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Firestorm gets a costume for Legends of Tomorrow!

Firestorm on the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow TV series will have a suit that resembles his comic book suit!! A new trailer dropped yesterday announcing a release date of January 21, 2016! Check out a few screen shots below! Click to enlarge!

Franz Drameh as Firestorm on Legends of Tomorrow

Franz Drameh as Firestorm and Jefferson Jackson Jax on Legends of Tomorrow

Franz Drameh as Firestorm and Jefferson Jackson Jax on Legends of Tomorrow

Firestorm logo on Legends of Tomorrow

Franz Drameh appears to be doing a great job with the role! Looking forward to more of his Firestorm!

Can’t wait until January 21st for Legends of Tomorrow? Then get your fix by listening to the Legends of Tomorrow Podcast! They discuss all things related to and leading to the show. They were even kind enough to invite me to discuss Firestorm on episode 8 of their show!

Watch the trailer again below! I can’t count how many times I’ve watched it!!

Just a little speculation, but the TV version of the Firestorm suit seems to be heavily influenced by Jamal Igle’s comic book re-design of the Firestorm suit (Firestorm the Nuclear Man #23 from May 2005). See below. Notice the chest emblem ends with the three smaller circles (representing electrons). Jamal was the first artist to interpret the insignia this way. On the TV costume, notice the yellow piping on the shoulders and gloves. This design element was also introduced by Jamal Igle; notice on the comic version the gloves and boots. Similar piping has been used in subsequent suits, including the New 52 Firestorm costumes. Way to go, Jamal!

Firestorm from Legends of Tomorrow and Jamal Igle Firestorm from the comic book

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Supergirl – FIRE & WATER #147

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 147th 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 welcome Nuclear Sub Anj (well-known Supergirl blogger) to discuss the first four episodes of the CBS-TV show SUPERGIRL! Plus, the podcasting debut of a two-time winner of the coveted Steam Award!

You can find the 147th 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 (83 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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Supergirl TV poster

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Was Crisis Necessary? A Super Mates Podcast Crossover

This week on the SUPER MATES PODCAST, Chris Franklin and The Irredeemable Shag sit down to debate whether CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS was necessary! While not specifically Firestorm related, I wanted to mention this episode as it’s a crossover with our own FIRE & WATER PODCAST! Earlier this week on the FIRE &WATER PODCAST, Chris Franklin and Shag reviewed old comic book advertisements. Be sure to check out this episode of the SUPER MATES PODCAST!

Super Mates Podcast featuring Shag discussing Crisis on Infinite Earths

My thanks to Chris and Cindy for having me on their show! After listening to this episode, be sure to check out other episodes of this outstanding podcast!

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Listener Feedback-O-Rama & Nuclear Sub World Tour – FIRE & WATER #146

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 146th 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 finally get caught up on YOUR Listener Feedback! Plus, a Nuclear Sub World Tour 2015 back-up feature guest-starring Chris Franklin! Part of a crossover with the Super Mates Podcast!

You can find the 146th 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 (128 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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Chris Franklin from Super Mates Podcast and Irredeemable Shag from Fire and Water Podcast

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DC Cosmic Cards – Views from the Longbox Guest Appearance

Over on VIEWS FROM THE LONGBOX, Michael Bailey and I recently covered one of our favorite trading card series: DC Cosmic Cards released by Impel in 1991! This was DC’s first foray into the 1990s trading card fad!

DC Cosmic Cards trading card box

During the episode, Mike and I cover each of the cards briefly, discuss Batman (or the lack thereof), sneaky tricks to find the holograms, the binder, and much more! We had a blast recording, so we hope you enjoy listening!

DC Cosmic Cards trading card packs

If you wish to follow along, visit the Trading Card Database by clicking this shortlink: http://firestormfan.com/dccosmiccards.

For you match-heads, here are a couple Firestorm-centric cards from the set!

Firestorm DC Cosmic Cards by Tom MandrakeFirestorm DC Cosmic Cards

Firehawk DC Cosmic Cards by Tom MandrakeFirehawk DC Cosmic Cards

Be sure to check out our coverage over at, VIEWS FROM THE LONGBOX!

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Who’s Who Podcast Special: Murphy Anderson

Who's Who: The Definitive Podcast of the DC UniverseThe Fire and Water Podcast Presents… WHO’S WHO SPECIAL: MURPHY ANDERSON!

As a tribute to the late, great Murphy Anderson, Shag and Rob present eight classic WHO’S WHO PODCAST entries, all drawn by the legendary artist: Captain Comet, Doll Man, Hawkman I, Kanjar Ro, the Manhawks, Quicksilver, Solomon Grundy, and Uncle Sam! This special “clip show” is part of a Murphy Anderson Tribute Podcast Crossover Event!

Be sure to check out our Tumblr site for these pages from Who’s WhoFireandWaterPodcast.Tumblr.com!

Be sure to read/listen to these other shows offering tributes to Murphy Anderson:

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

You can find this special episode of the WHO’S WHO 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 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 (25 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!

