Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Firestorm vs. Firehawk

"Firestorm vs. Firehawk" from Fury of Firestorm vol.1 #17 (DC, 1983) by Gerry Conway, Pat Broderick, George Tuska and Rodin Rodriguez
I'd read a number of issues before then, but Fury of Firestorm #17 was where i fell in love with the book. That whole "Nuclear Men" arc (my name for it), featuring Enforcer and Multiplex, and introducing Firehawk and Tokamak, was tops in my book at the time. I still love it today. I was off and on once Pat Broderick left, and only started picking it up regularly again during Ostrander's run, as I matured and came to like international politics in my comics (a fruit of the Suicide Squad tree, if you will), but by then, there wasn't so much "Fury" anymore. But when I think of Firestorm, I always think back to those days and to those dog-eared comics (one quite literally has a big bite taken out of it by my cat at the time, so it IS dog-eared)...


  1. Wow, I'm glad Lorraine got a quick re-design. That costume is B-A-D bland.

  2. I dunno. The next costume was asymmetrical and didn't always come off very well. Looks great in Who's Who because that's a pinup, but in action, it had problems.