know. Like, Are you just trying to impress her with this? What's the end goal of revealing this crucial information about your secret identity, Supergirl? Jessika: I know, right. She's just trying to connect with another human. She's like I'm also a school teacher. We should talk about it over dinner sometime. Mike: And then maybe move in together after three weeks of dating, and adopt three cats. Jessika: Oh, my gosh. So, Super girl basically [00:40:00] teaches the class and then she I'll bet she just left those fucking pocket computers too, because you know, just like Superman just left the computers there. He was like, have fun kids. Mike: Okay. Yeah, but here's the thing, like, you really think that some middle school kids or elementary school kids, however old they fucking are. You really think that they're going to sit there and try to steal the computers that the literal alien gods from other planets dropped off and taught them about? Jessika: Oh, I'm not, I'm not worried. Oh, that's funny. Yeah, no, I'm not worried about them stealing it. I'm just like Superman just apparently has like the extra spending cash that he can just like drop off two computers to a school and just like fuck off. Like really? Mike: No, I mean, I, I viewed it the other way of just like, they're like, they're not worried about it. They're like, yeah. We'll, we'll get those back. Don't worry. Jessika: Oh, so Supergirl apparently gets asked to go on [00:41:00] patrol by Superman and she spots something fishy. And so she goes to check it out, but it was a trap, of course. Mike: Yeah, but I mean, it wasn't even a very good trap. Jessika: Is a stupid trap. It was like, if you're a superhero and you happen to get curious, because you happen to be going near this location, maybe. And she like fell right into maybe a four foot by four foot hole in the ground. So I'm not really sure how that worked either. They just were like, nah, she's going to fall right here. Mike: Yeah. Like she fell through the skylight after getting hit with like a blast of red sun radiation, or whatever it is. Jessika: You know what it was, they used their TRS 80 to calculate where she was going to fall. So she gets stuck in what's basically like, it's like a lounge. It's like somebody's living room, and they have a computer there with a phone. So it's like, they weren't even trying that hard to keep her [00:42:00] there. Mike: No, it was, it was absolutely the, like what a seventies swinger house looks like in all the movies that we see now where you're just like, oh, oh, okay. Jessika: It basically had a conversation pit. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Yeah. So of course, she remembers the phone number from Ms. Wilson's classroom. Mike: Yeah, because the rotary phone had the phone number printed on the front of it, because that was a thing that used to happen. Jessika: I feel like that's a little more explaining than she needed to give. I think she is making up for the fact that she just knows that number by heart. Mike: I was going to say, I think she really wanted to get Mrs. Wilson's phone number, and then it just happened to actually be helpful in a way other than getting her a date. Jessika: Gosh, Ms. Wilson, man. And canonically bisexual? Question mark? Mike: I don't see why not. I think we can, I think we can [00:43:00] officially declare it. Jessika: Someone's going to @ us, I hope they do. So at any rate, she gets in touch with the class. She makes them do all these weird wacky calculations, has some get in touch with Superman. And by the time Superman gets there, like she's gotten out of it because she also used the computer to find out that there were like underground tunnels. And so she's like, I'll just walk out of these tunnels. Mike: Yeah, basically it turns out it was like an old mob hide out and the students were able to look up some articles, which again, like, I don't know, because I was born in 81 and I don't have a good idea of what computer and internet adjacent technology was like back then. But they apparently look up articles about this hideout that got busted and they learned from the articles that there were underground tunnels that. Whatever, it was dumb, they don't even show her getting out. It was dumb. Jessika: No, she's just like walking out afterwards and Superman's, like, [00:44:00] oh, I was here to save you. And she's like, I just took the tunnels dude. And then like the bad guys are just, they just happened