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DC RPG: The Hero Points Podcast, Episode 3 – Introductory Adventure Modules

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DC RPG: THE HERO POINTS PODCAST, Episode 03 – Introductory Adventure Modules

DC RPG: The Hero Points Podcast

The third episode of our HERO POINTS podcast is now available — the show that tackles role-playing games set in the DC Universe! This time around Shag and Siskoid chat about favorite introductory adventure modules! We recap and discuss Mayfair Games “Project Prometheus” and “The Doomsday Program”. Finally, we wrap up the show with your Listener Feedback!

Find the third episode of DC RPG: THE HERO POINTS PODCAST 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 (86 MB).

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Mayfair Games DC Heroes RPG Project Prometheus

Mayfair Games DC Heroes RPG The Doomsday Program

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Legends of Tomorrow Firestorm Posters

A couple weeks ago, the Legends of Tomorrow folks released several character-centric digital posters to help build some buzz! Check out these Firestorm-related posters shared with TV Line.

It’s nice ringing in the New Year knowing that 2016 will feature Firestorm as a regular on a TV series, and new comic stories by Gerry Conway! It might just be THE year of Firestorm!

First up is Franz Drameh as Firestorm (and Jefferson “Jax” Jackson)!

Legends of Tomorrow Firestorm Poster with Franz Drameh

Next up is Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein (part of Firestorm)!

Legends of Tomorrow - Professor Martin Stein played by Victor Garber

My thanks to all the Match-heads who sent me links to this information (and there were a bunch of you)! Y’all are the best!

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Adam Beach Talks Slipknot from Suicide Squad Film

In a recent interview with Rama’s Screen, actor Adam Beach shared some details about the character of Slipknot in the upcoming Suicide Squad film. Click here to read all the details. For just a snippet, check out Adam’s quote below:

When you researched the villains in the DC comics, everybody’s been through the assassin’s drill of training to kill. My skill is the ropes. Give me a rope and I can fight with it, I can tie you up. They were teaching me a move where if you try to throw a punch, I can use a rope to grab that punch, put the rope around your neck and just drop my weight and it snaps your neck. There’s a lot of martial art skills you can use with the rope and it was pretty cool, man!

In case you weren’t aware, Slipknot is a Firestorm villain! More of Firestorm’s rogue gallery coming to live action!!

Adam Beach as Slipknot in Suicide Squad

My thanks to the numerous Match-heads who sent me links to this information! Much appreciated!

Can’t wait to see the Larcenous Lariat on the big screen!

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In Memory of Shawn Engel – FIRE & WATER #151

Fire and Water Podcast - In Memory of Shawn Engel

The 151st 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 pay tribute to a friend of the show who passed away just a couple weeks ago, Shawn Engel. From a recording produced in 2014, you’ll hear Rob and Shawn discuss a fun team-up story featuring both the Kyle Rayner Green Lantern and Aquaman. Then from a recording just a couple months ago, you’ll hear Shag and Shawn discuss their mutual fondness for Kyle Rayner.  Shawn Engel was a great guy. He will be missed.

You can find the 151st 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 (61 MB).

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Nuclear Scrubs – FIRE & WATER #150

Fire and Water Podcast: Human Flying Fish and Slipknot

The 150th 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.

Just in time for the special 150th episode of THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST, frequent guests and Nuclear Subs DIABOLU FRANK and RYAN DALY have kidnapped Shag and Rob and taken over the show! The episode starts with discussions on The Human Flying Fish and Slipknot, and goes downhill from there.

You can find the 150th 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 (89 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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New Gerry Conway Firestorm Comic Announced for March!

Last Friday DC announced an upcoming anthology comic series featuring Firestorm! That’s right! Firestorm is back in comics… and being written by Gerry Conway!

Legends of Tomorrow #1 (shipping in March) is an 80-page anthology comic featuring four different stories! Below you’ll find the cover to the issue by Aaron Lopresti! Click here for the official announcement! More details and discussion below the cover!Legends of Tomorrow #1 comic cover with Firestorm by Aaron Lopresti

Issue #1 will feature Firestorm, Metamorpho, the Metal Men, and Sugar & Spike! Here is the Firestorm blurb:

FIRESTORM, written by Gerry Conway with art by Eduardo Pansica and Rob Hunter:
Firestorm is back! To save Jason Rusch, Firestorm will need to retrieve Danton Black’s stolen research from Professor Stein’s lab. But if Jason can’t fuse with Ronnie by the Firestorm Protocol…who can?

Legends of Tomorrow #1 will be on sale March 9th, 2016 with 80 pages for $7.99.

With the official news out of the way, let’s discuss certain aspects of this…

  • While I’m thrilled Firestorm is returning to comics, I do feel a bit cheated. Back in July 2015, DC announced a new Firestorm six issue limited series written by Gerry Conway. So instead of Firestorm headlining his own limited series, he’s sharing with three other features. It’s an 80-page comic with four stories. Doing the math suggests each feature could get 20 pages to themselves. That’s equivalent of a stand alone comic, so at least we’ll get a full issue’s worth of Firestorm.
  • Some folks have expressed concerns over the price tag of $7.99. Again, doing the math, that’s only $2 per feature. That’s a pretty good savings compared to stand alone comics (typically $3.99 nowadays). However, I’m not sure $7.99 is sustainable on a monthly basis.
  • The big question is how many issues will feature Firestorm. Since we were originally promised a six issue limited series, will Firestorm be featured in the first six issues of the Legends of Tomorrow comic? Or will they shorten his story so it takes up less issues?
  • The comic is called Legends of Tomorrow, clearly trying to capitalize on the TV series of the same name. However, Firestorm is the only character to appear in both the TV series and the comic. Will other Legends TV characters appear in the comic? If so, how will that impact each feature’s run? Each of these features was originally promised a six issue mini-series. Who will get six issues of Legends to tell their story, and who will have less time?

