Welcome back for the eighth day of Mayfairstivus, the nine day celebration of Mayfair Games’ DC Heroes Role-Playing Game! Today we’ll be looking at the RPG statistics for a few more of Firestorm’s rogues: Weasel, Mindboggler, Stalnoivolk (Steel Wolf), and Zastrow!
Before I jump into today’s statistics, I wanted to mention two of the lovely ladies of Firestorm – Firehawk and Killer Frost. In case you missed it, both of these characters RPG statistics were covered prior to the Mayfairstivus event. I didn’t want anyone to think I was neglecting two critical characters in the Firestorm mythos. Below you’ll find links to those entries, plus one more for Firestorm himself.
- Firehawk’s stats from Mayfair’s Who’s Who supplement
- Killer Frost’s stats from the 1989 edition of DC Heroes
- Firestorm in Mayfair’s Who’s Who supplement
Now, on with today’s rogues…
THE BELLE REVE SOURCEBOOK – FIRST EDITION – 1988
Both Weasel and Mindboggler’s entries come from the Belle Reve Sourcebook, dedicated to the Suicide Squad. There are psychological notes in each entry that pertain to the Squad and help flesh out the character for the reader.
I don’t have a tremendous amount to say about the Weasel. He was an adequate rogue, but felt somewhat like a Hyena stand-in. I thought resurrecting him in Blackest Night was an interesting choice.
Mindboggler was never one of my favorite rogues. I liked what was done with her later in Suicide Squad, but her Firestorm appearances didn’t blow me away. Illusion and mind control powers are not my preferred power set for villains. Typically superhero struggles are a physical affair. Often when mental powers enter the mix, it fails to translate for the reader. That is not always the case, but more often than not. My opinion is also probably tied to her appearance. While punk was popular in the 1980s, I’m not sure this is what it looked like.
THE ATLAS OF THE DC UNIVERSE – SECOND EDITION – 1990
Both Zastrow and Stalnoivolk’s (Steel Wolf) entries come from Mayfair’s Atlas of the DC Universe. I always liked Stalnoivolk. He was sort of like a Soviet Captain America with the face of Joseph Stalin. He wasn’t a super villain, he was just a super-powered soldier that followed orders. Zastrow was just plain creepy. Great character and interesting to read about, but creepy.
Don’t forget, the Mayfairstivus celebration continues at the following blogs! We’re winding down, but check out these blogs through the end of Hanukkah.
- The Anti-Didio League of America
- The Aquaman Shrine
- Booster Gold: BOO$TERRIFIC
- Comics Make Me Happy!
- The Continuity Blog
- DC Bloodlines
- Diana Prince as The New Wonder Woman
- Doom Patrol: My Greatest Adventure #80
- Flash: Speed Force
- Girls Gone Geek
- Green Lantern: The Indigo Tribe
- Hawkman: Being Carter Hall
- Justice League Detroit
- Martian Manhunter: The Idol-Head of Diabolu
- Once Upon a Geek
- Power of the Atom
- Subject: The Suicide Squad (Task Force X)
- Supergirl Comic Box Commentary
Come back tomorrow when we put a bow on this celebration! We’ll wrap up our Mayfairstivus coverage with Multiplex and Plastique!
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