to be driving by. So they were like, well, let's just go get the bad guys. What do you think? It looks like, oh those are Lex Luther's dudes. Let's just go get the bad guys. Mike: Yeah. And there's a whole thing where like, Lex Luther has announced from jail that like Superman is going to break him out and it's a much looser plot than the first issue was. Like the first issue, there was like, I felt like a much tighter story, you know, in between the educational bits, this one, it felt like they were kind of stretching to figure out a way to connect all this stuff. Jessika: For sure. Yes. Mike: Yeah. Yeah. So I think we can safely say that this was not our favorite of three books. Jessika: No, this one was so ridiculous. I mean, I loved the heavy, heavy [00:45:00] gay overtones. Mike: I mean, when do we not love the heavy gay overtones? Come on. Jessika: It's the agenda after all: brunch for everyone. Mike: Yeah. So like, do you have any final thoughts on this, or should we move on to the last of the three books? Jessika: Ugh. That's just once mosey. Mike: Okay. All right. So 83 was when we got the final book, which is the Computer Masters of Metropolis. So, this time Paul Kupperberg wrote the script for the comic. Kupperberg, he's not exactly a household name in terms of comic books, but he is actually pretty prolific. He's written over a thousand comics during his time as a writer, including the first appearance of He-Man and then he wrote the subsequent Masters at the Universities for DC. Yeah, like, you know, so I've read some of his stuff and I didn't even realize it. Also like, this is actually my favorite factoid about him. He served as the senior editor of the Weekly World News shortly [00:46:00] before it got shut down in 2007. Jessika: What? Mike: Yeah. And like that automatically makes me like the dude, because the Weekly World News was one of my favorite things when I was in college, and because I was so good at Photoshop in high school and college, and I was interested in journalism, but I also love the weird stuff, I actually wanted to apply to the weekly world news for a job just for like a little while. And be like, yeah, like I Photoshop pictures of bat boy. Like, I really was hoping that that would be a thing, and then they shut down right after I graduated college and broke my cold black heart. Jessika: It's a damn shame. Mike: But yeah. So, meanwhile, the art was handled again by Curt Swan and then he was also assisted by Frank Chiaramonte. Chiaramonte was Swan's regular anchor on the main Superman book from 1978 to 82. And then this is one of his last books that he worked on because he died really young in January of [00:47:00] 83. He was only 40 years old. Like. Jessika: Oh. Mike: Yeah, it's really weird too. I was trying to figure out what happened and all I could find was that just, he died young. But, he was regarded pretty well and he worked on a lot of stuff. So I think if he hadn't died, he probably would've, you know, gone on to great things. But the Computer Masters of Metropolis doesn't have a publish date other than 1982, which means it came out less than a year before his death, because he died in January of 83. Jessika: Oh, dang. Mike: Yeah. All right. So what happened in the Computer Masters of Metropolis? Jessika: So, those are some lucky kids studying at whatever outskirts elementary school this is. Cause it's not in Metropolis proper, it's like in the suburbs of Metropolis somewhere. Mike: Yeah. You know, it's superhero-adjacent to the city. Jessika: Yeah. Yeah. Right. And again, not sure why Ms. Wilson seems to be on really, really [00:48:00] friendly terms with all the superheroes in the area, but Wonder Woman shows up to take them to the World's Fair, which of course is being held in Metropolis. Mike: Yeah. Which I mean, okay. Why, why not? Jessika: Exactly. Meanwhile, Lex Luther was salty about being denied entry for an exhibit for the World's Fair because the organizers didn't want to encourage his villainy. Mike: It's so good. It's so good. Jessika: And so Luther decides to try to blackmail a way in, but that didn't work. So, of course he decides the thing to do is to threaten, to like completely destroy the fair, and ultimately creates another red solar radiation trap. This time, luring Superman into a room, rigged with explosives and bathed in red solar radiation, dun, dun, dun. So once again, there are computers in the room, I think, so. So he reaches out to [00:49:00] Alec