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Aquaman & Justice League #20 Reviews – FIRE & WATER #55 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 […]

Brimstone is soooooo not a Martian Manhunter rogue!

So the other day I was cruising my buddy Frank’s fantastic blog dedicated to the Martian Manhunter, The Idol-Head of Diabolu. Every so often I like to take pity on ole Frank and visit his site. I figure it brightens his day to get a visitor or two. I mean, c’mon, it’s Martian Manhunter. How […]

John Byrne’s Superman Quoted Firestorm

In an early issue of his Superman run, John Byrne featured word balloons from over a dozen other titles released that same month — including Firestorm! This information was featured recently over on CBR’s “Comic Book Legends Revealed.”  The issue was Superman #10 (Oct. 1987) by John Byrne and Karl Kesel. In the story, Superman’s […]

North Coast Comic Con – focused on Firestorm

The North Coast Comic Con is being held Saturday July 21 thru Sunday July 22 in Akron, Ohio. This convention is a match-head’s dream! Guests include Gerry Conway (co-creator of Firestorm) and John Ostrander (long-running Firestorm writer from the late 1980s)! Also, there will be a limited edition Firestorm print by artist Josh Medors available […]

Pozhar Week: Mikhail Denisovitch Arkadin

Welcome to Pozhar Week!  With the character of Pozhar scheduled to appear soon in The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men, I thought I’d cover the character’s pre-New 52 continuity.  All this week we’ll be looking at different facets of Pozhar!  Today we’re looking at some of his history… Mikhail Denisovitch Arkadin was a nuclear […]

Firebird of Soyuz

Ready for a blast from the past?  Anyone remember the team of Russian super-powered teenagers called Soyuz?  Check out Firebird’s entry from DK’s DC Comics Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition (September 2008). Firebird was secretly Serafina Arkadina, the niece of Mikhail Arkadin (a.k.a. Pozhar, and one-half of the “Blank Slate”-era Firestorm). At one point, John Ostrander […]

John Ostrander’s farewell letter from FIRESTORM #100

The second volume of Firestorm was cancelled at issue #100 during the summer of 1990. I was so bummed when this series ended! I still think the Elemental Firestorm run was an excellently written and drawn batch of comics. Writer John Ostrander published a letter to the fans in the back of issue #100 discussing […]

Episode 3 of FIRESTORM FAN and AQUAMAN SHRINE Podcast! Play in new window | DownloadThe third 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 time around we cover: our podcast Mission Statement, under-appreciated comic runs of Firestorm and Aquaman, The […]

John Ostrander: Exclusive Interview with FIRESTORM FAN

We’ve got a special treat today here at FIRESTORM FAN – a fantastic interview with celebrated Firestorm writer, John Ostrander! John Ostrander wrote 45 issues of FIRESTORM vol II from 1987 through 1990.   Besides Firestorm co-creator Gerry Conway, Ostrander has written the character more than any other author.   The dramatic changes Ostrander introduced to Firestorm […]

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