oHOTmu or NOT Ep.18: Captain Universe to Celestials

A hero who could be any one of us. An Irish mutant and his evil cousin. 2000-foot tall alien giants. Which are Hot, and which are Not? Find out from our panel of Luscious Ladies. And in the Femail Bag: The Girls discover Rob Liefeld.

Featuring permanent panelists Elyse (Havana Nights), Isabel (Lip-Bomb), Nathalie (DJ Nath), Josée (Art-Girl), Amélie (AmyUltraViolet) and Shotgun.

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You may also want to watch the clip of the 70s Captain America found HERE, and take an indirect gander at Rob Liefeld's Captain America, below.
"Can You Dig It?" (Theme for oHOTmu or NOT?) by Brian Tyler.

Bonus clips from: "Super Mario Bros." by Nintendo; Star Trek: The Next Generation's "The Royale" starring Brent Spiner and Noble Willingham; "Baby Needs a New Pair of Shoes" by Charlie Brown; "X-Men: First Class" by Matthew Vaughn, starring Caleb Landry Jones, Sasha Pieterse and James McAvoy; "Guardians of the Galaxy" by James Gunn, starring Benicio Del Toro and Chris Pratt; "Captain America" by  Rod Holcomb, starring Reb Brown; "Captain America II: Death Too Soon" by Ivan Nagy, starring Reb Brown; and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" starring Patrick Stewart.

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Erich said...

Another excellent episode!

I loved that they not only rated Cassidy, Black Tom much higher than Cassidy, Sean...but that they also predicted that listeners would be surprised and/or outraged by their preference.

And now I can't unsee the koala on the Measurer's chest...I can just imagine the Celestials coming to judge a planet and having the inhabitants go "Awwww, cute!" at the sight of him.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the different shapes the ladies found in the Celestials armors, especially the Koala. I always thought that One Above All appears to have a bottle opener on his chest.

You really should introduce the ladies to Jack "The King" Kirby. I'd be curious to see what they think of his art style.

Siskoid said...

Haha me too, I want that bottle opener and Arishem's coffee mug!

Several of the girls were being coy about not knowing Kirby's name - they know he co-created the Marvel Universe with Stan Lee - but decided it was funnier to screw with nerddom. They've given their opinions on Kirby pieces peppered throughout the OHOTMU as they come up.

Mike W. said...

Hmmm, Siskoid, I wasn't aware you hated Cyclops that much; I don't really hate him, I just think he's kinda boring. Another funny episode ... I loved the reaction as soon as you mentioned Black Tom's wood. I think you're right about that being a dragon on his chest ... in Generation X there was a dragon at Cassidy Keep, so it's probably a family symbol or something; (Of course, it's no koala ...)

Siskoid, thanks for the shout-out for my blog; you're a gentleman AND a scholar (I should make a small correction: the web address is just eruditegorilla.com, though it is a Wordpress site).

And for whoever asked: it's not about gorillas, but there is a gorilla involved.

Siskoid said...

Nah, I don't hate Cyclops. I think he's a must for any iconic X-Men team. The Cyclops sucks injoke is for all the girls and boys out there who were unhappy when Scott dropped Jean for Emma Frost.

Sorry about screwing up the URL, I didn't write it down. The name should be easily googled though!

Erich said...

Oh, and since they asked about what sort of crisis would make the Captain Universe power choose a toddler...the kid's neighbors had summoned up a couple of minor demons that were wreaking havoc in the neighborhood. Not sure why the power picked him, unless it had something to do with his childlike innocence.

Here's a write-up with some images of Baby Captain Universe:


Anonymous said...

Don't worry, I wasn't complaining :) Thanks again for mentioning it. As for Cyke and Emma, I stopped reading X-Men way before that, so I don't have much of an opinion on it.

It seems like the girls actually know a lot more about comics (and other geek stuff) than they let on ... were they faking not knowing who Edith Keeler was, or was that genuine?

Mike W.

Siskoid said...

No that was real.

They still identify as geek girls, most of them, but their interests may be very different and specific. It just doesn't involve mid-80s Marvel Comics, so we're good there.

But like Isabel, Shotgun and Nath are movie geeks. Shotgun and Art-Girl are deep into anime and manga. They're almost all into Doctor Who and the Marvel Cinematic. They're all more cognizant of video games lore than I am. Elyse is the least geeky, but was married to a geek and knows the score; she's played Magic The Gathering, for example. When we talk Star Trek, TNG seems to be the reference, or perhaps NuTrek, DS9 is kind of on the radar. TOS not so much, so Edith Keeler is too obscure a reference, and I knew that when I was saying it (for YOUR benefit, basically). Mind, a lot of that is through osmosis, we hang out together all the time, and two of the ladies have been (or are) my roommates.


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