Created by Gerry Conway and Al Milgrom

The Original Universe


Aliases: Firestorm
Occupation: (as Stein): Nuclear scientist
Status: Deceased
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Divorced
Known Relatives: Clarissa Clemens (ex-wife)
Base of Operation: Mobile, formerly New York City, Pittsburg
Group Affiliation(s): Formerly Justice League of America
Gender: Male
Height: (Firestorm): 6'2" (Stein): 5'10"
Weight: (Firestorm): 202 lbs. (Stein): 165 lbs.
Eyes: (Firestorm): White with red flames (Stein): Brown
Hair: (Firestorm): Inapplicable (Stein): Gray
First Appearance: Firestorm #1 (March 1978)
Creators: Gerry Conway and Al Milgrom


Firestorm was originally formed when college professor Martin Stein and student Ronnie Raymond were fused into one being in an accident at a nuclear power plant. As this fused being they were able to alter the molecular structure of any object - Ronnie was in charge of the body, but Martin Stein had the knowledge necessary to use this ability well. The 'young' hero joined the Justice League for some years, but after leaving he went through a number of changes when a third person, Russian Mikhail Arkadin, was added to the mix. This incarnation of Firestorm was controlled by the at the time amnesiac mind of Martin Stein. Eventually Firestorm rejected Ron, Mikhail and another Russian named Svarozhich from the matrix and the Stein-controlled Firestorm became the fire elemental of Earth, which Stein had always been fated to become. Eventually, this incarnation of Firestorm left to explore the universe.


For a definitive list of appearances of Martin Stein in chronological order click here


Who's Who in the DC Universe #10 (June 1991)