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Nuclear News – 2010-02-19 – Firestorm in the upcoming JLA film, JLU toy, and Shadowstorm

Welcome to another installment of FIRESTORM FAN’s Nuclear News! Here are some news and web findings on our favorite hothead.

  • We’ve got a sneak peek of Firestorm from the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD scheduled for release next Tuesday, February 23. These photos confirm that the Firestorm that appears in the movie is the Jason Rusch version and he’s from the “good” Earth.  I guess in hindsight it’s not too surprising that it’s the Jason Firestorm since Dwayne McDuffie wrote the story for this movie; McDuffie wrote a few issues of Firestorm vol III and a JLA run with Jason.  It’ll be interesting to see if there is an “evil” counterpart to Firestorm within the Crime Syndicate.  Firestorm will apparently have a speaking part as Cedric Yarbrough has been identified as doing the voice of Firestorm in this film.  Also worth noting is that Firestorm’s costume is based upon the Jamal Igle version from Firestorm vol III.  Huge thanks to Rob over at the Aquaman Shrine for granting me permission to republish these images here.  Also, my thanks to Joshua Wolf for directing me towards this news.

Firestorm in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD

Firestorm in Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD

  • Comic Book Resources had some great coverage of the New York Toy Fair earlier this week.  They managed to get some amazing shots of upcoming DC figures from Mattel.  Below are the images they ran of Firestorm from the Justice League Unlimited line.  This figure is due out sometime in 2010 and will be available online and at Target.  Check out the Comic Book Resources article for pictures of other fantastic figures on the horizon (i.e. Blue Devil, several Aquaman figures, Blue Beetle, Ultra-Humanite, and more.  They’ve even got Cyclotron?!?!)

Firestorm action figure from Justice League Unlimited

Firestorm action figure from Justice League Unlimited

  • I just stumbled across a nice blog post about Shadowstorm, the evil Firestorm doppleganger from the Elemental-era.  The post was written by NicodemusLegend for his Transforming Seminarian blog.  Click here to read the Shadowstorm post.  Additionally, NicodemusLegend did a thorough three-part series on “The Hard Life of Professor Martin Stein”.  Check out that series by clicking on the following links: Part One, Part Two, and Part Three.

Firestorm #96 with Shadowstorm

  • Steward Cook (a.k.a. bricolage) laid out his Firestorm: Rebirth proposal that he pitched to DC back in the 1990s.  Sounds like it would have been interesting.  Check it out by clicking here.
  • The episode of Batman: The Brave & the Bold that featured Firestorm is now available to view online.  Click here to be watch.  My thanks to Jerrod Porter for sending this link my way.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths DVD this coming Tuesday!

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  1. Ed says:

    I can’t wait for the JLA DVD. I found out about it a couple of weeks ago and immediately put it in my Netflix queue. It’s an added bonus that Firestorm is in it.

  2. Thanks for the shout out! I’ve been spending some time looking at your site. It’s rather impressive. I hope it continues for a good long time.

  3. Luke says:

    Shag, not sure if you saw this, but in Blackest Night: The Flash #3 (SPOILERS!) Blue Lantern Barry Allen creates a blue light construct of Firehawk (I think) to battle Black Lantern Firestorm. Very appropriate, I thought!

  4. Shag says:

    Luke – Thanks for the heads-up! I haven’t had a chance to get that yet. Can’t wait!

  5. Yep, that’s Firehawk, all right. In her second costume. While it’s appropriate enough that Barry would use an older costumed Firehawk, I’d call it a bit of a continuity gaffe, as Barry was kept out of action for pretty much the entirety of the original Crisis until his death, and couldn’t have witnessed the creation of this costume. And if Barry’s seen Firehawk since his rebirth, it would almost certainly have been with her current costume….

  6. Frank says:

    Sometimes, I’ll be reading a great Suicide Squad issue and think “Man, how could I have been so hard on John Ostrander’s writing on Martian Manhunter? Maybe I was blinded by my own expectations?” Then, I’ll read some bit of dialogue like Shadowstorm’s, or just remember a character named frickin’ Shadowstorm came out of Johnny O’s word processor, and my resolve regarding his immense failings at times remains sound.

  7. […] Justice League Unlimited Firestorm action figure (featured here previously) will be repackaged in a three-pack with Killer Frost and the Angle Man.  Watch for that in early […]

  8. […] up is Mattel’s Justice League Unlimited action figure three-pack of Firestorm, Killer Frost, and Angle Man!  Yup, that’s right!  Angle Man!  Hooray for Angle Man! … oh wait a minute … […]

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