Firestorm #7/Bloodhound #5

December 6, 2004 | Comics


Firestorm #7
Dan Jolley, Liam Sharp, Andy Lanning
DC Comics
$3.85/$2.50 US
*** (out of five)

Bloodhound #5
Dan Jolley, Leonard Kirk
DC Comics
$4.50/$2.95 US
*** 1/2

Firestorm and Bloodhound: two heroes destined to meet — if only because the same guy writes both series.
Dan Jolley, along with artists Liam Sharpe and Toronto’s Leonard Kirk, bring together two the DC Universe’s newest stars, Jason Rusch, the latest incarnation of Firestorm the nuclear man, and Travis Clevenger, A.K.A. Bloodhound, the metahuman tracker and the result actually comes off pretty well.
Juxtaposing the inexperience of Jason with the veteran savvy of Clevenger is a smart idea and giving readers of each series a chance to see what’s going on in the other is never a bad marketing plan, either.
Bloodhound has quietly been a very solid surprise from DC and Firestorm has been decent, if a tad inconsistent. Hopefully this crossover will be a launching pad for better things for both.

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