Firestar #1-4 (1986)

This series brings a made-for-TV-cartoon character into the Marvel Universe.  Of course, you all know Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.  If you don’t, you had a lacking childhood.

The splash page has the “mark of the mutant” (which to my knowledge hasn’t been seen since).

Then, we’re introduced to her as a teen in High School who is awkward but (literally) hot, and then Professor X and White Queen both vie to get her as a gifted student for their respective training academies.  White Queen wins, so the rest of the series involves Angelica “Firestar” Jones learning that she’d rather be good than bad.

It’s a fairly standard, totally expected origin story, but better than I expected for a TV-to-comics vehicle.

Creators: Tom DeFalco and Mary Wilshire
Grade: C

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