Sunday, August 11, 2013

Who's Who: The Definitive Podcast of the DC Universe, Volume XII

sgThe Fire and Water Podcast Presents: WHO'S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE PODCAST OF THE DC UNIVERSE, Volume XII

This time around we chat about WHO'S WHO: Volume XII, discussing characters such as Jonny Double (finally!), Jor-El, Kamandi, Kid Flash, Killer Frost, King Faraday, and Kobra! We wrap up the show with Listener Feedback!

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1 comment:

  1. Gentlemen,

    I'm very excited you finally reached this Kung Fu-rific issue of Who's Who. This was my first issue of Who's Who. In fact, at the time this came out I was a staunch Marvel reader and this was my first DC comic in years! This book and my cousin's love of the Mayfair RPG both helped bring me around to leaving partisan comics reading behind and reuniting with some sorely missed Super Friends.

    Like Shagg, I was somewhat mislead by the seeming prominence lent to some of the characters by their entries. I was under the impression upon reading this issue that J. Wilbur Wolfingham and Judo Master were both MAJOR players.

    A few thoughts on the podcast:

    1. The idea that there is no difference between the Golden Age Aquaman and the Silver Age to (then) present Aquaman is complete B.S.! Not just because of the color of his gloves, either. In 1941, Aquaman was established as a man whose scientist father discovered the ruins of Atlantis and taught his son how to breathe underwater and communicate with sea life. In 1959, hot on the heels of everyone else in the new JLA getting revised origins, Aquaman was given a completely new origin. This time he was the son of a human lighthouse keeper and a woman from Atlantis (very Sub-Mariner). Clearly this is the point of delineation between what would be thought of as an Earth one and Earth two identity, in a similar vein to Wonder Woman or Green Arrow- Characters who remained in publication, kept their same costumes and identities, but were subtly different to bring them up to speed with the new Flash and Green Lantern.

    2. Shagg is correct, if Jonny Double is right handed, his shoulder holster should be under his left arm. Unless he's "Jonny Double-jointed!"

    3. RE: JLA Monitor duty- I think they mean that everyone takes shifts on the 24 hour-a-day monitor, not that their shifts are 24 hours. Oh! Brenda Pope, why did you leave us?

    4. I agree with Rob; "Crisis" was lame! I hate that DC was so self-conscious that they felt they had to justify their clunky, in-house discontinuity with an event that ultimately changed nothing. Rigid continuity kills creativity and it's tedious.

    5. Sorry Shagg, I have no use for "Legends". Weak!

    I have really been enjoying your podcast in general, but the Who's Whos are far and away my favorites, followed closely by the Power Records podcasts.

    Keep it up gents. The Bias family are listening!

    Aaron Bias
    Gorilla City, USA