and Shanna who are told that Wonder Woman should also be at the fair and to page page her. And she's basically like, okay, why are children paging me right now? But finds out that Superman is being held at the plantarium. She lassos the whole damn building and whips it around and it somehow deactivates the red solar radiation beam? Question mark? Mike: I don't know, man, I was pretty checked out when I was reading this. Like. They reused a lot of the same stuff, too. Like the same art where they were showing the computer chip, getting threaded through the needle, the bit where the kids are all walking on the giant demo version of the TRS, Jessika: Oh, and those kids were being very nice because they acted surprised and very impressed to see that same damn exhibit for a second time. Mike: Yeah. Which previously had showed up in the last issue. And I mean, like, it was a lot more exposition this time around too. Jessika: It was. Mike: [00:50:00] Anyway, sorry. Jessika: No, not at all. So Superman escapes and they catch Luther and the day is saved. And the end scenes were particularly silly. The mayor I'm assuming goes to thank Wonder Woman for saving the day. And she's like, but also these children, who just happened to be standing on the stage, like right behind her anyway, like the mayor, just, wasn't going to say anything about those kids on the stage, too, apparently. And they had a computer on stage with them? They were like, and this is the computer, let it hold the key too. And you got to know that like both Wonder Woman and Superman have to have entire rooms dedicated to the key to Metropolis that they get every time they save some damn building or something, they're all like, chuck another one in there. No, no, no. You kids keep that one. Mike: It's fine. I've got 12 at home that are much nicer. Jessika: They're hanging on a wall around in a study. Mike: They just use them as like coat racks. Jessika: [00:51:00] So Alec and Shanna, once again, saved the day, I guess. Mike: Yeah, I mean, this was actually my least favorite of the three comics, because again, it was recycling art or, or using very similar art. It was making a lot of the same points, but it felt a lot more telling, not showing. And while I was really happy to see Lex Luther being next level petty, which, these days, you know, Lex Luther is a billionaire CEO, scientist who also has like armies of underlings performing super science for him that he's able to utilize. He's basically he is a more- Jessika: Jeff Bezos. Mike: Yeah, He is He is a, I was going to say, he's just, he's a more nakedly transparent, Jeff Bezos. Jessika: Oh, you actually were going to say that. I'm sorry. I stole that right from out from under you. Mike: [00:52:00] No. I mean like it's, I'm sorry, like Jeff Bezos exploits his workers and use the money that he got from that to take a rocket ship and play astronaut, which side note, one of my favorite things about that entire story is that NASA at the last minute redefined, I think it was NASA, redefined what constitutes the definition of an astronaut, so he couldn't get an astronaut patch or pin. An astronaut pin, I think. Jessika: Which, again, the level of petty, but this is what I need. This is what I need to see, because it can't always be fucking Lex Luther winning. Mike: Yeah. But anyway, like I really appreciated that we got to see Lex Luther being a super villain goon, like very flamboyant, flying around with his own little personal jet pack or jet boots, whatever they were like, they were like, it was like little rockets that he had attached to like his. I'm I'm struggling to remember if it was on his boots or on his waist. It was one or the other, right? Jessika: Yeah, I think it was [00:53:00] on his, I think you're right about the boots. And then he also had those fancy power gauntlets. Mike: Yeah. And I mean, the other thing is back in this era, Lex Luther actually had a couple of different costumes that he wore that were very colorful and over-the-top, and it was like green and purple. So it kind of was that, that Joker color motif again, you know, it was really striking. And so he had that outfit of kind of the purple and green spandex that we saw in this issue. But then he also had this really baller set of green power armor that he used to really make Superman's life miserable for awhile. Like I said, after 1983, Radio Shack stopped with the Superman comics, but they didn't actually stop making comics. They