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Legion of Substitute Podcasters

Join Darren, Travis, Michael Jim and Paul as They take you through Legion history!

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Episode 514 – Lord Romdur’s Castle

The Subs dig into Legion of Super Heroes 276, Lord Romdur’s Castle. Paul pulls founder’s rank to have Michael take us through the issue, and the gang tries to ignore the misuse of Projectra, along with many other gaffes.The Subs dig into Legion of Super Heroes 276, Lord Romdur’s Castle. Paul pulls founder’s rank to have Michael take us through the issue, and the gang tries to ignore the misuse of Projectra, along with many other gaffes.

1hr 29mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #1

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Episode 388 – The One That Got Away

Darren and Paul are joined by Al Sedano (Resurrections: An Adam Warlock and Thanos Podcast), who makes a long overdue visit to the fortress to discuss the flashback story in Legion of Super Heroes 39. After the devastation of Superboy’s death, we take a breather to reflect on Colossal Boy’s origin, as well as his history with Gigi Cusimano!

1hr 26mins

21 Mar 2016

Rank #2

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Episode 497 – Who is the Dark Man?

Darren, Michael and Paul take a look at part two of the Dark Man story, in issue 270 of Legion of Super Heroes. There’s a look at letter hacks, including recipients of the TM Maple Award, as well as This Week in Legion History.

1hr 34mins

23 Apr 2018

Rank #3

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Episode 306 – Crisis Counselling 12: The End of the Beginning – The Not So Final Crisis

Darren and Paul dig deep into the final issue of Crisis on Infinite Earths. It’s a big one, and there are many deaths, as well as many tangents. Pour yourself a drink and join in the fun… and the carnage!

2hr 16mins

25 Aug 2014

Rank #4

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Episode 284 – Charge of the Doomed Legionnaires

The Subs take a look at Superboy Starring The Legion of Super Heroes #217, as they face Khunds, and Superboy comes face to face with one of his descendants. But before that, they get into a discussion about who Superboy really is!

1hr 9mins

17 Mar 2014

Rank #5

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Episode 550 – Five Years Later…

Darren, Michael, Jim, and Paul take a deep dive into Legion of Super Heroes issue 1. What has become of the Legion since the end of the Magic Wars? Listen here and find out!

2hr 10mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #6

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Episode 228 – Crisis Therapy

With Matt and Scott defending the multiverse from space pirates in deep space, Darren and Paul are left with the keys to the time bubble, as well as a copy of Crisis on Infinite Earths 2 (you didn’t think we were going to let those guys off the hook for Legion Lost, did you?). Join them as they dig deep into all of the characters and events that shaped this issue!

1hr 11mins

18 Feb 2013

Rank #7

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Episode 422 – The Magic Wars Part 3: Why Must Magic Triumph

Darren and Paul dig into part 3 of the Magic Wars, in which we lose another Legionnaire. Also, a Stump the Subs!

1hr 11mins

14 Nov 2016

Rank #8

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Episode 496 – Who Shall Name the Dark Man?

The Subs enter the Dark Man Trilogy with Legion of Super Heroes 269. It’s Election Day in the 30th Century, and one of the candidates has ties to the Legion. Most of the Legion will be too busy though, because the Fatal Five is landing on Earth like a ton of bricks!

1hr 1min

16 Apr 2018

Rank #9

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Episode 294 – When Stargrave Strikes

With Matt on a mission to BBQ-Prime, the cookout planet, the rest of the Subs take a look at Jim Shooter’s last regular issue of Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes. The Legion face Pulsar Stargrave, and the Subs talk about the perceived lack of depth in the Legion’s villain bench.

54mins

26 May 2014

Rank #10

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Episode 487 – The Planet That Captured the Legion

The Subs welcome Jim Sherman back to the Legion, in Legion of Super Heroes V2 number 262, as the Legionnaires face the Planet that Captured the Legion.

1hr 24mins

12 Feb 2018

Rank #11

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Episode 383 – Peace, Quiet and Impending Doom!

It’s election time! Darren and Paul take a look at the aftermath of The Universo Project. The Legion clean up after the mess Universo left, and pick a new leader!

1hr 9mins

15 Feb 2016

Rank #12

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Episode 416 – The Magic Wars Part 1 – When Magic Shall Return

The Legion have a new leader, just in time for the universe to go crazy again! It’s the last arc of the Baxter Run, as magic starts going crazy.

51mins

3 Oct 2016

Rank #13

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Episode 456 – Legion Unchained!

Darren and Paul talk about Grimbor’s return to the pages of the Legion in Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes 240. Also, Dawnstar learns a lesson about teamwork, and Darren and Paul learn about dopey trademark fights.

1hr 11mins

10 Jul 2017

Rank #14

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Episode 379 – The Universo Project Part 4: Forgotten Friends

It’s time for the conclusion of The Universo Project! It’s Legionnaire vs Legionnaire as Universo pulls all the strings! So long Starman, so long Snape. RIP.

43mins

18 Jan 2016

Rank #15

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Episode 452 – It’s Trinity Time!

Darren and Paul dig into the DC Super Star issues.  Batman gets a story, as we note the passing of Adam West, Superboy, who hears a story of the Legion’s early days, and then, it’s all wrapped up with a discussion about Wonder Woman’s movie.

1hr 38mins

12 Jun 2017

Rank #16

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Episode 561 – Back to the Future!

The Subs take a look at Legion of Super Heroes v4 issue 8. It’s the new origin of the Legion of Super Heroes. What’s different, what’s the same? Let’s find out!

2hr 32mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #17

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Episode 408 – A Trip to Sundollars with Phil Jimenez

Darren, Scott and Paul are joined by the super-talented writer and artist Phil Jimenez for a talk about multiple universes, multiple costumes, the importance of a supporting cast, as well as many other topics. Superwoman issue 1 comes out this Wednesday, August 10th!

1hr 35mins

8 Aug 2016

Rank #18

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Episode 512 – The Superboy Chronicles: The Secret of the Crystal Curse

Paul digs into New Adventures of Superboy issue 30. Superboy deals with both magic and science, as a mysterious fire creature terrorizes Smallville.

26mins

6 Aug 2018

Rank #19

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Episode 450 – Tabloid Time: Part 1

In part one of Tabloid Time, we take a trip back to December of 2011, episode 168 (despite what Paul calls it at the beginning of the original episode) and hear the Subs talk about the Damned Tabloid. Next week, Darren and Paul will follow it up with their current thoughts on the book, placed more solidly in the context of reading its contemporary run of Superboy and the Legion of Super Heroes.

1hr 54mins

29 May 2017

Rank #20