The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #30

JLMay 2017: Justice & Liberty

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JLMay 2017– The Justice maxi-series (2006) Podcast Crossover Event reaches chapter three, as Diabolu Frank offers a dramatic reading, which carries over into coverage of JLA: Secret Origins (2002), JLA: Liberty and Justice (2003), a smidge of Kingdom Come and more!

From here follow JLMay 2017 to these fantastic podcasts! Each will cover a different issue of JUSTICE 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. 193
  2. Super Mates 70: The Husband & Wife Geekcast!
  3. The Idol Head of Diabolu: A Martian Manhunter Podcast #30
  4. Views from the Longbox Episode 263: A somewhat regular podcast about comic books.
  5. Pulp 2 Pixel Podcast: Secret Sagas of the Mutliverse
  6. The LanternCast: The Foremost Green Lantern Podcast on the Internet!
  7. Shazamcast: Earth’s Mightiest Captain Marvel Podcast
  8. Comic Reflections (Weekly Discussion of Gold, Silver, and Bronze age Comics)
  9. Silver and Gold: The Booster Gold and Captain Atom Podcast
  10. The Power of Fishnets: The Black Canary and Zatanna Podcast
  11. Waiting for Doom (The Doom Patrol Podcast)
  12. Justice’s First Dawn: A Classic Justice League of America Podcast

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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #29

Comics Bulletin & Alex Ross
On the Cusp of J’onn J’onzz’s 61st Anniversary

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On October 8, 2014, the website Comics Bulletin published a discussion between Bryan Stroud and the famous painter of Marvels and Kingdom Come in the article Alex Ross Talks About the Martian Manhunter on the Cusp of J’onn J’onzz’s 60th Anniversary. Nearly two years later, with the Alien Atlas’ next birthday imminent and with the help of an online text-to-audio program, Diabolu Frank joins their conversation…


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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #28

Adjudicating J’Onn J’Onzz
ComicsVerse v Martian Manhunter

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The website Comicsverse, “your source for in-depth comics analysis” very very briefly ran a series of podcasts (exactly two to date, the last one in January) under the banner “Best Underrated Characters in Comics.” Mind, this is out of 80 shows in total, and there’ve been 19 since, so perhaps they just abandoned the premise. I tend to think that’s for the best, since I find the title misleads one into thinking they’re going to select a character they find deserving of attention they haven’t received and tell you why they’re boss.

Unfortunately, in the episodes shining a white hot interrogation lamp on two heroes I’m very fond of, the shows instead felt like inquisitions to determine whether they are in fact underrated, or just poo (with the moderator’s thumb on the scale weighing toward poo in both cases.) One was Doctor Strange, and you should know by the subject of this blog who the other was…

Join me for a special feature length episode with Diabolu Frank for the defense in the case of ComicsVerseS the Manhunter from Mars, but you should lead with the prosecution’s case before you allow me to retort! Superman, Batman, Cyborg, Aquaman, and the rest of the Justice League will be called into question and occasionally treated as hostile witnesses as part of The Trial of the Incredible Hulk Sleuth from Outer Space!

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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #27

John Ostrander & Mark Verheiden at Comicpalooza 2016

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Straight out of Comicpalooza – Texas’ Largest Comic & Pop Culture Event comes new interviews with screenwriter/producer Mark Verheiden discussing his work on J’Onn J’Onzz and Zook in Secret Origins and Superman/Batman, then writer John Ostrander covering his three year run on the 1998 Martian Manhunter ongoing series.

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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #26

JLA: Day Zero (1994)

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The Manhunter from Mars offers a final supplemental postscript to JLMay– The JLA: Year One Podcast Crossover Event! Think of it as JuneLA, or maybe a JLMepilogue. In the third edition of JLA: Day One, Diabolu Frank discusses the controversial Zero Hour retcon of Triumph as a founding member of the Justice League, alongside the Post-Crisis Five and Superman, in Justice League America #92 (September, 1994)! Just keep telling yourself it never happened, because it never did, right from the beginning! In fact, that was kind of the whole point! Bookending that topic are excerpts from Chase #6 (July, 1998) and Martian Manhunter #17 (April, 2000) covering the retroactive continuity predecessors to the JLA, the Justice Experience and their mysterious member Bronze Wraith…

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. Justice League of America #9 (February, 1962)
    -1. Justice League of America #144 (July, 1977)
    0. Justice League America #92 (September, 1994)
  2. Secret Origins Podcast #32 (1988)
  3. JLA: Year One #1 & #2 on Aquaman and Firestorm: The Fire and Water Podcast ep. 163
  4. JLA: Year One #3 & #4 on The Power of Fishnets 6
  5. JLA: Year One #5 & #6 on Waiting for Doom Episode 57
  6. JLA: Year One #7 & #8 on The LanternCast
  7. JLA: Year One #9 on Super Mates 54
  8. JLA: Year One #10 on The Idol-Head of Diabolu 25
  9. JLA: Year One #11 on Comic Reflections
    b)onus JLMay background episode!
  10. JLA: Year One #12 on Views from the Longbox Episode 238

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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #25

JLMay (1998)

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JLMay– The JLA: Year One Podcast Crossover Event finally reaches our humble blog full force! Since everyone else partnered up to cover their chapters of the maxi-series, Diabolu Frank opted to call in his super buddies at Rolled Spine Podcasts for a sort of hybrid show! Illegal Machine and Pekita Trotamundos lend their voices to a radio play abridged adaptation of the tenth issue, while their fellow Mister Fixit sticks around afterward to talk for a bit about the Justice League of America!

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. Justice League of America #9 (February, 1962)
    -1. Justice League of America #144 (July, 1977)
  2. Secret Origins Podcast #32 (1988)
  3. JLA: Year One #1 & #2 on Aquaman and Firestorm: The Fire and Water Podcast ep. 163
  4. JLA: Year One #3 & #4 on The Power of Fishnets 6
  5. JLA: Year One #5 & #6 on Waiting for Doom Episode 57
  6. JLA: Year One #7 & #8 on The LanternCast
  7. JLA: Year One #9 on Super Mates 54
  8. Comic Reflections
  9. Views from the Longbox

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The Idol-Head of Diabolu Podcast #24

JLA: Day Minus-One (1977)

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The Manhunter from Mars offers a supplement to JLMay– The JLA: Year One Podcast Crossover Event! In the second edition of JLA: Day One Diabolu Frank discusses his (and apparently Comics Should Be Good‘s Brian Cronin’s) favorite origin story for the team from
Justice League of America #144 (July, 1977)! Another very important tale of the Sleuth from Outer Space, “The Origin of the Justice League – Minus One!” offers a prequel to the better known Silver Age story that firmly grounds the team (but especially J’onn J’onzz) in the paranoid 1950s McCarthy era America! This setting and the influence of the Steve Englehart/Dick Dillon story have permeated the Alien Atlas’ modern interpretation, arguably having more impact on how the character is perceived by fans today than any comic that preceded it!

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. Justice League of America #9 (February, 1962)
  2. Secret Origins Podcast #32 (1988)
  3. JLA: Year One #1 & #2 on Aquaman and Firestorm: The Fire and Water Podcast ep. 163
  4. JLA: Year One #3 & #4 on The Power of Fishnets 6
  5. JLA: Year One #5 & #6 on Waiting for Doom Episode 57
  6. JLA: Year One #7 & #8 on The LanternCast
  7. Super Mates
  8. Comic Reflections
  9. Views from the Longbox

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