Sunday, February 08, 2009

Tonight on HOUR 42!

Believe it or not, HOUR 42 is back on the air tonight! Featuring:

* The latest and greatest news from this weekend's New York Comic Con!
* A look at another Forgotten Hero (the picture should give you a hint)
* The return of Heroes!
* Your calls and comments at 646.716.4799

So tune in tonight at 8pm PST and join Peter Pixie & El Secreto for HOUR 42!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

And representing El Secreto ...

Now that you've heard from Mr. Pixie, here's who I have taking the field for me this Sunday on HOUR 42!

Coach: The Doctor (IDW)
From my personal blog: How about nearly 1,000 years of experience leading the squad? How about knowledge spanning a whole cosmos? How about a cute female assistant coach? How about the ability to pluck plays from anywhere in time? How about the ultimate motivator?

Quarterback: Captain America (Marvel)
This ain't your father's Sentinel of Liberty. James Buchanan Barnes -- Bucky if you're nasty (or stupid) -- did a ton of bad during his life as the Winter Soldier, but he's determined to make up for it while living up to the greatest mantle this side of Krypton, inherited from Steve Rogers himself. After starring in an excellent series by Ed Brubaker, look for the new Cap to step it up as the leader of the New New Avengers.

Wide Receivers: Spider-Man (Marvel) & Invincible (Image)
My two receivers symbolize the proud tradition of teenage superheroes. Spidey, of course, brings the smart-ass every time out, along with the powers we all know and love (does whatever a spider can, as the song goes). He's joined by young Mark Grayson, a hero I feel maintains the "everyday superhero" tradition while starring in his own, unheralded, series. Of course, Invincible is no slouch in the powers department -- think Superboy with more street sense.

Running Back: The Hulk (Marvel)
You really don't want to make him angry. For the most punishing position on the field, I went with, quite simply, The Strongest There Is. The Green Goliath has shattered cities, terrorized the Marvel U., and conquered planets. The JSA can bring all the powers it likes, but nobody is better at the smash-mouth (and head, and legs, and arms, and whatever else) style than ol' Jade Jaws.

Defense: The X-Men (Marvel)
Who better to hold the line than the team -- the family -- that has held the line for its' own species for more than three decades? With the Avengers in tatters, and now firmly established in San Francisco, Scott Summers has pulled the Children of the Atom into position as Marvel's best team.

So, which team will emerge victorious? YOU make the call -- TONIGHT, on HOUR 42!

Peter Pixie's DC Hero Football team

For my team coach I'm going with RIP HUNTER - TIME MASTER!

Rip Hunter spent his entire adult life preparing for enemies a time traveler would face. Fearing that someone might try to travel back in time and kill him as a child, he hid his true name, birthplace, and other details from the public. "Rip Hunter" is, in fact, an alias.

As the inventor of time travel technology in the Post-Crisis universe, Hunter aided heroes Booster Gold and Animal Man in their own time-traveling adventures before taking on the vast Illuminati conspiracy. Hunter was eventually stranded in the prehistoric past.

Returning to the present by unknown means, Hunter began protecting earth's heroes from time-traveling villains.

Quarter Back: Captain Atom
Captain Atom was Nathaniel Christopher Adam, a United States Air Force officer of the Vietnam War era. Adam had been framed for a crime he didn't commit and sentenced to death under the watch of Col. Wade Eiling in 1968. As an alternative to execution, he was invited to participate in a military experiment with little chance of survival, in exchange for a presidential pardon.


  • Dilustel Armor
  • Quantum Field Manipulation
  • Flight: This energy can be used for flight at light speed.
  • Superhuman Strength
  • Self-Sustenance: Has no need for food, water or air.
  • Matter Generation
  • Enhance Abilities
  • Atomic Transmutation
  • Techno Interface
  • Time Travel
  • Invulnerability

Wide Receiver: J'onn J'onzz the Martian Manhunter

J'onn J'onzz is accidentally teleported to Earth by a human scientist, Dr. Erdel, who immediately has a heart attack and dies, leaving the Martian stranded and unable to return.[2] He is able to use his powers to fit in, adopting a human-like appearance and calling himself "John Jones". He joins the police force, secretly using his alien powers to help the inhabitants of his new planet.


Wide Receiver: Diana of Themyscira, Wonder Woman

Diana was the daughter of Queen Hippolyta, the first child born on Paradise Island in the three thousand year history that the immortal Amazons lived there. The Amazons had been created around 1200 B.C. when the Greek goddesses drew forth the souls of all women who had been murdered by men. One soul was left behind, the one that would be born as Diana.


Running Back: Wally West, The Flash
During Crisis on Infinite Earths, when Barry Allen was killed, an anti-matter ray hit Wally West full force. While it knocked his speed down to that of sound, it also removed the malady that caused him intense pain. Wally took Barry's uniform and declared himself the Flash, just until Barry returned.


Defensive Line:

THE Justice Society of America
Current members:

Amazing-Man, Citizen Steel, Cyclone, Damage, Doctor Mid-Nite (Pieter Cross), Flash (Jay Garrick), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Hawkman (Carter Hall), Hourman (Rick Tyler), Jakeem Thunder, Liberty Belle (Jesse Chambers), Lightning (Jennifer Pierce), Judomaster (Birds of Prey), Mister America, Mister Terrific (Michael Holt), Obsidian, Power Girl, Sandman (Sanderson Hawkins), Stargirl, Starman, Superman (Earth-22), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Wildcat (Tom Bronson