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Firestar… How You Doin’?

Firestar.color.10-05.tnAs a kid I always loved superheroes. Superfriends being a favorite cartoon.

But in the early 1980′s, NBC added Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends to their Saturday morning line-up… Spidey’s amazing friends being Iceman form the original team of X-Men and a brand new character created for the show, Firestar. This show really introduced me to Marvel Universe. It guest starred characters like Captain America, Sub Mariner, Iron Man, and Dr. Strange.

My favorite 2 episodes were the ones where Iceman, and then Firestar, reunited with the X-Men. That was the first time I had heard about the X-Men and they blew me away. It wasn’t long after seeing them in those cartoons that I started reading Marvel Comics to discover more about all of these characters.

In fact, the first issue of my Uncanny X-Men subscription was issue #193. This was the issue that introduced Firestar into the Marvel Universe. She later showed up in 1990′s New Warriors. I really enjoyed the first 25 issues of that series. I lost touch with her as she joined the Avengers in the late 1990′s/early 2000′s. But now she is back in the new series, Young Allies. I think that comic comes out today. So I’m gonna check it out and see what this character is up to.

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  1. June 9th, 2010 at 14:47 | #1

    That’s funny, I totally forgot about this character since she was never in the early Spidey comics. So you went from watching the cartoons to reading the comics? Weird. Nice drawing! Love the hands!

  2. Rex Lester
    June 16th, 2010 at 16:35 | #2

    Great firestar, I still watch Spiderman and his Amazing Friends with my kids of course or at least thats what I tell my wife. Anyways I realy enjoy your art and hope you come back to the mid ohio con this year. thanks

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