Secret Origins #19: Uncle Sam and Guardian

Ryan Daly and new guest Jeff Nettleton review the origin of Uncle Sam from Secret Origins #19. Then, Michael Bailey returns to help Ryan cover the story of Guardian and the Newsboy Legion.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #19, written Len Wein with art by Murphy Anderson (Uncle Sam), and Roy Thomas with art by Arvell Jones and Greg Theakston (Guardian), and a cover by Jack Kirby and Anderson.

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Check out Michael’s thoughts about Guardian and the Newsboy Legion, as well as Superman-related stories at Fortress of Baileytudehttp://www.fortressofbaileytude.com

And his reviews of the JSA at Tales of the Justice Society of Americahttp://twotruefreaks.com/shows.php?show=2

And other comics at Views from the Longboxhttp://www.fortressofbaileytude.com/viewsfromthelongbox/

And still more comics at Comics Monthly Mondayhttp://twotruefreaks.com/shows.php?show=7

And, of course, Bailey’s Batman Podcasthttp://www.baileysbatmanpodcast.com

“Premonition” (Theme for Secret Origins Podcast) written and performed by Neil Daly.

Additional music this episode: “Revolution” by The Beatles; “I Don’t Want to Set the World On Fire” by The Ink Spots.

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Secret Origins #18: The Creeper and Golden Age Green Lantern

Ryan Daly and returning guest Anj review the origin of The Creeper from Secret Origins #18. Then, Michael Bailey joins Ryan for the story of the Golden Age Green Lantern Alan Scott.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #18, written Andrew Helfer with art by Keith Giffen and Rick Bryant (The Creeper), and Roy Thomas with art by George Freeman (Green Lantern), and a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz.

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Plus, sample pages from Showcase #73 by Steve Ditko, First Issue Special #7 by Michael Fleisher and Ditko, All-American Comics #16 by Bill Finger and Martin Nodell, Justice Society of America #3 (1991) by Len Strazewski and Mike Parobeck, and JSA: Classified #25 by Tony Bedard and Dennis Calero.

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Check out Anj’s Supergirl blog Comic Box Commentaryhttp://comicboxcommentary.blogspot.com

And hear Michael’s thoughts about Alan Scott and the JSA at Tales of the Justice Society of America: http://twotruefreaks.com/shows.php?show=2

And his thoughts on Superman at Fortress of Baileytude: http://www.fortressofbaileytude.com

And other comics at Views from the Longbox: http://www.fortressofbaileytude.com/viewsfromthelongbox/

And still more comics at Comics Monthly Monday: http://twotruefreaks.com/shows.php?show=7

And, of course, Bailey’s Batman Podcast: http://www.baileysbatmanpodcast.com

“Premonition” (Theme for Secret Origins Podcast) written and performed by Neil Daly.

Additional music this episode: “Feel Good Inc.” by Gorillaz; “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” by Wang Chung; “The Touch” by Stan Bush.

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Secret Origins Annual #1: Doom Patrol and Captain Comet

Ryan Daly and Doug Zawisza review the origin of the Doom Patrol from Secret Origins Annual #1. Then, Kyle Benning returns to help Ryan cover the story of Captain Comet.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins Annual #1, written Paul Kupperberg with art by John Byrne (Doom Patrol), and Roy Thomas with art by Ron Harris and Bruce Patterson (Captain Comet), and a cover by Byrne. Plus, a page from the Doom Patrol #1 preview text piece by Joey Cavalieri with art by Steve Lightle.

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Plus, sample pages from My Greatest Adventure #80 by Larry Drake and Bruno Permian, Doom Patrol #1 (1987) by Paul Kupperberg and Steve Lightle, Doom Patrol #1 (2009) by Keith Giffen and Matthew Clark, and Strange Adventures #14 by John Broome and Murphy Anderson.

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Bonus: My Doom Patrol fan-cast picks. For funsies.

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Check out Doug’s Doom Patrol blog My Greatest Adventure 80: http://mygreatestadventure80.blogspot.com

and Tales of My Greatest Strange Adventures: http://talesofmygreateststrangeadventures.blogspot.com

Then listen to Kyle’s King-Size Comics, Giant-Size Fun podcasts: http://kingsizecomicsgiantsizefun.blogspot.com

“Premonition” (Theme for Secret Origins Podcast) written and performed by Neil Daly.

Additional music this episode: “Under Pressure” by My Chemical Romance and The Used; “Do the Evolution” by Pearl Jam.

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Secret Origins #17: Adam Strange and Doctor Occult

Ryan Daly and returning guest Professor Alan review the origin of Adam Strange from Secret Origins #17. Then Michael Bradley joins Ryan for the story of Dr. Occult.

Listen to Episode 17!

