The Fire and Water Podcast Presents… WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE PODCAST OF THE DC UNIVERSE, Volume XVI!
The sixteenth 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 chat about WHO’S WHO: Volume XVI, discussing characters such as Mr. Terrific, Mon-El, Mongul, The Monitor, Mordru, Multiplex, Nebiros, The New Gods, and many more! We wrap up the show with Who’s Who Listener Feedback! This episode sponsored in part by InStockTrades.com!
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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 impressive George Perez and Dick Giordano cover for Volume XVI! Click the image to enlarge.
Here are your Firestorm-related Who’s Who entries from this issue…
Multiplex, the first supervilliain Firestorm ever faced! Also, in some ways Multiplex was intended to be the antithesis of Firestorm. Both gained their powers from the same nuclear explosion. Our favorite Nuclear Man represents the power of fusion, while Multiplex represents the power of fission. Martin Stein is a respected scientific genius, whereas Danton Black was a shady, spotlight-stealing scientific-hack. I always enjoyed seeing Multiplex create smaller and smaller duplicates of himself. Fun! Click the image to enlarge.
Next is the Monitor (and Anti-Monitor). Firestorm was recruited by the Monitor and Harbinger early in the Crisis on Infinite Earths. Click the image below to enlarge, then read the entry. It’s a bit long, but provides an excellent recap of Crisis without getting bogged down in too much detail. I was seriously impressed by this write-up!
Finally are the New Gods. Firestorm met several of them in Justice League of America #183-185. This was during one of the annual team-ups with the JSA. If you’ve never read those issues, I highly recommend them! Click the image to enlarge.
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