Monday, October 10, 2011
I remember being interested by Sunfire when I first saw him as a member of the all-new team in Giant-Size X-Men #1. I had seen other fire controlling characters before but I liked his unique background and really dug his look based on Japanese dragon designs. It was too bad that he departed so quickly, perhaps that was because he, like Wolverine, was somewhat of a loose cannon and the powers that be only wanted one bad boy on the team at a time. I must not have been his only fan, though, because he still makes appearances in the various X-titles from time to time. I've seen attempts as costume redesigns for him, but I am glad he usually reverts back to his original look - gotta love that mask!