I’m going to hold my comments until next week on the new issue of Fury of Firestorm. That should give everyone time to read their copy. (pssst… it was really good!) In the meantime…
Last week Multiplex made his New 52 debut in the back pages of Justice League #13! … Wait a minute … Multiplex in one of the top selling comics in the world … seriously?!?! Hot dog!!! If you missed it, he was shown in a flashback fighting Green Arrow. This all took place in a six-page back-up story written by Geoff Johns & Jeff Lemire, penciled by Brad Walker, and inked by Drew Hennessy. Below are the two relevant pages.
Multiplex is the first classic Firestorm rogue to make an appearance in The New 52. Many months ago we were teased with a potential Killer Frost, but that storyline never progressed. I can’t help but wonder if this Multiplex is Danton Black and if his origin is tied with Firestorm or Professor Martin Stein. It’s also worth noting that the Multiplex seen here is wearing the same costume he wore in pre-New 52 days when he fought Jason Rusch in Firestorm vol 3 #11-13 (2005). This six-page story is a lead-in to the new Justice League of America series. So hopefully we’ll find out more about this incarnation of Multiplex in that series.
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