The Subs look at the last of the Secret Origins stories, in issue 42, and it’s a great one with Phantom Girl. Tom and Mary Bierbaum script, with Dave Cockrum on art and we learn a lot of new elements of Tinya’s story, many things that would continue into other continuities!
It’s Paul’s Birthday, so he gets to take a break, but that’s okay, because we’ve been doing Secret Origins issues, and the Dead Legionnaires issue has been off the feed for quite some time. So here it is, episode 165 from wayback in December 2011! The Subs dive into the past for a bit. Well, the past of the future, that is. It’s a look at the origins of some dead Legionnaires, some of whom have died a few times! Secret Origins is the book, and it’s a look at Ferro Lad, Chemical King and Karate Kid.
The Subs begin the year by inviting James Purcell back to discuss the Secret Origin of the Legion. Additionally, there’s a Stump the Subs, actual Legion News, and This Week in Legion History!
The Subs take a look at the origin of Shadow Lass in Secret Origins #8. Murray sends us a year end Stump the Subs, as well as This Week in Legion History!
Happy New Year!
It’s Christmas All Over Again, as the late great Tom Petty once sang. For the Subs, that means it’s time for Die Hard, the greatest of the Christmas movies! The guys are joined by Paul’s wife, Jan for a commentary on the movie. Take your shoes and socks off, make some toe fists in the carpet, have a Twinkie, and watch it with us!
Whatever you celebrate at this time of year, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday!
The Subs take a look at Secret Origins 37, featuring the origin of the Substitute Heroes. They also discuss the recent Arrowverse Crossover, as well as the Fall Finale of The Flash. (Spoilers start when we mention them, and end at minute 42)
Paul takes a look at New Adventures of Superboy 34 and 35, the first story of the Yellow Peri. Where else did she appear? What’s her connection to Red Dead Redemption 2? Listen in and find out!
Krypto joins the Space Canine Patrol Agents. They’re a “current” day dog-version of the Legion. That’s right. In the same month that Marvel introduced the Black Panther, here’s what DC was up to! Wakanda Forever? No, Doggone Ya Forever!
In this episode, we flash back to the time, 9 years ago, when Darren, Scott and Paul read tales of the Legion Reservists!
You’ve heard them deal with the largest of formats, when they dealt with the Damned Tabloid, now hear the Subs tackle the smallest format the Legion appeared. Here’s the framing sequence from Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest number 24.