The Flash


TITLE: "Rogue Profile: Heat Wave"
COVER BLURB: "A Life Burned at Both Ends!"
DATE: March 2005


WRITER: Geoff Johns
ARTIST: Peter Snejbjer
COLORS: James Sinclair
LETTERS: Pat Brosseau
EDITOR: Joey Cavalieri

ASS'T EDITOR: Michael Siglain
COVER: Howard Porter & Livesay


QUOTE: "After all this, you understand, don't you? I'm not a bad person. I'm not a villain. I'm just sick. And Captain Cold is going to burn. They're all going to burn." —Heat Wave

SUMMARY:  Mick Rory was always obsessed with fire. He set his first blaze when he was just a child, and he stood and watched the brilliant flames as his family burned inside their home. Ever since he's struggled with pyromania, forever being tempted by his deadly obsession. His expertise with flamethrowers and related technologies allowed him to create the tools and costume of a unique and powerful supervillain. Rory spent most of his life as the villain Heat Wave, although he was never completely comfortable being a member of the Flash's Rogues Gallery. Now, after establishing himself as a man who is capable of using his flamethrower for constructive purposes rather than the advancement of criminal enterprises, Heat Wave has joined forces with FBI Special Agent James Jesse and an elite team of other reformed Rogues. Their goal is to bring their former cohorts to justice, to destroy Keystone City's Rogues Gallery once and for all. Unfortunately, Rory's obsession with both fire and revenge may be just the thing to make him cross the line that separates hero from villain once more.