Or – “With Great Power Comes Great Angsty Melodrama… And Excess Radiation.”
The Legion of Super-Heroes has been through many incarnations, but one of my personal favorites came in the early 1970′s when the team underwent it’s first major membership changes since the days of Adventure Comics. With members like Bouncing Boy, Duo Damsel and Matter-Eater Lad taking a backseat, the creative team behind Legion replaced them with the likes of Dawnstar, The White Witch, Blok and today’s profilee. (Is profilee a word?) He was born Drake Burroughs, and he’s been known as ERG-1 and NRG, but he’s probably best known as the LSH’s atomic powerhouse, the being called Wildfire. Long before anyone had ever heard of Wolverine, Wildfire was possibly comics’ first loose cannon, prone to shooting off at the mouth, questioning all his leader’s orders and rocking the cool loner mystique. Plus, he didn’t have stupid pointy hair. This is your Major Spoilers Hero History of Drake Burroughs of Earth… Wildfire!