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The Nuclear Man T-Shirt on Retropolis

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Firestorm and Aquaman Cover to Cover – FIRE & WATER #225

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 225th episode of AQUAMAN AND FIRESTORM: THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST is now available for your listening pleasure! A proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK!

Shag and Rob have the difficult task of identifying just ten of their favorite Firestorm and Aquaman covers! So many gorgeous pieces of art over the decades to choose from, but only ten covers for each hero may be selected! Featuring work by some of the greatest comic book artists of all time!

You can find the 225th episode of AQUAMAN AND FIRESTORM: THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST on iTunes. While you’re there, please drop us a review on the iTunes page. Every comment helps! Don’t use iTunes? Click here for the RSS feed to use with your podcast catcher.

Opening theme, “That Time is Now,” by Michael Kohler. Special thanks to Daniel Adams and Ashton Burge with their band The Bad Mamma Jammas for our fantastic original closing theme! This episode brought to you in part by InStockTrades.com!

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Dr. Allen Phaedon on YOUNG JUSTICE! Wait.. who?

On a recent episode of the animated series YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS, Dr. Allen Phaedon made an appearance! You know, Dr Phaedon from FIRESTORM!  Isn’t that great!! … … Yup, I didn’t remember him either. My thanks to FIRESTORM FAN friend, Joshua Lapin-Bertone for the heads-up on this character appearance. Check out Josh’s YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS article over on DC UNIVERSE about Easter Eggs found in episodes 10-13 by clicking here!

Created by Stuart Moore & Jamal Igle in FIRESTORM #14 (August 2005), Dr. Phaedon is an ill-tempered scientist working for STAR Labs specializing in nanotechnology and miniaturization. When we first meet him, he works for STAR Labs Detroit, and later STAR Labs San Francisco. And the STAR Labs Detroit office is hilariously low rent! I love that they worked in the STAR Labs sloping front into a shopping center facade — Bwah-ha-ha!! Beneath the dentist and Pizza Tent on the marquee too! LOL!STAR Labs Detroit from FIRESTORM #14 by Stuart Moore & Jamal Igle

The Detroit office is small, so they combine anti-gravity technology with office space efficiency! Clever!

STAR Labs Detroit by Stuart Moore and Jamal Igle

STAR Labs Detroit in FIRESTORM #14 by Stuart Moore and Jamal Igle

Because of the anti-gravity work stations, Dr Phaedon always wears a belt with flying jets. He’s also always seen with magnifying tech goggles, usually resting on his forehead.

Dr Allen Phaedon in Firestorm #20 by Stuart Moore and Patrick Olliffe

Dr Phaedon is probably best known for his stormy relationship with his wife, Nanette. They often argue openly in the STAR Labs office. Usually the arguments are about money, or that STAR Labs Detroit was laying off all their employees. Nanette is furious with her husband and STAR Labs. It’s worth noting that Phaedon is really an unpleasant and brusque guy, bordering upon rude. No wonder his wife hates him. In a private conversation with Dr Phaedon’s boss, Jason Rusch referred to Dr Phaedon as a “tool” (and the boss agreed with him).

While in the San Francisco office, one of the arguments between Dr Phaedon and his wife gets out of hand. In his anger, Dr Phaedon blasts her with some tech that accidentally miniaturizes Nanette. While shrunken inside the computers, Nanette begins sabotaging STAR Labs systems. Then in her miniature state, she helps defeat an OMAC that is terrorizing the STAR Labs San Francisco office. Husband and wife begin to make amends, but Nanette abandons him when it was over with OMAC.

Dr Allen Phaedon in Firestorm #20 by Stuart Moore and Patrick Olliffe

To see Dr. Allen Phaedon in animation, be sure to check out the new YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS season over on DC UNIVERSE!

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Fury of Firestorm (Classic) Annual #3 & #41-47 – FIRE & WATER #224

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 224th episode of AQUAMAN AND FIRESTORM: THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST is now available for your listening pleasure! A proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK!

Shag and Rob concentrate on the “fire” part of the Fire and Water Podcast by talking about some classic Firestorm comics! They take a look at FURY OF FIRESTORM ANNUAL #3, FURY OF FIRESTORM #41-47, and BLUE DEVIL #23! Revisiting the CRISIS tie-ins, return of Typhoon, and the Blue Devil crossover! Plus YOUR Listener Feedback!

You can find the 224th episode of AQUAMAN AND FIRESTORM: THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST on iTunes. While you’re there, please drop us a review on the iTunes page. Every comment helps! Don’t use iTunes? Click here for the RSS feed to use with your podcast catcher.

Opening theme, “That Time is Now,” by Michael Kohler. Special thanks to Daniel Adams and Ashton Burge with their band The Bad Mamma Jammas for our fantastic original closing theme! This episode brought to you in part by InStockTrades.com!

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George Perez Formally Retires From Comics

Sad news about George Perez officially retiring from comics. Many don’t realize that George’s very first work for DC Comics was on the Firestorm back-ups strips in THE FLASH!

