I usually devote a bit of time Tuesday to discuss a superhero who died and usually got better. Then I got a request from Jimmy Impossible. He’s been reading along and writing up stuff for the current Secret Wars and while chatting with fellow Gabbing Geek Ryan, it came out that Ryan had no idea who the Molecule Man was.
Concluding my recount of the events from Jonathan Hickman’s epic story from his Avengers/New Avengers runs that lead directly into the new Secret Wars if so at least Jimmy Impossible knows what’s going on.
As always, potentially massive SPOILERS after the cut.
Usually when I do these entries, I have at least a cursory knowledge of the character. I’ve read a few of his or her adventures, either back in my regular collecting days, or in various reprints I’ve picked up since then.
Then there’s today’s entry, the supremely screwy Wundarr the Aquarian.
This week on the podcast, I couldn’t listen to the whole thing because I’m only nine and a half episodes into Daredevil and need to finish it before I finish the podcast. It happens. I’m not overly concerned about spoilers, but some geeks are. Ryan beat me atop the head with a length of rubber hose for mentioning a character in passing appears prominently in one episode, and he needed to be avoided until the red haze of rage passed from his face. It was the most fun editorial meeting we’ve ever had.
So, it’s time to tell Jenny to pay her Fantastic Four bet.
OK, so, Jenny did not like my suggestion from a couple weeks ago that Phantom Lady could have been a good fit for her criteria on Iconic Female Heroes That Are Not Madam Xanadu. That was because of her costume.
Admittedly, Phantom Lady has a terrible costume. No one would argue that one, aside from the occasional pervert, like Jimmy. He’s only a pervert on some occasions.
But with this in mind, I think it’s time to go in the complete opposite direction for this week’s column and go with a somewhat forgotten character that was for a period a knock-off of an established male hero. Let’s talk about the She-Thing.