Monday, January 2, 2012

Firestorm #4

Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver take readers to the other side of the pond and  introduce them to Pozhar, the Firestorm from Russia.  Even though not much is revealed about him, Pozhar seems like a pretty badass anti-hero, a very good opposite for Ronnie and Jason; he also seems to have ties to Professor Stein and his research.  I liked this character well enough to be annoyed when the focus of the issue went back to the american teenagers; especially Jason; last month he had every opportunity to prevent what happened to his lady friend; now we need to put up with more of his whinning.  I was also confused by the bone-fragments-turned-bullet-turned-oxygen, but that could be just me.  Ronnie fared better, as his sequence had more substance, although he seemed pretty comfortable with powers he came upon less than a day ago.  Yildiray Cinar's art was excellent, and it just keeps getting better.

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