Wow, last week’s Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #14 was fantastic!!! Dan Jurgens, Ray McCarthy, and Hi-Fi Color knocked this issue out of the park! The action and drama continue to unfold, and the artwork is great! I really like the way they are developing the Firestorm character, as well as Ronnie and Jason’s relationship. It feels like these are strong building blocks to build future stories. If you’d like to read Dan Jurgens thoughts on issue #14, swing over to Comic Book.com and read his recent interview on this issue.
While I’m enjoying the current storyline, I’m getting anxious to see some classic rogues. I hope Dan Jurgens is on the book long enough give us characters like Killer Frost or Multiplex (or maybe even Slipknot). What concerns me is if the series will survive. I’m sure you already know sales were low on the Firestorm series as compared to other New 52 series. Many of us were hoping to see an upward spike in sales with Dan Jurgens arrival on issue #13. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the case. According to Comic Chronicles, Fury of Firestorm #13 in October had the lowest sales yet. To be fair, these numbers are not completely conclusive. These are solely based upon the sales of Diamond Comic Distributors and doesn’t include other distributors or digital sales. Below is a chart I’ve been using to track the sales of Fury of Firestorm since issue #1.
So what does this chart tell us? It’s more important than ever that you get out there and encourage people to try recent issues of Fury of Firestorm! The series features a return to one singular Firestorm, something many long-term fans have been demanding. Well, if they don’t give the newer issues of the series a try, its possible it might not last. So get out there and fan the flame!
Finally, DC Comics recently released a very different cover to The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man #15! See the cover below and check it out over on ComicBook.com.
Support Firestorm! Fan the flame!