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Monday, June 22, 2015

The Fire and Water Podcast, Episode 129

The official podcast of THE AQUAMAN SHRINE and FIRESTORM FAN

Episode 129 - Dr. Fate in "The Immortal Destiny"

I'm taking the week off, so Shag is joined by guest podcaster KYLE BENNING for a look at one of their all-time favorite single-issue comics, "The Immortal Destiny" from FIRST ISSUE SPECIAL #9 starring Dr. Fate by Martin Pasko and Walt Simonson!

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Opening theme, "That Time is Now," by Michael Kohler. Closing music by Daniel Adams and Ashton Burge of The Bad Mamma Jammas! http://www.facebook.com/BadMammaJammas

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1 comment:

MetropolisKid41 said...

I checked with Walt Simonson yesterday about the “screaming mummies” thing, for Khalis always having his mouth open. He said it’s possible that was his inspiration, he said he did a lot of research before tackling the issue because he want to bring in as much Egyptian look and feel to the art, so it said it is possible, but he doesn’t specifically remember doing it. He said he may have just gone with that look because he thought it looked cool (and he’s right, it does).

Apparently the jaws falling open as the muscles and tendons detoriate is a fairly rapid setting process, and a dilemma that was more commonly known/recognized in the past. In fact Dickens even made reference to it in a Chrismas Carol. The first ghost to visit Scrooge is his former business partner Jacob Marley, who has a cloth wrapped around his head to keep his jaw from dropping.

Also, Shag mentioned in the episode that he’d love to see this story get the IDW Artist Edition treatment…well Walt just informed me on Facebook that this story has in fact already received the Artist Edition treatment! This story is included in the Walt Simonson Manhunter & Other Stories Artist Edition.

Retroactive Instock Trades plug, you can get that Artist Edition from Instock Trades for $125 (that’s with free shipping) that’s 176 pages of art scanned in directly from Walt’s original art pages, so it’s that gorgeous 11 x 17″ oversized format and has editor notes and everything on it. So go check that one out, I’m going to have to add that to my list of stuff to track down.

-Kyle Benning