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New Firestorm Drawing by Co-Creator Al Milgrom – 2010

Firestorm the Nuclear Man was created by two extraordinarily talented individuals, writer Gerry Conway and artist Al Milgrom.  We were fortunate enough last month to feature an exclusive interview with Firestorm co-creator Gerry Conway.  Today I’m incredibly proud to present a brand-spanking-new Firestorm drawing by Al Milgrom, the other co-creator of Firestorm!

I contacted Al and commissioned an original drawing of our favorite hot-head for FIRESTORM FAN.  Al not only accepted the commission, he also provided me with scans of some exclusive and rarely-seen Firestorm artwork.  One of those images was the cover for the unpublished Firestorm the Nuclear Man #6.  Keep watching FIRESTORM FAN in the near future for further Al Milgrom gems.

Here is Al Milgrom’s original Firestorm drawing done especially for FIRESTORM FAN…

Firestorm original sketch by Al Milgrom 2010 for FIRESTORM

It’s a thing of beauty, isn’t it.  Al did an amazing job on this drawing.  Everything looks perfect: the costume, the face, the motion of flying, the rich shadows… it’s just awesome.  Over 30 years since he helped create the character and he still draws it gorgeously.  Thanks, Al!

One of the greatest rewards of doing this blog has been reaching out to the writers and artists that have worked on Firestorm.  Everyone has been so friendly and generous with their time.  Finding out how cool these folks are makes me proud to be promoting their creative work and reaffirms my love for Firestorm comics.

In addition to co-creating Firestorm, Al Milgrom is well known for his ten-year run as editor of Marvel Fanfare; his long involvement as writer, penciller, and inker on Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man; his four-year tenure as West Coast Avengers penciller; his long stint as the inker of X-Factor; and much, much more.  For a complete list of his works, visit the Comic Book DB.  Al has created an amazing volume of work and stays busy even nowadays.  If you are a fan of Al Milgrom’s work, there are opportunities for commissions.  Be sure to check out THE ARTISTS CHOICE for all the details on Al Milgrom commissioned sketches.

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  1. Dan says:

    That’s really awesome stuff!

    It’s always interesting seeing the original artists take, as they generally have ideas on how their design is supposed to look. Like how the chest icon works differently here. Some artists don’t use the belt buckle as one of the surrounding ‘dots’ but rather as a separate element. But like this drawing shows, it actually helps connect the costume when it is.


  2. Luke says:

    Firestorm’s costume is one which really shouldn’t work, but when drawn by the right hands looks downright awesome. This is just such a case! (Personal favorite Luke Cage has as similar situation). Man, Milgrom is still kicking it and kicking it hard old school in 2010!

  3. […] interested in original artwork, Al does some great commissions.  I’ll always treasure the sketch I commissioned from Al of Firestorm.  One of the cool things Al offers are commissions inside your trade paperbacks.  He can draw […]

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