kept on doing these comics with the Whiz Kids, but they instead moved over to Archie comic publications. I haven't been able to find out why the partnership's stopped. There's very little actual [00:54:00] documentation about these comics outside of a bunch of articles saying, oh yeah, they happened. Like they were a thing. They were dumb. And then pretty much all I've been able to find otherwise is people selling them. Cause there's still a lot of them around. And if you're looking for a fun piece of comic book history, these aren't very expensive, even in mint condition. That said the Tandy brand was starting to fall out of popularity by 83. For some perspective, it's estimated that Tandy controlled up to 60% of the personal computer market in the late seventies, which is like an astronomical market share. However, and this is from an article by a guy named Ron White, that he wrote for a magazine called 80 Micro in 1987, and you can now find it on a site called Vintage is the New Old, and we'll put this in the show notes again, Tandy's market share was down to 25% by 86. So it's a pretty fast fall from grace. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: And then, even though Archie was publishing the comics, [00:55:00] none of the Archie characters actually showed up in any of these books with the Whiz Kids, although Radio Shack did publish Archie in the History of Electronics separately. Jessika: Oh. Mike: Like, yeah. But based on that, my guess is that Radio Shack was looking to save some cash and Archie was probably a much better deal. I'm guessing it costs a lot more to license DC superheroes than it does to just make a comic without any big name characters. Jessika: Oh, I am sure. Mike: Yeah. And then shortly after Archie took over the publication duties, the TRS computer line got rebranded to the Tandy computer. So it makes sense that the comic was rebranded from the TRS Whiz Kid's to the Tandy computer Whiz Kids. And that's actually, when I first became aware of this whole venture, because Nostalgia Alley, which is the local retro game store up in Petaluma, has a copy of one of the Tandy Whiz Kids comics on the shelf behind the counter. And so I [00:56:00] spotted that one time and I was talking to Jason, the owner, and he let me check it out for a couple of minutes. And that's when I started looking into this whole thing, which, per usual, led us down a rabbit hole. Jessika: Love these rabbit holes of ours. Mike: Yeah, they're fun. Anyway, the Tandi Whiz Kid's comics kept on coming out until 1992. And based on what I understand, they featured the Whiz Kids solving crimes, using Tandy computers and other Radio Shack products. I haven't read them. I do really want to track down a copy of the Computer that Said No To Drugs though. Jessika: Who was offering computers drugs? They are expensive! Mike: I, I don't know. I'm really curious about everything about that. Jessika: Hey man, you want to hit this? It's just a fucking computer. And it's like, what are you talking about, dude? Mike: Oh, I'm having flashbacks now of that episode of, uh, Futurama where Bender gets hooked on electricity. Jessika: Oh, hahahaha. [00:57:00] Mike: They keep on referring to it as jacking on anyway. Yeah. But the early nineties were when things really started to go downhill for Radio Shack and they never really stopped, because stores like Best Buy and Walmart just started to really eat their lunch. And then, it got to the point where they've had to declare bankruptcy twice in the past five years or so. Like they also declared Nick Cannon as their chief creative officer around the time of the first bankruptcy. Yeah. And now they've been bought by some shady sounding company out of Florida. So the brand is still around, but it's not really the company that we grew up with. And I don't know, I'm honestly not sure what's worse, like partnering with Nick Cannon, or being this pale reflection of your former glory. They both sound pretty bad. Jessika: Yeah. Mike: But yeah, that's the story about Superman, and how he wound up acting as a computer salesman for [00:58:00] a couple of years. You got any final thoughts? Jessika: So I'm just shaking my head over here. Like my nostrils are flaring. Mike: How was that different from any other conversation I lead though? Jessika: I literally prepare myself for these, cause I'm like, all right, you can get angry, but don't get too angry. My secret is I'm always angry. Mike: Dun dun dun. Jessika: Hmm. So you know, it's really interesting to see how very far we've come since these issues came out in the early eighties. Like, we're sitting here on small laptops, I've got a phone and a tablet right here in front of me as well, and you and I are basically sitting across from each other, having a conversation, even though we're not even in the same physical location. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: It blows my mind how amazing things like high speed trains and basic information [00:59:00] searches seemed back then, when they're so commonplace now. Like, I seriously Google everything. I would be nowhere without Google. Mike: Yeah. My career is because of the internet. Jessika: Yeah. Yours, yours sure, is absolutely that's, yeah. That's a wild thing to think about too. And it's also wild to think about how much more advanced technology has become even in just, I had to do the calculations 40 years time, which I about had a panic attack when I mathed that out because. Ha ha ha. We're almost 40. Mike: Yep. Actually this episode is going to air right around the time that I'm going to be turning 40. Jessika: Yup. Happy birthday, to Mike. Mike: Thanks, I hate it. Jessika: No, Yeah. Right. At least you're not my mom giving my dad a [01:00:00] vulture piñata for his 40th birthday. Mike: No, Sarah has declared that she wants my 40th birthday to be a super soft birthday, which if you've ever watched Letterkenny. Jessika: Yes! I was hoping You were going to say that. There has to be a unicorn. Mike: I know, I think it's going to be put on hold until we're all vaccinated, but we might do a belated super soft birthday. Jessika: Yeah, okay. I figured you guys are going to have a family super soft birthday. But, if you want to have a super soft after birthday, when things clear up, I am, I am there and I will be eating some lovely pink frosted cupcakes with you. Mike: You're on, big shoots. So we are now at the point of the episode where we're going to wrap things up with our Brain Wrinkles, which is when we discussed the one thing that is comics or comics adjacent that we just can't get out of our head. So you want to start things off? Jessika: Oh sure. [01:01:00] As I promised, I just finished watching the latest season of The Boys, which is season two. Holy shit. Holy fucking shit. That show is bat shit wild. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: And what's been sticking in my head is the abuse dynamic between Homelander and mean, anybody he deals with, really? Mike: I was gonna say, everybody? Jessika: Yeah. And it's so interesting, cause as he was growing up, he was taught that not only is he more powerful than any person, he has been told that he is special and is entitled to do whatever pleases him. Which is really scary to see him manipulating others, using fear as a motivator to encourage them to comply. And honestly, the reason it scares me the most is just the powerlessness that these people, and most often women, are terrified into just following through with Homelander's whims. Mike: Yeah. yeah. There's a lot of really [01:02:00] uncomfortable moments in that show. But I like the show, which I didn't expect. Jessika: Well, I do like that it's putting a spotlight onto that dynamic, cause that's a dynamic that we show is very one-sided, usually a little victim blamey. Mike: Mmhmm. Jessika: You know, why didn't she just leave kind of a narrative, which we all know it's not that easy. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: And I think this is a really good example of why it's not that easy, in a very powerful way. And, it does remind me of people who are stuck in abusive households or relationships and are in different ways, powerless to leave their situations. So, hopefully it sparks some conversation. Mike: Yeah. Jessika: Well, but what about you? Mike: Mine is also TV related, but it's not quite as topical as your thoughts. So, I actually was trying to show my stepson[01:03:00] some X-Men cartoons the other day. And as we started to watch the first episode of Wolverine and the X-Men, he started to ask me all these questions about who the different characters were, because they basically start the show off assuming that the audience knows who all of the X-Men are, because at the time when it launched, the X-Men were a major brand, and then Disney acquired Marvel right before this. And then, they kind of made mutants personas, non grata, and, the mutants