Below is George Perez’s very first page for DC Comics! The splash page for the Firestorm back-up story in The Flash #289! Click to enlarge!

George Perez Firestorm art from The Flash #289

Another beloved George Perez Firestorm image is from the 1984 Justice League of America postcard set.

George Perez 1984 Firestorm from JLA postcard set

Personally, I’ve always loved the cover to Justice League of America #205 featuring Professor Stein battling Hector Hammond!

Justice League of America #205 cover by George Perez

Finally, here are two quick convention head sketches George did for me a few years back at DragonCon.

George Perez Firestorm quick head sketch from DragonCon

George Perez Killer Frost quick head sketch from DragonCon

George Perez and the Irredeemable Shag at DragonCon 2012

What a fantastic artist and wonderfully warm human being! We were lucky to have his work on Firestorm!!

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Firestorm in Back Issue #112

Heads-up Match-heads! Firestorm will be featured in an upcoming issue of BACK ISSUE MAGAZINE! On sale May 8, 2019! Included are interviews with Firestorm writers and artists: Gerry Conway, Pat Broderick, Rafael Kayanan, and John Ostrander! Can’t wait to read this!!

Here is the description from the TwoMorrows website:

Back Issue! #112
Hunker down in your fallout shelter with Back Issue #112’s explosive “Nuclear Issue,” starring the Fury of Firestorm! Also: Dr. Manhattan, a DAVE GIBBONS Marvel UK Hulk interview, villain histories of Radioactive Man and Microwave Man, Bongo’s Radioactive Man and Fallout Boy, and the one-shot wonder, Holo-Man! With CARY BATES, PAT BRODERICK, GERRY CONWAY, STEVE ENGLEHART, RAFAEL KAYANAN, BILL MORRISON, FABIAN NICIEZA, JOHN OSTRANDER, ROY THOMAS, and more! Featuring a Firestorm cover by Pat Broderick. Edited by MICHAEL EURY.
84 Full-color pages
$8.95
Ships May 8, 2019

Be sure to pre-order your copy from your local comic shop today!

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Firestorm in Legends of Tomorrow #5/Aquaman #1-3 – FIRE & WATER #170

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 170th episode of AQUAMAN AND FIRESTORM: THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST is now available for your listening pleasure! A proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK!

Shag and Rob discuss the first three chapters of “The Drowning” storyline from AQUAMAN #’s 1-3 by Dan Abnett, Brad Walker, Scot Eaton, Philippe Briones, Gabe Eltaeb, and more, and then move on to Firestorm in “United We Fall” Part 5 from LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #5 by Gerry Conway, Eduardo Pansica, Rob Hunter, and more!

You can find the 170th episode of AQUAMAN AND FIRESTORM: THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST on iTunes. While you’re there, please drop us a review on the iTunes page. Every comment helps! Alternatively, you may play the podcast using the player below or by right-clicking “download”, choosing “Save Target/Link As”, and selecting a location on your computer to save the file (50 MB)

As always, thanks to my co-host Rob Kelly, Sea King of THE AQUAMAN SHRINE, for doing all the post-production on these episodes! Opening theme, “That Time is Now,” by Michael Kohler. Special thanks to Daniel Adams and Ashton Burge with their band The Bad Mamma Jammas for our fantastic original closing theme! This episode brought to you in part by InStockTrades.com!

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Firestorm in LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #5

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WHO’S WHO: Update ’88 Podcast, Volume 4

Who's Who: The Definitive Podcast of the DC UniverseThe Fire and Water Podcast Network Presents… WHO’S WHO: UPDATE ’88 PODCAST, volume 4!

The fourth episode of our WHO’S WHO UPDATE ’88 podcast is now available — the show that dares to tackle one of DC Comics’ greatest publications! Each episode Rob and I cover a single issue of the legendary 1980s series, Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe. This time around we chat about WHO’S WHO: UPDATE ’88, volume 4, discussing characters such as Ultra-Humanite, Zatanna, Alfred Pennyworth, Amanda Waller, Felicity Smoak, Jimmy Olsen, Maxwell Lord, Steve Trevor, Abby Arcane, and more! We wrap up with your Listener Feedback! This episode sponsored in part by InStockTrades.com!

You can find the this episode of WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE PODCAST OF THE DC UNIVERSE on iTunes. While you’re there, please drop us a review on the iTunes page. Every comment helps! Alternatively, you may play the podcast using the player below or by right-clicking “download”, choosing “Save Target/Link As”, and selecting a location on your computer to save the file (156 MB)

Thanks to my co-host Rob Kelly, Sea King of THE AQUAMAN SHRINE, for doing all the post-production on this episode! Special thanks to Daniel Adams and Ashton Burge with their band The Bad Mamma Jammas for our fantastic Who’s Who theme song!

One of the coolest aspects of each Who’s Who issue was the amazing wrap-around cover! Check out this exceptional cover by Ty Temploton! However, one important question… where are Ed and Felicity Raymond?!?! Click the image to enlarge.

