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Issue #42 - "Bottom of the Barrel"

Doctor DC Podcast

Release Date: 01/31/2018

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In this week's issue we talk all about obscure, useless, or joke characters from the DC pantheon! Whether it's their sucky powers, their limited comic book appearances, or their horrible track record - we are literally scraping the bottom of the barrel this week! First we break down the latest in DC news, and what's in the Doctor's pulls!?

Intro music by Aaron Barry

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Prescribed Reading from Issue #42:

Invasion #1 – Snapper Carr is one of six humans abducted by the Dominators who manage to survive a gauntlet of death when their metagene activates, in his case, allowing him to teleport by snapping.

Fate vol. 1 #0 – Jared Stevens is hired to retrieve the artifacts of Doctor Fate, and is forced to take them and use their magic following the death of Kent and Inza Nelson.

Detective Comics vol. 1 #267 – The 1st appearance of Bat-Mite, a 5th-Dimensional imp like Mr. Mxyzptlk.

New Titans vol. 1 #85 – The birth of Baby Wildebeest, fusing mysticism and genetic science.

Hit Comics vol. 1 #1 – The 1st appearance of Richard Raleigh, the first Red Bee, as well as the debut of his pet bee Michael.

Adventure Comics vol. 1 #342 – Ulu Vakk, otherwise known as Color Kid, auditions for the Legion of Super-Heroes and is rejected due to the uselessness of his power.

Flash vol. 2 #174 – After getting his astral self trapped in tar-form, Tar-Pit attempts to steal the Stanley Cup from a hockey game in Keystone City.

Superboy vol. 1 #201 – Infectious Lass tries out for the Legion of Super-Heroes, causing severe illness in a Legionnaire and subsequently being rejected.

Superboy and the Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 1 #251 – Matter-Eater Lad consumes the Miracle Machine to save the day, but its energies render him insane.

Secret Origins vol. 2 #46 – Arm-Fall-Off-Boy is retconned in as the first ever rejected applicant to the Legion of Super-Heroes

Sixpack and Dogwelder: Hard-Travellin’ Heroz vol. 1 #6 – Dogwelder harnesses his full power to weld together two stars in the Sirius star system.

 

SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
 
Scott Snyder to take over JL in June
Scott Snyder reveals evil Batmen cut from Metal
Casting Call at Titans hints at Solstice
Morrison and Snyder to feature Detective Chimp
DC to publish a lost Superman story
Does the Deathstroke vs Batman storyline hint at the DCEU future?
Episode 2 of BL
 
The Doctor’s Pulls
 
Aquaman
Justice League
 
Bottom of the Barrel
 
Snapper Carr
 
Fate
 
Bat-Mite
 
Baby Wildebeest
 
Red Bee
 
Color Kid
 
Tarpit
 
The Legion
 
Most Useless Superpower?
  • Flight
  • Super Speed w/o stamina
  • Invisibility
  • Wealth
 
Arm-Fall-Off-Boy
 
Dog Welder
 
Doomsday
 
Black Spider
 
Terry Long
 
Hemo-Goblin
 
Friendly Fire