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This might of of interest to you process junkies and writers curious about how different creators handle pitches. Brian Clevinger is the writer of the well-loved indie series Atomic Robo. He was going to do a new Firestorm series for DC, before the whole thing got derailed by the big reboot. You can read his final “approved” pitch here.

Argument should be a part of their civilian relationship and their partnership as Firestorm. Each of these guys got to be Firestorm independent of the other for years. So, each one has built up his idea of how to run the show and, of course, those ideas end up conflicting a lot of the time. Ultimately, each one just wants the best of the other. But, they’re dudes, so it usually comes out wrong and they start making fun of each other.

What I’m getting around to is this. They don’t argue just to argue. They don’t snipe at each other just to get cheap shots in. They don’t talk down to one another. They tease, they mock, they complain, they argue, but it’s because they care. There’s a respect, one that most often goes unsaid, but it’s there and it informs the nature of their debate.

I’ve always liked the idea of Firestorm, and his various looks, more than the actual execution of his series. For one, he’s simply too powerful a character for my tastes. But Clevinger’s approach to the new Firestorm sounds like a solid one. Too bad he never got the chance to write it.

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One Response to “Brian Clevinger’s pitch for Firestorm”

  • Craig B says:

    I’m a huge fan of the Conway/Broderick series, but you did kind of have to overlook the fact that his powers would be godlike if he had half a brain to use them with. Made sense his driving personality was a dumb high school kid.


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