More information coming from this past weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con…
It’s possible the title of the new series is “The Fury of Firestorms”. Plural. That’s what appeared on the Firestorm powerpoint slide during the DC Comics: The New 52 panel on Sunday (see below). Apparently, Gail wasn’t sure if this was official.
Given the set-up of the book with at least three different super-powered Firestorms (Ronnie, Jason, and the merged being), that sort of makes sense to me. For previous details on the three different versions of Firestorm, click here. Also, I’ve been thinking about what Gail said during the panel. She said, “This is a complete reimagining of the Firestorm concept… I’m hesitating… there may be many Firestorms.” She also said, “there are Firestorm protocols across the world, so this will be a worldwide book.” So there could be many Firestorms around the world? We’ve also speculated that the merged Firestorm’s chest emblem suggests there may be four more people to add to the merger. Could this fanboy dare hope we see Professor Martin Stein and Mikhail Arkadin also as Firestorms? Probably not, but I gotta dream.
Below is another slide shown during the panel. This is a colored version of Yildiray Cinar’s two page spread. You can see a detailed uncolored version by clicking here.
Finally, I’ve seen the new Firestorm villain identified as both “Helix” and “Felix”. Not sure which is accurate. I’ve seen “Helix” more often, and that’s cooler given the nuclear connection, so I’m going with that. Apparently some audience members need to clean out their earwax.
UPDATE: Gail Simone confirmed on Twitter for me that the new villain is named “Helix”, not “Felix”. Although, now she really wants a villain named “Felix”.
For earlier Firestorm coverage from the 2011 San Diego Comic-Con, click here.
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