The Debut of Despero (1960)
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This week, we look at one of the primary villains of Martian Manhunter and the Justice League of America, Despero of Kalanor. Starting with a brief glimpse at the JLofA’s earliest issues and foes, we progress to a synopsis of 1960’s Justice League of America #1 (02:38,) Frank discussing his first exposure to and thoughts on the Silver Age Despero and his supporting players (06:41,) a synopsis of 1964’s Justice League of America #26 (08:58,) further analysis on the character (11:46,) his current lack of a role in the films Justice League Parts 1 & 2 (14:17) and listener response on the first episode (17:07.)
- Enemies of Despero: Jasonar
- Enemies of Despero: Saranna
- 2009 Michael Netzer “December of Despero” Pin-Up
- 2007 Silver Age Despero Sketch by Chris Samnee
- 2009 Despero Custom Valentine Card
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