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Archive for February, 2007

Ten Reasons to Pick Up Firestorm #33 this Week

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

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Can you tell I’m excited to have another issue? I’m really looking forward to this arc. I’m hoping Dwayne can sell me on the New Gods, who have yet to grab me. Without further ado, here’s the list:

10. It’s been two long months since the last issue. That’s long enough to give a comics reader the shakes.
9. Gorgeous cover by Pete Woods. Pete Woods!
8. Shilo Norman is here. If you liked Morrison’s Seven Soldiers of Victory, here’s your best chance to catch up with the character.
7. It’s a great way to meet Jason, who will be featured in a major DCU team book later this year.
6. The New Gods. They are some of DC’s most colorful characters and they’ve been missing for a while.
5. The premise is ingenious. The unsung half of Firestorm - Martin Stein - is a brilliant Nobel winning physicist who spent time as a cosmic entity. Why wouldn’t he have knowledge that DC’s most infamous answer-seeker wants?
4. We’re told that it leads into DC’s Next Big Thing, so it’s a great way to get an early scoop.
3. It’s so pretty. Just look at Lashley’s fantastic art in the previews. He said that he tinkered with his style a bit and it looks wonderful.
2. Dwayne McDuffie wrote it! You know, Justice League Unlimited writer, Milestone Media (think Static Shock), Fantastic Four, etc.

And, finally, the only one you should really care about…

1. It’s ridiculously entertaining. It delivers on the full promise of the character - action, humor and a ridiculous amount of power that needs to be used very carefully.

If you need further convincing, you can see for yourself in this preview over on Newsarama.

New Dwayne Interview

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

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Woohoo! I finally have enough stuff reinstalled on Vista to post again.

Thanks to poster theid from the DC boards for pointing out a new Wizard Universe interview with Dwayne McDuffie about his arc. There is a lot of interesting information and six new preview pages, making a total of nine we’ve seen from the issue. The art looks fantastic and the writing is a lot of fun. I’m very much looking forward to it. Just two more weeks!

Just to follow up with our favorite creators, Jamal’s run on Nightwing recently started with #129 recently. Even better, Keith Champagne has his back with the inks. Stuart Moore’s PARA TPB is now in comic stores and I highly recommend picking it up. Both Stuart and Jamal will be appearing at the New York Comicon on the 23rd through the 25th for you lucky buggers who live on the east coast.