My first encounter with Firestorm was in September 1984 on the cartoon, Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show. I found him fascinating and immediately ran out and bought some of his comics.
It’s worth noting there were a few minor differences between “our” Firestorm and the Super Friends Firestorm. Here is the Super Friends Firestorm origin explained on the SuperFriends Wiki:
High-School student Ronald Raymond, met Professor Martin Stein on the campus of Fairmont University. He would help Professor Stein on many occasions. One night, during an accidental explosion (from a molecular-fusion experiment), Ronald and Professor Stein fuse into one being; Firestorm, the nuclear man! Ronald Raymond had control of Firestorm’s body, while Martin was just a voice in Firestorm’s head.
A fairly close origin, but slightly different. “Fairmont University”? Ronnie helped the Professor prior to their becoming Firestorm? Minor differences, but interesting.
Okay, so the real reason for today’s post is to show off the cool fusion of Professor Stein and Ronnie Raymond into Firestorm!
Check out the 10 minute 45 second mark of the video below to see more!
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