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Issue #242 – “The Pearly Gates”

Issue #242 – “The Pearly Gates”

This week we talk all about Heaven in the DC Universe!

From the realm of Heaven to angels to other celestial powers.

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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The Pearly Gates

(17:04) Is Alfred in heaven?  Is he as at peace as Don Hall?

(22:48) Who is the most overrated/underrated heavenly character?

(28:09) Does the type of afterlife a character ends up depend on their faith?

(36:36) Are there any prevalent characters where religion is a major part of their character?

(45:16) Have any characters that returned from the dead experienced heaven?

(48:32) Did Jonathon Kent meet Superman in heaven when Superman died?

(53:32) Are there angels that were created just for story purposes that are not part of actual myth?

(59:06) If heaven is outside the Sphere of the Gods, does everyone from other universes go there?

(1:04:50) Do people like Captain Cold go to heaven or hell?

(1:10:34) In a universe with literal angels and demons, why aren’t more people Christians?

(1:16:17) Do the people who die and go to heaven have any weird powers?

(1:21:06) Was the hand of creation in Crisis on Infinite Earths the hand of the Presence or something else?

(1:24:47) Is the Presence being portrayed as a Scottish Terrier smart or just dumb?  Who has had conversations with the Presence?

(1:29:11) Has Zauriel made any appearances post-Flashpoint?

(1:32:29) Is it true that Morrison put Zauriel in the JLA because they couldn’t use Hawkman?


Guess the Character!

(1:36:51) Has eggs on his shirt

(1:37:13) Middle-aged, dumb white guy

(1:38:04) Plays disc golf

(1:39:31) Neapolitan Man.


Recommended Reading & Viewing

Crisis on Infinite Earths

JLA: Paradise Lost


Characters, Places, Things

Alfred Pennyworth (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Don Hall (PreFlashpoint) (Current)


Mister Terrific (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

New Gods

Orrery of Worlds

Phantom Stranger (PreFlashpoint) (Current)


Ragman (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

Simon Baz



Spectre (PreFlashpoint) (Current)


Zauriel (PreFlashpoint) (Current)

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