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Issue #228 – “Politics”

Issue #228 – “Politics”

In this week’s episode we get political, baybeeee! We are talking all about politics in the DC Universe!

We cover political characters and stories, the fictional politics of DC’s nations and planets, the political leanings of characters and more!

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)

Holy 5-Star Review Batman!

(1:17) John’s 5-Star Podcast Addict Review


News and Notes

(5:01) Further Details of Superman & Lois Legacy of Hope

(9:38) Savannah Welch Cast as Titans’ Barbara Gordon



(17:25) Describe how Krypton’s politics led to its demise.

(23:20) How did Objectivism influence Steve Ditko and The Question?

(29:48) What were Luthor’s actions as President and what was his downfall?

(35:50) How did the political leanings of Denny O’Neil and Neal Adams influence GL/GA?

(40:33) Is the Justice League sponsored by the UN or are they independent?

(45:55) Recap Kahndaq’s relationship with the rest of the world.

(50:37) How would the President Luthor story line differ today from the original?

(55:10) Who are some meta-human politicians?

(1:01:01) Is there any trade diplomacy or political maneuvering between the multiverses?

(1:04:38) DCU: Decisions mini-series.

(1:10:08) How has Hawkman’s views changed over the years?

(1:13:39) Is Green Arrow better as a SJW or as the New 52, toned-down version?

(1:17:25) What are some notable examples of real-world politics affecting DCU politics?


Guess the Character!

(1:23:00) Loves the monochromatic look

(1:23:18) Impressive they can handle a gun with those nails

(1:24:08) Apocalyptic evil prison warden

(1:25:15) Probably takes a while to unlock the right lock.


Recommended Reading & Viewing

DCU: Decisions

Green Lantern/Green Arrow Vol 1

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Film)

We Are Robin



Denny O’Neil

Neal Adams (Web) (Twitter) (Instagram)

Steve Ditko



Amazing Fantasy Vol 1 015

Mr. A (Charlton Comics)



Characters, Places, Things

Aquaman (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Black Adam (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Brion Markov (PreFlashpoint) (Current)


Count Vertigo (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Global Guardians

Great Ten (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Green Arrow (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Hawkman (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Justice League International (PreFlashpoint) (Current)



Kryptonian Military Guild

Kryptonian Science Council

Lex Luthor (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

President Superman

Question (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

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