The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 033

Lady Daemon


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Face Front, True Believers! After a brief hiatus to promote our other podcasts, #MarvelSHP is back with a super obscure anti-heroine from Marvel Magazine Group’s March 1981 cover-dated black and white periodical Bizarre Adventures #25! Just a few months before introducing their popular creation Rogue, Chris Claremont & Michael Golden (joined by superstar inker Terry Austin) offered the Depression era Scottish pseudo-sorceress Lady Megan Daemon to an uncaring world that allowed her to pass into oblivion after her single appearance! You can read the NOT SAFE FOR WORK: NUDITY & VIOLENCE complete story for yourself here, then join us for a comprehensive discussion! Plus, the Mighty Marvel Mail Bag! Excelsior!

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5 thoughts on “The Marvel Super Heroes Podcast Episode 033

  1. Oh good Lord, you brought it all back, the horror, the horror of comic art with badly integrated photography. That really was a bit of a nothingy story – that stuff about 1000-year-old families being newcomers is just bollocks, has Chris Claremont ever met a Scottish human? And I’m amazed Claremont never ‘revealed’ that Lady Daemon was the mother of housekeeper/Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Moira MacTaggart, or granny of Rahne. There’s time, I suppose…

    Anyway, that was one of the best shows yet, with really sharp art and story analysis. And I liked that the wasn’t so much effing and blinding, the show can sometimes sound a tad intimidating. Even though I know you’re cuddly.

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  2. After days upon days of teasing us with the mysterious identity of such an obscure character, I really wasn’t expecting a lot from an episode devoted to Lady Daemon, a character I have never heard of before this podcast, and probably won’t remember next week.

    That said, this was a really good episode. I dug your story breakdown and the discussion of Kirby’s use of photography to surreal-ize some of the weirder aspects of Fantastic Four and Fourth World comics versus other artists’ failed attempt to capture the same visual without the context.

    And I don’t know why, but in my mind I catalogued Rogue as being created by Claremont and Austin, but completely wiped Golden’s contribution from my mind. No idea why, because I’ve always liked Michael Golden’s work.

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  3. So… does Martin mind being called a Celt? Or would he rather we say Pict?

    My very first American comic was a coverless copy of Micronauts #3, back when it looked like they were going to play it as toy-sized heroes trapped on Marvel Earth. My memories are suspect because I would have been 8, yet I always picture myself with it at my the house we had before my parents got divorced (and I was all of 6 for that). So it was probably some rag I had in my possession for all of one summer.

    Needless to say, I’m rambling about Micronauts because I’ve never heard of Lady Day-mun.

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  4. I don’t think of myself as a Celt, just your average British mongrel – an English person in Scotland, with Scots surnames on either side (Gray, Baxter), and Irish ones further back (Healy, Troughton and – how episode relevant is this? – Golden). So I don’t mind at all.

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  5. Like many, I had no idea what to expect from a show about Lady Daemon. I also recall attempts where comic art was tacked onto a photo but it never feels quite right does it. And the topic is a bit rooted to the time … right about when Madame Xanadu and other mystic/Tarot stuff was creeping into comics.

    I do love Golden art so I was glad that I could view the images. Definitely liked his Micronauts. But truly fell in his love on Etrigan for a short time on Batman Family.

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