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Chuck Dixon, Staz Johnson and Scott Hanna conclude the Firefly 2-parter in Detective 690 (Oct. 95).

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Firefly looks great throughout this storyline, and I like Dixon’s line about him being a hands-on arsonist.  His true, consuming passion is fire.

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A more obscure Batman arsonist, Firebug, also appears in this storyline.  He made a cameo, not in costume, in the previous issue.  He had been Black Mask’s arsonist, replaced by Firefly.  Firebug last appeared in Batman 400, though only in a cameo, and this marks his first post-Crisis appearance.

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And his last.  So much for Firebug.  Black Mask definitely traded up, and he was redundant anyway.

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Lynns makes a date with the woman he likes, but brings a suitcase of gear with him.  A clear warning sign to the reader, if not the woman in the story.

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He reveals his true identity to her, and wants to share his love of fire with her.  It seems pretty clear he envisions burning her as a moment of shared ecstasy.  Batman spoils the mood by bursting in, and Robin douses it completely, driving into Firefly with a truck full of fire retardant.

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