As a big, long-time Batman fan, I’m particularly fascinated by two things going on in that family of comics at DC.
Or – “Ronnie… I Want To Tell You About The Matrix.”
When DC relaunched Firestorm back in September, I wondered whether they would play to their older fanbase by relaunching Ronnie Raymond as the original Firestorm, or the somewhat more interesting Jason Rusch. Given the issues surrounding Ryan Choi’s exit, I didn’t want to see Jason clumsily sidelines, so I was pleasantly surprised when they chose to revive BOTH ‘Storms in the New 52. Is there still joy in Firestorm-ville a year later? Your Major Spoilers review awaits!
This was mentioned a while ago, but DC confirmed today that Gail Simone will not be writing Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Man after her sixth issue.
Or – “Most People Forget About His First Series…”
For those keeping track, Firestorm dates back to 1978, and DC’s disastrous expansion of their publishing line right at the point where a combination of recession, paper shortages and nationwide storms made it even LESS profitable to be in the business of distributing paper pamphlets. He’s been revamped, relaunched, murdered at least once, merged, rebuilt and redefined so many times since then that this first issue can’t HELP but be a step in the right direction, even if it’s another Grifter. Given the creative pedigree involved, though, it would be 2/3 of the way to impossible for this book to be that bad.