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Hosted by Rob Kelly and The Irredeemable Shag, this podcast honors the classic DC Comics series WHO'S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE DIRECTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE from the 80s and 90s, one page at a time! Part of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK!

Who's Who - The Definitive Podcast of the DC Universe Rob Kelly and The Irredeemable Shag

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Hosted by Rob Kelly and The Irredeemable Shag, this podcast honors the classic DC Comics series WHO'S WHO: THE DEFINITIVE DIRECTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE from the 80s and 90s, one page at a time! Part of the FIRE AND WATER PODCAST NETWORK!

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

Gothamchris ,

One of the best podcasts about the DC Universe.

A fun podcast that covers several different DC Who’s Who series. Rob and Shag always keep things light and entertaining as they describe every entry. From the catchy theme song to the letters page full of listener feedback this is a great show. Which is amazing because I don’t think the hosts like each other. I just hope they can keep it together until they get through the loose leaf edition of Who’s Who.

Johnboy H from Bama ,

Let me tell you Who’s Who and What’s What

This show is tied for the title of “Most Consistently Entertaining Podcast” on an amazing network. Its only rival has an ensemble cast dominated by exotic and insightful French Canadian women. (That one’s also slightly less safe for work). Rob and Shag’s discussions are entertaining on almost any topic, but Who’s Who is an unparalleled cornucopia of rapid-fire material. Furthermore, the informative and humorous audience comments alone would be worth the price of admission (which is paid in time, usually while commuting).

I would have reviewed sooner, but Shag went through an ugly phase (not a Batman phase) at the beginning. He actually attempted to bully listeners into reviewing. One must never bow to terrorism — not even when the threat is entirely negligible, as in this case. Now that I’m finally reviewing this wonderful podcast, I shall comply with the obligations of the Fire and Water Network user agreement (written by Rob) and correct Shag on some things: First, Shag, you have commented that you tend to call the OSS “OSI” by mistake. Your tone indicated that you think this is a silly mistake, as though OSI only existed in Eagle Eye and the Six Million Dollar Man, unlike the OSS heroes of World War II. Let me assure you, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations is real. It is analogous to the Department of the Navy’s NCIS, except that OSI employs both active duty military and civilian investigators. NCIS investigators are all civilians.

The second correction regards an omission: the Balloon Buster is closely based on a real World War I hero, First Lieutenant Frank Luke of Arizona. Luke was the second aviator to earn the Medal of Honor and the first to receive it posthumously (i.e., “the usual way”; no one is bucking for a Medal of Honor). Luke Air Force Base outside Phoenix is named for him. The excellent comics blog “I’m Tha Gun” covers Luke’s history, as do many other sources on the web. Considering what he contributed to the character and what it cost him, he deserves a mention.

So Who actually is Who? Well, here it is:

Rob is Bert. Shag is Ernie.

Think about it.

Golddragon ,

Who's Awesome in the Podcast Universe.

I jumped into Who's who with the 1990 Binder series. Rob and Shag did a great job running through the first issue and as I really only just started listening, I"m binging the series now with my two Binders on my desk (I currently have them Bound in issue order (covers and all. The Blue Binder Has issues 1-9 and the second Binder has 10-16 plus the updates (those are really hard to find nowadays btw!) (although, when they first came out, I often bought several copies to make special "Files" On specific groups/families. (Batman, Superman, Flash Justice League etc..)
This series was my introduction to the DCU (prior to this I had only been reading Star Trek (published by DC at the time) and the bat-books (following the Death of Robin and the Batman 89 movie) It helped me get to know the DC Universe (as it currently stood so that as I started buying more and more comics from different series, I wasn't as lost as I would have been if I was coming in Cold.
I agree with Rob somewhat on miissing out on the obscure characters from the (then) 54-55 years of DC history. However, as I had several comic shops in my area at the time, I was always able to go back and buy the original Who's Who to get that Pre-Crisis Information. Sometimes ya just gotta go with the back issues.
Awesome job Guys!

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