Well, I guess it’s time to say goodbye…
The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #0 was released yesterday; the final issue for the creative team of writer Joe Harris, penciller Yildiray Cinar, and inker Marlo Alquiza. I’m very sad to see these guys go. New writer/penciller Dan Jurgens debuts on Firestorm next month and will undoubtedly produce excellent comics, but I’ll still miss Joe, Yildiray, and Marlo. I really enjoyed their issues of The Fury of Firestorm! Yildiray has been with the book since the first issue, penciling 11 of the 13 issues; Joe has written seven of the issues, initially co-plotting with Ethan Van Sciver; and Marlo has been brilliantly inking the book for five issues. Each of these creators have brought their own unique style and voice, enriching the Firestorm cast of characters and mythology.
Not only are these guys amazingly talented, but they are also incredibly nice 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 purchasing his new creator-owned series debuting in November, Great Pacific coming from Image Comics. Keep an eye on Joe Harris’ website for future updates. Support Yildiray Cinar by pre-ordering Earth-2 #7 & #8 as it was just announced that Yildiray will be drawing those two issues. Watch Yildiray Cinar on Twitter for the most up-to-date information. Marlo Alquiza is currently recuperating from an injury, but helped out on a few pages of the upcoming Team 7 #1. Check Marlo Alquiza’s Facebook page to keep up with his activities. As more information becomes available about upcoming projects from these creators, we’ll be sure to share the news. By supporting their upcoming projects, you are supporting the creators. Then it’s not really “goodbye”, it’s “see you soon!”
I’m focusing on these three creators today because they’ve just finished their tenure on the book. However, I should take a moment to recognize some of the other talented folks that have contributed to this great run of Firestorm: Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone, Norm Rapmund, Travis Lanham, Steve Buccellato, Hi-Fi Color, Daniel HDR, Walden Wong, Rachel Gluckstern, and Rickey Purdin.
THANK YOU from us Match-heads to all the creators involved in making the last 13 issues of The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men! Good luck in all your future endeavors!
Support Firestorm (and Joe Harris, Yildiray Cinar, and Marlo Alquiza)! Fan the flame!