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #17, written Gerry Conway with art by Carmine Infantino and Tony DeZuniga (Adam Strange), and Roy Thomas and E. Nelson Bridwell with art by Howard Simpson and Robert Lewis (Dr. Occult), and a cover by Kevin Nowlan.

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Plus, sample pages from Justice League of America #121 by Cary Bates and Dick Dillin, and More Fun Comics #28 by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.

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Plus, Dick Giordano’s tribute to E. Nelson Bridwell.

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Bonus: “The T-Shirt” front and back, pictures by Ron Papa.

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Check out Professor Alan’s podcasts at the Relatively Geeky Networkhttp://relativelygeekypodcast.blogspot.com

Specifically his Adam Strange coverage on the Quarter Bin Podcast episode 15, episode 18, and episode 21.

And find Michael Bradley’s Superman and Batman Podcast at Great Krypton!http://www.greatkrypton.com

“Premonition” (Theme for Secret Origins Podcast) written and performed by Neil Daly.

Additional music this episode: “Part of Your World (Reprise)” by Jodi Benson; “Magic” by B.o.B. featuring Rivers Cuomo; “Rocket Man” by Elton John.

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Secret Origins #16: Warlord, ‘Mazing Man, and Hourman

Ryan Daly and guest Professor Alan review the origin (if you can call it that) of Warlord from Secret Origins #16. Then, Rob Kelly joins Ryan to explore the very dense, very lengthy origin of ‘Mazing Man. Finally, Al Gerding (Van Zee) joins Ryan for the story of the Golden Age Hourman.

Listen to Episode 16!

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #16, written Michael Fleisher with art by Adam Kubert (Warlord), and Bob Rozakis with art by Stephen DeStefano and Karl Kesel (‘Mazing Man), and Roy & Dann Thomas with art by Michael Bair and Mike Gustovich (Hourman), and a cover by DeStefano and Dick Giordano.

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Plus, sample covers from Warlord #3 by Mike Grell, ‘Mazing Man #12 by Stephen DeStefano, Karl Kesel, and Frank Miller, and Adventure Comics #48 by Bernard Bailey.

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Check out Professor Alan’s podcasts at the Relatively Geeky Networkhttp://relativelygeekypodcast.blogspot.com

And find Rob Kelly at the Aquaman Shrine at: http://www.aquamanshrine.net

And the Fire & Water Podcast at: http://fireandwaterpodcast.blogspot.com

“Premonition” (Theme for Secret Origins Podcast) written and performed by Neil Daly.

Additional music this episode: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon & Garfunkel; “Too Much Time On My Hands” by Styx; “Over the Hills and Far Away” by Led Zeppelin.

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Secret Origins #15: Deadman and The Spectre

All Ghosts, All the Time! Ryan Daly and guest Doug Zawisza review the origin of Deadman from Secret Origins #15. Then, Gene Hendricks joins Ryan to cover the story of The Spectre.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #15, written Andrew Helfer with art by Kevin Maguire and Dick Giordano (Deadman), and Roy Thomas with art by Michael T. Gilbert (The Spectre), and a cover by Ed Hannigan and Giordano.

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Plus, sample pages from Strange Adventures #205 by Arnold Drake and Carmine Infantino, #207 by Jack Miller and Neal Adams, More Fun Comics #73 by Jerry Siegel and Bernard Bailey, Adventure Comics #433 and #440 by Michael Fleisher and Jim Aparo, and The Spectre #1 by John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake.

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Check out Doug Zawisza’s Doom Patrol blog, My Greatest Adventure 80 at: http://mygreatestadventure80.blogspot.com

And his new blog, Tales of My Greatest Strange Adventures at: http://talesofmygreateststrangeadventures.blogspot.com

Visit Gene Hendricks’ blog, The Hammer Strikes at: http://www.thehammerstrikes.com

And listen to The Hammer Podcasts at: http://twotruefreaks.com/shows.php?show=35

“Premonition” (Theme for Secret Origins Podcast) written and performed by Neil Daly.

Additional music this episode: “I’m Your Boogie Man” by KC and the Sunshine Band; “You Can’t Keep a Good Dog Down” by Burt Reynolds and Dom DeLuise; “Supernaturally” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.

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Secret Origins #14: Suicide Squad

Ryan Daly and guest Aaron Head Moss review the Suicide Squad’s evolution and Amanda Waller’s rise to power from Secret Origins #14.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #14, written by John Ostrander with art by Luke McDonnell and Dave Hunt, and a cover by McDonnell and Dick Giordano.

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Check out Aaron’s Task Force X Podcast at: http://taskforcex.headspeaks.com

And G.I. Joe: A Real American Headcast at: http://gijoe.headspeaks.com

“Premonition” (Theme for Secret Origins Podcast) written and performed by Neil Daly.

Additional music this episode: “Sure Shot” by The Beastie Boys; “Kill Your Heroes” by AWOLNATION.

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