I wasn't going to write any more postings for the rest of this month but then I just got inspired toward the end of the weekend to say a little something about Fire ( Beatriz De Costa). This is a character that has caught my eye in recent years for a number of reasons. At a glance one might think of her as being something along the lines of DC's
version of Firestar or some manner of Human Torch knock off. The green hair n' lips and hot body aside take a closer look at Fire and you'll see a pretty complex character which I have discovered of the last few years in the pages of Checkmate, The Omac Project and even the Justice League Unlimited cartoon series. Some of the things we know about her is that before she was ever with the JLA or an agent of Checkmate she was a spy for the Brazilian government and had what was described by Amanda Waller as a "killer instinct" which hints at a past filled with some moral ambiguity. Later in Checkmate, she would become a field operative and the Black King's knight which meant she basically was a body guard to the highest ranking official in Checkmate's field ops department. Personality wise she's tough when she has to be, but is also compassionate at times and in general seems to have a good moral compass and even a sense of humor. Because of the complicated and often tenuous relationship between Checkmate and the Task Force X division she has fought with and against members for the Suicide Squad such as Deadshot (seen above). As you can see when she's in full on "Fire mode" she has the appearance of being engulfed in flames (albeit green flames) like the Human Torch with out managing to burn off her clothing. Which is a shame since she is Brazilian which means this photo to the left is probably what she looks like during Carnival. The sound quality in this JLA video of Fire scenes isn't great but it's good enough to hear her thick Brazilian Portuguese accent. It's kinda cheesy, yet oddly arousing at the same time. Go figure?
Monday Nov. 29
I just found out today about the passing of the actor Leslie Nielsen. Hardly anybody over the age of 30 who likes comedy, sci-fi or horror has not seen one of his films. Dan at IADW created a wonderful tribute posting on Nielsen's behalf. Please take a moment out of your day to stop by. http://itsadansworld.blogspot.com/2010/11/leslie-nielsen-1926-2010.html