The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast

The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #23

JLA: Day One (1961)

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The Manhunter from Mars offers a supplement to JLMay– The JLA: Year One Podcast Crossover Event! In the first edition of JLA: Day One (1961) Diabolu Frank discusses one of the single most important tales of the Sleuth from Outer Space, “The Unmasking of J’Onn J’Onzz,” the solo story that made it possible for the Alien Atlas to join the JLA! We also look at the first version of the team’s origin from Justice League of America #9 (February, 1962) with extensive critical commentary on the early years of the team and key revisions such as 1988’s Secret Origins #32!

From here follow JLMay to these fantastic podcasts! Each will cover different issues of JLA: YEAR ONE and each will come out in May! And don’t forget to use the hashtag #JLMay when discussing on social media!

  1. Aquaman and Firestorm: The Fire and Water Podcast ep. 163 (JLA: Year One #1 & #2)
  2. The Power of Fishnets
  3. Waiting for Doom
  4. LanternCast
  5. Super Mates
  6. Comic Reflections
  7. Views from the Longbox

We enjoy dialogue on the red planet, so here are our non-telepathic contact options:


1 thought on “The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #23”

  1. Frank – Wonderful coverage as always! Very clever idea to do “Day One” episodes on previous JLA origins stories. Hearing your take on history, or potentially alternate history, always makes for fascinating listening. There should be a new term in the lexicon combining “Retcon” with “Frank”… maybe Revisionist-Frankism? A Frank-con?

    Another possibility to replace Wonder Woman in the post-Crisis JLA origin could have been Zatanna. She’s a real powerhouse (as Wonder Woman is), and she’s only barely derivative of a male character (after all, in 1998 who really remembered Zatara besides Alan Moore and Mark Waid?)

    Shocked me to hear my own voice on the episode, but then realized you were taking a dig at Aqua-rob for his dig at you. Well played. Notice I leapt to your defense!

    Keep up the great work! Here’s to another 60 years of the Emerald-Hued Man of Tomorrow!


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