Two weeks ago DC finally published their solicitation for the FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN trade paperback. It’s been listed on Amazon for months, but it’s nice to finally see the official announcement from DC. Also, keep reading as there may be some “easter eggs” that aren’t mentioned in the solicit!
FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MAN
Written by GERRY CONWAY; Art by AL MILGROM, GEORGE PEREZ, KLAUS JANSON and others; Cover by AL MILGROM
For the first time, the stories that introduced Firestorm are collected from issues #1-5 of his 1970s series, plus stories from THE FLASH #289-293. After Ronnie Raymond is tricked into nearly blowing up a nuclear reactor, he and Professor Martin Stein are caught in a nuclear incident. Their personalities merge, forming the being called Firestorm!
176pg. | Color | Softcover | $17.99 US
Okay, here’s the information on the possible “easter eggs”… Rumor has it that DC may consider including previously unpublished material in this collection. Some items that immediately spring to my mind include the sixth unpublished issue of Firestorm the Nuclear Man, as well as pencils from issue #7 and character design sketches. Issue #6 only ever appeared in Cancelled Comic Cavalcade with a minuscule print run of just 35 copies. If this is true, it would be the first time we’ve ever seen issue #6 in color! How cool is that!?!?! I’ve done some calculations myself, and if they include all the issues from the solicit (including covers), they still come up about 30 pages short of the advertised 176 pages. That leads me to believe we just might see this bonus material!
Contact your comic book shop and pre-order your copy right now! Even if you already have the issues, order a copy of this trade! Let’s send a clear message to DC that we’ll support Firestorm comics in trade paperback format! If you want to see further Firestorm reprints, such as collected editions of The Fury of Firestorm series, then order this trade! By purchasing a copy you’re also supporting creators like Gerry Conway and Al Milgrom! Order today!
Support Firestorm! It’s not just slogan! Seriously, SUPPORT FIRESTORM by ordering this trade paperback! Fan the Flame!