3 Things you Didn't Know About The Nuclear Men
Some have said that three is the magic number. If that’s the case, November should be a fascinating month. Here at THE SOURCE, we’ll spotlighting key third issues from DC COMICS-THE NEW 52 with an ongoing series of posts titled “3 Things You Didn’t Know About DC COMICS-THE NEW 52.” Expect the unexpected–in threes.
Strap on your protective goggles and dive for the nearest bunker, cause we're going DEFCON and sharing secret info about the DCU's powerhouse Nuclear Men! Writers Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver have built a rich new mythology around what Firestorm can be to today's readers, so forget what you think you know and check out three things you didn't know about the Nuclear Men below!
1. AN ARMY OF FIRESTORMS High school students Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond aren't the ONLY Firestorms in the world. Thanks to a cutting-edge scientific discovery, the means to become a Nuclear Man have been provided to countries across the globe. That puts the number of Firestorms has skyrocketed--and an all-new Nuclear Race has JUST begun.
2. SOMEONE'S SELLING SUPERHUMANS Beyond the officially sanctioned Firestorms, a number of dangerous rogue Firestorms have been spotted all over the world. Armed with god-like abilities in most cases and a thirst of destruction, these rogues have been outfitted with illegally acquired abilities from a mysterious source. Who--or WHAT--that source is remains to be seen.
3. THE FURY BENEATH THE SURFACE Besides the familiar transmutation powers, some surprising new twists to the Firestorm arsenal begin making their debut as soon as December's issue #4! The biggest change has been the reveal of Fury, a towering beast of a being created when Ronnie and Jason argue in close proximity. The two teens literally combine to form Fury's monstrous figure, but the secret behind exactly WHAT he is will have to remain for now.
There you have it--everything you knew about Firestorm has evolved, and it's a whole new ballgame. Stay tuned as the mysteries continue unraveling monthly in the pages of THE FURY OF FIRESTORM: THE NUCLEAR MEN!