Welcome to another installment of FIRESTORM FAN’s Nuclear News! Here are some news and web findings on our favorite hothead.
- We’ve got a sneak peek of Firestorm from the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD scheduled for release next Tuesday, February 23. These photos confirm that the Firestorm that appears in the movie is the Jason Rusch version and he’s from the “good” Earth. I guess in hindsight it’s not too surprising that it’s the Jason Firestorm since Dwayne McDuffie wrote the story for this movie; McDuffie wrote a few issues of Firestorm vol III and a JLA run with Jason. It’ll be interesting to see if there is an “evil” counterpart to Firestorm within the Crime Syndicate. Firestorm will apparently have a speaking part as Cedric Yarbrough has been identified as doing the voice of Firestorm in this film. Also worth noting is that Firestorm’s costume is based upon the Jamal Igle version from Firestorm vol III. Huge thanks to Rob over at the Aquaman Shrine for granting me permission to republish these images here. Also, my thanks to Joshua Wolf for directing me towards this news.
- Comic Book Resources had some great coverage of the New York Toy Fair earlier this week. They managed to get some amazing shots of upcoming DC figures from Mattel. Below are the images they ran of Firestorm from the Justice League Unlimited line. This figure is due out sometime in 2010 and will be available online and at Target. Check out the Comic Book Resources article for pictures of other fantastic figures on the horizon (i.e. Blue Devil, several Aquaman figures, Blue Beetle, Ultra-Humanite, and more. They’ve even got Cyclotron?!?!)
- I just stumbled across a nice blog post about Shadowstorm, the evil Firestorm doppleganger from the Elemental-era. The post was written by NicodemusLegend for his Transforming Seminarian blog. Click here to read the Shadowstorm post. Additionally, NicodemusLegend did a thorough three-part series on “The Hard Life of Professor Martin Stein”. Check out that series by clicking on the following links: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.
- Steward Cook (a.k.a. bricolage) laid out his Firestorm: Rebirth proposal that he pitched to DC back in the 1990s. Sounds like it would have been interesting. Check it out by clicking here.
- The episode of Batman: The Brave & the Bold that featured Firestorm is now available to view online. Click here to be watch. My thanks to Jerrod Porter for sending this link my way.
Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD this coming Tuesday!
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