We often celebrate fandom on this show, now let’s celebrate a fan. As we mentioned on last week’s show, we recently lost Legion fan Pete Vandeneng. This week, we represent episode 42 of the show, on which Pete was one of our guests.
Long Live the Legion!
Episode 538 - Pouring One Out for Pete [ 2:17:10 ] Download
Rounding out our coverage of the Legion’s Secret Origins, we bring you the Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy from Secret Origins issue 49. Then, we realize that it’s only a two page story, so it’s time to watch Jimmy Olsen battle the Legion of Super Villains in Jimmy Olsen 63 and 87.
Episode 537 - Legion Secret Origins: The Not So Secret Origin of Bouncing Boy [ 1:18:00 ] Download
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!
Episode 536 - Legion Secret Origins: Phantom Girl [ 1:28:14 ] Download
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.
Episode 535 - Legion Secret Origins - Statues Statues Statues! [ 1:25:30 ] Download
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!
Episode 533 - Legion Secret Origins: Shadow of the Past [ 1:08:44 ] Download
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!
Episode 532 - Yippee-Ki-Yay Mother... [ 2:27:22 ] Download
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)
Episode 531 - The Secret Origin of the Legion of Substitute Heroes [ 1:26:36 ] Download
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!
Episode 530 - The Superboy Chronicles: Beware the Yellow Peri! [ 39:12 ] Download
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!
Episode 529 - Tales of the Space Canine Patrol Agents [ 1:43:41 ] Download