"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
EDITOR: Michael Siglain
Howard Porter & Livesay
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"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.