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The God of Thunder is back and in this episode we get to see him join the Avengers, more battling with Loki, and Jane Foster leaving!

Covered in this episode is Journey Through Mystery 93-98 and his appearances in Avengers 1-2.

     -Next Thor Episode
          -Thor Part 3 - December 1963-March 1964
               -Amazing Spider-man Annual 1
               -The Avengers 3-4
               -Journey Into Mystery 99-101
               -Tales of Suspense 49
          -Highlights
               -Appearances in other character’s books
               -Odin decides to allow Thor to marry Jane on one condition
               -More Tales of Asgard including stories of young Thor
     -Next Episodes
          -Batman Part 3: July 1940-September 1940
               -Batman V1 #2, 3
               -Detective Comics V1 #41-43
          -Spirit Part 1: June 1940-August 1940
               -Spirit Appearances from 6/2/1940-8/4/1940
          -Iron Man Part 1: March 1963-November 1963
               -The Avengers 1
               -Tales of Suspense 39-47

Time-Stamps:
0:30      Opening
1:50      Journey Into Mystery 93 - The Mysterious Radio-Active Man
4:20      Journey Into Mystery 94 - Thor and Loki Attack the Human Race
7:00      Journey Into Mystery 95 - The Demon Duplicators
9:35      The Avengers 1 - The Coming of the Avengers
12:00      Journey Into Mystery 96 - Defying the Magic of Merlin
15:30      Journey Into Mystery 97 - The Lava Man
17:45      Journey Into Mystery 97 - Tales of …….Asgard! Home of the Might Norse Gods
19:25      Journey Into Mystery 98 - Challenged by the Human Cobra
22:05      Journey Into Mystery 98 - Odin Battles Ymir, King of the Ice Giants
23:00      The Avengers 2 - The Avengers Battle the Space Phantom
25:30       Wrap-Up
27:10      Upcoming Episodes

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After a little bit of a delay, we are back!

Come along for the next set appearances of Batman including first appearances of Robin, The Joker, Catwoman, and Clayface! We cover Detective Comics #37-40, Batman's appearance in the 1940 New York World's Fair issue, and Batman #1

Up-Coming Episodes

     -Thor Part 2: June 1963-November 1963
          -The Avengers #1,2
          -Journey Into Mystery Volume 1 #93-98
     -Batman Part 3: July 1940-September 1940
          -Batman V1 #2, 3
          -Detective Comics V1 #41-43

Time-stamps:
0:30      Opening
4:45      Bob Kane Bio
8:45      Detective Comics 37 - The Screaming House
10:40      Detective Comics 38 - Robin the Boy Wonder
13:20      Batman 1 - The Joker
18:05      Batman 1 - The Giants of Hugo Strange
21:40      Batman 1 - The Cat
24:50      Batman 1 - The Joker Returns
28:40      New York World’s Fair Comics 1940 - Batman and Robin Visit the 1940 New York World’s Fair
31:30      Detective Comics 39 - The Horde of the Green Dragon
34:45      Detective Comics 40 - The Murders of Clayface
37:55      Wrap-up
39:05      Up-Coming Episodes

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The Legion of Super-Heroes has long been one of the most intimidating groups to start reading. Well with Character Sphinx mountains of continuity mess will be understand and the Legion will be come clear.

Join us for the first 10 Legion appearances and watch as one-off idea comes back by popular demand and starts on path to becoming an ongoing powerhouse that will eventually produce one of the most famous DC stories ever!

-Next Legion of Super-Heroes Episode:
     -Legion of Super-Heroes Episode 0002 - April 1962-October 1962
            -Action Comics 287, 289-290
            -Adventure Comics 300
            -Superboy 98, 100
            -Superman 152, 155-156
     -Highlights
            -More of the Legion with Superman, Superboy and Supergirl
            -New Legionnaires
            -Beginning of the Legion as a regular feature
     -Next Episode
            -Batman Episode 0002 - March 1940-June 1940
                   -Batman V1 #1
                   -Detective Comics V1 #37-40
                   -New York’s World’s Fair Comics 1940

Read along and let me know what you think:
Facebook:     Character Sphinx 2.0
Twitter:          @CharacterSphinx
Email:            CharacterSphinx@gmail.com

Time-Stamps:

0:30           Opening and Background on Legion of Super-Heroes
4:25           Adventure Comics 247 - The Legion of Super-Heroes
9:35           Adventure Comics 267 - Prisoner of the Super-Heroes
13:10         Action Comics 267 - The Three Super-Heroes
16:45         Superboy 86 - The Army of Living Kryptonite Men
18:55         Adventure Comics 282 - Lana Lang and the Legion of Super-Heroes
21:40         Action Comics 276 - Supergirl’s Three Super Girl-Firends
24:40         Superboy 89 - Superboy’s Big Brother and The Secret of Mon-El
27:20         Superman 147 - The Legion of Super-Villains
31:10         Adventure Comics 290 - The Secret of the Seventh Super-Hero
34:25         Adventure Comics 293 - The Legion of Super-Traitors
37:45         Wrap-Up
38:40         Upcoming Episodes


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We get into the weird and wacky this episode as we start off with the Doom Patrol.

Covering the first 10 appearances we cover the teams origins and some of the first battles with it's biggest foes. Everything you need to know about these issues, all you need to do is listen!

-Next Doom Patrol Episode:
     - Doom Patrol Episode 002 - September 1964-September 1965
            - Doom Patrol V1 #90-98
     - Highlights
            - More with the Brotherhood of Evil
                - Including Madame Rouge getting super-powers
            - The Return of Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man
            - Great Covers
     - Next Episode
            - Legion of Super-Heroes Part 1: April 1958-February 1962
                   - Adventure Comics Volume 1 #247, 267, 282, 290, 293
                   - Action Comics Volume 1 #267, 276
                   - Superboy Volume 1 #86, 89
                   - Superman Volume 1 #147

Read along and let me know what you think:
Facebook:     Character Sphinx 2.0
Twitter:          @CharacterSphinx
Email:            CharacterSphinx@gmail.com

Time-Stamps:

0:30           Opening and Background on Doom Patrol
2:40           My Greatest Adventure 80 - The Doom Patrol
9:00          
My Greatest Adventure 81 - The Nightmare Maker
14:30        
My Greatest Adventure 82 - Three Against the Earth
17:10        
My Greatest Adventure 83 - The Night Negative Man Went Beserk
19:35        
My Greatest Adventure 84 - The Return of General Immortus
22:30        
My Greatest Adventure 85 - The Future From 4000 Miles Below
25:55        
Doom Patrol 86 - The Brotherhood of Evil
29:10        
Doom Patrol 87 - The Terrible Secret of Negative Man; and Robotman Fights Alone
33:05        
Doom Patrol 88 - The Man Who Lived Twice
38:35        
Doom Patrol 89 - The Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Menace; and The Private War of Elasti-Girl
42:30         Closing

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We start up a 2nd character this time around!

Check out the first 10 appearances of Thor and see the begins of this Avenger!

Read along and let me know what you think:
Facebook:     Character Sphinx 2.0
Twitter:          @CharacterSphinx
Email:            CharacterSphinx@gmail.com

Up-Coming Episodes:

Doom Patrol Part 1: June 1963-August 1964
      -My Greatest Adventure Volume 1 #80-85
      -Doom Patrol Volume 1 #86-89

Legion of Super-Heroes Part 1: April 1958-February 1962
      -Adventure Comics Volume 1 #247, 267, 282, 290, 293
      -Action Comics Volume 1 #267, 276
      -Superboy Volume 1 #86, 89
      -Superman Volume 1 #147

Next Thor Episode:

Thor Episode 0002 - June 1963-December 1963
     -Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
     -The Avengers V1 #1-2
     -Journey Into Mystery V1 #93-99

Time-stamps:

0:25           Opening and Background on Thor
4:00           Journey Into Mystery 83 - The Stone Men From Saturn
9:55           Journey Into Mystery 84 - The Mighty Thor vs. The Executioner
13:15         Journey Into Mystery 85 - Loki, The God of Mischief
16:55         Journey Into Mystery 86 - On the Trail of Tomorrow Man
21:05         Journey Into Mystery 87 - Prisoner of the Reds
23:35         Journey Into Mystery 88 - The Vengeance of Loki
26:40         Journey Into Mystery 89 - The Thunder God and the Thug
29:45         Journey Into Mystery 90 - Trapped by the Carbon Copy-Man
31:10         Journey Into Mystery 91 - Scandu, Master of the Supernatural
33:30         Journey Into Mystery 92 - The Day Loki Stole Thor’s Magic Hammer
35:40         Wrap up of Issues
36:25         Up-Coming Episodes

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