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Classic Fury of Firestorm #17 & Aquaman #37 – FIRE & WATER #112

Continuing THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST coverage of the classic Fury of Firestorm series from the 1980s!

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 112th 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 week Shag and Rob review Aquaman #37 by Jeff Parker, Paul Pelletier, Sean Parsons, and Rain Beredo, part three of the “Maelstrom” saga. Next up is the debut of Firehawk in The Fury of Firestorm #17 (October 1983) by Gerry Conway, Pat Broderick, George Tuska, Rodin Rodriguez, Carl Gafford, and Adam Kubert. Finally, we wrap up with your Listener Feedback!

You can find the 112th episode of THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST on iTunes. While you’re there, please drop us a review on the iTunes page. Every comment helps! 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 (52 MB).

As always, thanks to my co-host Rob Kelly, Sea King of THE AQUAMAN SHRINE, for doing all the post-production on these episodes! 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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The Fury of Firestorm The Nuclear Man vol II #17 cover by Pat Broderick and Dick Giordano! Interior story and art by Gerry Conway, Pat Broderick, George Tuska, and Rodin Rodriguez! Click to enlarge!

Fury of Firestorm #17 cover by Pat Broderick and Dick Giordano

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Early Jason Rusch Firestorm designs by CrissCross

Recently on Facebook, artist CrissCross posted several of his concept drawings for Firestorm. These were done back in 2003 as they worked to develop the look Jason Rusch would eventually debut in Firestorm vol. III (May 2004). You’ll find six versions below that are breathtaking and wildly different from the final design. Click each image to enlarge so you can see all the intricate detail. According to CrissCross, “I had a particular vision for a Quantum Man, not a Nuclear one.”

Each design is gorgeous and exploding with creativity! These are so cool, I hope CrissCross re-purposes these designs elsewhere. I love them all, but if I had to pick a favorite for Firestorm, I’d probably go with Version 7. How about you?

Firestorm Jason Rusch designs by CrissCross

Firestorm Jason Rusch designs by CrissCross

Firestorm Jason Rusch designs by CrissCross

 Firestorm Jason Rusch designs by CrissCross

Starting with version #5 below, you’ll notice CrissCross references Jim Lee’s Firestorm designs. I’m guessing he’s referring to Jim Lee’s designs from 2003 that later appeared in Wizard Magazine. Click here to see Jim Lee’s designs.

Firestorm Jason Rusch designs by CrissCross

Firestorm Jason Rusch designs by CrissCrossWow! Some truly amazing designs!  My thanks to CrissCross for allowing me to present them here. Be sure to visit CrissCross on his blog, Facebook, and Twitter!

My thanks to Abel Padilla for bringing these to my attention. THANKS!

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WHO’S WHO: The Definitive Podcast of the DC Universe, Volume XXV

Who's Who: The Definitive Podcast of the DC UniverseThe Fire and Water Podcast Presents… WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE PODCAST OF THE DC UNIVERSE, Volume XXV!

The twenty-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 chat about WHO’S WHO: Volume XXV, discussing characters such as The Unknown Soldier, Vandal Savage, The Vigilante, Vixen, The Warlord, The Weasel, Wildcat, and more! We wrap up the show with your Who’s Who Listener Feedback! This episode sponsored in part by InStockTrades.com!

Be sure to check out our Tumblr site for several pages from this Who’s Who issue: FireandWaterPodcast.Tumblr.com!

Have a question or comment? Send us an e-mail at: firewaterpodcast@comcast.net

You can find the twenty-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 (136 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 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 beautiful cover by Kevin Maguire and Dick Giordano for Volume XXV! Click the image to enlarge.

Who's Who the Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #25 cover by Kevin Maguire and Dick Giordano

Here are your Firestorm-related Who’s Who entries from this issue…

First up is the Weasel drawn by Joe Brozowski and Dennis Janke. Firestorm encountered the Weasel in Fury of Firestorm #38 (cover dated August 1985). More recently the Weasel showed up as a Black Lantern in Blackest Night. Click to enlarge.

Who's Who entry for The Weasel by Joe Brozowski and Dennis Janke

Next is the Vixen drawn by Luke McDonnell and Bob Smith. Vixen was a member of “Justice League Detroit” and a sometimes-ally of the original Firestorm (incarnation #1). More importantly, Vixen served as a JLA teammate to the Jason/Gehenna Firestorm (incarnation #7). Also worth noting, the writer who co-created Vixen was Gerry Conway (the same writer who co-created Firestorm)! Click to enlarge.

Who's Who entry for Vixen drawn by Luke McDonnell and Bob Smith

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Pat Broderick Revisits Fury of Firestorm #17 with Firehawk

Reminder, later this month you can pick up Secret Origins #9 featuring Green Lantern John Stewart’s origin drawn by Pat Broderick!! This features Pat’s return to DC Comics after a 20 year absence!

In the meantime, check out Pat’s recent recreation of his The Fury of Firestorm The Nuclear Man #17 cover featuring Firehawk! Click the image to enlarge.

Fury of Firestorm the Nuclear Man #17 cover revisited by Pat Broderick featuring Firehawk

 Here is the same drawing after coloring. Click to enlarge.

