Professor Martin Stein finally kicks the bucket in the most recent issue. After Firestorm is split by the Anti-Monitor, Deathstorm goes to turn Jason into salt, just like he did to Jason’s girlfriend. Ronnie jumps in front of him to take the blast, but Stein jumps in front of Ronnie.
As he begins to turn to salt Ronnie and Jason turn into Firestorm and bring him the White Lantern, Ronnie hoping it will restore Stein’s life like it did his own. The Lantern doesn’t though, and as Stein finishes turning to salt he tells Ronnie that he never thought of him as a son, but that Ronnie was his son.
Tags: Brightest Day, Firestorm, Geoff Johns, Peter Tomasi, Spoiler Warnings