Recently on Facebook, artist CrissCross posted several of his concept drawings for Firestorm. These were done back in 2003 as they worked to develop the look Jason Rusch would eventually debut in Firestorm vol. III (May 2004). You’ll find six versions below that are breathtaking and wildly different from the final design. Click each image to enlarge so you can see all the intricate detail. According to CrissCross, “I had a particular vision for a Quantum Man, not a Nuclear one.”
Each design is gorgeous and exploding with creativity! These are so cool, I hope CrissCross re-purposes these designs elsewhere. I love them all, but if I had to pick a favorite for Firestorm, I’d probably go with Version 7. How about you?
Starting with version #5 below, you’ll notice CrissCross references Jim Lee’s Firestorm designs. I’m guessing he’s referring to Jim Lee’s designs from 2003 that later appeared in Wizard Magazine. Click here to see Jim Lee’s designs.
My thanks to Abel Padilla for bringing these to my attention. THANKS!
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