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Monday, November 24, 2014

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

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

This time around we chat about WHO'S WHO: Volume XXIV, discussing characters such as Tomhawk, Tommy Tomorrow, The Trickster, Two-Face, Ultra Boy, Ultra The Multi Alien, and more! We wrap up the show with Listener Feedback!

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Xum Yukinori said...

A few random thoughts as I listen to this brilliant podcast:

Tomahawk’s Rangers—the logo lettering here (also used for Multi-Man) looks just like that used to denote the story titles in the Sliver Age DC books in the 1950s and 1960s. In fact, this "logo" is taken straight from the cover caption of Tomahawk #83.

Speaking of logos taken from covers. The Top’s logo is from the… *ahem* top of the cover of The Flash #303 – which was your first Flash Top story, Shag.

Backtracking to Tommy Tomorrow. The changed history of Kamandi being Tommy Tomorrow was first revealed in Crisis #12, and not The History of the DC Universe book.

T.O. Morrow's “death” by apparent disintegration at the end of The Flash #143 was revealed to actually be a planned escape via “Earth hopping” to Earth 2 in Justice League #64. In his words, he “vibrated [himself] into that other Earth [he] learned about by peering into the future!” (O-o-okay.) I suspect that since this Who’s Who issue was published after Crisis #12, the “Earth hopping” aspect of his history was removed since the JSA and JLA are now on the same Earth.

Toyman’s post-it note says: “This’ll drive Big S Nuts”. Michael Bailey has the proof:


Back to the show...

Xum Yukinori said...

The listing of the other Two-Faces’ first appearances in the Two-Face entry made me realize that the Jack Nimball (odds are his middle initial was “B”) Toyman’s was not. For those who are wondering, he first appeared in Action Comics #432.

Xum Yukinori said...

I also take some issue with the Top not being able to spin at "superhuman speed." While it is unclear exactly how he developed his spinning power, in The Flash v1 #243, the Top explained that he gained his mind-over-matter powers because the repeated centrifugal force of his spinning was pushing "millions of dormant brain cells to the outer levels of [his] cerebrum, where they became active." (Bates-comic-book science.) If this was accomplished by spinning at non-super human speed, the DCU would be running rampant with telekinetic figure skaters...