15 Aug Issue #70 – “The One Percent” (w/ Simon King)
In this week’s issue we are very excited to be joined by comedian and podcaster Simon King! We talk all about the 1% of the DC Universe – the wealthiest entrepreneurs, socialites, and politicians.
But first we talk about the latest in DC news that fit to print!
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SHOW NOTES (courtesy of Josh Gill)
The One Percent
(25:18) Why doesn’t Bruce Wayne throw his money in to Gotham to make the city better? What about Green Arrow?
(38:19) Glorious Godfrey in the Legends event and his use of weaponized propaganda.
(43:55) What is the best thing Bruce Wayne has done for Gotham with his money?
(52:26) Which male and female DC character would you choose to be President of the United States?
(1:00:40) What examples are there of the 1% not using wealth to be hero/antihero but simply fund the hero?
(1:12:15) Let’s give the 1% another opportunity not available to the other 99%!
(1:39:47) Where does Ozymandias rank in terms of wealth? Why is it that 2 of 3 wealthiest individuals villains?
(1:45:33) Examples of stories where metahuman rulers of nations use diplomatic immunity/international law to get away with crimes.
(1:53:13) How or why does Superman choose to take control of the Soviet Union in Red Son?
(1:56:11) Top 5 richest people in DC.
(2:01:37) The Arbitross
(2:02:39) The Humdinger
(2:03:48) Professor Correct
Characters, Places, Things
- Aquaman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Batman Inc
- Black Adam (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Black Lightning (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Bruce Wayne (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Chronos (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Count Vertigo (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Earth 3
- Firehawk (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Glorious Godfrey (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Jaime Reyes (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- John Stewart (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Kord Industries
- Lois Lane (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Oliver Queen (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Queen Industries
- Red Lion
- Ted Kord (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Vandal Savage (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)
- Vathlo Island
- Victim Syndicate
- Wayne Industries
Recommended Reading & Viewing
- Bill Gates & Steve Jobs at D5 2007
- Richest Guys in the DCU
- Wealthiest Comicbook Superheroes and Villains