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Firestorm’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Last month during the height of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge popularity, good friend to the site Luke Daab posed the question, “… has any thought been given to what would happen if Firestorm accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge?”  I pondered the question and came up with two contradictory answers. Then we received what I […]

Happy Birthday to Firestorm! 36 Years Old Today!

Happy Birthday Firestorm! Hard to believe you’re 36 years old today! You still seem like a teenager to us readers. There is some dispute as to the exact release date of Firestorm’s first issue. The house ad above identifies the release date as December 6, 1977, however, Mike’s Amazing World of DC Comics (a fantastic […]

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

The Fire and Water Podcast Presents… WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE PODCAST OF THE DC UNIVERSE, Volume XII! The twelfth 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: […]

First Firestorm Fan Letter (1977) and “Robby” Raymond

Today we’re looking at the very first piece of fan mail ever received by DC Comics about Firestorm! Comics reader Mitch Senft holds the distinction of having the first published letter about the Nuclear Man. Mitch’s letter was very honest and pointed out some highlights of the book and some concerns he had with the character. […]

Daily Planet Headline: Make Way for Firestorm!

Firestorm made the front page of the Daily Planet! .. Well, sort of. During the Bronze Age, each issue of DC Comics contained an in-house promotional page called “Daily Planet”. The modern equivalent would be the Channel 52 strips or the DC Comics All Access pages. Each “Daily Planet” included information on upcoming releases and […]

Direct Currents #16 Promoting Comics Shipping in May 1989

Check out the back cover of Direct Currents #16 from May 1989! It’s a “Collector’s Page” featuring our favorite hothead! If you aren’t familiar with Direct Currents, they were a free, promotional magazine containing approximately 8 pages, that solicited the titles being released by DC Comics that month. It was sort of like a monthly version […]

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

The Fire and Water Podcast Presents… WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE PODCAST OF THE DC UNIVERSE, Volume VIII! FINALLY… Firestorm in WHO’S WHO!!! The eighth 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 […]

The Christmas Eve Not-So Random Panel of the Day

Here is your not-so-random panel of the day! Take a guess where it’s from… You long-time Match-heads may have guessed this panel comes from Firestorm the Nuclear Man vol I #4 (Aug/Sept 1978)! Well, did you also notice the deer on the right side of the panel? Take a closer look below… That’s right, not […]

Early Days of Aquaman and Firestorm – FIRE AND WATER #20

The 20th 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 episode Rob and Shag discuss the early days of our favorite characters! We start with Aquaman’s first appearance in More Fun Comics […]

Firestorm, L’Homme Nucléaire

In honor of the current storyline taking place in France in The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men, let’s check out some French Firestorm comics! Faucon Noir (translated as Black Hawk) was a French comic collection published bi-monthly in digest format during the late 1970s.  Issue #12 was released in 1979 weighing-in at a whopping […]

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