Alias


Heat Wave
Nick Name
|
Civilian ID

Heat Wave I

Mick Rory


Alias

Rory Calhoun



Heat Wave II

Mr. Hobart


Occupation

Heat Wave I

Arsonist

Carnival Performer

Criminal

Federal Agent

Pyromaniac


Heat Wave II

Criminal

Parole Officer


Legal Status

Heat Wave I

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Heat Wave II

Citizen of the United States with a criminal record.


Nation or Planet of Origin

Heat Wave I

Farm near Central City, Missouri


Heat Wave II

United States


Group Affiliation

Heat Wave I

Rogues

F.B.I.


Heat Wave II

Secret Society of Super-Villains


Base of Operations

Heat Wave I

Central City

Quad Cities, Illinois


Heat Wave II

Central City


Height

Heat Wave I: 5' 11"


Heat Wave II: Unknown


Weight

Heat Wave I: 180 lbs.


Heat Wave II: Unknown


Eye Color

Heat Wave I: Blue


Heat Wave II: Unknown


Hair Color

Heat Wave I: Bald


Heat Wave II: Black


Known Powers

Normal human utilizing equipment to generate extreme heat and protect themselves from the same heat.


Average hand-to-hand combatant.


Accessories

Asbestos Uniform: Head to toe uniform designed to protect the wearer from heat and flame; equipped with fuel lines to administer additional propellant for fires and flame retardant chemicals which are administered through the gloves.


Heat Gun: Flame weapon capable of concentrating burst of fire or heat.


Infrared Goggles: Eyewear equipped with lenses to protect the wearers eyes from bright light.


Common Enemies

Heat Wave I

Captain Cold

Flash II

Flash III

Goldface


Heat Wave II

Flash II

Heat Wave I


Regularly Appearing
Flash Vol. 1 & 2
First Appearance

Heat Wave I

Flash Vol. 1 #140 (Nov. 1963)


Heat Wave II

Flash Vol. 1 #312 (Aug. 1982)


Creator

Heat Wave I

John Broome & Carmine Infantino


Heat Wave II

Cary Bates & Carmine Infantino


Origin

Mick Rory was first affected by the mental illness of pyromania as a child which resulted in him burned down his family's farmhouse - and caused their deaths. Sent to live with his uncle, Rory was tormented by the local school kids because he wore winter clothes even during the summer, just to feel the sensation of heat.


While on a school field trip to a local meat-packing plant a fellow student locked Rory in one of the plant's freezer rooms as a prank. Rory torched the student's home and fled - eventually joining a circus.


As Rory matured he developed his skills as a fire-eater and controlled his impulses to start destructive fires - until the night he set flame to the circus and recorded his crime with photographs. Eventually Rory designed a weapon and a costumed identity turning to a life of crime as Heat Wave.


Rory eventually settled in Central City - brining him into conflict with criminal competitor Captain Cold and the heroic Flash. Eventually Heat Wave was brought to justice but not before learning the true identity of the Flash.


While in prison Rory decided to go strait and took a job in a glass-works factory after being paroled. It was during his transition from prison that his parole officer Mr. Hobart assumed the identity of Heat Wave to commit a series of robberies. With the help of the Flash, Rory brought the corrupt parole officer to justice.


Rory eventually resumed his costumed identity, but instead of crime he used his talents to fight fires and investigate arson crimes - but given his obsession how long can he resist the temptation of flame and the trill of becoming Heat Wave?


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