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Confirmed: Slipknot in Suicide Squad Film!

Last month we reported on speculation that Slipknot, a Firestorm foe, may appear in the Suicide Squad film. Turns out those rumors were true! Last week Suicide Squad director David Ayer tweeted a photo of the Squad cast in full costume! Then DC Comics posted a follow-up listing the cast and characters, specifically identifying Adam Beach as Slipknot! Click the image below to enlarge!

Suicide Squad movie cast

That’s right! The guy on the far left is the Larcenous Lariat himself, Slipknot! But what’s up with that costume?!? One thing I always loved about Slipknot in the comics was his unique costume design. With that creatively decorated mask, open sleeves, and exposed ribs, his look really works in a comic. To bad Adam Beach didn’t get the chance to show off his rib muscles. For a film to comic comparison, see below.

Slipknot from Suicide Squad

I truly love the character (Fury of Firestorm #28 was the first Firestorm comic I ever bought), but he’s absolutely a bargain basement character. The fact that he can hold his own against Firestorm is pretty ridiculous. He’s a guy with trick rope. That’s his entire gimmick. Over on the FIRE & WATER PODCAST we regularly mock Slipknot, so we consider his appearance in the film to be our own personal victory!

You have to wonder, how big a role will Slipknot have in the Suicide Squad film. Well, I suspect you don’t have to look much further than the original source material. In the Suicide Squad comics, all Slipknot really did was to serve as an example to the audience just how deadly it was to cross Amanda Waller. I don’t think Adam Beach will make it to the end of this movie; and if he does, he’ll be sans one arm.

Slipknot from the Suicide Squad comic

This news is a week old, so I apologize for the delay in getting it posted here.  My thanks to all the folks who gave me a heads-up on this casting announcement: Rhett_CTR, Aquaman Shrine, John Godwin, J David Weter, Andy Kappelusch, Robert Bell, and I apologize to all the folks I missed!

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“Firestorm & His Atomic Friends” spin-off is a Go!

Great news! The recently-announced spin-off of Arrow & The Flash has been “picked up”, without even a pilot episode being filmed!

Legends of Tomorrow

That’s right, “Firestorm & His Atomic Friends” should be airing on your TV sometime during mid-season. The odd thing is within the official announcement they misspelled, “Firestorm & His Atomic Friends”. For some reason they spelled it, “Legends of Tomorrow”.  Must be a typo or something.

Here is official plot synopsis:

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat – one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW stars Victor Garber (“The Flash,” “Alias”); Brandon Routh (“Arrow,” “Superman Returns”); Arthur Darvill (“Doctor Who”); Caity Lotz (“Arrow”); Ciarra Renee (“Pippin”); Franz Drameh (“Edge of Tomorrow”); with Dominic Purcell (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”); and Wentworth Miller (“The Flash,” “Prison Break”). Based on the characters from DC Comics, DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti (“The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”), Marc Guggenheim (“Eli Stone,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters”), Andrew Kreisberg (“The Flash,” “Eli Stone,” “Warehouse 13″) and Sarah Schechter (“The Flash,” upcoming “Pan”).

Oh yeah, that’s right. Victor Garber (Professor Martin Stein) received top billing! Nice!

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Gerry Conway Interview on Creator Equity – FIRE & WATER #125

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 125th 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.

Comics legend Gerry Conway joins Shag and Rob to discuss his current concerns with DC Comics over “Creator Equity” for THE FLASH TV series, and a host of other topics. Part of the massive “Conway’s Corner Crossover” podcasting event! #ConwayXover

You can find the 125th 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 play the podcast using the player below or by right-clicking “download”, choosing “Save Target/Link As”, and selecting a location on your computer to save the file (134 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!

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Firestorm from The Flash T-Shirt – Order Today!

Are you a Firestorm fan and enjoying The Flash TV series? Then pick up this great Firestorm t-shirt today over on Redbubble!

Firestorm t-shirt from The Flash by Zenjamin

The shirt was designed by fellow Match-head, Ben Plavin! The design is a nice representation of the “Splicer” Ronnie Raymond (played by Robbie Amell) & Professor Stein (played by Victor Garber) use to fuse on The Flash!

I wore mine on Free Comic Book Day, while my daughter went dressed as Dr. Caitlin Snow! Believe it or not, it was entirely her idea! She loves Caitlin on the show!!

Firestorm and Caitlin Snow at Free Comic Book Day

It’s about time Firestorm had his own logo t-shirt! Thanks, Ben! Order yours today!

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

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 XXVIII!

