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187: Animal Man

Buddy baker was a punk rocker, a stunt man and an avatar for the red. What more could you ask of a superhero? Spending time with the Forgotten Heroes and Justice League Europe, he is probably best know for his militant animal rights activism. He is also one of those rare characters that has met his writer, Grant Morrison.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm EDT
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186: Jessica Jones

Though she first appeared in comics in 2001, it turns out Jessica Jones had been in the Marvel Universe the whole time. She saw Peter Parker get bitten by that fateful spider, and she witnessed the defeat of Galactus at the hands of the Fantastic Four. An accident gave her powers of her own, and she enjoyed a brief super hero career until she fell into the clutches of the Purple Man. Despite her many trials she has emerged as a hero, a mother and a survivor.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT
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185: Still More Regrettable Heroes

By request this is a third installment of Regrettable Heroes found in The League of Regrettable Superheroes by Jon Morris.

Characters discussed include Bozo The Iron Man, The Face, Man o' Metal, Funnyman, Sonik and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:25pm EDT
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184: The Creeper

Jack Ryder was a controversial Television host, until he got fired for being controversial. He did the natural thing and began working in private security. His operations lead him to cross paths with angry Mobsters and a mysterious scientist named Dr. Yatz. Thanks to a life saving experiment, Ryder was changed and became the host of the maniacal Creeper.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT
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183: Hank Pym Part 2

This is part 2 of a 2 part episode. Dr. Henry Pym was a brilliant scientist that discovered the eponymous Pym Particles that allowed him to change size to become Ant Man. He was a founding member of the Avengers, but suffered a bit of an identity crisis causing him to repeatedly change his superhero persona. He also created his own worse enemy as well as crossing a line from which he could never return.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT
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182: Hank Pym (Ant Man, Giant Man, Goliath, Yellowjacket) Pt. 1

This is part 1 of a 2 part episode. Dr. Henry Pym was a brilliant scientist that discovered the eponymous Pym Particles that allowed him to change size to become Ant Man. He was a founding member of the Avengers, but suffered a bit of an identity crisis causing him to repeatedly change his superhero persona. He also created his own worse enemy as well as crossing a line from which he could never return.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:59am EDT
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181: Flash Gordon

Polo player Flash Gordon seemed to have a wonderful life on Earth, then one day a meteor struck a plane he was flying on along with Dale Arden. Next thing you know, he's being kidnapped and taken to the hostile planet Mongo. Once on this strange, new world, Flash and his companions begin to battle the tyranny of Ming The Merciless.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:54am EDT
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180: Deadshot

Floyd Lawton was born to wealthy parents who hated each other. While still a child he tried to intervene in a confrontation between his beloved older brother and hated father with a sniper rifle. His shot went astray and he killed his brother. From that point on he dedicated his life to being certain he would never miss a shot again and became Deadshot.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT
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179: Jean Grey / Marvel Girl / Phoenix

Jean Grey began her career with the X-Men as a simple telekinetic known as Marvel Girl. After a trip through space with the Fantastic Four she was found by a cosmic entity known as the Phoenix Force, at it became bound to her. Much like the mythological Phoenix, she would die and rise from the ashes more powerful than one could ever imagine.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:34pm EDT
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178: Rorschach

Generally accepted as the most memorable character from Alan Moore's classic 1986 story, Watchmen, Rorschach is a character worthy of much discussion. In this episode Rorschach gets much discussion.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am EDT
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