Created by Gerry Conway and Pat Broderick

The Original Universe


Real Name: Lorraine Reilly
Occupation: US Senator
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: Walter Reilly (father)
Base of Operation: Washington DC
Group Affiliation(s): JLA
Gender: Female
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 121 lbs.
Eyes: (as Lorraine): Blue (as Firehawk): Red
Hair: (as Lorraine): Red (as Firehawk): Inapplicable
First Appearance: (as Lorraine Reilly): Fury of Firestorm #1 (June 1982): "Day of the Bison"
(as Firehawk): Fury of Firestorm #17 (October 1983): "On Wings of Fire"
Creators: Gerry Conway and Pat Broderick


The daughter of Senator Walter Reilly, Lorraine was kidnapped and experimented on by Multiplex in an attempt to kill Firestorm. The experiments enabled her to become Firehawk, with wings of atomic fire and an ability to generate intense heat. She was brainwashed into attacking the hero, who defeated her, after which she soon reverted to her usual self, remembering little of what had happened. She was later jogged into becoming Firehawk again, but this time as a hero, since when she has battled crime and evil on a regular basis. She has an on-again off-again romantic relationship with Booster Gold.

Firehawk was part of a brief, failed version of the JLA along with other members such as Firestorm, Ambush Bug, Bulleteer and Super-Chief III. - 52 #24


For a definitive list of appearances of Firehawk in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #8 (October 1985)

Who's Who in the DC Universe #9 (May 1991)