Uh-oh… I’m afraid Firestorm is about to become a living Weapon of Mass Destruction. Maybe I’m seeing things that aren’t there, but while reviewing upcoming DC Comics solicitations I found myself saying, “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” To be fair this is all pure speculation, but if you read the solicitations you might just agree with me. Check out below the promo copy for Forever Evil #5 and Justice League of America #12. Then scroll further down further for my thoughts…
FOREVER EVIL #5
Written by: Geoff Johns
Art by: David Finch, Richard Friend
Cover by: David Finch, Richard Friend
32 Pages | $3.99 | Jan 22 2014
With everything to lose, Lex Luthor and his Injustice League raid the stronghold of the Crime Syndicate with consequences so devastating, the DC Universe will never be the same!
Written by: Matt Kindt
Art by: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira, Tom Derenick
Cover by: Eddy Barrows, Eber Ferreira
32 Pages | $3.99 | Feb 12 2014
A devastating battle against Despero begins as Manhunter and Stargirl arrive in San Francisco to save Stargirl’s family from Firestorm’s fallout!
Put these two solicitations together and I think Firestorm just might explode in the coming months.. literally!
- In Forever Evil #5, “… Lex Luthor and his Injustice League raid the stronghold of the Crime Syndicate with consequences so devastating, the DC Universe will never be the same!“
- And then 3 weeks later in JLA #12, “… Manhunter and Stargirl arrive in San Francisco to save Stargirl’s family from Firestorm’s fallout!
We already know the Crime Syndicate is holding Firestorm somewhere; their stronghold seems like a reasonable place. Firestorm’s powers seem pretty unstable at the moment given what happened to him in Forever Evil #3. Then the big clue comes in the JLA #12 solicitation, “… Firestorm’s fallout!” Fallout?!?! That implies the aftermath of a nuclear explosion. Couple that with the promo copy in Forever Evil #5 and I’m envisioning Firestorm going critical and exploding, thus destroying part of San Francisco and irradiating the town!
If I’m right, I just hope it plays out better than Marvel’s New Universe The Pitt. Also, what does DC Comics have against the west coast? California was a target in Superman: The Motion Picture; Coast City in “Death of Superman”; and San Diego in Aquaman’s “Sub-Diego” storyline. With DC’s offices moving out west, I’d be careful. Just sayin’.
What do you think? Is my speculation a step too far? Or might I be on to something?
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