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Issue #224 – “New Beginnings”

Issue #224 – “New Beginnings”

In this week’s episode we are talking all about characters who take up a new name, new mantle, new mission, or otherwise turn over a new leaf!

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)

Holy 5-Star Review Batman!

(3:53) Ryan Putney’s 5-Star “Books” Review(s)


News and Notes

(8:32) Wonder Woman 3 Getting Fast Tracked With Patty Jenkins to Direct

(15:01) March Solicitations

(20:13) Gabe Eltaeb Signs Deal With DC

(22:35) Batwoman S2 Trailer


New Beginnings

(30:27) Explain how Jason came back into the Bat-Family as Red Hood.

(36:10) Any characters that should take up a new mantle or turn over a new leaf?

(41:35) How did Renee Montoya become The Question?

(47:16) Ric Grayson?

(53:31) Is it mostly sidekicks that take up new mantles?

(57:24) Carrie Kelley as Robin and fitting into the main DCU.

(1:01:43) Is the Robin persona a training moniker used until the hero can stand on their own?

(1:05:40) Name a new beginning/mission/mantle that is furthest from the original.

(1:12:55) What is up with Drake?

(1:17:00) What is the difference between Green Lantern and Sentinel?

(1:22:08) Do any heroes or villains have any other identities?

(1:29:00) What is the best overall change a character has undergone?

(1:32:01) What is the catalyst for Guy’s change to Warrior?


Guess the Character!

(1:35:54) Zzzzzzap!

(1:36:19) Positively prepared for eye safety

(1:36:45) Small, tough, and matchy-matchy


Recommended Reading & Viewing

52 Vol 1

Batman: Under The Red Hood (Comic) (Film)

Gotham Central Vol 1

Lois Lane Vol 2



Gabe Eltaeb (Instagram) (YouTube)


Characters, Places, Things

Alan Scott (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Arthur Light (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Barbara Gordon (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Brainiac 5 (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Carrie Kelley (Millerverse) (Current)

Conner Kent (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Dick Grayson (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Duke Thomas

Guy Gardner (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Jason Todd (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Jon Kent

Kimyo Hoshi (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Martian Manhunter (PreFlashpoint) (Current)


Renee Montoya (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Tim Drake (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

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