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John Ostrander & Tom Mandrake Need Your Help!

John Ostrander and Tom Mandrake, the creative forces behind Firestorm’s Elemental era, need your help! And time is running out! Ostrander & Mandrake are running a Kickstarter campaign for their new graphic novel, Kros: Hallowed Ground. It’s a passion project they’ve wanted to publish for a long time. As of this posting, there are only 7 […]

Oracle in Firestorm #98 & Barbara Gordon Podcast

Some people may not realize/remember, but when Oracle first appeared in Suicide Squad #23 (cover dated January 1989) her true identity was not shown to the readers. It wasn’t until Suicide Squad #38 (February 1990) that she was revealed to be Barbara Gordon. Somewhat surprising is that Barbara Gordon’s very next appearance as Oracle was in […]

WHO’S WHO: The Definitive Podcast of the DC Universe, Volume XIX Play in new window | DownloadThe Fire and Water Podcast Presents… WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE PODCAST OF THE DC UNIVERSE, Volume XIX! The nineteenth 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 […]

Favorite Covers: Rainy Days

With all the rain we’ve been having lately in my part of the world, I was reminded of two favorite Firestorm covers. In both cases the rain makes a really nice contrast for this character. First up is Firestorm #98 (June 1990) with cover art by Tom Mandrake. This was during the Firestorm Elemental era; a […]

Elemental Firestorm Promoted in DC Direct Currents #16

A few months ago we ran the back cover of Direct Currents #16 from May 1989. Turns out that back cover was a tie-in with an article within that issue. Check out this cool promotional blurb from Direct Currents #16 about the coming of the Elemental Firestorm! Click the image to enlarge! Man, I love me […]

Episode 3 of FIRESTORM FAN and AQUAMAN SHRINE Podcast! Play in new window | DownloadThe third 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 time around we cover: our podcast Mission Statement, under-appreciated comic runs of Firestorm and Aquaman, The […]

Rogue’s Gallery: Brimstone

Rogue’s Gallery Week continues here at FIRESTORM FAN!  Today we’re looking at Firestorm’s reoccurring foe, Brimstone!  This engine of destruction was created by Darkseid and faced off against our favorite flame-brain a few times.  Their nearly-earth-shattering final battle took place on the surface of the Sun in Firestorm #100. Before we look at Firestorm #100, […]

1992 Impel DC Comics Firestorm Trading Card

DC Comics first universe-spanning trading card series was produced by Impel Marketing in 1991.  Some date confusion was created because the cards themselves were identified as the 1992 series.  Firestorm received his own card, highlighting his then-current status as an Elemental lost in space.  The pencils and inks on the card were done by the […]

Favorite Covers: A Couple from the John Ostrander Era

Just a little something to help get you excited for the upcoming exclusive interview with John Ostrander here at FIRESTORM FAN!  Below are a couple of my favorite covers from Ostrander’s era… Firestorm the Nuclear Man #70 – cover art by J.J. Birch (a.k.a. Joe Brozowski) Firestorm #99 – cover art by Tom Mandrake Keeping […]

The Elemental War: Firestorm meets the Swamp Thing

Today we conclude our coverage of “The Elemental War” from Firestorm #90-93! On Wednesday we provided an overview of the entire storyline and highlighted some fantastic Tom Mandrake artwork.  Yesterday we chronicled Firestorm’s vision quest and first meeting with Maya. Today we’re going to look at Firestorm’s encounters during this storyline with Swamp Thing, the […]

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