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Jim Lee redesign of Firestorm costume from 2003

Back in November 2002, Wizard Magazine reported that Jim Lee had designed a new Firestorm costume for the Mike Carey Firestorm series in development at the time.   Since then I’ve been looking for these supposed Jim Lee designs. Recently the sketches below were brought to my attention.

Firestorm redesign by Jim Lee from 2003

Personally I like all these designs!  I guess if I had to pick, the top-left design would be my favorite for a Firestorm costume.  The bottom-left and top-right would also work really well.  The bottom-right design looks super-cool, but doesn’t seem too practical for superhero battles.  Did you notice each of these have puffy sleeves?  Awesome!

I can’t personally validate if these sketches were actually drawn by Jim Lee, but they sure look like his style!  These sketches were posted to the Custom Justice forum by Jester back in 2008.  I recently corresponded with Jester and he believes they may have appeared in the Wizard: Jim Lee, Millennium Edition book.  My thanks to FIRESTORM FAN commenter “Crusader” for directing me to these sketches!  If anyone can validate where these sketches were originally published, please let us know.

If you are interested in more information on the 2003 Firestorm series that never was:

  • Click here to read the Wizard Magazine article mentioning Jim Lee’s Firestorm designs.
  • Click here for comprehensive coverage of Mike Carey & Lewis LaRosa’s aborted Firestorm series in 2003.

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  1. Frank says:

    I don’t like either of the right hand designs, but you could combine elements of the two lefties into one solid costume. I like the head and bottom half of the lower left, and the torso on the upper left.

  2. Firestormfan89 says:

    I like both costumes on the left, but the ones on the right don’t appeal to me. The lower right is the worst, looks like Firestorm is wearing a dress.

  3. outburst says:

    Very interesting. Makes him look a little like a New God.

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