Monday, September 15, 2014

WHO’S WHO: The Definitive Podcast of the DC Universe, Volume XXII

The Fire and Water Podcast Presents… 
The twenty-second episode of the WHO’S WHO podcast is now available — the show that dares to tackle one of DC Comics’ greatest publications! Each episode Rob Kelly and The Irredeemable Shagg cover a single issue of the legendary 1980s series, Who’s Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe. This time around they chat about WHO’S WHO: Volume XXII, discussing characters such as the two Starfires, the two Starmen, the Suicide Squad, Star Sapphire, Swamp Thing, and those characters with the big red "S" on their chests, and many more! They then wrap up the show with their Who’s Who Listener Feedback! 

You can find the twenty-second episode of WHO’S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE PODCAST OF THE DC UNIVERSE on iTunes. Each episode is released as part of THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST feed. While you’re on iTunes, please drop them a review. Alternatively, you may download the podcast by right-clicking here, choosing “Save Target/Link As”, and selecting a location on your computer to save the file (168 MB).

One of the coolest aspects of each Who’s Who issue was the amazing wrap-around cover! Check out this John Byrne cover for Volume XXII! Click the image to enlarge.

Here are our Legion of Super-Heroes related Who’s Who entries from this issue…
First up is Stone Boy, from the Legion of Substitute Heroes. Art by Richard Bruning & Karl Kesel. This is a fun drawing, based off the then-current Keith Giffen "take" on the Substitutes. Click to enlarge.

Next up is Sun Boy by Jose Luis Garcia Lopez (PBHN). This is a beautiful illustration (of course it is) of the long-time Legionnaire featuring a flash-back to his origin and a battle with his arch-foe, Dr. Regulus. We will talk about Sun Boy at length on his own Who's Who Profile Page. Click to enlarge.

The third entry is the Suneater, the Scrubbing Bubbles of the Universe. After its appearance in Adventure Comics #352-353 it also guest-starred (in heavy make-up) on the Star Trek:TOS episode, "The Doomsday Machine." Art by Curt Swan and Larry Mahlstedt. Click to enlarge.

Lastly, we get an adorable Supergirl entry by her main 1960s artist, Jim Mooney. We will talk about Supergirl at length on her own Who's Who Profile Page. Click to enlarge.



  1. Both the Who's Who Podcast and the Fire and Water Podcasts are terrific. Any chance of an occasional Legion podcast being added to the mix?

  2. We've definitely been talking about it!

  3. Meanwhile, the Legion of Substitute Podcasters do a cracking job