Episode #41 – Underrated Super Heroes and Villains

Decades ago only a rare few comic characters grew to become household names. Over the last few years, however, many more characters have grown to become favorites of fans. With the help of film and tv, more comic characters than ever have grown to become beloved pillars of pop culture, but we’ve still only scratched the surface. Comic books are still bursting with characters that the general public at large has yet to hear about. Afterall, not everyone can be a Spider-Man, a Wolverine, or a Batman. Today the panel discusses their favorite lesser known super heroes and villains from the world of comics.


Zack Slater
Frank Melman (on Twitter)
Tommy Smithereens (on Twitter)
Clifton (on Twitter)

Produced by Zack Slater

Produced/Edited by Clifton (on Twitter)

Engineered by Mike BlueLion209

Music: Arpy – Dan Henig  
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Episode Notes for Underrated Super Heroes and Villains

Animal Man by Grant Morrison

Animal Man by Jeff Lemire, Travel Foreman, and Dan Green as part of the New 52

Animal Man short from DC Nation Block on Cartoon Network

Composite Superman 

Composite Superman gag in Justice League Unlimited episode “The Greatest Story Never Told”

Prince’s Batdance Music Video


Arcade’s MurderWorld

Arcade Strikes a Match on Dr. Doom’s mask

Hawkeye Kate Bishop 

Moon Knight

Moon Knight trapped in a Water Tower from Power Man and Iron Fist #87

Ambush Bug

Ambush Bug from Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode “Mite-Fall”

A great Ambush Bug Appearance from DC Comics Presents #59

Firestar from Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends

Originally conceived as HeatWave (art is possibly by John Romita Sr.)

Opening to Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – now on Disney+

Firestar later on the Avengers

Hour Man

Hour Man by Mike Allred from Solo # 7


The New Unstoppable Wasp

Absorbing Man


The first appearance and introduction of Rex Mason (before becaming Metamorpho) and Sapphire Stagg, from The Brave and the Bold #57 (1965).

Metamorpho from various animated series

Challengers of the Unknown

The Challengers of the Unknown Must Die by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

The New Challengers of the Unknown by Scott Snyder

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