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Another Firestorm Foe on The Flash – Sand Demon

Casting for CW’s The Flash continues to plumb the depths of Firestorm characters! On next week’s episode of The Flash, we’ll see Firestorm foe Eddie Slick (a.k.a. Sand Demon) portrayed by Kett Turton! Talk about obscure! Eddie Slick first appeared back in Fury of Firestorm #51 & #52 (1986). When he was first introduced, Eddie was […]

John Ostrander & Tom Mandrake Need Your Help!

John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake, the creative forces behind Firestorm’s Elemental era, need your help! And time is running out! Ostrander & Mandrake are running a Kickstarter campaign for their new graphic novel, Kros: Hallowed Ground. It’s a passion project they’ve wanted to publish for a long time. As of this posting, there are only 7 […]

Amazing Heroes Previews of Firestorm from the 1980s

I love old comic advertisements. With my background in marketing and having worked as a comics retailer, I find this stuff fascinating! Today we’re featuring a number of Firestorm promotional blurbs from Amazing Heroes. If you’re not familiar with Amazing Heroes, it was a magazine about comic books published by Fantagraphics Books from 1981 to 1992. It […]

Oracle in Firestorm #98 & Barbara Gordon Podcast

Some people may not realize/remember, but when Oracle first appeared in Suicide Squad #23 (cover dated January 1989) her true identity was not shown to the readers. It wasn’t until Suicide Squad #38 (February 1990) that she was revealed to be Barbara Gordon. Somewhat surprising is that Barbara Gordon’s very next appearance as Oracle was in […]

Multiplex & Mindboggler in Suicide Squad film?

Firestorm rogues Multiplex and Mindboggler could appear in the theatrical Suicide Squad film?!?! According to Bleeding Cool, a Suicide Squad film script by Justin Marks has been floating around since early 2011. In this version of the script, both Multiplex and Mindboggler make appearances!! Check out full coverage of the Suicide Squad script over on […]

Aquaman Annual #1, Nick Cardy RIP, DC Moves West – FIRE & WATER #69

http://www.namtab.com/aquablog/Fire%20and%20Water%20Podcast%20Episode%2069.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The 69th episode of THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST is now available for your listening pleasure! THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST is the official podcast of FIRESTORM FAN and THE AQUAMAN SHRINE. This episode Rob and Shag dive into the first Aquaman Annual in 15 years! Next we remember the legendary […]

Legends Advertisement (1986)

The following post of awesomeness is dedicated to my good friends: Siskoid, Diabolu Frank, and Benton Grey. Bask in the “Wow” that is Legends, gentleman. Yes, it’s really that good! Click the gorgeous image below to enlarge. Oh yeah, and it’s John Freakin’ Byrne drawing our favorite hot-head! Sweet! A quick nod to a few […]

Elemental Firestorm Promoted in DC Direct Currents #16

A few months ago we ran the back cover of Direct Currents #16 from May 1989. Turns out that back cover was a tie-in with an article within that issue. Check out this cool promotional blurb from Direct Currents #16 about the coming of the Elemental Firestorm! Click the image to enlarge! Man, I love me […]

Aquaman & Justice League #20 Reviews – FIRE & WATER #55

http://www.namtab.com/aquablog/Fire%20and%20Water%20Podcast%20Episode%2055.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download The 55th episode of THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST is now available for your listening pleasure! THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST is the official podcast of FIRESTORM FAN and THE AQUAMAN SHRINE. Shag and Rob discuss Aquaman #20 by John Ostrander, Manuel Garcia, and a slew of inkers. Next we dive […]

Janus Directive Advertisement – 1989

Who remembers “The Janus Directive”? If you don’t, it was an 11-part crossover that ran through five DC comics back in mid-1989 (Checkmate, Suicide Squad, Manhunter, Captain Atom, and Firestorm). It wasn’t a marquee crossover, but was entertaining for those reading the espionage comics at the time. Personally, I was a big fan of Suicide […]

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