04 Aug Issue #259 – “Task Force X”
This week we talk all about the Suicide Squad! We’re celebrating the release of the new movie with an episode dedicated to Task Force X in comics, animation, and live action!
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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
Holy 5-Star Review Batman!
(4:16) David Paul Barcklow III’s 5-Star Facebook Review
News and Notes
(18:15) I Am Not Starfire Trailer
(22:32) Titans Unite Against Red Hood
(25:10) DC Gets Dark With Two New Series
(27:11) Richard and the Doctor Got A Lot of Comicbooks
(35:17) Legends Vol 1 003
(38:33) This Waller is thicc, Boomerang is a scumbag, Deadshot, and the rest of the team
(43:09) Explaining Deadshot’s one-shot gun and what makes Brimstone so cool
(45:40) The anti-superhero movement, G Gordon Godfrey, and Superman makes a cameo
(49:16) Richard and the Doctor’s thoughts on the issue, the intro of the squad, and a cape rating
Task Force X
(56:59) Has there ever been a Doom Patrol-Suicide Squad crossover?
(59:27) Which Doom Patrol member would fit on the Suicide Squad?
(1:01:21) Build a Suicide Squad to eliminate Grant Morrison.
(1:06:23) Has anyone other than Batman tried to wrestle control away from Waller?
(1:10:45) Has Arm-Fall-Off Boy ever been on the Suicide Squad?
(1:13:18) The Suicide Squad from Arrow.
(1:16:24) Does anyone ever like Captain Boomerang?
(1:22:24) Has Waller ever directed the Squad against other politicians?
(1:25:28) Favorite Suicide Squad lineup?
(1:28:45) Which A-List villains/anti-heroes should be on the team and which three should die?
(1:36:12) What villain or hero from another company should join the Squad?
(1:38:32) Have any top-tier heroes been in the Squad?
(1:41:46) Who were the best/worst leaders? Who would make an interesting leader?
(1:46:33) Is moral ambiguity necessary for an interesting team?
(1:49:55) Favorite Suicide Squad run?
(1:52:19) Which heroes would make good additions to the Squad?
(1:55:31) Do you think Harley’s addition to the team has made the team more popular?
(2:00:46) What makes the team so compelling? When does it work the best?
Guess the Character!
(2:04:35) Cool-kid undercut
(2:05:01) Prep-school devil
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