The Guardians of the Universe chose Hal Jordan to be their Emerald Gladiator for Space Sector 2814, wielder of a Power Ring that could create jade energy constructs limited only by the bearer’s willpower and a necessary impurity that rendered it ineffective against anything colored yellow. However, the day would come when Hal Jordan would falter, and on that day his successor would rise to command the energies derived from the Master Power Battery on Oa, and that man’s name was John Stewart…
This episode, we look at the 1970s adventures of Neil Adams’ & Denny O’Neil’s Green Lantern John Stewart, DC Comics’s first African-American super-hero (unless you count Vykin the Black or Black Racer, which virtually nobody does, despite Jack Kirby publishing them nearly a year earlier.) Also, an obligatory history of that jerk Jordan, mostly cribbed from Will Jacobs and Gerard Jones. You can follow along with our reading at Scans_Daily. Also, check out the Neal Adams interview at Robin Hood: Bold Outlaw of Barnsdale and Sherwood.
This episode’s non-paying advertisers:
Spill Some Blood!!!*
*across social media only.
The Son of Satan
To permanently save this episode’s MP3 file to your computer or other listening devices, right-click the link below to bring up sub-menu and select “Save Target/Link As…” Pick where you want it to save to, and you’re set.
Note: We like our language NSFW salty, and there be spoilers here…
Face Front, True Believer! It’s Christmas time children, so here comes Satan ‘cuz we’re a pack of heathens, obviously! Daimon Hellstrom is coming at’cha straight outta 1973 ahead of the Satanic Panic of the early 1980s! The brother of Satana debuted in Ghost Rider #1 before appearing in another 7 issues of that title plus 13 solo appearances in Marvel Spotlight and 8 issues of his first eponymous series! Not only do we discuss the early career of the future Hellstorm, but we also consider Satanism in general, the AMC Preacher series, and compare and contrast with other demonic characters with endless spoilers thrown about! We finally settle in on the ultimate issue of Son of Satan, one of the most sensational inventory stories of all time, with such scintillating art by Russ Heath it required we bother to post a gallery! Excelsior!
As you can tell, we love a fierce conversation, so why don’t you socialize with us, either by leaving a comment on this page or…
The Ironically Iconic Wonder Woman
Look for us on iTunes, ShoutEngine or the Internet Archive, where you can also directly download an art-tagged MP3.
This episode, Frank offers a rebuttal to Brigit McCone’s “Unpopular Opinions” week article for the site B**** Flicks, which took the character of Wonder Woman to task for the “revolutionary banalities” of her “male-authored feminism,” especially within the context of the 1970s TV show.
We don’t have a Magic Sphere, so if you want to communicate with us about the podcast…