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Firestorm Galore!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

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For a guy without a title, Firestorm sure is getting some nice face time lately!

Countdown, Booster Gold and Suicide Squad spoilers ahoy.

First, there have been the recent, weekly appearances in Countdown which has taken a turn for the better. If I could take just a moment to be whiney, I’d mention that we seem to have lost track of Stein and Gehenna hasn’t been referenced in ages even though she’s presumably right there inside Firestorm. Last week’s penciller used the old costume last week and the colorist got some details wrong this week. The writers are probably unaware of the kind of healing voodoo that Jason has done in the past, which would make short work of the virus Val is carrying around. Still, those are mostly nits. It’s fun to see some weekly appearances.

On top of that, we have Jason/Firestorm OMAC’ed to death in an alternative timeline in today’s Booster Gold #7. Now that Geoff is departing the title this summer, I wonder if his Ronnie plans - assuming there were any - are going to have to sit and wait for another time.

Finally, it looks like it’s curtains for dear old Cliff Carmichael. Faraday shot him twice in the chest and once in the head with high caliber handgun in today’s Suicide Squad #7. That could be the end of one of Firestorm’s oldest support cast members/enemies. I was bummed. All is forgiven, though, since the miniseries is a great read.

I’ve been keeping an eye out for more Firestorm news from the various conventions, but either I’ve missed it or there hasn’t been much. As always, help keep an ear out!