Thursday, November 13, 2014

Firestorm and Flaming Carrot



I have been impressed with the super-speed visuals of The Flash on the CW, and it appears that the producers are going to be showcasing even more super-heroics with Firestorm.   Ronnie Raymond, Martin Stein and Jason Rusch have all been cast and we have already seen Firestorm rogues Multiplex and Plastique (not to mention Killer Frost as a series regular in her pre-Frost persona).  I am very curious to see how they pull of Firestorm's signature look as well as his powers.  This almost makes up for the hero being one of the few left out of the Justice League Unlimited cartoon.

6 comments:

AirDave said...

I liked the concept of Firestorm; and he was pretty trendy and timely in the '70's. However, having said that, I almost take Marv Wolfman's opinion. I read once that he said Kid Flash is a character that is almost too powerful. Just in speed, The Flash can solve a problem or fix something even before Superman. The same may be true about Firestorm. The key, I wonder, is if the character realizes just how powerful he or she really is. I'd rank Firestorm right up there with Captain Atom as far as danger level.

Anonymous said...

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John Platt said...

What a great team-up! Two hot-heads. Read Flaming Carrot, folks! UT!

Anonymous said...

I'd rather see Flaming Carrot vs. Usagi Yojimbo. Or Firestorm vs. the Fantastic Four. Or even Hellboy vs. BTVS!

pblfsda said...

Firestorm may have been kept out of the cartoon for fear that some idiot kid would set his own hair on fire. I remember loving comics as a kid and pretending to be super-heroes. But even at my most naive, even when I was young enough to still believe the pseudo-physics used to explain them might be true, I never believed that I could fly myself, or stop a speeding car or what have you. When I heard stories about other kids who immitated cartoon characters or comic book characters and hurt themselves I didn't think "Oh, that's tragic", as I would now as an adult. I used to think, "Well, if it wasn't that it would have been something else. It's only a matter of time when you're that crazy." I'm thankful that I can find more compassion now, but I can't help but wonder if my more jaded 10-year old self wasn't onto something.

Bob Buethe said...

Hey, Firestorm may not have been in the JLU, but he was a regular on the Super Friends cartoon in 1984-85.

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