Dan Jurgens, writer and penciller on The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men starting with issue #13 in October, appeared last Friday on a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. According to Newsarama, during the “DC Comics – The New 52″ panel Dan Jurgens said,
“We’re going to take Firestorm back to being one character again.”
“We’ll concentrate on Jason and Ronnie’s relationship and what it means for two people to share one body.”
Well, there you have it Match-heads! We suspected it from the solicitation artwork, but this confirms that Ronnie and Jason will act as one Firestorm going forward! Spread the word to classic Firestorm fans that haven’t been following the current series. Let’s get them to pick up the book starting with issues #0 and #13!
On a barely-related note… below you’ll find a panel from Booster Gold vol II #1 (Oct. 2007) written by Geoff Johns, with art by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund. Notice the top right-hand section of the chalkboard. And after that, notice that Rip Hunter’s white chalk draws black. Weird.
I find the panel above somewhat ironic. Geoff Johns wrote this Booster Gold comic, and later went on to write Firestorm in Brightest Day (with Ronnie & Jason together as a single Firestorm). Norm Rapmund helped ink several issues of The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men (with Ronnie and Jason as independent Firestorms). Finally, Dan Jurgens did the layouts for this panel, and now he’s taking over Fury of Firestorm (with Ronnie and Jason together as a single Firestorm). It’s like the creative talent that developed this panel have come full circle!
Support Firestorm! Fan the flame!