have not been featured in Disney programming up until the point where basically for the past 10 years, major media representation for kids of characters, like the X-Men, aren't all that common. And so it was just kind of a really thoughtful moment for me, where I realized I had to start them over from the beginning with an earlier X-Men cartoon, where he gets all these introductions. And I think there's going to be this generation that is going to grow up learning who the X-Men are a lot later than a lot of us [01:04:00] did. Like I knew all of the X-Men by the age of nine and I suspect. Jessika: Oh, yeah. Mike: Yeah. And so I think it's going to be really interesting to watch a generation of teenagers discover the X-Men really for the first time outside of, you know, Wolverine and Deadpool, because everybody knows who they are. Jessika: Yeah, of course. Hm. Mike: But yeah. Jessika: That's wild. Mike: Yeah. It's kind of one of those surreal moments of realization. Yeah. Jessika: Hmm. Mike: So, in two weeks we will be back with our next installment of the Sandman book club, which is going to be volumes three and four. And then until then we'll see you in the stacks. 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We are BACK !!!! Welcome back to the Metal Hand Of God ( MHOG ) podcast. Hosts: Wayne and the RumGuy On this episode the guys welcome not one but two amazing guests …the amazing writers Mr Noah Griffith and Mr Daniel Stewart to the show. We talk about the Tv show and comic book Sweet Tooth. The guys talk about the experience of working on amazing television shows such as Sweet Tooth and Swamp Thing. How they got involved in writing, meeting each other and what might have happened to Swamp Thing. This episode is so full of incredible memories, stories and just great conversations. So sit back and enjoy this incredible episode and as always remember to share, follow, like and subscribe You want some Metal Hand Of God ( MHOG ) podcast SWAG ?? Then go check out our merch store on Tee Public.... RIGHT HERE -----> MHOG Store Also dont forget for all your HORROR apparel and merchandise need go to FRIGHT RAGS!! Check out their incredible store at www.Fright-Rags.com ... Cover art by Wayne Theme Music by: Patrick Plata Podcast produced and mixed by:Wayne Check for us on Twitter: @mhogpodcast & Instagram: mhog_podcast Our Twitch channel---> MetalHandOfGaming Our YouTube channel ------> MHOG podcast Check us out on Stitcher, Facebook & iTunes. Our website is www.mhogpodcast.com Gamers can find Wayne and Justin under the tags "Nutso 187"and "The Rum Guy" on x-box live #698 #NoahGriffith #DanielStewart #writers #sweettooth #swampthing #partners #DCuniverse #art #movies #musician #Booking #shows #fun #newalbum #Netflix #covid-19 #quarantineLife #BabylonSporsbar #family #bignamedguests #pmstarproductions #merch #toys #comicbooks #MightyConNOLA #trading #WEAREBACK #XboxOne #Xbox #thingstodo #8yearsandcounting #mookie #life #SoothingSounds #FunkoPops #popCulture #Music #fuckcancer #supportlocal #metal #metallife #art #comicbooks #horrormovies #concerts #nsfw #comedy #podcast #mhog #funny #humor #metal #family #jokes #success #culture #freedom #videogames #sports #television #beer #animation #music #theFillmoreNOLA #FillmoreNewOrleans #metalhandofgodpodcast
Batman's comic book history is so big that we had to divide into multiple episodes! To celebrate Batman Day 2021, learn about the SILVER AGE history of Batman in DC Universe! ou can purchase signed copies of Jason & Ashley's books like JUPITER JET here: https://www.jasoninman.com/store GHL RECOMMENDED READING from this episode: http://geekhistorylesson.com/recommendedreading Follow the show on TWITTER - https://twitter.com/GHLPodcast Make sure to visit our Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/geekhistorylesson You can find Ashley at https://twitter.com/AshleyVRobinson and Jason at https://twitter.comJawiin. Thanks for showing up to class today. Class is dismissed!
JD, Noel, and Brian discuss this week’s new books – Amazing Fantasy 1, Space Jam 2, Masters of the Universe, Superman Son of Kal-El 1, Icon & Rocket 1, Possessive 1, Vinyl 1, and Other History of the DC Universe 5 ! 17:25 – Amazing Fantasy 1 28:09 – Space Jam 2 33:19 – Masters... The post CultPOP! 746 – Amazing Fantasy 1, Space Jam 2, Masters of the Universe, Superman Son of Kal-El 1, Icon & Rocket 1, Possessive 1, Vinyl 1, and Other History of the DC Universe 5 appeared first on CultPOP!.
