Keep yourself motivated. You’ve got to be motivated, you’ve got to wake up every day and understand what that day is about; you’ve got to have personal goals - short term goals, intermediate goals, and long term goals. Be flexible in getting to those goals, but if you do not have goals, you will not achieve them.
—  Gary Cohn
Blue Devil 16-Page Free Preview - Episode 113

On the latest FIRE & WATER PODCAST Shag and special guest Diablo Frank discuss one of their favorite characters, BLUE DEVIL, with an in-depth look at his first appearance in the 16-page free preview from THE FURY OF FIRESTORM #24!

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DC has made comics fun again!

In 1984.

Blue Devil by Gary Cohn, Dan Mishkin, Paris Cullins and Pablo Marcos.

Yes, this comic series was fun and goofy and the equivalent of SIMON AND SIMON with just one Simon and a silly blue superhero suit. It was about the only DC title I read back in the day, though I’d eventually pick up Byrne’s MAN OF STEEL once that launched (and of course DARK KNIGHT). But those days before…

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Did the Fed Just Enter the Currency Wars? - Bloomberg Business

Policy makers pointed to the dollar’s rising value as “a persistent source of restraint” on exports in a surprisingly dovish set of meeting minutes published Wednesday. The greenback fell against a broad group of its peers.

Central bankers from Europe to Australia have engaged this year in bouts of rate-cutting oneupmanship that’ve left the U.S. as the only developed nation forecast to raise borrowing costs in 2015. The dollar climbed to its strongest in more than a decade as a result, prompting billionaire Warren Buffett and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. President Gary Cohn to question whether the Fed can now increase rates without damaging the U.S. economy.

Blue Devil 16-Page Free Preview – FIRE & WATER #113

The 113th episode of THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST is now available for your listening pleasure! THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST is the official podcast of FIRESTORM FAN and THE AQUAMAN SHRINE.

This week Shag and special guest Diablo Frank discuss one of their favorite characters, Blue Devil, with an in-depth look at his first appearance in the 16-page free preview from The Fury of Firestorm #24!

You can find the 113th episode of THE FIRE AND WATER PODCAST on iTunes. While you’re there, please drop us a review on the iTunes page. Every comment helps! 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 (47 MB).

Opening theme, “That Time is Now,” by Michael Kohler. Special thanks to Daniel Adams and Ashton Burge with their band The Bad Mamma Jammas for our fantastic original closing theme! This episode brought to you in part by!

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The Fury of Firestorm The Nuclear Man vol II #24, Blue Devil 16-Page Free Preview “cover” by Paris Cullins and Pablo Marcos! Click to enlarge!

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Amethyst had a couple of short-lived mini-series in the 80s which detailed the adventures of an ordinary girl named Amy Winston who finds out that she’s actually a princess from a magical world.

Reading this series at a young age partially explains why I continue to enjoy magical girl shoujo manga to this day. Although I usually don’t look upon the mangaization of existing comic book properties with much enthusiasm, I wish DC would make a manga version of Amethyst. It has all the elements a shoujo manga needs; 13 year old girl transforms into 20 year old princess with the aid of some nifty jewelry, flying unicorn sidekick, evil guys with goatees, and an intensely traumatic love triangle. It is very unfortunate that there isn’t a collected edition of Amethyst available, but it isn’t hard to find a complete run of the individual issues on Ebay. (via Amethyst Princess of Gemworld! : TangognaT)

See also: Sequential Tart’s Amethyst retrospective

Dark Horse To Publish 'He-Man & The Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection'

Dark Horse To Publish ‘He-Man & The Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection’ #DarkHorseComics #HeMan #MOTU #comicbooks

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From Dark Horse Comics—

Following the critically acclaimed release of The Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Dark Horse and Mattel have teamed up once again to deliver another must-have book in 2015: He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Minicomic Collection.

The toy juggernaut Masters of the Universe and its subsequent action figure lines featured memorable pack-in minicomics…

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Brianne Drouhard’s Amethyst: Princess of Gemworld animation shorts are easily one of our favorite DC Comics media projects of the past few years. The Warner Bros. Animation serial is exciting, it’s got great action, and it’s an incredibly interesting spin on Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn and Ernie Colon’s original idea, sending Amy Winston into a video game fantasy world where she has to level up and fight the bad guys to get home. And it’s also an incredibly beautiful series.

The character and monster designs are fantastic, but the backgrounds are breathtaking, which is why I was excited to see that background painter Mari Hosaka had posted a bunch of them at her Tumblr. Check ‘em out below to take a trip through Gemworld’s forests, volcanoes and caves — and, if you’re me, get frustrated that you can’t actually take a vacation there.