In the "Injustice 2 trailer" thread we got to talking about Firestorm after he was (spoilers!) announced for the game. Needed its own thread.
Here's the gist of it.
There is no "main" Firestorm anymore. We've got three, all getting a lot of attention everywhere except the comics. We've got Ronnie in a cartoon, Jason in a video game, and Jax on the CW. In larger media 'Storm's actually doing pretty well. In the comics Firestorm's been MIA since Rebirth, and really has barely been seen in a few years outside of that overpriced miniseries from last year. Jason and Ronnie have co-existed since Brightest Day, and their fans seem to have learned to do the same.
This is cool for now (its more than the character has seen since the 80's Super Friends), but things will need to be sorted out eventually and a more stable foundation laid down.
So who should join Martin Stein as the other half of Firestorm? Each have their fans and their strengths and weaknesses as characters. And how do you tweak and adjust the characters you do use so they'll not only function, but be successful and interesting? Does Firestorm have to be only two people? Do you instead use everyone; Martin, Ronnie, Jason, maybe even Lorraine and/or Jax? Have them all be able to fuse (in what combinations?), with each individual bringing their own strengths to Firestorm? Or do you go all-in on one in particular character and forget the rest?
Firestorm's in a nice position to make a big jump, but how do you capitalize on it? Do you need to do a soft reboot, or can you work with what you have exclusively?
How do you Rebirth Firestorm?