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Firestorm 2 HQ » Blog Archive » Ten Reasons to Pick Up Firestorm #33 this Week

Ten Reasons to Pick Up Firestorm #33 this Week


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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.

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