Check out the similarities between the covers of The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #13 (shipping in Oct. 2012) and Firestorm the Nuclear Man #65 (cover dated Nov 1987)!
Below is Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #13 cover by Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund!
Below is the cover to Firestorm The Nuclear Men #65 by Ross Andru!
Both are great covers! While the covers aren’t exact matches, there are several similarities. For example: Firestorm is looking off to his right while floating upright; shooting an energy blast with his right hand, while his left hand is raised; battling technological marvels; and so on.
Here is the most surprising coincidence… both issues feature a new incarnation of Firestorm! The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #13 will feature the new Firestorm incarnation of Ronnie & Jason sharing a single body (this new Firestorm will premier in the issue just prior to #13, The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #0). Firestorm the Nuclear Man #65 featured the new “Blank Slate” incarnation of Firestorm (who premiered on the final page of the previous issue, Firestorm the Nuclear Man Annual #5).
New Firestorm incarnations and similarities in cover design? Makes you wonder whether the cover similarities are a happy accident or purposeful! My thanks to fellow Match-head Shane Snyder for bringing up this topic! He suggested there might be some similarities between the upcoming cover and previous issues.
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