Posted October 4, 2011 by Earl Maghirang in Comics

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: The Fury of Firestorm: Nuclear Men # 1

Reviewing “The Fury of Firestorm: Nuclear Men # 1 by Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone and Yildray Cinar.

The rebooted continuity for DC Comics features a new Firestorm with new lead stars Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond plus a few clever surprises in between. I ha fun reading this book; as a fan of Firestorm during his appearance in Brightest Day and this woul be a treat for me.

Like the other DC Comics under the New 52 there is violence which could have been done without but despite this, its still rather fun an thrilling as a single book. There’s an ongoing mystery such as to the truth behind the “Firestorm Protocol” together with other questions like who is the new creature that calls himself/itself “Fury”.

There were a lot of good moments in the book as Van Sciver and Simone try to lay down the shaky foundation between the two former Firestorm holders. There’s also the questions that each lead character asks when confronted with the truth about race and friendship. I found the assymetry between Jason and Raymond’s life in the middle part of the book which is another great moment in my opinion.

The artwork done by Yildray Cinar is passable. It’s not as great as what I was expecting on the cover (which happens to be done by co-writer Ethan Van Sciver) but it was as horrible as other books that has been released with the New 52 banner. Action scenes, though, seems a little bit static.

I’m already excited for what happens next not only because of the cliffhanger ending but also because of the upcoming battles coming along as we’ve already seen a glimpse of the other Nuclear men and women around the world.


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Earl Maghirang