CRIMSON ASH

"There was fire in her heart, but she was cold as ice!"

 

Real Name: apparently Crimson Ash

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: arsonist

Group Membership: none

Affiliations: associate of Daredevil and Matt Murdock, as well as Murdock's young classmates

Enemies: Daredevil, Chief Dutton, Fire Department of New York City

Known Relatives: mother (deceased)

Aliases: none

Base of Operations: New York City;
    formerly Hell's Kitchen, New York City;
    formerly the Brock Orphanage.

First Appearance: Marvel Fanfare I#15 (July, 1984)

Powers/Abilities: Crimson Ash was an experienced arsonist and was not afraid of flames.

 

 

History:
(Marvel Fanfare I#15/2 (fb)) - Crimson  Ash grew up in Hell's Kitchen, where she hung out with other kids who often got into trouble. She once set off an emergency fire alarm, which drew the Fire Department to the false alarm, and away from a real fire at her own apartment, in which her mother died.

(Marvel Fanfare I#15/2 (fb)) - Crimson became a ward of the state. Haunted by her past actions, Crimson came to associate flame with her mother, and developed a true fondness for it. Desperate to escape the Brock Orphanage, Crimson set fire to the building and escaped during the chaos.

 

 

 

(Marvel Fanfare I#15/2 (fb) - BTS) - Crimson was apparently involved in a string of arson hits during one hot New York summer.

(Marvel Fanfare I#15/2) - Daredevil located Crimson at the site of a recent arson job. Wishing to help her rather than just capture her, he attempted to talk her down. However, he was forced to leave her behind when he learned that there was still a young girl trapped in the burning building. Daredevil rushed to her side, performing CPR to save her life, but he was trapped when a burning support beam fell on him. Crimson came to the rescue, pulling the beam off of Daredevil. She told him to rush the child to the ambulance and then come back from her, but the flames suddenly surged forward, apparently consuming her. However, a body was never found...

Comments: Created by Roger McKenzie, Jack Sparling, and Akin & Garvey.

Good thing her name wasn't Lucy Bowels.

Profile by Snood.

CLARIFICATIONS:
No known connection to:


Chief Dutton

A long time chief of the Fire Department of New York City, he was well aware of the story of Crimson Ash and had dealt with her arson fires on several occasions.

--Marvel Fanfare I#15/2

 

 


images:
Marvel Fanfare I#15/2, p1, panel 6;
    p2, panel 5 (youth)
    p2, panel 2 (Dutton)



Last updated: 06/09/04

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