Heat Wave (Mick Rory)

The Religious Affiliation of
Heat Wave
Mick Rory

Religion: pyromaniac/obsessed with fire; Zhutanian Buddhism (convert) CBR Scale: M

Name: Heat Wave

Alter Ego: Mick Rory

Classification: supporting character supporting character   villain villain  

Publisher(s): DC

First Appearance: The Flash (vol. 1) #140 (Nov. 1963): "The Heat Is On...For Captain Cold"

Creators: John Broome, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 70

   Comic Book Appearances: 69

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

Enemy of: The Flash

Location: Central City, USA

Gender: male

Tired of his many failures as a super-villain and feeling truly repentant, Heat Wave retired from crime and devoted himself to study with Zhutanian monks. He hoped his religious devotion would cure him of his obsession with fire.

Eventually Heat Wave returned to criminal ways. It is unclear to what extent he retained the religious beliefs and practices he adopted while studying with the Zhutanian monks.

Presumably Zhutanian religion is a form of Tibetan Buddhism, but we need to do further research on this in order to verify this assumption. One can guess that "Zhutanian" is a word derived "Bhutanian." The state religion of Bhutan is Vajrayana Buddhism, i.e., "Tibetan Buddhism."

This character is in the following 5 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Flash (vol. 1) #140 (Nov. 1963): "The Heat Is On...For Captain Cold"
Outsiders (vol. 3) #50 (Nov. 2007): "You Killed the Outsiders!!" (cameo)

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