Fury of Firestorm the Nuclear Man #17 cover revisited by Pat Broderick featuring Firehawk

Below you’ll find the original cover for comparison.

Fury of Firestorm the Nuclear Man #17 cover by Pat Broderick featuring Firehawk

Pat Broderick previously revisited other Firestorm covers:

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Happy New Year from Fireworks-Storm

Happy New Year from Firestorm Fan and Fireworks-Storm! 2014 was a fantastic year for the character of Firestorm! Can’t wait to see what 2015 brings!!

Robbie Amell on The Flash as Fireworks-Storm

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Pat Broderick Revisits Fury of Firestorm #7 with Plastique

Not sure if you’ve heard, but Pat Broderick is returning to DC Comics after 20 years! Next month you can pick up Secret Origins #9 featuring Green Lantern John Stewart’s origin drawn by Broderick!!

In the meantime, check out Pat’s recent recreation of his The Fury of Firestorm The Nuclear Man #7 cover featuring Plastique (who recently appeared on CW’s The Flash)! Click the image to enlarge.

Fury of Firestorm the Nuclear Man #7 cover revisited by Pat Broderick featuring Plastique

 Here is the same drawing after coloring. Click to enlarge.

Fury of Firestorm the Nuclear Man #7 cover revisited by Pat Broderick featuring Plastique

Below you’ll find the original cover for comparison.

Fury of Firestorm the Nuclear Man #7 cover by Pat Broderick featuring Plastique

Pat Broderick previously revisited other Firestorm covers:

Come back later this week for another Pat Broderick cover recreation!

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Aquaman and Firestorm’s Year in Review – FIRE & WATER #111

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water PodcastThe 111th 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.

With 2014 coming to a close, Rob and Shag review all the major developments with Aquaman and Firestorm. It was a banner year for both characters, and we’re taking a moment to look back and celebrate!

You can find the 111th episode of THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST on iTunes. While you’re there, please drop us a review on the iTunes page. Every comment helps! 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 (50 MB).

As always, thanks to my co-host Rob Kelly, Sea King of THE AQUAMAN SHRINE, for doing all the post-production on these episodes! This episode brought to you in part by InStockTrades.com!

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Happy New Year from Fire and Water Podcast!

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Bob Haney Showcase: Wonder Woman & Supergirl/Johnny Thunder – FIRE & WATER #110

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water PodcastThe 110th 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.

By popular demand, another #ZanyHaney episode! Once again, we present a look back at the work of legendary comics writer Bob Haney! First up is “The Revolt of the Super-Chicks” starring Wonder Woman and Supergirl from Brave and the Bold #63 (Jan. 1966), followed by “Trap of the Sheriff’s Hat” starring Johnny Thunder from All-Star Western #99 (March 1958)!

You can find the 110th episode of THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST on iTunes. While you’re there, please drop us a review on the iTunes page. Every comment helps! 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 (41 MB).

As always, thanks to my co-host Rob Kelly, Sea King of THE AQUAMAN SHRINE, for doing all the post-production on these episodes! 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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Here are the splash pages to the stories discussed in this episode! Click to enlarge!

Brave and the Bold #63 featuring Supergirl and Wonder Woman by Bob Haney

All-Star Western #99 featuring Johnny Thunder by Bob Haney and Gil Kane

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Danielle Panabaker as Killer Frost – Fan Art by BossLogic

Check out this amazing fan art by BossLogic of Danielle Panabaker as Killer Frost! She looks dangerous and sexy at the same time!

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Danielle Panabaker plays Caitlin Snow on the hit show The Flash. Caitlin Snow is the secret identity of Killer Frost in DC Comics’ New 52. It’s been strongly hinted in interviews that Panabaker’s character on The Flash will someday become Killer Frost.

Danielle Panabaker as Killer Frost fan art by BossLogic

For comparison, here is the original photo and BossLogic’s final product.

Danielle Panabaker as Killer Frost fan art by BossLogic

Wow! That looks so amazing! Hopefully when Caitlin Snow eventually displays her Killer Frost aspect it will look as cool as this! Get it… cool… see what I did there? It’s a joke, see .. nevermind…

Check out BossLogic on Twitter and his website! You can follow Danielle Panabaker on Twitter!

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Forever Evil Deck Building Game

In stores now! Cryptozoic Entertainment released their latest deck-building card game, this time based upon the DC Comics crossover, Forever Evil! I’ve played a few of their previous deck-building games and they are a blast!

DC Comics Deck Building Game Forever Evil by Cryptozoic

Since the theme is Forever Evil, this time they’ve included Firestorm!!! Here are the Firestorm-themed cards in game…

Firestorm (Her0)

Firestorm DC Comics Deck Building Game Forever Evil by Cryptozoic

Firestorm Matrix (Equipment)

Firestorm Matrix DC Comics Deck Building Game Forever Evil by Cryptozoic

Deathstorm (Villain)

Deathstorm DC Comics Deck Building Game Forever Evil by Cryptozoic

Power Drain (Super Power)

Deathstorm Power Drain DC Comics Deck Building Game Forever Evil by Cryptozoic

Can’t wait to sit down and play this game!!

DC Comics Deck Building Game Forever Evil by Cryptozoic

My thanks to my buddy Mike Truelove for sending these pictures my way!

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