|thanekos (thanekos) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-09-06 10:06:00
|Current music:||Rush - Depeche Mode|
|Entry tags:||char: blue beetle/ted kord, creator: len wein, creator: paris cullins|
The Blue Beetle's Enemies, Part the First: Firefist, the Incendiary Man!
Ted fought more than the comic results of his own actions and the Madmen. Who knew, eh?
And he fought some rather interesting enemies too.
an ecletic sort, at any rate.
but we know the rest of that story- Ted Kord, Pago Island, crazy uncle, death robots, BOOM, " You must carry on for me, Ted... ", the making of the Bug, and here we are.
with Ted's first enemy in his first 1986 issue:
The Incendiary Man! Well, it's a good name right out of the gate.
and not only has Firefist managed to fend off the Beetle right out of the gate, but he's also re-invented Greek fire.
after that, they have a fight:
and Firefist collapses the building on Ted in a cliffhanger.
(Shockingly enough, the Beetle lives.)
but before their next go-around, we get to see Firefist recount his " Wow, that sucks for you, man " origin:
" This really looks like newsprint... "
wow, that really does suck.
but hell, he got to reinvent Greek fire.
no, seriously, that's what his powers amount to:
(meet two members of Ted's supporting cast. they'll turn up, again and again, along with other people...)
anyhow, Ted has at him at his next target, the newly made Chicago Museum of Firefighting.
yes, a museum of firefighting. government makes some weird choices, it does.
so then they have a fight...
" You're handsome! You're normal! While I... I'm only... a monster... "
and an anguished Firefist throws himself into the flames.
R.I.P, Firefist. You reinvented Greek fire, man. That was totally awesome.
next indeterminate time: the madmen and doctor alchemy. (who gets the shit foreshadowed out of him in the first two issues. the series likes doing that.)