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When someone tries to create a hero of godlike power, there are bound to be a few bumps in the road. And one of those failed, twisted experiments has been kept in a bunker deep underground, far too dangerous and horrific to be allowed to see daylight. Until the mysterious Zither lets this nuclear nightmare free to kill all of Earth's Firestorms! Presenting the shambling horror that was meant to be a savior: Helix!

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Aw, All He Wanted Was a Picnic 0

Answers begin coming in as Gail Simone and Ethan Van Sciver lay out their vision for the new Firestorm mythology in this issue. It involves mutually assured destruction and the superhuman equivalent of loose nukes. This is one of the few titles that can make a legitimate claim on being new and relevant as per DC's stated goals, but it still has a ways to go to really establish its ambitious new status quo.This issue ties Firestorm directly to the subject of nuclear weapons as the Firestorms of s...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

I Can Definitely See Gail Simone's Touch Now 0

The Good: The cover is much better than the last issue. We get to see the full parallels of the 2 Firestorms, and the way they're balanced on the cover is pretty great overall. But what really sells it is the downright creepy background they're transposed over. Helix is just.... REALLY creepy. Honestly, everything about Helix is what makes me REALLY see Gail Simone in this. He's creepy and psychotic in an interestingly subtle way, and each page just continues to twist and turn our view of him. T...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Inner Space Astronaut 0

This issue hits a lot of high points, but in the end can't help itself to miss the mark a little.  this issue starts off going right almost from the beginning with an introduction to a new villain and a better explanation of the Firestorm Protocol.  As the issue progresses though the explanation of the Firestorm Protocol becomes even clearer (while also adding a bit of suspense) and then unfortunately for the issue the main heroes step in.  At this point the two heroes - Jason and Ronnie - are t...

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