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Archive for September, 2007

Amanda Waller Uses Firestorm?

Tuesday, September 18th, 2007

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Today’s DC Solicitations include an interesting bit about Firestorm in the information for Suicide Squad: Raise the Flag #4:

Amanda Waller unveils her latest strategy for controlling the troops: a big dose of Chemo with a dash of Firestorm!

I wonder what that could mean. Can John Ostrander just not get the character out of his blood? If you read the first issue of the Suicide Squad miniseries this past week you will have noticed some of Firestorm’s old Russian adversaries - Zastrow and Stalnoivolk. Ostrander is a great writer so I look forward to what he has in mind.

JLA Wedding Special: Required Reading for Firestorm Fans

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

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Today’s Justice League of America Wedding Special was really the kickoff to Dwayne McDuffie’s JLA run. Not in my wildest dreams did I imagine that Firestorm would be featured so prominently in it. It’s almost as if Firestorm #36 were dropped into the middle of the issue, but it also works very well in the larger story.

I won’t spoil it with plot details (I’ll add a summary to the Issues page in a few days) but there are a good dozen pages dedicated to a run-in that Firestorm (Jason/Gehenna version) has with some baddies. Perhaps even more interesting is the surprising outcome. Nicely done, Dwayne.

Also, for the record, Mike McKone draws an incredible Firestorm.

Baltimore DC Nation Panel: Firestorm in JLA

Saturday, September 8th, 2007

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Just in case anyone needed more confirmation, today’s panel report spelled out the fact that Firestorm was joining the team:
“DiDio confirmed that Dwayne McDuffie will be bringing Firestorm to Justice League of America.”

Again, I think that’s the right move for the character. I can’t wait to see what Dwayne does with him. Thanks to Phantomblot on the DC boards for the heads up!

Notice the new curtains and paint job? Since the news has been slow I made some updates last night. I’m no designer and it’s simple, but I think it works.