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Issue #114 - "First Appearances"

Doctor DC Podcast

Release Date: 04/24/2019

Issue #442 - “Good Vibrations” show art Issue #442 - “Good Vibrations”

Doctor DC Podcast

This week we talk all about sound/vibration powers and characters!   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #441 - Issue #441 - "A Mirror Up To Nature"

Doctor DC Podcast

This week, Producer Richard returns and we discuss mirror characters - the villains and heroes that exist as reflections (good or bad) of our favourite characters! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #440 - Issue #440 - "Going Ape"

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This week, the Doc goes ape talking about the amazing host of ape characters in the DC Universe - from Detective Chimp to Ultra-Humanite to Grodd and beyond! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #439 - Issue #439 - "Outsiders"

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This week, the Doc talks all about the various versions of The Outsiders! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #438 - Issue #438 - "Loathsome Monstrosity"

Doctor DC Podcast

For our final week of Prescribed REIDing month the Doc dives into House of Secrets #92 and the first appearance of Swamp Thing! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #437 - Issue #437 - "Death, Life, and Power"

Doctor DC Podcast

Our third week of Prescribed REIDing month we are discussing the first appearance of Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern in 1940's All-American Comics #16! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #436 - “Old Ski Nose” show art Issue #436 - “Old Ski Nose”

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Our second week of Prescribed REIDing month we are talking all about The Adventures of Bob Hope #109, the issue, the series, and celebrity comics in general! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #435 - “Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen” show art Issue #435 - “Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen”

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April is Prescribed REIDing Month - where Producer Richard selects a comic for us to read and discuss each week! So for our first week we are talking all about "Superman’s Pal, Jimmy Olsen #133-#134", Jimmy Olsen himself, his friendship with Superman, and anything about the series! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out...

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Issue #434 - Issue #434 - "Showcase Showdown" (w/ Mrs. DC)

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This week, Producer Richard has lost his voice, so Mrs. DC joins the Doc to talk about Showcase, the classic anthology comic that debuted a ton of characters during the Silver Age! Today's episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our new And our 

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Issue #433 - Issue #433 - "Talkin' DC" (Live w/ Niall Spain)

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Live at Toronto Comicon! We talk all sorts of general DC, from comics to TV to movies; from Batman to Watchmen and beyond - all with special guest Niall Spain of F*ck Buddies and No Quest For the Wicked! Please forgive the audio, there was an issue with the recording on the day! Todays episode is sponsored by BetterHelp! Learn to make time for what makes you happy, with BetterHelp. Visit today to get 10% off your first month.   Intro Music by  To ask questions for the next episode, or to continue the conversation online visit us here: On   On On our Or check out our...

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In this issue, we talk all about the first appearances of some prominent DC Comics’ characters - and how they’ve changed since!

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News and Notes

(9:28) Shazam Crosses $100 Million at Domestic Box Office

(10:55) Titans Season 2 Set Video Reveals First Look of Iain Glen

(13:13) Gotham Series Finale Reveal First Look at Penguin and Riddler

(17:00) First Krypton Season 2 Trailer

(18:50) John Cena's Role in Suicide Squad 2

(20:20) Rumors That Rocksteady's Next Game Will Be Suicide Squad

(21:27) Shazam Sequel To Be Written By Henry Gayden

(26:56) Official Swamp Thing Trailer

 

First Appearances

(31:18) Which character has changed the most/least since their first appearance?

(37:06) Favorite first appearance.

(41:28) Best introduced Green Lantern?

(45:28) Situations where a character's first appearance is up for debate?

(52:47) Which origin story has stood the test of time?  Most problematic?

(1:00:00) Vixen's first appearance.

(1:03:10) Is it more common for a character's first appearance to feature the character or have the character be a supporting member?

(1:07:40) Top 5 first appearances.

(1:11:04) Which hero would have been better served debuting in an earlier/later age?

(1:15:45) Key ingredients for a first appearance.

(1:22:30) First appearance of Bat-Cow.

(1:27:01) Favorite character that stole someone's thunder in their first appearance?

 

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(1:32:22) Mr. Diary

(1:33:18) Spritz

 

Characters, Places, Things

Alex Olsen/Swamp Thing

Animal Man (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Bat-Cow

Black Canary (Golden Age)

Captain Marvel/Shazam (Fawcett Comics) (Rebirth)

Dead Water

Elongated Man (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Godspeed

Hawkman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Johnny Thunder (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Kyle Rayner (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Mister Bloom

Ocean Master (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Ted Knight/Starman

Tyroc

Vixen (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

 

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