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Firebird of Soyuz

Ready for a blast from the past?  Anyone remember the team of Russian super-powered teenagers called Soyuz?  Check out Firebird’s entry from DK’s DC Comics Encyclopedia, Updated and Expanded Edition (September 2008). Firebird was secretly Serafina Arkadina, the niece of Mikhail Arkadin (a.k.a. Pozhar, and one-half of the “Blank Slate”-era Firestorm). At one point, John Ostrander […]

MORE NEWS: More Rumors About Gail Leaving & Firestorm #6 Solicit

Alright match-heads, I know just yesterday I reported that Gail Simone was staying on the Firestorm book.  Well… another rumor has popped up that Gail is leaving Firestorm.  According to Bleeding Cool, Gail Simone will be leaving The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men in March.  That translates to issue #7.  As we saw yesterday, […]

Stuart Moore: Exclusive Interview with FIRESTORM FAN

We’ve got a special treat today here at FIRESTORM FAN – a fantastic interview with Firestorm writer, Stuart Moore! Stuart Moore wrote FIRESTORM vol III for 19 issues from 2005 through 2007.  Thanks to the length of his run, Stuart has written Jason Rusch more than any other writer.  Stuart’s run brought dramatic changes for […]

John Ostrander: Exclusive Interview with FIRESTORM FAN

We’ve got a special treat today here at FIRESTORM FAN – a fantastic interview with celebrated Firestorm writer, John Ostrander! John Ostrander wrote 45 issues of FIRESTORM vol II from 1987 through 1990.   Besides Firestorm co-creator Gerry Conway, Ostrander has written the character more than any other author.   The dramatic changes Ostrander introduced to Firestorm […]

Mayfairstivus Day 2 – Firestorm

Welcome back for the second day of Mayfairstivus, the nine day celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! Today we’ll be looking at role-playing statistics for the original Firestorm and the “Blank Slate” incarnation. DC HEROES ROLE-PLAYING GAME – FIRST EDITION – 1985 One of the things I love the most about the DC […]

The Elemental War: Firestorm meets the Soul of the Earth

We’re continuing our coverage of “The Elemental War” from Firestorm #90-93!  Yesterday we gave an overview of the entire storyline and highlighted some fantastic Tom Mandrake artwork.  Today we’re going to focus on one particular scene from this adventure. Before we get started, I want to give a shout-out to Doug with Red Tornado’s Path! […]

DC Comics Super Hero Collection #46 – Firestorm Lead Figure

Just this past week DC Comics Superhero Collection Figurine Magazine #46 featuring Firestorm shipped to comic shops across the United States.  It’s been out for a while in the UK, but Diamond Comics Distributors just got their copies out a few days ago.  This publication includes a figurine of the featured character cast in lead, […]

The “Blank Slate” Firestorm – 1987-89

Back in 1987, Firestorm writer John Ostrander made a dramatic and risky change to the lead character of the series.  For nine years, Firestorm had existed as the combination of the youthful Ronnie Raymond and the brilliant Professor Martin Stein.   While merged, Raymond was in command of the Firestorm form with Stein a voice of […]

Firestorm vol. II #84 (April 1989) – Original Art

Here are some scans of the original art from Firestorm vol. II #84.  Jon from the Fizzit Firestorm blog happens to own several of the original pages.  He was kind enough to allow me to publish them here.  Thanks, Jon! Firestorm volume II #84 – “Souls of Fire” Writer: John Ostrander Penciller: Tom Grindberg Inker: […]

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