The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Eclipso– Hero and Villain in One Man!


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The show returns as part of a multi-blog/podcast crossover covering the 1992 DC Annual event Eclipso: The Darkness Within by offering a detailed account of the first three decades of the villain’s career derived from numerous print and online sources. Created by Bob Haney and Lee Elias in 1963, Eclipso appeared in House of Secrets for 19 issues before moving on to guest roles in Justice League of America, Metal Men, Green Lantern, Adventure Comics, Outsiders, The Phantom Stranger and more! See the misadventures of Bruce Gordon, Mona & Simon Bennett as they combat the super-villain!

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  1. Eclipso: The Darkness Within #1

    Chris Is On Infinite Earths

  2. Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  3. Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #1

    Resurrections-An Adam Warlock Podcast Episode 61

  4. Green Lantern Annual #1

    For the Non-Discerning Reader

  5. Detective Comics Annual #5

    For the Non-Discerning Reader

  6. Superman Annual #4

    For the Non-Discerning Reader

  7. Justice League America Annual #6

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  8. The Demon Annual #1

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  9. The Flash Annual #5

    Coffee & Comics Podcast

  10. Action Comics Annual #4

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  11. Wonder Woman Annual #3

    Diana Prince is the New Wonder Woman

  12. Green Arrow Annual #5

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  13. Robin Annual #1

    Chris Is On Infinite Earths

  14. Hawkworld Annual #3

    Pop Culture Palace Presents

  15. Deathstroke: The Terminator Annual #1

    Diana Prince is the New Wonder Woman

  16. The New Titans Annual #8

    Diana Prince is the New Wonder Woman

  17. Justice League Europe Annual #3

    Resurrections-An Adam Warlock Podcast Episode 62

  18. Batman Annual #16

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  19. L.E.G.I.O.N. ’92 Annual #3

    I’m the Gun

  20. The Adventures of Superman Annual #4

    Professor Alan’s Comic Book Reading Journal

  21. Eclipso: The Darkness Within #2

    I’m the Gun

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The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Ballistic Sword of Azrael

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Bloodlines: Outbreak is nearly over! Before the first quarter of the event closes, we meet ex-S.W.A.T. officer Kelvin Mao in his insectoid exoskeleton, and a new blond Batman who is never positively identified throughout the story (with the reasons for his replacement only alluded to.) Guess that means we should also look at the Batman: Sword of Azrael mini-series and do an overview of Knightfall/Knightquest/KnightsEnd to better understand what Jean-Paul Valley is doing here. I once did a wine tasting tour in the Jean-Paul Valley. That’s a joke I now regret because it conjures imagery I hadn’t considered before making it. Where was I again? These were not engaging stories, so I keep getting distracted, but you can follow along with 1993’s Batman Annual #17 at Scans Daily and get a deeper dive on the Azrael mini-series at NOT BLOG X.

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The DC Bloodlines Podcast: You May Call Me Doctor Mist!


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The ancient immortal African mystic Doctor Mist was introduced in a cameo on the last page of 1978’s The Super Friends #12 before continuing into appearances in The Super Friends #13 & 45-46 before officially forming the Global Guardians in DC Comics Presents #46. We cover these comics to varying degrees, but our primary focus is the supposed true story of “Nommo,” appended to tales starring Zatara and Zatanna. Is Dr. Mist one of the most powerful and important figures in the history of the DC Universe, or a sad and lonely fraud? You decide, and you can follow along with our reading of 1988’s Secret Origins #27 at The Secret Origins Podcast.

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The DC Bloodlines Podcast: The Green Fury meets The Super Friends


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After slipping to an unintentional monthly schedule with some uncomfortable elements and unfortunate timing, the DC Bloodlines Podcast returns for a thirteenth episode set on breaking its unlucky streak (and nearly broke Diabolu Frank with all the editing it required.) In this novel edition, special guest Pekita Trotamundos helps produce a two-person radio drama in the style of ABC-TV’s 1979 Saturday morning favorite, The World’s Greatest Super Friends. This is meant to reflect the early appearances of Brazil’s premier super-heroine in the DC Universe, Beatriz da Costa, originally known as The Green Fury! Later known as Fire, she was created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Ramona Fradon for the comic book tie-in Super Friends #25, cover-dated October, 1979. After that brief cameo battling Superman, The Green Fury went on to appear in issues #42-44, with her origin finally revealed in a full length starring role in the series’ final issue, the August 1981 cover-dated #47. Foregoing the usually biting commentary and contemporary music soundtrack, this episode is a loose adaptation of these stories featuring scores culled from numerous cartoon favorites of the era. However, there is a political subtext that’s hard to miss. For a peek at the early Beatriz da Costa in action, here’s a look at sample pages from The Super Friends #43 at Scans_Daily.

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The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Nightblade


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This episode looks at Nik Mayak, a New Blood with extraordinary body regeneration powers, supplemented by great agility and uncanny accuracy with blowing blades. Debuting in 1993’s Green Lantern Annual #2, we give an overview of the rest of his career in Eclipso Annual #1 & Bloodbath #1-2, the Blood Pack mini-series, Guy Gardner: Warrior #29 & 39, Deathstroke the Terminator #49, Infinite Crisis #7, Final Crisis: Superman Beyond 3D #1-2, and finally 2010’s Adventure Comics #4-5. You can follow along with our reading of the annual at Scans Daily.

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The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Green Lantern


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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.

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The DC Bloodlines Podcast: The Origin of Captain Comet!


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“He was a mystery to himself! Why– young Adam Blake wanted to know– was he so different from other people? How did it happen that there was no one else like him in the whole wide world?
Where did he really come from? Who was he? All these questions which might have unsettled an ordinary mind– only served to whet the brain and steel the mettle of the extraordinary youth who, without knowing it, was fated to fulfill a grand and awe-inspiring destiny on Earth– as Captain Comet– First Man of the Future!”

This episode, we explore comics’ first mutant super-hero, a prototype from the Atomic Age who was a mental marvel and physical dynamo! Explore his Strange Adventures from the June 1951 cover-dated ninth issue through the twelfth, plus comparisons to 1987’s Secret Origins Annual #1. You can follow along with our reading at Pappy’s Golden Age Comics Blogzine.

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