Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The following is a guest entry by an associate of mine, Wilbur Simons.

Hello Internet. My name is Wilbur Simons. I was invited to this blog by Mr. Kangaroo Love after he overheard me at the comics shop arguing about whether or not Poison Ivy could seduce Midnighter from The Authority. I am writing this because I have something to get off my chest. I have been collecting comic books since 1975 so I feel my opinion is very valuable. But right now I am not happy. I have a bone to pick with DC for their unethical treatment of Firestorm, the greatest hero to ever grace the DCU.



Ronnie Raymond is my favorite character of all time, so it absolutely traumatized me when DC hired hack writer Brad Meltzer to kill him off in Identity Crisis so he could be replaced with a new edgy & hip wannabe incarnation.

I think this is a detriment to Firestorm fans as well as a disgrace to the character. First to make something clear, I know many people will assume I don't like the new Firestorm because he is African-American. That is not true. I place Blade in my top 5 vampire hunters of all time and I am the proud owner of a framed photo of myself with Billy Dee Williams. So you can clearly see I am not a racist. I would'nt even like this new Firestorm if he was a white guy named Wilbur who liked tapioca pudding and SG1.

What I am here to do is make a difference. That is why I am organizing a group known as R.N.A.S.F. (Ronnie's Nuclear Army of Special Friends.) We will make our presence known and continue to boycott all DC Comics products until Ronnie Raymond is reinstated as his rightful position of Firestorm. If you call yourself a true Firestorm fan, I urge you to join me.

Thank you, Internet.

6 comments:

JRennoldz said...

Sign me up and thanks a million for dropping by, come back any time.


I like the new Firestorm character alot though. Then again, I never read any Ronnie Raymond stuff before Identity Crisis...

toothpick said...

but only racists want their pictures taken with Billy Dee Williams.

*scratches head*

JiggysMyDayJob said...

toothpick gotcha on that one son....

But that was wrong of you to defend you not being a racist cause it kinda makes it like your racist.

Its like saying "I have a friednd who happens to be black, so I'm not racist!"

But anywy I like both firestorms but down with the new blue bettle he sucks ass

KangolLove said...

I don't care who Firestorm is, I just like the costume.

Kwasi said...

The real question is, How does he feel about the Black Panther beating Captain America?

neo said...

Bada bing @ kwa...

I prefer the old firestorm to the new..