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Pozhar Week: The New 52

We’re concluding our Pozhar Week coverage! So far we’ve been looking at Pozhar’s pre-New 52 continuity. Today we’re examining what we know of Pozhar’s upcoming appearances in The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men!  We don’t have a lot to go on yet, just two drawings and two solicitations.

Below is a drawing Firestorm co-plotter and cover artist Ethan Van Sciver posted to his Facebook over the weekend labeled simply as “Mikhail”.  When asked by one commenter if this was supposed to be Star Wars’ Dengar, Ethan expounded by saying, “Russia’s Firestorm, Pozhar.”  So that confirms that the new Pozhar will be Mikhail Arkadin.  We’ll have to wait and see if the character resembles the pre-New 52 Mikhail in any way.

Mikhail Arkadin aka Pozhar from Firestorm by Ethan Van Sciver

Below is the cover art to The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #4 due December 28.  Based upon the Russian language characters on the cover, most people suspect this is Pozhar.  Time will tell!

Mikhail Arkadin as Pozhar on the cover of Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #4 by Ethan Van Sciver

Finally, we’ve got solicitations for upcoming issues that specifically name Pozhar.  Check them out below:

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #6

In the blink of an eye, Ronnie and Jason witness a horror so gruesome, the two young Firestorms will question their entire futures as Super Heroes. As if that wasn’t enough, Pozhar, the Russian Firestorm, shows the two boys exactly how dangerous their world has become.

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #7

New co-writer Joe Harris (Ghost Projekt) joins Ethan Van Sciver in this white-hot jumping-on issue! Plus: Van Sciver provides interior art for what’s sure to be one of the most talked-about comics of the year! As the fallout from the recent rogue Firestorm attack spreads and threatens to bring down Zither-Tech and the Firestorm Protocols, Ronnie Raymond pursues the Russian Nuclear Man Pozhar on what may well turn out to be a suicide mission. Meanwhile, Jason Rusch is made an offer he can’t refuse. Separated in an evolving game of international atomic brinkmanship, each Firestorm faces a world more dangerous than he ever imagined… while one gets a life-altering shock you’ll never forget!

It’s been fun looking back at Mikhail’s adventures this past week!  Such a great character and a wonderful addition to the Firestorm mythos! I’m looking forward to seeing where this new version will take us!

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  1. awesome blog! thanks for dropping by… ;-))

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