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Nuclear News – 2009.09.29 – JLA, Casting, Reviews, Toy, and Sketches

Welcome to another installment of FIRESTORM FAN’s Nuclear News! Blackest Night #3 was released back on September 16.  If you haven’t read it, be sure to pick it up as soon as possible. Now for some Firestorm news and web findings…

  • Disappointing news… Firestorm will no longer be a member of the Justice League of America when James Robinson takes over the book in October.  The only member that remains of Dwayne McDuffie’s League is Dr Light.  The new team was revealed in an advertisement in the newest issue of Blackest Night (see below).  The new team consists of: Congorilla, Donna Troy, Mon-El, Batman (Dick Grayson), Green Arrow (Oliver Queen), The Atom (Ray Palmer), Dr Light (Kimiyo), Starfire, Cyborg, Guardian, and Green Lantern (Hal Jordan). While I’m looking forward to this new incarnation of the League, I was hoping Firestorm would remain on the team.  Rumor is that Geoff Johns will be writing a secondary JLA book starting in 2010.  Johns is a fan of Firestorm and he’s making some big changes to the character in Blackest Night.  If Johns does actually write a secondary JLA title, hopefully he’ll include Firestorm on his roster.

I feel guilty that the Elemental Firestorm hasn’t been getting much love here lately.  After all, it’s one of my favorite eras of Firestorm!  To remedy that, here are a couple sketches I found on the net.

  • The first sketch below is by Dominic Vivona and was done at a recent convention.  Click here or the image to visit Dominic’s website.
  • This next sketch below was done by Yildiray Cinar (artist of the Ravager co-feature stories in Teen Titans).  I love the coloring on this one.  Click here or the image to visit Cinar’s website.

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  1. DrNobody says:

    I remember reading in the interview that Robinson would like to use Firestorm in the future if story permits and that he thinks after Blackest Night that he needs a bit of a rest any ways… So we may see him in JLA yet… Just not right away…

  2. Luke says:

    I was a little disappointed to see Jason not on the new Justice League roster, because I have enjoyed his role on the team (especially playing off of Dr. Light), but that was before I had finished reading Blackest Night #3.

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