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.

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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.

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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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Secret Origins #13: Nightwing, The Whip, and Johnny Thunder

Ryan Daly and guest Tom Panarese review the origin of Dick Grayson and his journey from Robin to Nightwing from Secret Origins #13. Then, Paul Scavitto joins Ryan to cover the origin of The Whip. Then, Nathaniel Wayne helps Ryan review the origin of Johnny Thunder and his amazing Thunderbolt.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #13, written Dan Mishkin with art by Erik Larsen and Mike DeCarlo (Nightwing), Roy & Dann Thomas with art by Mike Gustovich (The Whip), and Roy Thomas with art by Mike Clark and Dave Hunt (Johnny Thunder), and a cover by Pat Broderick.

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Plus, sample pages from Detective Comics #38 by Bill Finger and Bob Kane, New Teen Titans #44 by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, and Flash Comics #1 by John Wentworth and George Storm (The Whip), and Wentworth and Stan Ashmeier (Johnny Thunder).

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Listen to Tom Panarese at Pop Culture Affidavit at: http://twotruefreaks.com/shows.php?show=40

And check out his podcast devoted Marvel Comics’ The Nam, In Country at: http://twotruefreaks.com/shows.php?show=39

Check out Paul’s web comic Armadillo Justice at Rising Sun Comics: http://www.risingsuncomics.com/#!armadillo-justice-issue-1-sneak-preview/c1j4w

And visit Nathaniel Wayne at Council of Geeks Podcast blog: http://councilofgeeks.blogspot.com

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

Additional music this episode: “Love Sick” by Mariachi El Bronx; “Say I Am (What I Am)” by Tommy James & The Shondells; “Because the Night” by Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band.

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Secret Origins #12: Golden Age Fury and Challengers of the Unknown

Ryan Daly and guest Greg Araujo review the origin of the Golden Age Fury from Secret Origins #12. Then, Doug Zawisza joins Ryan to cover the story of the Challengers of the Unknown.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #12, written by Roy & Dann Thomas with art by Tom Grindberg and Tony DeZuniga (Fury), and Mark Evanier and Chuck Patton (Challengers), and a cover by Paris Cullins and Karl Kesel.

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Plus, sample pages from Fury’s origin teased in Infinity, Inc. #35 by Roy & Dann Thomas and Todd McFarlane, and Young All-Stars #1 by Thomas and Michael Bair.

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Also, the cover to the Challengers of the Unknown novel.

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

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

Additional music this episode: “Livin’ on the Edge” by Aerosmith; “Marry the Night” by Lady Gaga.

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Secret Origins #11: Power Girl and Golden Age Hawkman

Ryan Daly and new guest Anj review the new origin of Power Girl from issue #11 of Secret Origins. Then, Luke Jaconetti returns for the origin of the Golden Age Hawkman.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #11, written by Paul Kupperberg with art by Mary Wilshire (Power Girl), and Roy Thomas and Luke McDonnell (Hawkman), and a cover by Jerry Ordway.

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Plus, sample pages from Hawkman’s first appearance in Flash Comics #1, written by Gardner Fox with art by Dennis Neville.

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

Check out Luke Jaconetti’s Earth Destruction Directive podcast at Two True Freaks: http://twotruefreaks.com/shows.php?show=9

And his Hawkman blog, Being Carter Hallhttp://beingcarterhall.blogspot.com

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

Additional music this episode: “Live Forever” by Oasis; “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson.

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Secret Origins #10: Phantom Stranger

Rob Kelly reviews four possible origins of the Phantom Stranger from issue #10 of Secret Origins, with semi-conscious host Ryan Daly barely keeping up.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #10, written by Mike W. Barr, Paul Levitz, Dan Mishkin, and Alan Moore, with art by Jim Aparo, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Ernie Colon, and Joe Orlando, and a cover by Aparo.

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Check out Rob Kelly’s The Aquaman Shrinehttp://www.aquamanshrine.net

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

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

Additional music this episode: “Sympathy For the Devil” by The Rolling Stones; “People Are Strange” by The Doors; “Red Right Hand” by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds; “The Stranger” by Billy Joel.

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Secret Origins #9: Star-Spangled Kid and Golden Age Flash

Ryan Daly and guest Greg Araujo review the origin of the Star-Spangled Kid (Skyman) and Stripesy from issue #9 of Secret Origins. Then, Siskoid returns for the origin of the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #9, written by Roy Thomas with art by Tom Grindberg and Mike Gustovich (Star-Spangled Kid), and George Tuska and Gerry Acerno, and a cover by Tom Grindberg and Pablo Marcos.

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Plus, sample pages from the first Flash adventure in Flash Comics #1 (1940), art by Harry Lampert.

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Check out Siskoid’s Blog of Geekery at: http://siskoid.blogspot.ca

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

Additional music this episode: “Come On, Let’s Go” by Ritchie Valens; “Young Americans” by David Bowie.

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Secret Origins #8: Shadow Lass and Doll Man

Ryan Daly and guest Kyle Benning review the origin of Shadow Lass from issue #8 of Secret Origins. Then, Diabolu Frank joins Ryan for the story of the incredible shrinking superhero, Doll Man.

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Sample pages from Secret Origins #8, written by Paul Levitz with art by Tom Mandrake (Shadow Lass), and Roy Thomas and Murphy Anderson (Doll Man), and a cover by Steve Lightle.

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Plus, a sample from Doll Man’s 1939 debut in Feature Comics #27, art by Will Eisner.

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Check out Kyle Benning on King-Size Comics, Giant-Size Fun Podcasthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/king-size-comics-giant-size/id947711402?mt=2

Check out Diabolu Frank’s Martian Manhunter podcast, the Idol-Head of Diaboluhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/idol-head-diabolu-podcast/id951536541?mt=2

And his DC Bloodlines Podcast at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dc-bloodlines-podcasts/id991575714?mt=2

And his Diana Prince Wonder Woman Podcast at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/diana-prince-wonder-woman/id1010333234?mt=2

And the Marvel Super Heroes Podcast at: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/marvel-super-heroes-podcast/id908880908?mt=2

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

Additional music this episode: “Shadows of the Night” by Pat Benatar; “Gigantic” by The Pixies.

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