Big news, Match-heads! DC Comics shocked everyone yesterday by announcing Dan Jurgens will be taking over the writing and penciling chores on The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men starting with issue #13 in October.
THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN #13
Written by DAN JURGENS
Art by DAN JURGENS and RAY McCARTHY
Cover by DAN JURGENS and NORM RAPMUND
On sale OCTOBER 24 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US • RATED T
• Ronnie and Jason not only not only have to deal with a new twist to the Firestorm powers, but they also must face off against the murderous DataXen!
• New series writer/penciller Dan Jurgens blasts Firestorm in a whole new direction beginning this issue!
Below is the exciting cover to The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #13 by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund. Click the image to enlarge.
Wow, I don’t think anyone saw this announcement coming. To be honest, I was expecting a slow week here at FIRESTORM FAN… boy was I wrong!
THE NEW DIRECTION
We don’t know anything for sure, but based upon the solicitations and cover art for issues #0 and #13, it appears we’re getting a new Firestorm! Specifically, a Firestorm who looks similar to the “classic” or Brightest Day incarnation of the Nuclear Man! While I love the Firestorm Protocols storyline, I’m excited by these new developments! I can’t wait for issues #0 and #13!
JOE HARRIS AND YILDIRAY CINAR’S DEPARTURE
Personally, I’m very sad to see Joe Harris and Yildiray Cinar leave the series. I have no doubt Dan Jurgens will produce excellent comics, but I’ll still miss Joe and Yildiray. I really enjoyed their issues of The Fury of Firestorm. Not only are they amazingly talented, but they are also incredibly nice guys and have been very supportive of FIRESTORM FAN. Please continue to follow these fantastic creators on their next projects! You can support Joe Harris by pre-ordering his new creator-owned series, Great Pacific coming from Image Comics. Then, watch for announcements from Yildiary Cinar. He’s got something in development with DC Comics. Whenever it’s announced, please pre-order this item and show your support!
WELCOME DAN JURGENS
While I’m sad to see some of my favorite creators leave The Fury of Firestorm, I’m also excited to welcome another of my favorite creators! Dan Jurgens is a legend in the comics field. He’s written and drawn hundreds and hundreds of fantastic comics! I’ve been a fan of his work for over 20 years now. Some of my personal favorites of his include: Justice League International, Booster Gold, Adventures of Superman, Superman, Teen Titans, Aquaman, Tangent, Zero Hour, and Justice League America. That’s just to name a few! I’m very interested to see what direction he will take our favorite Nuclear Men. We’ll be talking lots more about Dan Jurgens in the coming months, but for now let’s give him a warm Match-head welcome!
Looks like we’ve got some exciting stories coming in the next few months! My thanks to the legion of Match-heads who sent me information on this big announcement: Jason Pope, Russell Burlingame, Randy Caldwell, Walter from Boosterrific, Raul Cotto, Keith G. Baker, Comicbook.com, Brandon Leonard, Ray Tigner, and Roger Priebe.
Support Firestorm (and Dan Jurgens, Joe Harris, and Yildiray Cinar)! Fan the flame!