Sunday, September 21, 2014

Episode 101 - Aquaman #34/Fury of Firestorm (Classic) #14

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Episode 101 - Aquaman #34/Fury of Firestorm (Classic) #14

This week Aqua-Rob and Fire-Shag talk about their favorite heroes! Aquaman and Chimera finally throw down! The big conclusion we've all been waiting for in AQUAMAN #34 by Jeff Parker, Carlos Rodriguez, Bit, and Rain Beredo. Plus, Professor Martin Stein takes center stage as the Enforcer attacks in THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #14 (July 1983) by Gerry Conway, Pat Broderick, Rodin Rodriguez, Gene D’Angelo, and Adam Kubert!

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  1. Rob, congratulations on the Charlton romance project. It is quite a thrill to work with one's heroes...

    Shag, your enthusiasm shone brightly in this podcast, and it brings to mind a story of my experience with the Fury of Firestorm title. I may have explained this before, but it wasn’t easy finding DC Comics titles while I was in school in the UK. However, I had an uncle that did live in the States (who actually opened my eyes to the world of Silver Age DC Comics -- a story I promise to tell in the first episode of my own podcast), and he would buy an extra copy of certain comic book titles off the newsstands where he lived and bring the accumulated stack with him when he came to visit me. The Fury of Firestorm was one of those titles, and on one of those visits he had brought me issues #14-20.

    After my uncle left, I soon had the pleasure of “binge-reading” what you call the "greatest story arc of Firestorm ever” (and I agree), except for one problem – there was no Fury of Firestorm Annual #1 in the stack. I wrote a letter to my uncle asking about the missing final chapter, and he had written back to me saying that it had not been released yet – even though he had brought the next two issues after it. So I had to wait several months before I could finally read the conclusion to this arc. Worse, I decided to go ahead and read issues #19 and #20 (the latter of which spoiled the surprise ending of the arc).

    I am curious exactly how long people in the U.S. had to wait for the conclusion of this storyline. According the Mike’s Amazing World of Comics, the annual was supposedly released a few weeks after issue #18, but my uncle’s letter suggests otherwise. Can any other Match Heads out there tell me if they had the same experience of not finding the annual until after issue #20?

  2. That's interesting - I'm also in the UK, and was living in an area better served by the distributors, and my memory has me buying the annual off the newsstands shortly after the issue that preceded it.

  3. Thank you for the clarification, Mr. Gray. Evidently my uncle lived in an area of the U.S. that was not well served...