First and foremost, great news that Firestorm is back in comics and being written by Gerry Conway! Can’t wait!

Second, we have questions. I sure hope DC provides some answers soon.

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WHO’S WHO: Update ’87 Podcast, Volume 5

Who's Who: The Definitive Podcast of the DC UniverseThe Fire and Water Podcast Presents… WHO’S WHO: UPDATE ’87 PODCAST, volume 5!

The fifth episode of our WHO’S WHO UPDATE ’87 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: UPDATE ’87, volume 5, discussing characters such as Robin, Strikeforce Kobra, The Spectre, Titano, Vibe, and more! We wrap up with your 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 fourth episode of WHO’S WHO: UPDATE ’87 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 (149 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 wild cover by Pablo Marcos! Click the image to enlarge.

Who's Who Update 87 #5 cover by Pablo Marcos

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

First up is the Rocket Red Brigade! Firestorm’s own Pozhar (a.k.a. Mikhail Arkadin) wore Rocket Red armor in his earliest appearances (Fury of Firestorm #63, 64, and Annual #5 in 1987)! Click to enlarge.

Who's Who Rocket Red Brigade by Joe Staton

Up next are the Royal Flush Gang! Firestorm tussled with this card-themed bunch back in Justice League of America #203-205 in 1982. Click to enlarge.

Who's Who Royal Flush Gang by Chuck Patton

Then we have the Suicide Squad! Firestorm was hunted by the Squad back in Fury of Firestorm #64 (from 1987). Click to enlarge.

Who's Who Suicide Squad by Luke McDonnell

Finally we have a supporting character on TV’s The Flash — Vibe! Firestorm teamed-up with Vibe and the Detroit Justice League in Justice League of America #257 and the Legends limited series (back in 1986). Click to enlarge.

Who's Who Vibe by Luke McDonnell

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A Match Made in (Geek) Heaven

Congratulations to Brandon & Annalyssa on their engagement! Brandon has been a long-time supporter of FIRESTORM FAN. Check out their super-awesome engagement photo! Notice what Brandon is reading…

Brandon Rouge and Annalyssa

When I saw this photo, I begged Brandon to let me post it here along with his commentary. Take it way, Brandon!

Hey Shagg, thank you for offering to post my story! I find it quite comical that everyone always told me that if I keep reading all these comics, playing these video games, and watching all that TV you’re going to die alone. Boy did I get to prove them wrong! At first Annalyssa (my fiancée) was not crazy about my hobbies but she grew to love them (not as much as myself I’m sure). The one thing that really clicked with her as far as my addictions was Doctor Who. I got her hook line and sinker with that one, so much so that I actually proposed to her in front of Matt Smith himself (and the other 2,000 people at the panel)! It was nerve racking but she said yes, would have been a long walk out of the convention center if she hadn’t. Her favourite superhero is Spider-Man and mine is well… obvious. After all of my obsessions she still agreed to take our engagement pictures in a comic book store, dream come true. This is one of the photos that our photographer Manifesto Photography had taken, they were great. Anyways I had rambled on long enough, Thank you for my ten minutes of fame!

Such a great story! I’m so happy for Brandon and Annalyssa. She likes comics and Doctor Who?!? Better hold on to her tight, Brandon! She sounds like a keeper! I guess you could say it’s a match(head) made in heaven!

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Fury of Firestorm (Classic) #25/Aquaman/Lady Cop – FIRE & WATER #149

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 149th 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 take a look at “Black Bison Rides Again!” from The Fury of Firestorm #25 (July 1984) by Gerry Conway, Rafael Kayanan, Romeo Tanghal, Carl Gafford, and Adam Kubert. Then Rob can’t quite to bring himself to cover Aquaman #s 45 and 46, so he decides to talk about First Issue Special: Lady Cop (July 1975) by Robert Kanigher and John Rosenberger instead. Plus YOUR Listener Feedback! Special thanks to Siskoid. Lady Cop played by Isabel Goguen.

You can find the 149th 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 (89 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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Fury of Firestorm #25 cover by Rafael Kayanan and Dick Giordano

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Bob Haney Showcase IV with Metamorpho – FIRE & WATER #148

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 148th 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.

Back by popular demand, it’s another Bob Haney Showcase, this time focusing on Metamorpho, The Element Man! Shag profiles “The Freak and the Billion-Dollar Phantom” by Haney and Ramona Fradon from First Issue Special #3 (June 1975), and then Rob tackles “How To Make A Super-Hero” by Haney and Jim Aparo from Brave and the Bold #123 (Dec. 1975) starring Batman, Plastic Man, and Metamorpho! It’s more Zany Haney! Don’t forget kids, use the hashtag #ZanyHaney online for this episode!

You can find the 148th 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 (72 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!

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#ZanyHaney Fire and Water Podcast

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