The twenty-eighth episode of our WHO’S WHO podcast is now available. By popular demand, Shag and Rob take a look at the two-issue mini-series The History of the DC Universe by Marv Wolfman and George Perez, including material exclusive to the deluxe edition! This episode sponsored in part by InStockTrades.com!

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

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

You can find the twenty-eighth 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 play the podcast using the player below or by right-clicking “download”, choosing “Save Target/Link As”, and selecting a location on your computer to save the file (116 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!

Below you’ll find the History of the DC Universe hardcover collection with a cover by Bill Sienkiewicz!

History of the DC Universe Hardcover by Bill Sienkiewicz

Come back next time when we tackle the first issue of Who’s Who Update ’87!

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Avengers Hawkeye vs Firestorm

You may be able to find the Avengers on the big screen today, but it looks like Hawkeye has already found Firestorm! The results just might be explosive!

Super-Team Family proudly presents Firestorm and Hawkeye in “The Manhattan Project!”

Avengers Hawkeye vs Firestorm - Super-Team Family

No, you didn’t miss an inter-company crossover featuring the Bombastic Bowman and the Nuclear Man. This fictitious meeting is the work of a gentleman named Ross Pearsall who runs Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues! That site is dedicated to the greatest team-ups that never happened. He started with Brave and the Bold fake covers starring Batman, transitioned into Marvel Two-in-One fake covers starring the Thing, and is now doing Super-Team Family featuring a wide variety of team-ups. This entry features a Joe Brozowski Firestorm paired with (I believe) a Don Heck rendition of the Avenging Archer! I love Ross’s choice in Firestorm images for this one. This Firestorm art comes from the cover to Fury of Firestorm #48 where he’s up against Moonbow, a female archer! Nice symmetry! On top of all that, Ross is a former letter-hack to the Fury of Firestorm comic! Look for him in letter columns while reading your back issues!

Like the cover above? Well, below are several previous Firestorm appearances on The Lost Issues blog:

Be sure to check out Ross’ work on Super-Team Family: The Lost Issues! Every day there is a new amazing piece! Also, please consider supporting Ross’ efforts via his Patreon page! I did!

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Gerry Conway discusses Creator Equity Concerns

Gerry Conway (co-creator of Firestorm) is asking, “Who created Caitlin Snow?” The real question behind that is, which writer/artist is getting paid for the usage of the character they created? Well, according to DC Comics, apparently nobody.

Caitlin Snow on The Flash

Gerry wrote a fascinating piece earlier this week over on Tumblr. The post explains that DC Comics is using a loophole to avoid paying creators the appropriate amount of “creator equity participation”.  A couple prime examples Gerry provides are Caitlin Snow and Power Girl.

Head over to Gerry’s Tumblr, read the article, and help spread the word!

Word on the street is DC Comics is taking a serious look at the concerns Gerry raised. Fingers crossed for some positive action!

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Firestorm Pepsi Can from Greece – 1982

This is a bizarre piece of merchandise that I didn’t even know existed until recently! Apparently back in 1982, Pepsi produced a line of soda cans in Greece featuring some of DC Comics heroes! Check out our favorite Nuclear Man!

Firestorm Pepsi Can from Greece 1982

I’m not sure who drew the image of Firestorm. It looks like a stock image from the 1980s, so maybe Denys Cowan or Ed Hannigan? Maybe someone redrawing a stock image by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez (Praise Be His Name)? Anyone care to hazard a guess?

In case you are wondering, those Greek letters loosely translate to “Firestorm”. Here are a couple more angles of the can.

Firestorm Pepsi Can from Greece 1982

Firestorm Pepsi Can from Greece 1982

I stumbled across this can on eBay a few months back. Unbelievably, it sold for $105.50!! Insane! Someone else tried to sell another can for $62 ($40 plus $22 shipping), but no luck.

Can’t see myself spending this kind of money on a rusty can, but it’s really cool to know it exists!

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Bob Haney Showcase III/Geek Talk – FIRE & WATER #124

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 124th 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 start the show discussing a host of smaller topics, like the Batman v Superman trailer, Convergence, and the Suicide Squad movie. Next is another Bob Haney Showcase: Shag profiles “Hero is A Dirty Name” by Haney, Dick Dillin, and Tex Blaisdell from World’s Finest Comics #231, and then Rob tackles “The Disco of Death” by Haney and Jim Aparo from Brave and the Bold #151! It’s more Zany Haney! Don’t forget kids, use the hashtag #ZanyHaney online for this episode!

You can find the 123rd 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 play the podcast using the player below or by right-clicking “download”, choosing “Save Target/Link As”, and selecting a location on your computer to save the file (64 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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Fire and Water Podcast - Bob Haney Showcase - #ZanyHaney

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