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The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #2

Title: Sound and Fury

Co-Plotted by Ethan Van Sciver & Gail Simone

Written by Gail Simone

Artistry by Yildiray Ginar

Reviewed by Steve Seigh

Zzzzzzzz … Oh, what? I’m sorry, I must have been reading the latest issue of the New 52 book with the absurdly long title: The Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men #2. I don’t really have anything positive to say about this book. Both of the main characters are completely unlikable. Their constant bickering and shameful display of black on white aggression is still something that’s very obvious, and is something that I’m completely not into. Perhaps it wouldn’t be so bad if the characters were actually doing something, because, you see, when they’re inside the Firestorm both boys are trapped inside of this sort of negative space. Think Being John Malkovich only completely terrible and boring.

So the boys are inside of the Firestorm beast while the thing is essentially on auto-pilot, and we still have no inventive reason as to why all of these events are taking place. Man harnesses the power of a nuclear reactor, terrorists want that ability, a lot of people get hurt in process. Snooze. If the cast of characters were liable at all it would be one thing but there is simply too much flash and bang going on inside the panels to allow any time for decent plot development. For the 25 pages we get inside this book not a whole hell of a lot is pushed forward. We get perhaps a little more background into how it all started as well as being introduced to some lame hopped up mercenaries called: Hyenas.

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?

The two main characters have stumbled across a serum that gives them the power to create a being that is essentially a walking nuclear reactor. Terrorists are after them and people are getting hurt.

VERDICT

Big skip! Boring, poorly written dialogue, with characters and a plot you could care less about, this book continues to be a disappointment.

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