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Doctor DC Podcast

Apr 17, 2019

In this week’s issue we discuss the geniuses of DC. From Luthor to Brainiac, we find out where each ranks and what true intelligence is!

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Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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News and Notes

(4:26) Titans Cast Bruce Wayne

(8:00) Shazam Certified Fresh


Genius-Level Intellect

(15:12) Is Brainiac the smartest being?

(22:41) Where would Wonder Woman rank?

(25:13) If Mister Terrific is the 3rd smartest person, how do the rankings go?

(31:19) Why does DC have a specific list and where does Ozymandias rank?

(33:50) Which genius is the most egregious example of wasted potential?

(39:26) Are there any stories that chronicle Brainiac from inception to Brainiac-5?

(45:09) Zor-El compared to Jor-El.

(51:45) Darkseid's intelligence.

(54:47) Ranking Live-Action Lex Luthors

(1:00:31) The link between genius and autism.

(1:05:48) Superman's yellow-sun enhanced intellect.

(1:10:22) Heroic geniuses vs. villain geniuses.

(1:12:54) Luthor's greatest scheme and Batman vs. Luthor.

(1:18:02) The complete list of geniuses?

(1:22:13) Favorite invention of a genius?


Dial Doc

(91:56) Double Back

(93:17) Squoosh


Characters, Places, Things

Amazo (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Batman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Brain (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Brainiac (Future's End) (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Darkseid (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Jor-El (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Lex Luthor (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Metal Men (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Metron (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Milton Fine

Mister Terrific (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Professor Ivo (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Red Tornado (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Will Magnus (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Wonder Woman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Zor-El (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Recommended Reading and Viewing

Action Comics Vol 1 900

Superman: Earth One

Titans Vol 3 020 - Titans Apart

Wonder Woman: Earth One