It's the most exciting episode of Stargirl so far this season, and with us to discuss it is Stargirl herself, Brec Bassinger! She's got the behind the scenes scoops you want! And, honestly, she pretty much just the best, so why wouldn't you want to hear what she has to say?Remember you can follow Stargirl Aftershow on Instagram and Twitter: @StargirlPodStargirl Aftershow is available on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify and Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Just search for “Stargirl Aftershow” on your favorite platform, or visit https://linktr.ee/stargirlpod for direct links to each service.We're also part of the Fandom Limb podcast network… you can find tons of great TV/Film/Nerd podcasts at www.FandomLimb.com And, of course, you can visit our website, https://www.StargirlAftershow.com for the latest episodes, news and supplemental materials all in one place!If you have questions for cast or crew, you can reach out to us via Twitter, (@StargirlPod) via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the contact us link on our website!‘Raise to Heavens' by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) – Used with permission.
You know what colder weather and pumpkin spice lattes are missing as we roll into the fall season? A horror blood fest with two of Marvel's finest, Wolverine and Blade! Marc and Remso discuss the history of the daywalker known as Blade while pulling out a recent Marvel special issue that show our two heroes on a global hunt to track down a vampire cult. Along the way, they give their instant reaction to Shang-Chi, try to figure out what U.S. cities are the counterparts of which DC Universe cities, ponder business ideas like Vegan Movies and Beyond Blood for vampires, and so much more! All the slashing and gore will make you wish Halloween was here right now! Support the Second Print Comics Podcast on Patreon, where you'll get access to TONS of bonus content and perks, including early episode releases original shows like Remso Rants, The Random Marvel Comics Podcast, Remso vs the MCU, Wandavision Falcon and Winter Soldier Recaps, Clair Continues and so much more, for as little as a measly $5 per month! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SecondPrintPod! Check out our website for episodes, reviews and more at SecondPrintComics.com
Presenting a joint podcast production with Peter from The Daily Rios podcast (where you can also listen and subscribe to The Legion Project), where we will discuss, issue by issue, the 1984 Legion of Super-Heroes (volume 3) series affectionately known as the "Baxter run". "Sensor Girl recalls her first Legion adventure as Projectra, with guest stars Karate Kid and Ferro Lad!" Timestamps: (00:45) Preamble and listener feedback (16:44) Legion of Super-Heroes #31 synopsis, general thoughts, and the cover. (30:39) Main discussion (1:26:43) Who's Who #24 entries: Tyr, Tyroc, Ultra Boy, and Universo. (1:59:05) Legion appearances in Legends #4, Booster Gold #13 and History of the DC Universe #2. (2:28:23) Wrap-up and outro Please leave comments below, send your comments to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, or chat with us @longboxreview or @peterjrios on Twitter. Thanks for listening! Intro theme: “Lost City” by RhoMusic https://twitter.com/ItsRhoMusic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCm2l0TFmixfahHLxpdyV5Uw/videos
Sector 2814 Ep #30: DC Universe Trinity Part 2 Welcome back to Sector 2814, the Green Lantern podcast. In this episode Phil, Will and Matt review the second half of the Trinity storyline from DC Universe Trinity #2, Green Lantern #45, Legion '93 #58 and Darkstars #12 (September 1993) featuring the truth behind the Triarch, a berserk Controller, and the beginning of the end for Hal Jordan… Show notes: Sector 2814 Ep #30: DC Universe Trinity Part 2 Check out all of our social media here: https://linktr.ee/CapesandLunatics Check out Will's website: willallred.com Follow Phil Perich on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nightwingpdp Follow Will Allred on Twitter: https://twitter.com/wallred Follow Matt Kona on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MattKona Produced by: Capes and Lunatics Sidekicks Podcast Production Team: Phil Perich Support the Capes and Lunatics Podcast on Patreon www.patreon.com/capesandlunatics
People open up, darkness grows, connections are made and HOLY GOD WHAT IS THAT? We discuss the most bone-chilling episode of #DCStargirl yet, along with our pal @huntersansone, who joins us for the whole episode!Remember you can follow Stargirl Aftershow on Instagram and Twitter: @StargirlPodStargirl Aftershow is available on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify and Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Just search for “Stargirl Aftershow” on your favorite platform, or visit https://linktr.ee/stargirlpod for direct links to each service.We're also part of the Fandom Limb podcast network… you can find tons of great TV/Film/Nerd podcasts at www.FandomLimb.com And, of course, you can visit our website, https://www.StargirlAftershow.com for the latest episodes, news and supplemental materials all in one place!If you have questions for cast or crew, you can reach out to us via Twitter, (@StargirlPod) via email (email@example.com) or via the contact us link on our website!‘Raise to Heavens' by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) – Used with permission.
