Sunday, January 24, 2016

Episode 153 - DC Movie Talk/Whatever Happened To...? Robotman and Mark Merlin/Prince Ra-Man

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Episode 153 - DC Movie Talk/Whatever Happened To...? Robotman/Prince Ra-Man

This episode Rob and Shag talk a little about the big happenings in the DC movie and TV universes! Then we present the next installments of "Whatever Happened To...?" We love these back-up strips from DC COMICS PRESENTS! This time we're covering adventures from DCCP #31 & 32, featuring Robotman and Mark Merlin/Prince Ra-Man! 

For previous coverage of "Whatever Happened To...?", check out the FIRE & WATER PODCAST episodes 96, 103 and 128!

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for another fun hour, gentlemen. Some random reactions…

    I have not seen “Dawn of the Justice League”, but from your recap it sounds like it was an infomercial conducted in the format of an infomercial. Did Kevin Smith use a Sham-Wow dipped in Oxy-Clean to clean the katana?

    The Hostess ad dramatization during your break was wonderful. I remember the ad vividly (the curse of a near-photographic memory), but hopefully you post an image of the ad on your Tumblr for everyone else…

    “Whatever Happened to Robotman”: To make the whole “was this the Earth-One or Earth-Two Robotman debate” more confusing, Bob Crane in Chuck Grayson’s body actually made a follow-up appearance in America Versus the Justice Society #2, and THAT was Robotman’s final chronological appearance (at least pre-Crisis). Also, as you may recall, this DCCP story was noted in (the Earth-Two) Robotman’s original Who’s Who entry.

    Actually, Shag, issue 36 of the New Teen Titans WAS illustrated by George Pérez, it was issue #5 that was drawn by Curt Swan.

    “Whatever Happened to Mark Merlin and Prince Ra-Man”: This story did not seem to be as confusing to me at first read back in the 1980s, but now that I have experienced your re-reading, that story actually should have confused me...

    How could Roy Raymond be the uncle of Ronnie Raymond if Raymond’s original name was Rockwell?

    I have to admire Mark Merlin’s faithfulness to Elsa to resist Rima's charms.

    I must say the cat is much less traumatized than I would expect after being trapped in a cabinet for years…

    I thought it was charmingly goofy that "Ra" actually used the "editor’s note" device instead of an expository caption to explain what was going on in page 7, panel 5.

    And this week's stinger had me laughing, which Namiko witnessed out-of-context and is now giving me a look of pity-mixed-with-concern…