Welcome to the FIRESTORM FAN blog! You may be asking yourself, “A blog about Firestorm? Seriously?” Well, I say YES! I’m a huge fan of the character and think he’s deserving of the attention.
I’ve been running my other blog, ONCE UPON A GEEK, for almost a year. While I love writing a blog about anything and everything geeky, I wanted to start another site that really focuses on one subject. In the past year, I’ve become interested in some comic book character blogs, such as: The Aquaman Shrine, Speed Force (dedicated to the Flash), and Idol-Head (dedicated to the Martian Manhunter). Firestorm has always been my favorite character and after searching around the web I haven’t been able to find an active blog dedicated to the character. There are a handful of good reference sites and some defunct sites, but no currently active blog.
So, combine the following ingredients in a large mixing bowl (a.k.a. the world wide web)…
My interest in starting a more focused site
My long-standing interest in the Firestorm character
The lack of a blog dedicated to old match-head
Take the resulting crackpot idea, bake for 8 to 10 seconds in preheated oven. Allow insanity to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely… and voila – FIRESTORM FAN is born!
THE PURPOSE OF THIS BLOG
This blog was created to cover anything and everything Firestorm-related. You’ll find things here such as merchandise, comics, toys, cartoons, news, and my thoughts and feelings about the character.
While I’m primarily a Ronnie/Martin Firestorm fan, I’ve really grown to like the Jason Firestorm. I may be critical of Firestorm related matters from time-to-time, but this site will not degenerate into a “Jason-hater” site. I have the utmost respect for all the creators of the various Firestorm series and wish to honor all incarnations of the character.
Also, this blog is not intended to be an all-knowing reference site. If that’s what you are looking for, there are some great sites with reference information out there already. Here are just a few:
- Wikipedia – Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond) entry
- Wikipedia – Firestorm (Jason Rusch) entry
- The Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe – Firestorm Chronology
- Wikia DC Database – Firestorm Entry
- ComicVine – Firestorm Entry
Finally, I expect to post here only once or twice a week for now. Given my hectic schedule (work, wife, kids, etc), my commitment to my ONCE UPON A GEEK blog, and the finite amount of Firestorm-related items out there, I think this is the best strategy. Otherwise I risk running out of things to talk about or burning myself out too quickly. If this situation changes, I’ll be sure to let you know.
Support Firestorm! Fan the flame!