Sunday, June 29, 2014

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

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

This time around we chat about WHO'S WHO: Volume XXI, discussing characters such as Shrinking Violet, Sinestro, Slipknot, Solomon Grundy, Space Cabbie, Slipknot, The Spawn of Frankenstein, Spectre, Speedy, Slipknot, and more! We wrap up the show with Listener Feedback!

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  1. Speaking of Jerry "The Extraordinary" Ordway, have you been reading the latest "Spongebob Comics", Rob? They have been featuring their Aquaman parody character, "Mermaid Man," in a story sequence illustrated by "Da Ordster" himself. Beautiful and funny work.


  2. FYI: S.T.A.R. Labs' first appearance is the story "Danger: Monster at Work" (Superman 246), which was reprinted in Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest #56 (Superman vs. More Aliens), which you may have, Rob. S.T.A.R. "appears" in pages 4 and 8 of the story, but it is only as an interior laboratory and the outside of the building is not shown.

    Superman #304 gives us a glimpse of the outside of at least the top of the building, but it was a fairly generic building with a rectangular "S.T.A.R. Laboratories" sign atop it.

    In Superman #310, we see the whole building for the first time on the first page -- which is again a generic building only a few stories tall, with the "S.T.A.R. Labs" sign now along the side.

    The S.T.A.R. Labs building exterior doesn't seem to appear in the Superman title again. In fact, the first time I recall S.T.A.R. Labs having its Grace Building appearance was in the "New Teen Titans" preview in DC Comics Presents #26 (cover date Oct. 1980). Perhaps someone else can confirm if that is the actual first appearance of the "signature S.T.A.R. structure", because I may not have the answer in my longboxes...

  3. Regarding the brilliant theme song, I believe "Tudy Man" is actually "2D Man," who fought the Atom in a back-up story in Action Comics #438-439. I can make out all of the other names except for the one mentioned after "Lightning Lass." It sounds like "Nipple Lad", but that can't be right...

  4. The Official "I Guess The Comment Forum at Aquaman Shrine Has Some Uses" Appendix to Diabolu Frank's Commentary on WHO’S WHO: The Definitive Podcast of the DC Universe, Volume XXI

    Д) The Legion Omnicom

    Б) Clearly a contemporary of the JLA founders

    Г) Wonder Woman #288, #289, #290, and DC Retroactive: The '80s #1

    П) Captain Marvel in Whiz Comics #3/4 (April, 1940)

    Ё) Sonar '93, '95 and '96

    Ж) Wrath of the Spectre #2 (June 1988)
    Э) Stalker #1 & #2

  5. I figure there had to be at least one Legion blog, but why not let Shag stir in his own juices?

  6. Frank - I love those issues of Wonder Woman for Colan's art and for those versions of Dr. Psycho and Silver Swan.

  7. Frank/Rob - Check the date on the last post on that Legion blog. I was saying there are no ACTIVE Legion blogs. In regard to that, stay tuned! :)