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Friday, March 18, 2005

Episode 4

Hey loyal listeners,

Here's our 4th episode. Make sure you get comfortable, as this one clocks in at about 45 minutes. What can we say? We were on a roll. Once again we would like to remind everyone that if you think you have a trivia question that can "Stump the Rios," please email it to us at comicgeekspeak@gmail.com.

Episode 4 on MP3

Show Notes:

Guest Starring: Kevin Moyer

Get to Know Us Kevin introduces himself and runs down his list of Top Five artists and writers

Important Dates in Comic History a look back on important dates for the month of March. Want to know when Allison Hannigan’s birthday is? Or when the Hulk TV series started? Or when Mark Waid was born? This segment is for you!

Stump the Rios Hosted by Kevin this time around, Peter is almost stumped with 1 out of 3 correct answers.

Discussion The three self-professed comic geeks talk about artists and the growing trend of late shipping books. What side are you on?


  • This was a tough and challenging round of "Stump the Rios", but as always, here's a little more info on the questions:

    Female Furies Lashina, Mad Harriet, Stompa, Bernadeth, Artemis, Gilotina, Speed Queen, Bloody Mary, Malice Vundabarr and Chessure. An elite band of warriors who serve Darkseid and are trained by Granny Goodness, all part of Jack Kirby's New Gods. Big Barda, wife of Mister Miracle, was also a Female Fury before she defected to New Genesis. Outside of New Gods-related books, they have appeared in John Ostrander 's Suicide Squad, Sovereign Seven, Genesis, etc.

    Shade, made popular during James Robinson's Starman series, received his real name either during the Shade 4 issue mini-series or for the DK DC Encyclopedia. Simon Culp is the evil dwarf that inhabits Shade's soul and was one of the main villains in the last Starman storyline "Grand Guignol". It was revealed that Culp's "possession" is the main (retconned) reason why Shade seemed to be so "schizophrenic" in his many various appearances. Shade hasn't had many appearances since Starman, but has shown up in Green Arrow oddly enough.

    7 Soldiers of Victory (Silver Age) Adam Strange, Batgirl, Blackhawk, Deadman, Mento, Metamorpho, Shining Knight II (Atomic Knight). First appeared as a group in the Silver Age Fifth Week Event issue of Showcase #1 (Jul'00). These 7 were gathered by Deadman to battle Agamemno. The 2nd Shining Knight is actually the Pre-Crisis Atomic Knight, Gardner Grayle. By the way, the Golden Age 7 Soldiers of Victory are Vigilante, Green Arrow, Speedy, Star-Spangled Kid, Stripsey, Shining Knight, Crimson Avenger, and an unofficial 8th member, Wing. Also known as "Law's Legionnaires", this is the Pre-Crisis Earth-2 lineup. Post-Crisis, Green Arrow and Speedy aren't part of the group and are replaced by I, Spider Alias the Spider. Also, Vigilante had a sidekick named Billy Gunn and then later, Stuff. There is also a new modern 7 Soldiers book by Grant Morrison out on stands right now! It's a year long event and looks to be very interesting and creative.

    R.E.B.E.L.S., the successor to L.E.G.I.O.N., stands for Revolutionary Elite Brigade to Eliminate LEGION Supermacy. I think the running joke during the 18 issue run was, 'What exactly does REBELS stand for?'. I can't say for sure if it was finally revealed during the book, in the letters pages or if the anagram was figured out for the DK DC Encyclopedia.

    Fatal Five Mano, Emerald Empress, Persuader, Tharok and Validus. Foes of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the 30th Century, this team first appearaed in Adventure Comics #352 (Jan'67). During the LSH baxter run, two members were included, Caress and Flare, and the Emerald Empress tried to recruit Sensor Girl. During the "Five Years Later" Legion, specifically the first issues of Legionnaires, a new Emerald Empress appears as well as a new member replacing Validus called Mordicai. After Zero Hour, the Emerald Empress was called simply Empress.

    By Blogger Peter, at 12:23 AM  

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