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Emancipate the JLA! All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe cross over with Questionposting to tackle issue 18, featuring BREAKING NEWS REGARDING DC CANON and the existence of Tracy Thirteen, Dr. Doom arguing with a drunk person, microdosing Fear Toxin, and the secret unpublished origins of Honest Abe, the Super-Hero Protector of Cincinnati.
Week 18 - Dismantled, with Questionposting
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Only thirty-five more ta go! All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe blast off into issue seventeen of 52, where they witness The Time Hands, weird editorial grudges that end up on the page, and Starfire as Leia Thee Stallion.
Week 17 - Last of the Czarnians
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Week 17 - Last of the Czarnians
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O zephyr winds which blow on high, lift me now so I can fly! All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe team up with the Uncanny Charles Pulliam-Moore for the Two-Hour Wedding Album that is issue sixteen of DC’s 52. Hear whether Captain Marvel is an adult man or three kids in a trench coat, the wedding traditions of the Shazamish faith, and the debut of Cardi Bane.
Week 16 - Uhebbuki, with Charles Pulliam Moore
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Your Donations Keep Lexapedia Running! All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe are joined by the legendary lead colorist of 52 Alex Sinclair. The towering trio takes on #15 (the Frank Grimes issue), Jason Todd’s death poll, and an unused yet fully illustrated and colored cover for 52.
Week 15 - Outshined, with Alex Sinclair
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Did you know mercury is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature?! All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe team up with Doctor DC himself Reid Vanier to wear jeans while building robots, ponder articulated cheeks, and determine which triple-A studio should be making a Vic and Renee video game.
Week 14 - Sand and Rust, with Reid Vanier
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This is what happens when they let me into a church! All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe are joined by Substitute Legionnaire Tim Marchman to sift through Ralph Dibny’s descent into sadness, the X-Men for virgins, Gen-X leftists, and Saltburn Funko Pops.
Week 13 - Haystack, with Tim Marchman
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ttttttttt! All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe consider issue number twelve of 52, and in the process share the best way to start reading comics, the best ideas for reintroducing Isis (the character! the character!) to comics, and the exact moment The Rock decided to change the hierarchy of power in the DC universe.
Week 12 - Mighty
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Week 12 - Mighty
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Man down in Wife City! All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe are joined by The Prettiest Star Jadzia Axelrod as they dive into the romantic history of Kate Kane and Renee Montoya, make unintentional Andrew Hussie references, and figure out what to do with Donna Troy.
Week 11 - Batwoman Begins, with Jadzia Axelrod
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Live, laugh, love! All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe jump out of a window into 52’s tenth issue, where they find out what the Middle East is even like in the DC universe, spend Tuesdays with Morrow, and take a quick quiz on super-vegetarians.
Week 10 - Stop The Press
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Week 10 - Stop The Press
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All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe head off in pursuit of 52 issue #9, dealing with psychosexual eugenics factories, the LGBTQ+ nightlife scene in Gotham, and Big Mad Meltzer.
Week 9 - Dream of America
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Week 9 - Dream of America
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All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe are joined by Dalton Deschain and Dylan Roth of Are You Afraid of the Dark Universe, covering issue eight of 52. Infectious serums are distributed, welding is performed in anger, Haunted Tankie is conceptualized, and Dumb Bitch Juice is drank in copious amounts.
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Betrayal! Public shaming! Pop-punk and toxic lesbians! All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe infiltrate issue seven of 52, the most important comic book of the century and the best series you’ve never heard of. Use offer code SCOOTS for 20% off!
Week 7 - Going Down
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Week 7 - Going Down
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All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe are joined by Star-Spangled CBR Senior Writer Brian Cronin in discussing issue 6 of DC’s 52, covering the rich legacy of Manthrax, villainous improv groups, the secret sauce that made 52, and how God works in the DC universe.
Week 6 - China Syndrome, with Brian Cronin
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All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe analyze the fifth issue of 52, and discover a multiversal Scotland where everyone is like Grant Morrison, the Dark Souls of comics, and giant penny stolen valor.
Week 5 - Stars In Their Courses
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Week 5 - Stars In Their Courses
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All-Star Comics Journalist Gita Jackson and World’s Finest Comics Expert Alex Jaffe investigate the fourth issue of 52, and manage to cover neoliberal black capitalism, Superboy’s greaser rival, and the prevalence of cults in comics.
Week 4 - Dances With Monsters
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Week 4 - Dances With Monsters
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A show about the most important comic of the 21st century, and the greatest series you've never heard of. Each week Journalist Gita Jackson and DC Historian Alex Jaffe read and explore an issue of 52, a 2006 exploration of the DC universe by a legendary team of talent that shaped everything that came after it.