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Ramona Fradon draws Firestorm

Ramona Fradon is one of the all-time great comic book artists! I was fortunate enough to meet her in 2018 at the Baltimore Comic Con, and she was a true joy.

Ramona Fradon is known by many as THE premier Aquaman artist, having drawn the character for over 10 years and launching Aquaman into the Silver Age of comics. Most of you probably know I’m one-half of the team that produces AQUAMAN & FIRESTORM: THE FIRE & WATER PODCAST.  My podcasting partner, Rob Kelly, is responsible for THE AQUAMAN SHRINE.  Therefore, this recent commission by Ramona Fradon of Firestorm just blew my socks off!  The melding of two of my favorite things!

Ramona Fradon draws Firestorm

Love this so much!!  This is not my commission, but it’s featured over on the Catskill Comics websiteCheck out their site and you can order your own Ramona Fradon commission! My thanks to Darrin & Ruth Sutherland for the heads-up about this piece!

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Doomsday Clock #8 & #9 – Reaction from a Firestorm Fan **SPOILERS**

Warning, the following contains SPOILERS for Doomsday Clock #8 & #9. There were major Firestorm-related plots and revelations in these issues. I recommend you read the issues yourself before reading my commentary.

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Reading Doomsday Clock #8 left me concerned that Firestorm might be permanently damaged as a character. Reading Doomsday Clock #9 just left me mad as hell.

Let me start by saying I realize this story isn’t finished yet. Therefore judging the overall story would be wrong; doing that before reading the ending is always a mistake. Instead I’m providing my commentary in regards to Firestorm’s activity in the story so far, and some speculation on the future direction of the Firestorm arc. Fair warning, this is gonna be a long one.

DOOMSDAY CLOCK #8

You should really read the issue itself, lots of Firestorm stuff in there (even Pozhar, now looking like the awesome Elemental Firestorm design!).

The short version is Ronnie Raymond decides, against Professor Stein’s recommendation, to fly to Russia to confront those accusing Firestorm of being part of the “Supermen Theory”.  The “Supermen Theory” is a conspiracy theory finding momentum that many superheroes were created as part of some secret government program.

Doomsday Clock #8 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank featuring Firestorm

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Super Friends Firestorm Debut – FIRE & WATER #227

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 227th 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 take a look at the first episode of 1984’s SUPER FRIENDS: THE LEGENDARY SUPER POWERS SHOW, “The Bride of Darkseid” Parts 1 and 2 — the animated introduction of Firestorm the Nuclear Man!

You can find the 227th 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.

Firestorm on Super Friends the Legendary Super Powers Show

Opening theme, “That Time is Now,” by Michael Kohler. Closing theme by Hanna-Barbera. This episode brought to you in part by InStockTrades.com!

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Firestorm was in V: The Final Battle?!?!

Mark L. Taylor, voice actor who played Firestorm and Ronnie Raymond on the SUPER FRIENDS animated series, was in V: THE FINAL BATTLE! I had no idea until today!!

Mark played the character of Fred King, a resistance fighter that helped Juliet Parrish after she unmasked John on national television! Click here for a clip featuring Mark Taylor as Fred King!

Mark L Taylor voice of Firestorm as Fred King in V The Final Battle

I love Firestorm! I love “V”! Two great tastes that taste great together!

Mark L. Taylor has also appeared in a zillion other favorites, such as CHiPs, Moonlighting, M*A*S*H, West Wing, Tail Spin, Pup Named Scooby Doo, the 1988 Ruby Spears Superman animated series, and so much more!

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The Nuclear Man T-Shirt on Retropolis

Match-heads!! Get your own Nuclear Man t-shirt from Retropolis Tees!! Shirt by fellow match-head Anthony Durso!!

The Nuclear Man T-Shirt on Retropolis

Order yours today from 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

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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!

Join the conversation and find more great content:

This podcast is a proud member of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK:

Thanks for listening! Support Firestorm and Aquaman! Fan the Flame and Ride the Wave!

Remember, to leave comments visit our FIRE & WATER PODCAST website – http://fireandwaterpodcast.com/podcast/fire-water-224/

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

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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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