One of the nice artistic touches in the current Fury of Firestorm series is the word balloons. Each of the Firestorm protocol characters has their own distinctive-looking word balloon. I asked the folks at Hi-Fi Colour Design who developed these unique looks. Here was their response:
Pre-2000 this was the colorist domain at DC. Today it is all the letterer! Hooray for them being able to bring more of their unique talents to each and every story. Comics really are a collaborative medium.
Therefore, looks like we’ve got Letterer Travis Lanham to thank for these cool artistic additions to the series! Below I’ve highlighted a few panels by Yildiray Cinar to demonstrate these unique word balloons.
Ronnie Raymond – red word balloons, yellow outline and yellow letters
Jason Rusch – yellow word balloon, red outline and red letters
Firehawk – white word balloon, red outline and red letters
Hurricane – black word balloon, yellow outline and yellow letters
Pozhar – white word balloon, red shaky outline and red letters
Rakshasi – violet word balloon, red outline and white letters
Fury – black word balloon, shaky red outline and white shaky letters
Wrath – salmon word balloon, shaky black outline and black shaky letters
Love those distinctive word balloons!
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