The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast

The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #2

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.)

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2 thoughts on “The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #2”

  1. Interesting take on the Despero character. You make him sound like John Galt in Atlas Shrugged.

    Are you familiar with H.G. Wells’ 1904 story “The Country of the Blind”? In it, the blind people believe that having functional eyes has driven their visitor mad. Sounds a bit like the Kalanorians.


  2. Kalinor sounds a heck of a lot like Calinours, which is the French translation for the Care Bears. Added a little accidental humor to the podcast from this listener’s perspective.


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