Our favorite Nuclear Man was discussed at the San Diego Comic-Con this past weekend!
During the DC Comics: Designing the New 52 panel on Sunday, two concept pages by Ethan Van Sciver were shown (see below). Jim Lee said that Fury of Firestorm co-writer Ethan Van Sciver, an artist himself, had an idea in mind for the designs – what shows up in the comic is 99.9% his [Ethan’s].
Later during the DC Comics: The New 52 panel, Gail Simone spoke about Firestorm. Gail said, that we find out that there are Firestorm protocols across the world, so this will be a worldwide book. Additionally, there will be a new villain named Helix. He’s what happens when nuclear power goes wrong.
Gail was later asked, “I saw two firestorms in the images, does it take two people to “pilot” the matrix?” Gail responded by saying, “I don’t know about the word pilot… This is a complete reimagining of the Firestorm concept… I’m hesitating… there may be many Firestorms.”
So… may be many Firestorms? Helix? … discuss!
My thanks to Brandon Leonard for directing me towards that Firestorm concept art by Ethan Van Sciver. Thanks, Brandon!
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UPDATE: For further Firestorm coverage from the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, click here.