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DC Digital Comics: Celebrating Black History Month

From the honor and strength of John Stewart, to the pure techno power of Cyborg, to the energy and humor of Static Shock, DC’s African-American heroes have become both inspirations and favorites of DC fans the world over. John Stewart first joined the Green Lantern Corps in the 1970s and remains the definitive Green Lantern to a generation of fans who grew up with the Justice League animated series. Cyborg has overcome great injury and physical change and now fights alongside Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in the Justice League.

Firestorm

All of us have a little voice in our heads that helps us make wise decisions—at least when we’re willing to listen to it. But if your voice belongs to an antisocial, student bookworm complaining about getting to chemistry class on time, you’re probably the combustible hero known as Firestorm.

When it comes to personalities, Ronnie Raymond and Jason Rusch are on opposite ends of the figurative periodic table. Ronnie’s a good-looking athlete with a quick-to-action attitude and a healthy dose of ego, while Jason’s a gifted science student who’s never happier than when he’s working alone in a lab. Caught in an explosion that should have killed them both, the pair were instead fused together into one nuclear-powered being. Bonded through a phenomenon known as the Firestorm Matrix, Ronnie and Jason act together as a single super hero, with Ronnie usually in control of Firestorm’s body, while the more cerebral Jason lends support as a secondary consciousness within the Matrix.

Ronnie and Jason have learned to separate at will, returning to their normal forms and capabilities. But when they’re bonded and utilizing the power of the Matrix, Firestorm can fly, absorb radiation, and fire highly destructive blasts of energy from his hands. He possesses immense strength and can rearrange inorganic objects into other shapes or objects—provided he knows their atomic makeup. This last requirement is one of the many reasons that Jason’s contributions are so important, but that doesn’t mean it’s always smooth sailing. In fact, with such different personalities, the two frequently clash both inside and out of the Firestorm Matrix. As a result, Firestorm remains one of the more unpredictable and volatile heroes out there, as well as one of the most dangerous, since too much internal friction could cause a nuclear explosion. But when they do work together, Jason and Ronnie can accomplish great things. Firestorm can quite literally change the world for the better, provided the two young men powering him can only agree on how.

The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians (1985 – 1986)

The Superfriends were once again headquartered at the Hall of Justice in Metropolis, and battled such familiar foes as Lex Luthor, Scarecrow and Darkseid.  Second only to Challenge of the Superfriends, Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians was one of the most faithful TV adaptations of DC Comic superheroes. Like its predecessor, SuperFriends: The Legendary Super Powers show, Galactic Guardians featured Adam West as Batman along with featuring Superman and Robin and showcasing relatively new superheroes Firestorm and Cyborg as well as members of previous Super Friend incarnations (Samurai, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Hawkman, The Flash). The show featured Darkseid of Apokolips and his minions Kalibak and DeSaad as the primary protagonists. Other DC villains (the Joker, Lex Luthor, the Penguin, Scarecrow, Felix Faust, Joker, The Penguin, Brainiac, etc.) also appeared from time to time. 

 
Voice Talent: 
Ernie Hudson
Casey Kasem
Adam West
Danny Dark
B.J. Ward
Mark L. Taylor
Frank Welker
Rene Auberjonis
Jack Angel
Michael Rye
Producers: 
Larry Latham
Executive Producers: 
Joseph Barbera
William Hanna
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Science Fiction

Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show (1984 – 1985)

Hanna-Barbera's continues at showcasing DC Comic book characters in animated shorts. These stories contained the now-familiar superheroes Superman, Batman, Robin and Wonder Woman, along with the new Cyborg and Firestorm.

 
Genre: 
Action
Adventure
Science Fiction

The End and The Beginning

There are only three issues left of the bestselling BRIGHTEST DAY series. Issue 22 is cryptically titled “The End and The Beginning” and it’s all about Firestorm’s struggle to be the best hero that he can be. I don’t want to give anything away or spoil the story, so I’ll just say that the issue has been aptly titled and leave it at that. Written by Geoff Johns and Peter J. Tomasi and with art by Scott Clark, Ivan Reis, and Joe Prado, BRIGHTEST DAY #22, is on sale in stores today. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]

FIRESTORM JOINS THE FRAY IN GREEN LANTERN CORPS #57

Tony Bedard's and Tyler Kirkham's “WEAPONER" arc comes to its dramatic conclusion in GREEN LANTERN CORPS #57. The battle is heating up between the Sinestro Corps and the Green Lantern Corps-backed Weaponer and his Qwardians, but the truce is still in effect. Neither Corps can use power rings on the other. How can the Green Lanterns help the Qwardians with their hands tied? One word. Firestorm. [gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="2"]

D’Kay strikes at the heart of Martian Manhunter

The Martian Manhunter comes face to face with D’Kay, but what secrets does she have to share? Can Firestorm hold his own against Deathstorm and his very own Black Lantern Corps? Click below for a quick primer and then head out to your shop, as BRIGHTEST DAY #12 – courtesy of Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi, Patrick Gleason, Ivan Reis, Scott Clark and Joe Prado – hits today! You won’t want to miss it. [gallery link="file"]

Return of the Black Lanterns in BRIGHTEST DAY #11

Black Manta vs. Aquaman! The return of Deathstorm! And a double-page spread that will make your jaw drop. Twice. All courtesy of writers Geoff Johns and Peter Tomasi and the all star artistic team of Reis, Gleason, Clark and Prado. BRIGHTEST DAY #11 hits Wednesday. [gallery link="file"]

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