Just to whet your appetite, here is Hawkman I! Firestorm and Carter Hall met on occasion during JLA/JSA team-ups!

Carter Hall Hawkman Who's Who entry by Murphy Anderson

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WHO’S WHO: Update ’87 Podcast, Volume 4

Who's Who: The Definitive Podcast of the DC UniverseThe Fire and Water Podcast Presents… WHO’S WHO: UPDATE ’87 PODCAST, volume 4!

The fourth 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 4, discussing characters such as Lois Lane, Marine Marauder, Mon-El, Moonbow, Power Girl, The Question, Parasite, Protector, 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 (150 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 Todd McFarlane! Click the image to enlarge.

Who's Who Update '87 #4 cover by Todd McFarlane

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

First up is Moonbow by Steve Bove and Dick Giordano! Firestorm’s very own archer landed a Who’s Who entry this time! Click to enlarge.

Moonbow Who's Who entry by Steve Bove and Dick Giordano

Next is Parasite by Joe Brozowski and Steve Mitchell! While Parasite is traditionally a Superman foe, in the Post-Crisis universe, Firestorm is where Parasite first appeared! Click to enlarge.

Parasite Who's Who entry by Joe Brozowski and Steve Mitchell

Finally is Power Girl by Mary Wilshire! A long time ago on a satellite far, far away… Firestorm and Power Girl were very nearly an item! Don’t believe me? Then check out this post! Click the image to enlarge.

Power Girl Who's Who by Mary Wilshire

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Danielle Panabaker in costume as Killer Frost

Two weeks ago Danielle Panabaker appeared on The Talk to promote The Flash. While there she shared a photo of herself as Killer Frost taken during the filming of the season one finale! In the actual episode Killer Frost was obscured by the time corridor (or whatever it was) that Barry was running through. Here you can clearly see her costume and just how sexy Panabaker looks as Killer Frost! Wowza!

Danielle Panabaker as Killer Frost on The Flash

Danielle Panabaker continues to impress me. In interviews and face-to-face, she comes across as a really wonderful and intelligent woman. My own experience meeting her was a complete joy! If you’d like to watch Panabaker’s segment on The Talk, click here.

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Fury of Firestorm (Classic) #24/Aquaman #44 – FIRE & WATER #145

Firestorm and Aquaman: The Fire and Water Podcast

The 145th 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 “Siren’s Call” from Aquaman #44 by Cullen Bunn, Alec Morgan, Art Thibert, Jesus Marino, and Guy Major, followed by “Terminal Velocity” from The Fury of Firestorm #24 (June 1984) by Gerry and Carla Conway, Rafael Kayanan, Romeo Tanghal, Carl Gafford, and Adam Kubert. Plus YOUR Listener Feedback!

You can find the 145th 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 (56 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 #24 cover by Rafael Kayanan and Sal Amendola

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Watch The Flash Tonight for the New Firestorm

Be sure to watch The Flash tonight for the introduction of the new Firestorm! Jefferson “Jax” Jackson debuts as Firestorm, played by Franz Drameh!

Jefferson Jackson as the new Firestorm played by Franz Drameh

In case you are wondering about Robbie Amell and this new version of Firestorm…

EW.com recently published an interview with Andrew Kreisberg, The Flash Executive Producer, where he addressed the death of Ronnie Raymond:

Part of the decision was Robbie’s burgeoning film career. He’s on his way to being a very big star, which he completely deserves both professionally and personally. We didn’t want to stand in the way of that. As always, sometimes those tough decisions yield the best storytelling because obviously Ronnie’s death has a major impact on all the characters, Barry, Caitlin (Danielle Panabaker), Professor Stein. It also gave us a lot of our storytelling as we move forward. Everyone knows there’s a second spin-off coming with Legends of Tomorrow. They know the Firestorm legacy is far from over, so it just gave us a lot of rich storytelling to pursue.

Robbie recently posted the photo below on Instagram and said, “Firestorm is in great hands. But I’ll be back”

Robbie Amell and Franz Drameh - Firestorm

Last week Zap2it.com published an interview with Andrew Kreisberg that got me excited about the introduction of Jefferson “Jax” Jackson. Below are some relevant quotes explaining this new version of Firestorm will be more like the comic version! Hooray!

When deciding to give Dr. Stein another second half, executive producer Andrew Kreisberg explains how the team wanted the new Firestorm to be different from Ronnie but inevitably closer in resemblance to the comic book lighthearted spirit of the character.

“In the comic books Ronnie was like a dumb jock. Obviously, Robbie and the character that we created for our Ronnie was obviously an engineer and was more mature and has a girlfriend. He was more of an adult,” Kreisberg explains to Zap2it and a group of journalists at an episode preview event. “The idea of a second firestorm being somebody who was just in his early 20s and somebody who was radically different from [Robbie’s] Firestorm.”

That’s not to say that Jax is a dumb jock — he had a 4.0 GPA in high school, but his lack of science background creates a fun dichotomy between him and Dr. Stein that more closely resembles the chemistry between the scientist and Ronnie in the comic books.

Can’t wait to see Jax on-screen tonight! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!

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