The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #1

The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #1

Writer: Gail Simone Artist: Yildiray Cinar Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 28, 2011 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 1
6.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond. These two high school students are worlds apart--and now they're drawn into a conspiracy of super-science that bonds them forever in a way they can't explain or control. The dark secrets of the murderous Dog Team and its Firestorm Protocol force them to put aside their differences to confront a threat so terrifying that it may lead to a new Cold War!

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Kirby Sep 29, 2011

    A great book for fans of Firestorm and new readers who know nothing about the character. A reboot to the letter but one that has a good amount of pacing that introduces danger and desperation naturally without feeling rushed or forced. While it may not be a must buy series, it is one of the better series out of the whole relaunch. A lower tier character that gets A-list treatment! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 4, 2011

    The artwork was very super hero-like and therein is my main criticism. Why are the boys so muscular when they are teens in high school? Ok, Raymond is a jock and football player, but out of costume, he doesnt seem so big or muscular. But when he and Jason transform, there is no in between. They automatically gain the traditional six-pack and super muscles of other super heroes. Nevertheless, this series should be a fun read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Sep 28, 2011

    CRAVE ONLINE RATING: 8/10 Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Waylon Wernette Oct 3, 2011

    Overall the story was fun outside of the crazy racial stuff and I think the book will be solid going forward if they can tone down that aspect. The small glimpse at the person who hired the assassins was pretty puzzling as far as the whole Firestorm concept goes (International nuclear man arms race?), and the ending has me interested in seeing what happens in issue two. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Sep 30, 2011

    Firestorm is a niche character and he probably always will be. This issue puts forth some very generic and predictable high school kids into a situation where they become nuclear men. It's got a decent idea behind it all as they are in pursuit by some evil men rather than just super villains. Overall, I liked the changes to the character and I think there is enough here to keep a new reader coming back for more. This is a good start for Firestorm(s). Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Sep 28, 2011

    The designs for the various Firestorm forms are sharp, and all of the changes to the concepts makes for some fun mysteries in the plot and a chance for new and longtime readers to discover something new things in this series as it progresses. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Sep 28, 2011

    I'm down the middle on this one. Overall, I liked it, but I expected so much more. There's lots of set-up and establishing of characters, which is done very well, and the character has been a bit more simplified. Cinar's splash pages are fantastic and so are Buccellato's color work. Simone's writing is spot-on, but I wish she also did all the plotting. The end of the issue feels a bit rushed, and I felt like they waited to introduce Firestorm way too late. I recommend this book, but only because I feel it's only going to get better. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 2, 2011

    While still iffy about the characters, Simone convinces you there's potential here, which is far more than many a writer have done. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBuzz - johnlees Oct 20, 2011

    So, after reading The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #1, Im much in the same position as I was before. My admiration for Gail Simone, Ethan Van Sciver, Yildiray Cinar, and Brian Buccellatto too (I didnt even know it was him working on the book until I checked the credits for this review, he displayed some real diversity from his trademark style on The Flash) remains as strong as ever, and each showcased their stuff effectively in this comic. But at the end of it all, I still just dont give a crap about Firestorm. The creative team didnt really do anything wrong. Maybe the character just isnt for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 29, 2011

    All in all, it's a little disappointing how conventional this issue is, especially with Gail handing primary writing duties, but the art is good enough, if inconsistent. The building blocks of something really new seem to be present in Fury of Firestorm #1, but this issue hasn't quite put it all together yet. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Sep 28, 2011

    The Fury of Firestorm could prove to be an interesting series down the line, but I'm just not seeing the draw yet. There's just too much forced teen angst in this first issue to really enjoy the experience. Hopefully next issue is when this book sets that stuff aside and really begins to heat up (I'm not apologizing for that awful pun). Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Heretical Jargon - Heretic Oct 3, 2011

    Its still a fun issue, but definitely nothing to get excited about. I honestly dont care what happens next month. Fingers crossed that issue #2 will show an improvement in this series. Sorry Gail, Im still your biggest fan! Please dont hate me!!! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Wayland Oct 5, 2011

    As for the rest… the new look is ugly in my personal opinion. I feel so bad for Ronnie Raymond, now having to live through high school AGAIN. Ugh. Martin Stein's apparent death I also don't like, although I anticipate that eventually being revealed as a fake. The leader of the hit squad seems to be a reboot of Ronnie's old nemesis Cliff Carmichael, formerly a high school rival, now a macho mercenary of some sort. Throw in the DC-nU near-requirement of high body count and I'm just not interested. Read Full Review

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