"Home Fires Burning": In Pittsburgh, Firestorm issues an ultimatum to a factory owner, telling him to stop polluting or he will have to contend with Firestorm. Later in the day, Lorraine Reilly goes to Ronnie Raymond's apartment to find Martin Stein there. Stein tells here Ronnie's b
- This is not a request. You and your fellow industrialists will stop poisoning the Earth or you'll deal with me. Do you understand?
Synopsis for "Home Fires Burning"
In Pittsburgh, Firestorm issues an ultimatum to a factory owner, telling him to stop polluting or he will have to contend with Firestorm. Later in the day, Lorraine Reilly goes to Ronnie Raymond's apartment to find Martin Stein there. Stein tells here Ronnie's bed has been slept in, but he is not there. A special bulletin plays across the television, that Firestorm has turned Vandermeet Steel Works to slag. Lorraine becomes Firehawk and flies to find Firestorm.
Parasite, in a cell, absorbs the life energy of a doctor who rushes in to help him.
Firehawk catches up with Firestorm and he tells her that he has assumed his true elemental form and that Ronnie Raymond no longer exists. Firehawk flies away in a huff.
Meanwhile Parasite is free and flying overhead, Firehawk sees him and lands to try an contain him. Parasite feeds off Firehawk, causing her to turn back into Lorraine. Firestorm arrives and defeats Parasite. Firestorm flies off into the sky.
Appearing in "Home Fires Burning"
- Firestorm - Fire Elemental incarnation
- Professor Martin Stein
- James Hancock Finch, CEO of Vandermeer Steel (First appearance)
- Charthouse (James Hancock's assistant) (First appearance)
- Captains of Industry (First appearance) (First Mention)
- Simon LaGrieve
- Doctor Phillip Chen (Only appearance; dies)
- Doctor Pangloss (First appearance)
- Doctor Caius (First appearance)
- Doctor Clement Morrison
- Professor Martin Stein
- This issue is part of the Janus Directive crossover event. The correct reading order is: 1. Checkmate #15, 2. Suicide Squad #27, 3. Checkmate #16, 4. Suicide Squad #28, 5. Checkmate #17, 6. Manhunter #14, 7. Firestorm #86, 8. Suicide Squad #29, 9. Checkmate #18, 10. Suicide Squad #30, and 11. Captain Atom Vol 2 #30.
- Firestorm Recommended Reading
- Firestorm (Volume 1)
- The Flash (Volume 1): The Flash #289– #304
- Firestorm (Volume 2)
- Justice League of America (Volume 1): Justice League of America #179– #225 & Justice League of America Annual #1–2
- Extreme Justice (Volume 1)
- JLA #69– #82
- Identity Crisis #5
- Firestorm (Volume 3)
- Fury of Firestorm: The Nuclear Men (Volume 1)
- Legends of Tomorrow (Volume 1)