Yet another gem from the past. 1993 to be precise. Like any kid interested in superheroes, I created a multitude of fire-based characters including FIREBALL!
He had a Silver Age feel in his costume so that's where I started this revamp. I had another direction that I wanted to take the redesign so I added a future, more apocalyptic version of the character.
"Bernie Redman was a high school student who was unfortunately dowsed in top secret chemicals and then subjected to the blast of an experimental rocket propellant during a field trip gone horribly awry. Bernie's burns healed at a miraculous rate in the hospital, where he also discovered he now possessed the ability to generate and control balls of fire. Immune to heat and flames, Bernie turned his fire throwing abilities into a career as the costumed crusader FIREBALL as a founding member of the TEN TEENS!
During a battle against cosmic forces beyond the comprehension of the common man, FIREBALL's abilities were amplified to point of self immolation. However, due to Bernie's accelerated healing and resistance to all things fire, he did not die but continued "living" as a flaming skeleton. Housed in control armor, FIREBALL stills fights the good fight, but with a much more frightening appearance."
Who knew that a doodle from 1993 could end up with such a story?