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.
- It’s been announced that Tyler James Williams (Everybody Hates Chris) will be providing the voice for the Jason Rusch Firestorm on the Batman: The Brave and the Bold cartoon. No word on an air date for the episode, but it’s encouraging to know that it’s moving forward.
- Alan Kistler, famed comic book historian, recently pulled together a comprehensive history of Firestorm. You can read it here at Alan Kistler’s Universe – Kistler’s History of Firestorm. Really worthwhile article.
- Major Spoilers: The Comic Casting Couch recently turned it’s attention towards the Jason Rusch Firestorm. You can read their recommended plot and casting by clicking here. Inspired casting recommendations for Jason, his father, and Killer Frost.
- There are lots of reviews for Blackest Night #3 on the net. I provided several links already, but click here for that list of links again.
- Andrew over at Comics Bronze Age recently reviewed The Fury of Firestorm, the Nuclear Man #1. He previously reviewed Firestorm volume I #1 and was disappointed by it. I’m happy to report that he enjoyed the premiere issue of The Fury of Firestorm, the Nuclear Man.
- For further reviews of The Fury of Firestorm, the Nuclear Man check out Comic-Per-Day Reviews. They’ve got reviews for issues 1-7 and for issues 8-15.
- Have you seen those “Mugg” toys in the stores? You know, the big bulky rounded caricatures of characters. Well, Sid has done a custom Black Lantern Firestorm Mugg. One shot is below, but check out Sid’s site for a whole bunch more pics and description.
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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