Who's Hot and Who's Not? Ep.7: Automan to Baron Bedlam

A robot for hire. An alien angel. A giant baby. A World War I ace pilot. The reason we got the Outsiders. Which are hot, which are not? The Girls of the Hot Squad take on Who's Who #2 as their dissection of DC Comics' biggest stars becomes an annual tradition!

Featuring permanent panelists Elyse, Isabel, Nathalie, Josée, Shotgun, and Amélie.

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You can follow along! Here are the characters we cover in this episode.

"Can You Dig It?" (Theme for oHOTmu or NOT?) by Brian Tyler.

Bonus clips from: "Automan Theme" by Billy Hinsche; Automan's "Staying Alive While Running a High Flashdance Fever", starring Desi Arnaz Jr., Chuck Wagner, and Mary Crosby; "Hopelessly Devoted to You" by Olivia Newton-John (RIP); "I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher; "99 Red Balloons" by Nena; "Genovia National Anthem" from "The Princess Diaries 2" by John Debney, also sung by the Hot Squad.

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Anonymous said…
Cool episode ... it's great to get back to the DC side of things. According to DC Presents 33 (set in 2092) Automan and Ilda were a couple and Ilda's heroism in helping to save Star Hawkins led to robots being able to choose their own life-partners. That story also mentioned Automan being made of manganese, a very rare metal by 2092.

Yeah, Azrael was emo before emo was a thing and he was REALLY annoying; I'm not surprised he wasn't brought back. I think his attraction to Lilith was pretty one-sided, as she was distracted by finding out she was the daughter of Thia, the Titan.

According to Legends of the Dark Knight Annual #7, Balloon Buster did survive the war. He did some stunt flying, opened an airfield, and disappeared over Opal City while investigating a mysterious cloud that was rumoured to contain a dragon and was thought to be causing a plague that devastated the city. The cloud and the plague both vanished the same time Savage did, so maybe he performed one last heroic act?

As for Bob McLeod's wife, yeah she should listen to the show to get an idea what it's all about. I agree the title could be misleading; something like Interesting or Not? or Fascinating or Not? might describe it better, but wouldn't sound as cool.

Mike W.