Who's Who Update 88 #4 cover by Ty Templeton

Here are your Firestorm-related Who’s Who entries from this issue…

First up is the Zuggernaut by Joe Brozowski and Sam De La Rosa.  Sigh… yes, the Zuggernaut. Conceptually a neat villain, in practice, pretty much a punch line for Firestorm jokes. He first appeared in Firestorm the Nuclear Man #69 and was last seen (thankfully) in Firestorm the Nuclear Man #73. Considering The Flash TV series has borrowed so many Firestorm villains already, I kinda expect the Zuggernaut to show up some day. Then we’ll know the show has officially “Jumped the Shark”. Click to enlarge.

Zuggernaut by Joe Brozowski and Sam De La Rosa

Next up is Ed and Felicity Raymond by Joe Brozowski and Sam De La Rosa. Ed is Ronnie Raymond’s father; Felicity is Ronnie’s step-mother.  More importantly, Felicity’s prior name was Felicity Smoak! Yes, THAT Felicity Smoak! Did you know your favorite Arrow hottie started off as Firestorm’s step-mom?!? And listen to this episode to hear Rob take this drawing out behind the woodshed and beat it thoroughly. Click to enlarge.

Ed and Felicity Raymond (Felicity Smoak) by Joe Brozowski and Sam De La Rosa

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Firestorm in Legends of Tomorrow #3 and #4/Aquaman #52 and Rebirth – FIRE & WATER #167

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 167th episode of AQUAMAN AND FIRESTORM: THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST is now available for your listening pleasure! A proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK!

Shag and Rob discuss “Out of Darkness” from AQUAMAN #52 by Dan Abnett, Vicente Cifuentes, Juan Castro, and more, and then move on to AQUAMAN: REBIRTH by Abnett, Scot Eaton, Oscar Jimenez, Mark Morales and more. The show concludes with Firestorm in “United We Fall” Parts 3 and 4 from LEGENDS OF TOMORROW #s 3 and 4 by Gerry Conway, Eduardo Pansica, Rob Hunter, and more! Plus YOUR Listener Feedback!

You can find the 167th episode of AQUAMAN AND FIRESTORM: THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST on iTunes. While you’re there, please drop us a review on the iTunes page. Every comment helps! Alternatively, you may play the podcast using the player below or by right-clicking “download”, choosing “Save Target/Link As”, and selecting a location on your computer to save the file (76 MB)

As always, thanks to my co-host Rob Kelly, Sea King of THE AQUAMAN SHRINE, for doing all the post-production on these episodes! Opening theme, “That Time is Now,” by Michael Kohler. Special thanks to Daniel Adams and Ashton Burge with their band The Bad Mamma Jammas for our fantastic original closing theme! This episode brought to you in part by InStockTrades.com!

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Legends of Tomorrow #4 cover featuring Firestorm

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WHO’S WHO: Update ’88 Podcast, Volume 3

Who's Who: The Definitive Podcast of the DC UniverseThe Fire and Water Podcast Network Presents… WHO’S WHO: UPDATE ’88 PODCAST, volume 3!

The third episode of our WHO’S WHO UPDATE ’88 podcast is now available — the show that dares to tackle one of DC Comics’ greatest publications! Each episode Rob and I cover a single issue of the legendary 1980s series, Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe. This time around we chat about WHO’S WHO: UPDATE ’88, volume 3, discussing characters such as Per Degaton, Rat Catcher, Shade The Changing Man, Sinestro, Starman, Suicide Squad, and more! We wrap up with your Listener Feedback! This episode sponsored in part by InStockTrades.com!

You can find the this episode of WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE PODCAST OF THE DC UNIVERSE on iTunes. While you’re there, please drop us a review on the iTunes page. Every comment helps! Alternatively, you may play the podcast using the player below or by right-clicking “download”, choosing “Save Target/Link As”, and selecting a location on your computer to save the file (161 MB)

Thanks to my co-host Rob Kelly, Sea King of THE AQUAMAN SHRINE, for doing all the post-production on this episode! Special thanks to Daniel Adams and Ashton Burge with their band The Bad Mamma Jammas for our fantastic Who’s Who theme song!

One of the coolest aspects of each Who’s Who issue was the amazing wrap-around cover! Check out this exceptional cover by Ty Temploton! Click the image to enlarge.

Who's Who Update 88 volume 3 cover by Ty Templeton

Here are your Firestorm-related Who’s Who entries from this issue…

First up is the teenage Soviet super-team, Soyuz by Joe Brozowki and Sam De La Rosa. Soyuz lived in the Soviet Union and were supporting characters during the “Blank Slate” period of Firestorm. Firebird was the niece of Mikhail Arkadin (one part of Firestorm). Click to enlarge.

Who's Who Update 88 Soyuz by Joe Brozowski and Sam De La Rosa

Next up is the Firestorm foe, Stalnoivolk (Steel Wolf) by Joe Brozowki and Sam De La Rosa. Steel Wolf was essentially a Soviet Super Soldier. Similar to Captain America in his physical abilities and his patriotism for his country. He first appeared in Fury of Firestorm #67 and eventually went on to work with the Suicide Squad. Click to enlarge.

Who's Who Update 88 Stalnoivolk by Joe Brozowski and Sam De La Rosa

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