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Firestorm 2 HQ » 2007» July

Archive for July, 2007

Notice Anything New?

Saturday, July 21st, 2007

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In a long-overdue move, I’m moving the news portion of this site into a blog. Yes, you can take that as a sign that I’m not out of the Firestorm news business. With this change, you’ll be able to subscribe to my RSS feed, you won’t have to scroll down 50 pages to find old news, and I can update a little more quickly. All good news for you and I. If I’m feeling really brave, I might even try enabling comments.

Next up: making this look like the rest of the site, linking to the reference content, and importing all of the old news. This could get bloody, but I’ll get there. I hope.

Happy Birthday, Jamal!

Thursday, July 19th, 2007

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I like to tease Jamal Igle because he’s a whole 12 days older than I am. Happy Birthday, old man! Actually, there’s quite a few reasons for Jamal to be a happy man. Just under two weeks ago, he married his beautiful bride, Karine. Take a peek at his pictures here. In other Jamal news, his next project was just solicited - Countdown Presents: The Search for Ray Palmer: Crime Syndicate. I’m looking forward to it.

In other Firestorm alum news, Stuart Moore is having a good month, too. The trade paperback Wolverine: Blood and Sorrow was released, collecting his excellent tales of the famous beclawed one. Also out is an issue of New Avengers/Transformers and Earthlight #2, which is the series that has earned Stuart several nods from critics. He’s also been announced as a new editor for a co-branded line of SCI FI Channel/Virgin comics.

The third and final former Firestorm creator to talk about, and the one that might have a hand in Firestorm’s future, is Dwayne McDuffie. If I weren’t such a slacker, you would have seen here that Dwayne was announced last month as the new writer on Justice League of America. Given the other work we’ve seen from him, I take that as great news. It doesn’t hurt that this improves Jason’s changes of making the team.

Dan Didio said that we’ll see Firestorm join a team “soon”. For a while there, The Outsiders was high on the candidate list but that lineup has now been made public, as is the lineup of Teen Titans. I’ve long felt that the JLA was the best fit and rumor mill strongly points in that direction. Perhaps we’ll find out in a couple of weeks during the San Diego Comicon. Hey DC, throw us a bone!