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OFFICIAL: Deathstorm Represents 1990s Villains

We’ve been speculating for a while, but now it’s official.  In an article for USA Today last week, Geoff Johns confirmed our suspicion that Deathstorm represents the dark and hardcore comic book characters from the 1990s.

Here is the relevant quote from the USA Today article:

And Deathstorm has popped up, obsessed with destroying Firestorm and having the ability to conjure Black Lanterns. “He’s a character that’s really fun to write. We wanted to basically create a 1990s villain who loved being from the 1990s,” Johns says, laughing. Tomasi says that Deathstorm “has got some big surprises up his sleeve, which are pretty great. There’ll be cool stuff coming up with him.”


At least now we know for sure.

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  1. liquidcross says:

    Congrats, you hit the nail on the head!

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  3. cj says:

    I don’t really get the metaphor personally, but maybe that’s because I wasn’t really following comics through the entire decade of the 90s. Were they wise-cracking psychotics? Because that’s how I see Deathstorm, kind of like the Joker in Killing Joke or even The Dark Knight movie. Deathstorm just wants to watch the world burn for the fun of it?

  4. Shag says:

    CJ – Yeah, that sums up 90s villains pretty well. Throw in some big guns, big muscles, and crappy dialogue and you’ve got it! :)

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