- It smelled like an animal, smelled of hair and blood.... I was terrified, Ronald.
- -- Martin Stein
Appearing in "Night of the Weasel"Edit
- The Weasel (First appearance)
- New York News Express
Synopsis for "Night of the Weasel"Edit
Professor Martin Stein begins working at Vandermeer University. Dean Emily Rice welcomes him to the campus and tells him that he is replacing Professor Peter Banks - one of several faculty members who has been recently murdered in recent weeks.
In Manhattan, Ronnie Raymond and Doreen Day go to a night club. Cliff Carmichael shows up and accuses Ronnie of cheating on his exams. Ronnie tries to defend himself to Doreen, but cannot explain his high test scores.
Back in Pittsburgh, a villain known as the Weasel attacks Professor Stein in the shower in his hotel room. Stein cannot see without his glasses, and cannot understand what is going on. The Weasel pushes him out the window, but Stein prompts the change into Firestorm. Stein's poor vision affects Firestorm's visual acuity and the Weasel is able to escape.
Later, the Weasel manages to capture both Professor Stein and Ronnie Raymond and brings them to a smelting plant. As they regain consciousness, they find the Weasel preparing to tip a cauldron of molten steel down on top of them.
- First appearance of the Weasel.
- Story continues next issue.
- The tagline for this issue is "Pop Goes the Weasel!"
- No trivia.
- Firestorm (Volume 1)
- Firestorm (Volume 2)
- Firestorm (Volume 3)
- Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe VIII
Links and ReferencesEdit
- Firestorm #5 entry at Grand Comics Database
- Firestorm #5 entry at the Grand Comics Database
- Pied Piper entry at the Unofficial Guide to the DC Universe website