Mick Rory's life has always been about fire: its beauty, its destructive force…and its ability to net him profit alongside his associates, the Rogues.
Sometimes all it takes is the smallest ember to spark a raging inferno. Mick Rory’s love of fire started innocently enough when he was a small child, but it turned deadly the moment he set his childhood home ablaze and watched from afar as his family was consumed by the flames.
As he grew older, Mick’s pyromania grew uncontrollable. Inspired by Central City’s band of costumed super-villains, the Rogues, Mick invented a handgun-sized flamethrower and a flame-retardant suit for himself. He adopted the code name “Heat Wave” as he began channeling his destructive urges into profit. Eventually, and despite his contentious relationship with the Rogues’ leader, Captain Cold, Mick became an official member of the criminal organization.
Hotheaded and volatile, Heat Wave’s endless need to find an outlet for his peculiar obsession makes him dangerous and unpredictable, but not altogether evil. He’s sometimes turned over new—if slightly charred—leaves at the behest of superheroes, who’ve offered him more productive ways to turn up the heat.
For more on Heat Wave's history, visit his page on DCUniverse.com.
The Joker. The Rogues. The Cheetah. And they're just the beginning of Catwoman's problems. The world's most violent and dangerous villains have been sent to the Hell Planet from SALVATION RUN, and Catwoman's just arrived! Selina Kyle's got skills, cunning and craftiness, but she's also going to need to make a deal with the devil in order to stay alive!
THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1
Geoff Johns and Ethan Van Sciver, the team behind GREEN LANTERN: REBIRTH and THE SINESTRO CORPS WAR, create this jaw-dropping issue that reintroduced Barry Allen as The Flash, now reprinted for just $1.00! But how will this greatest of all Flashes find his place in the twenty-first century? This issue is featured in the upcoming THE FLASH: REBIRTH HC (DEC090206).
THE FLASH: REBIRTH #6
In a battle along the outskirts of time, the secrets of the Speed Force have been revealed! The new archnemesis of those who ride the lightning is coming for Iris Allen. And the Barry Allen you knew is gone forever...or is he? What change does Wally West face? What destiny will Kid Flash choose? Prepare to meet a Flash Family that's both familiar and different...and get to the starting line for the next epic adventures of the Speed Force!
JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED #21
A lovers' quarrel between Heat Wave and Killer Frost threatens to blow apart Star City! JLU lovebirds Green Lantern, Vixen, Green Arrow and Black Canary arrive to save the day, but when they begin to have similar flare-ups, will Star City suffer the consequences?
Can Catwoman stay one step ahead of every villain in the DCU? Looks like she's managed to tick off Luthor and the Joker, and her only chance of getting back to Gotham City lies in the hands of the one being on the planet she can trust. But can he trust her?
THE FLASH: REBIRTH #1
Through the decades, many heroes have taken the mantle of The Flash, but they all ride the lightning that crackles in the wake of the greatest hero the DC Universe has ever known, the man who sacrificed himself to save the Multiverse: Barry Allen!
SECRET ORIGINS #7
The parade of DC Universe origins continues with three favorites: Huntress, written by Paul Levitz with art by Jonboy Meyer; Superboy, written by Frank Barberi with art by Robson Roc
BLACKEST NIGHT #1
Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis raise the dead in the most anticipated comics story of the year! Throughout the decades, death has plagued the DC Universe and taken the lives of heroes and villains alike. But to what end? As the War of Light rages on, the prophecy of the Blackest Night descends upon us, with Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps at the center of it all.Don't miss this 8-issue epic taking the DCU beyond the grave!