DC Bloodlines Podcast

The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Anima Attacks New Titans

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Sigh. It’s time to deal with Courtney Mason, the heroine of The New Titans Annual #9 and her own sixteen issue series, Anima (we cover the first two issues.) Created by novelists Elizabeth Hand & Paul Witcover, Anima was one of the highest profile and powerful New Bloods, but also one of the most painful to actually read. Hope the riot grrrl soundtrack helps us get through this one. You can follow along with our reading of the annual at Scans Daily.

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The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Argus and Flash

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The (finally bi-weekly as originally intended) podcast (not really) dedicated to DC’s New Bloods returns (for a second “season” of indefinite length after a one-off in Spring 2015 & four episodes in April)! We’re (actually only one person involved) back with a show that was 100% completed on May ‎15th but left on the shelf for nearly five months because Frank got distracted by the next shiny object (specifically, four Martian Manhunter podcasts for a JLA: Year One crossover rather belatedly advertised within.) But hey, it’s funner and longer than usual with lots of goofy voices and bad acting processed through lame filters!

Our subject is Nick Kovak, one of the most “successful” (highly relative usage here) of the New Bloods as the stealth vigilante with vision powers, Argus! As an advantageous byproduct of his mostly appearing in Flash comics written by his co-creator Mark Waid during the arguable heyday of Wally West’s run, we’ll get to touch on some actual well liked comics for a change! This episode covers The Flash Annual #6, spotlight segments from Bloodbath Special #2, & Flash #86 (with notes related to #92-100, the introduction of Impulse and the “Terminal Velocity” arc.) Oh, and a brief nod to the world’s most famous French-Canadian, in honor of Bass & Siskoid. You can follow along with our reading of the annual at Scans Daily.

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The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Pagan and Joe Public

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Two flavors of vigilante are covered on this episode: the brutal anti-heroine Pagan (Marian Mercer, of Batman #479) and the incompetent New Blood civic pridester Joe Pubic Public (Nobody Cares, Batman: Shadow of the Bat Annual #1,) neither of whom had much of a career to speak of. Also, this is the only Bloodlines story featuring Bruce Wayne before he had to file a lawsuit against an unlicensed chiropractor from Santa Prisca. You can follow along with our reading of the annual at Scans Daily.

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The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Edge of Steel

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STEEL YOURSELF! Here is the first in what will become a recurring instance of bifurcated broadcasting, as we not only look at the prickly New Blood known as Edge, but also the rookie super-hero who hosted Tom O’Brien’s debut in Superman: The Man of Steel Annual #2, Iron John! Well, you might not remember that short lived moniker, but surely you know Dr. John Henry Irons, the armored engineer who stood as part of the titular quartet from the epic storyline “Reign of the Supermen” who briefly replaced the Last Son of Krypton following his presumed death at the bony hands of Doomsday. We’ll cover Steel’s earliest career from his cameo in Adventures of Superman #500 through his star turn in Superman: The Man of Steel #22-24, as well as an overview of his role in the DC Universe. You can follow along with our reading of the annual at Scans Daily.

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The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Layla

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Still not guaranteeing this show as a weekly, but since I have a bunch of Bloodlines already about wrapped and no time to work on any other Rolled Spine Podcasts, you get this episode less than a week after the last (a huge improvement on the previous “annual” schedule.) The coverage of the 1993 event begins in earnest with Lobo Annual #1, featuring the debut of Layla, the tougher than nails L.E.G.I.O.N. agent with ‘tude to spare! Not only can you follow along with most of her origin story via Scans Daily, but also her key appearance in Lobo’s Big Babe Spring Break Special. Frank didn’t find the latter until locking down this episode, and it both completely contradicted a chunk of your host’s assessment of Layla’s career and reaffirmed that the character’s brief history is probably too toxic for to be of much concern anyway.

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The DC Bloodlines Podcast: Outbreak

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Almost a year after our secret trial episode during Super Blog Team-Up #6, The DC Bloodlines Podcast begins in earnest during another blog/podcast crossover, #BestEventEver, devoted to the 1993 DC Comics annuals. In that vein, Diabolu Frank spends this episode discussing the history of comic book annuals and the direct sales market leading to The Chromium Age, including “Doomsday” “Knightfall” & “The Clone Saga,” before circling in on the 1993 character generating spectacles at DC and Marvel Comics. Going forward, we’ll look at each of the New Blood characters approximately but not always exactly according to their order of appearance, as well as the (sometimes barely) more established super-people they’re paired with on either a weekly or biweekly basis (I’m keeping my options open.) Plus, we’ll keep an eye on DC’s 2016 revival mini-series as that comes out…

1992 Alien Parasite Designs by Arthur Adams

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DC Bloodlines Podcast #1

The Top 10 Bloodlines Characters


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Super Blog Team-Up #6 seemed like a perfectly fine event to premiere the upconverted DC Bloodlines in its second life as a podcast! Once again, we take the blog’s title entirely too seriously and actually discuss (shudder) New Bloods and Bloodlines Parasites from the 1993 DC Comics Annuals theme event! Oh, and before you all comment, I screwed up with the Levelator and didn’t save the audio tracks like a good little podcaster, so the background songs are way more foregrounded than they ought to be. I’ll watch that next time…

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