REVIEW: The Fury of Firestorm, the Nuclear Men, Vol. 1: God Particle by Ethan Van Sciver, Gail Simone, Yildiray Cinar

As a part of the acclaimed DC Comics – The New 52 event of September 2011, two high school students worlds apart, Jason Rusch and Ronnie Raymond, are drawn into a conspiracy of super-science that bonds them forever in a way they can’t explain or control. As the two boys become caught in the crosshairs of an international special forces team with orders to capture or kill them, Ronnie and Jason seek to discover the secrets behind what has happened to them. What they find will shed light on the secret history of Firestorm!This major new vision of nuclear terror is brought to you by writers Ethan Van Sciver and Gail Simone with astonishing art by Yildiray Cinar! Do not miss this disturbing look into the future of super powers in the DC Universe!

I’m going to be straight with my opinion. No pussy-footing around. I didn’t like this. I thought it was angst driven and boring. I didn’t like either of the main characters because they were both asses in their own way. Jason was a smart ass. He could have been likable except that he thought he was better than everyone else. Ronnie was just a boring jock. They tried to make him a little more likeable when they pointed out that he didn’t bully the geeky kids because he knew that they would someday be running the world.

I did, however, like the art. I thought it all looked great and I really liked their character designs. But the pretty pictures couldn’t make up for the struggling story.

I will not be continuing this one.

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