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Doctor DC Podcast

Apr 24, 2019

In this issue, we talk all about the first appearances of some prominent DC Comics’ characters - and how they’ve changed since!

Sponsored by Great Lakes Grooming Co. 

Intro Music by Aaron Barry

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Reviewasaurus Rex

(5:00) New Facebook Review


News and Notes

(9:28) Shazam Crosses $100 Million at Domestic Box Office

(10:55) Titans Season 2 Set Video Reveals First Look of Iain Glen

(13:13) Gotham Series Finale Reveal First Look at Penguin and Riddler

(17:00) First Krypton Season 2 Trailer

(18:50) John Cena's Role in Suicide Squad 2

(20:20) Rumors That Rocksteady's Next Game Will Be Suicide Squad

(21:27) Shazam Sequel To Be Written By Henry Gayden

(26:56) Official Swamp Thing Trailer


First Appearances

(31:18) Which character has changed the most/least since their first appearance?

(37:06) Favorite first appearance.

(41:28) Best introduced Green Lantern?

(45:28) Situations where a character's first appearance is up for debate?

(52:47) Which origin story has stood the test of time?  Most problematic?

(1:00:00) Vixen's first appearance.

(1:03:10) Is it more common for a character's first appearance to feature the character or have the character be a supporting member?

(1:07:40) Top 5 first appearances.

(1:11:04) Which hero would have been better served debuting in an earlier/later age?

(1:15:45) Key ingredients for a first appearance.

(1:22:30) First appearance of Bat-Cow.

(1:27:01) Favorite character that stole someone's thunder in their first appearance?


Dial Doc

(1:32:22) Mr. Diary

(1:33:18) Spritz


Characters, Places, Things

Alex Olsen/Swamp Thing

Animal Man (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Black Canary (Golden Age)

Captain Marvel/Shazam (Fawcett Comics) (Rebirth)

Dead Water

Elongated Man (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Hawkman (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Johnny Thunder (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Kyle Rayner (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Mister Bloom

Ocean Master (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)

Ted Knight/Starman


Vixen (PreFlashpoint) (Rebirth)


Recommended Reading & Viewing

52 Vol 1 007

75 Years of DC Comics: The Art of Modern Mythmaking

Action Comics Vol 1 001

Action Comics Vol 1 006

Action Comics Vol 1 521

All-Star Comics Vol 1 008

Aquaman Vol 1 029

Batman Vol 1 001

Batman Incorporated Vol 2 001

Cancelled Comic Cavalcade Vol 1 002

DC Comics Presents V1 026

Detective Comics Vol 1 027

Flash V1 139

Flash Comics Vol 1 001

Flash Comics Vol 1 086

Green Lantern Vol 2 059

Green Lantern Vol 2 087

Green Lantern Vol 3 048

House of Secrets Vol 1 092

Showcase Vol 1 004

Strange Adventures Vol 1 180

Superman Vol 1 013

Swamp Thing Vol 1 025

Swamp Thing Vol 2 037

Whiz Comics Vol 1 002