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Monday, July 09, 2012

The Fire and Water Podcast: Episode 23

The official podcast of THE AQUAMAN SHRINE and FIRESTORM FAN

This episode Shag and I talk about AQUAMAN #10 (by Geoff Johns, Ivan Reis, Joe Prado, Andy Lanning, and Rod Reis) and THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #10 (by Ethan Van Sciver, Joe Harris, Yildiray Cinar, Marlo Alquiza, and Hi-Fi)! Both storylines appear to be heading for dramatic conclusions in issue #12!
The podcast wraps up with your listener feedback!

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Intro theme, "That Time is Now," by Michael Kohler. Outro music by Daniel Adams and The Bad Mamma Jammas!

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1 comment:

Diabolu Frank said...

1. When is Ace Kilroy getting published in trade paperback? I'm waiting for the trade! I hear it's award-nominated!

2. When is Saga getting published in trade paperback? I liked #1, and would like more... by which I mean more story, as opposed to penis. Not that penis is a major concern one way or the other, but I wanted to clarify. I want to read more Saga, irregardless of the penis content, though I understand that it is brimming with penis.

3. "I love doing these Diabolu Frank crossovers, so long as they're the simplistic kind, as opposed to the laborious, intricate-construction-and immediate-massive-casualty-inducing catastrophic Titanic kind."

4. I don't think the Operative is dying so much as he's suicidal, as established last issue. Ya'Wara was like "Hey, you're alive; tough break!"

5. I think Arthur Junior was handled well and with a degree of finality in Blackest Night, after hanging over Aquaman's head for decades. We've done that, and can move on now.

6. I'm so annoyed by the spreads/splashes/trade-pacing, this issue cinched my dropping the monthly Aquaman series as of #13.

7. I hate to say it, but DC's taking Firestorm into a tepid new direction with #13 has also killed my interest in trying that book. Stormwatch is off my pull list as well. Very negative month for me, apparently.

8. Because I'm stuck buying Aquaman #13 after planning to drop it before #0, I'll probably skip the already borderline Black Lightning/Blue Devil team-up serial. Here I go, throwing my money away on an insanely popular hero instead of supporting diversity. Clearly I'm part of the problem.

9. I'd say a penciler/inker split is more 70-85%/15-30%, and I'm not sure that "embellisher" really makes a difference in those numbers (especially if Stan Lee uses it.) It's just fancy talk. The real pushback is Layouts/Finishes, with something like a 35-40%/60-65% split.

10. Rob, you can just start calling me Franklin "Jolene" Diabolu, or I suppose you could wait until The Fire & Catastrophic Fire Weakness Podcast gets started.

11. Vanessa Carlton was the new thing the last time I listened to broadcast radio. I'd never heard of "Call Me Maybe" either, nor Carly Rae Jepsen. I did go out and buy the latest Fiona Apple after a seven year wait on a physical CD at a brick and mortar store, though. I'm an old person now.

12. I appreciate the consistent DC Bloodlines love, but please do give a shout out to my regular co-contributor Anj, who's been rocking the gonzo '70s fantasy titles for a while now. He's the man to see about your unhealthy Beowulf/Stalker/Starfire/Claw The Unconquered thoughts ahead of the debut of Sword of Sorcery.

13. I'll get into it: Aquaman let a little kid hang out with a seemingly reformed Scavenger in the hardtwarming last issue of his 1991 series, only for Hawkman to discover in a later team-up that he was going full metal Sandusky on children all these years and serve him a shish kabob fatality.

14. Okay, "I'm inna da mob" made me LOL.

15. How can Aquaman be considered a loser amidst the New 52 JLA? Why not consult "Howling Mad" Murdock, Pete Campbell, Lieutenant Uhura, Fred Fenster, Private Hudson, Mr. Brown, or Harry Luck?