It's a bird! It's a plane! It's....it's....holy shit he's DEAD! In this episode Marc and Remso pick up right where they left off back in episode 20 as Superman is dead and all of the DC Universe is figuring out how to process it! We see the mourning period of Supes' close friends and allies like Lois Lane, the Kents and Bibbo...along with some totally inane characters like Bloodwynd and...Mitch? Yes, Mitch. Join Marc and Remso at this look back at how DC handled the death of it's flagship character, the iconic Superman, in our look at Funeral for a Friend! Support the Second Print Comics Podcast on Patreon, where you'll get access to TONS of bonus content and perks, including early episode releases original shows like Remso Rants, The Random Marvel Comics Podcast, Remso vs the MCU, Wandavision Falcon and Winter Soldier Recaps, Clair Continues and so much more, for as little as a measly $5 per month! Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @SecondPrintPod! Check out our website for episodes, reviews and more at SecondPrintComics.com
This week we're talking all about the cops and lawyers of the DCU! From ordinary officers, detectives, and attorneys to the alter egos of super-folk, we're talking the “law and order” side of the DC Universe! Intro Music by Aaron Barry Find more great podcasts like this on Brain Freeze To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On Twitter On Facebook On Instagram On our Website Or check out our new store for merch And our Patreon!
It's episode 4 for the season and it's the return of Sportsmaster and Tigress! And we're SO GLAD they're back because we did not get a chance to interview them last season... and because our fans are insatiable, we're bringing you TWO interviews for this extra-long episode! Seems like someone made a wish on a pink pen!Remember you can follow Stargirl Aftershow on Instagram and Twitter: @StargirlPodStargirl Aftershow is available on Apple Podcasts, Google, Spotify and Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Just search for “Stargirl Aftershow” on your favorite platform, or visit https://linktr.ee/stargirlpod for direct links to each service.We're also part of the Fandom Limb podcast network… you can find tons of great TV/Film/Nerd podcasts at www.FandomLimb.com And, of course, you can visit our website, https://www.StargirlAftershow.com for the latest episodes, news and supplemental materials all in one place!If you have questions for cast or crew, you can reach out to us via Twitter, (@StargirlPod) via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via the contact us link on our website!‘Raise to Heavens' by Rafael Krux (orchestralis.net) – Used with permission.
Andy and Jamie finally get a chance to review the 2020 DC animated film, Superman: Man of Tomorrow. Join our Mailing List: https://goo.gl/FKUBA2 Find more Holy BatCast on the internet: Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Patreon Rate, review, & subscribe to Holy BatCast on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Play | iHeartRadio | Stitcher | TuneIn Your feedback is appreciated. Send emails to email@example.com
Danny and Matt Christman from Chapo Trap House talk about “The Suicide Squad,” the latest cinematic masterpiece from the DC Universe. They go into director James Gunn's fetish for subversion, the exhaustion of liberal culture, and how the film reflects the United States' long-standing and brutal relationship with Latin America. Become a patron today! http://www.patreon.com/americanprestige
Andy and Jamie catch up on the latest around the DC Universe including their spoiler-free reactions to The Suicide Squad, Tim Drake's sexuality, the first 3 episodes of Titans season 3, the first issue of the Batman '89 comic book, and more!