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Archive for March, 2007

Part Two of the Final Act Tomorrow

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

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Firestorm #34 is out tomorrow and I can’t wait to see it. As the middle part of a three arc story, I don’t expect quite as much movement as we saw in the previous issue, but I have no doubt it will be a good one. Remember, Pop Mhan will be taking over art duties so don’t be too shocked by an abrupt change in look. While you’re at it, Dwayne also has issues of Action Comics and Fantastic Four coming out tomorrow. Not too shabby!

I wish there was more to report. The usual knuckleheads are doing their best to embarrass themselves on the DC message boards and make the place unpleasant for everyone else. There’s no specific news to report about future appearances so we’ll wait another three weeks for World War III part 1 to see what Keith has in store for Jason. I haven’t even seen any tempting original Firestorm art auctions lately, except one from Perez’s Flash backups that went for a few hundred. I will get some pages updated, I promise. It’s just that I upgraded to Vista (I like it) and now I can’t find the install CD for my art program. D’oh!

My store wound up ordering something like sixteen of the Firestorm: Reborn TPBs mistakenly thinking that it was a regular issue. Oops! They’re confident that they can move them eventually, though. Hopefully Stuart and Jamal got a little extra cut because of that. :)

I Wasn’t Kidding, Was I?

Tuesday, March 6th, 2007

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Last week’s #33 was fantastic, wasn’t it? As I promised - ridiculously entertaining!

Seeing such a strong issue makes it that much harder to see the book go. Unfortunately, there was confirmation from Dan Didio at Wondercon that Firestorm is done from now, despite the removal of the tag “final issue” on the dccomics.com solicitation giving some hope.

But the news isn’t all bad. Firestorm and its creators were featured prominently in the 2007 Glyph Comics Awards nominations. Congratulations to Stuart, Jamal and Brian Stelfreeze. Stuart also earned a nod or two for his Earthlight book from Tokyopop. Nice going!

Speaking of Stuart, his Detective Comics issue comes out tomorrow so pick it up. It’s the first of a two-parter, and I really like the setup he describes in his Wizard Universe interview.