The Fire and Water Podcast Presents… WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE PODCAST OF THE DC UNIVERSE, Volume V!
The fifth episode of our WHO’S WHO 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 discuss characters such as Cyborg, Clayface I-III, Commander Steel, Cosmic Boy, Killer Croc, Crime Syndicate, and many more! We wrap up the show with Who’s Who Listener Feedback!
Be sure to check out our Tumblr site for a few pages from this Who’s Who issue: FireandWaterPodcast.Tumblr.com!
You can find the fifth episode of WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE PODCAST OF THE DC UNIVERSE on iTunes. Each episode is released as part of THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST feed. While you’re on iTunes, please drop us a review. Alternatively, you may download the podcast by right-clicking here, choosing “Save Target/Link As”, and selecting a location on your computer to save the file (56 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 his band The Bad Mamma Jammas for our fantastic Who’s Who theme song!
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One of the coolest aspects of each Who’s Who issue was the amazing wrap-around cover! Check out this gorgeous George Perez and Dick Giordano cover for Volume V! Click the image to enlarge.
Here are your Firestorm-related Who’s Who entries from this issue…
Commander Steel of the All-Star Squadron drawn by Jerry Ordway! Firestorm met Commander Steel in Justice League of America #207 (Oct. 1982) during the JLA/All-Star Squadron crossover “Crisis on Earth Prime!” Click the image to enlarge.
Cosmic Boy of the Legion of Super-heroes drawn by Richard Howell and Karl Kesel! Firestorm encountered Cosmic Boy while they each battled Brimstone during the Legends crossover (Nov. 1986)! Click the image to enlarge.
Killer Croc drawn by Ed Hannigan and Romeo Tanghal! While Firestorm never tangled with Croc, the villain was created by Gerry Conway and was originally slated to appear in Firestorm vol I #7. At the end of Firestorm vol I #6 (originally unpublished, but recently included in the Firestorm the Nuclear Man trade paperback), you’ll notice the next issue box states, “The Reptile Man!” Gerry Conway confirmed during an interview we did together that he created Killer Croc originally to battle Firestorm, and then repurposed the idea with Batman after Firestorm had been canceled.
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