Written by IvCNuB4
on Thursday, September 27 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men gets a whole new direction in October as Dan Jurgens takes over as writer/artist on the series.
With the game-changing events of issues #12 and #0, Dan Jurgens will be doing a genuine revamp starting with issue #13 to shake-up the franchise by bringing new concepts to the book, leading to his introduction of a "disturbing new force" in the DCU this Fall.
Firestorm should be a fun book. I've always felt that you can often find the keys to a character's success in the first 15-20 issues of his original appearances. It's no different for Firestorm.
As for the "status" of Jason and Ronnie as "twin Firestorms", this week's issue #0 showed that the two teens once again merge to become Firestorm. Jurgens promises that issue #13 will further unveil the status of both Ronnie and Jason and how they relate to each other.
I'm approaching this as though the world, at large, is perplexed by the Firestorm problem. Multiple characters with that power have been identified, some good, some the opposite. No one knows for sure what happened. Are they all alive? Some dead? All dead? If there's only one left, did he kill the rest?
This will form an important part of the book's atmosphere.
Jurgens admits to love drawing Firestorm! "The character has great visual appeal and a unique look. It's very easy to add some sense of drama and power to him."
Jurgens also teased upcoming events and story-lines:
- Multiple characters with the Firestorm power have been identified, some good, some the opposite. No one knows for sure what happened. Are they all alive? Some dead? All dead? If there's only one left, did he kill the rest?
- Captain Atom will become involved through a connection with the villains DataXen and Black Trident. There will be a connection there, which will lead to an inevitable collision.
- Issue #15 promises a "shocking conclusion" that give the first hints of a "disturbing new force" in the DCU.
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About the Author - IvCNuB4
IvCNuB4 likes to maintain an air of mystery by never publicly revealing his true name unless you are one of the four lucky Outhouse posters he has PM'd it to. A life-long Chicago native, he was introduced to comics by his older brother's vast collection of Silver Age issues. When he is not at his day job as an IT geek or making the most of Chicago's three months of incredible summer, he can found spending way too much time with his very large, very loud Italian family. You will never find him on the likes of Facebook or Twitter as he scoffs at the necessity of most forms of social media.
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