"FIREWORKS" FIELSTEIN

Real Name: Daniel Fielstein

Identity/Class: Human, technology user

Occupation: Police officer, demolitions expert

Group Membership: Code: Blue

Affiliations: Annex, Cloak, Code: Gray, Dagger, Daredevil, Alex DePaul, Earth Force, Excalibur, Fantastic Four, Nick Fury, Gods of Asgard, Hermod, Kevin Masterson, New Warriors, Mary Jane Watson-Parker, Thomas Rizzo, S.H.I.E.L.D., Sif, Spider-Man, Stellaris, Thor, Thunderstrike, Warriors Three, Yancy Street Gang

Enemies: Absorbing Man, Battlestar, Bloodaxe, Cadre, Cardiac, Carjack, Chloe, Darkhawk, Demogoblin, Doombot, D'Spayre, Glump, Hobgoblin (Macendale), Kai-Ra, Kronin Krask, Loki, Man-Eater, Officer Z.E.R.O., Pandara, Peacekeepers, Armand Pelps, Steven Polk, Ren-Tech, Resistants, Rock Trolls, St. Johnny, Sandman, She-Hulk (Earth-A), Silver Sable, Thermal Man, Titania, Ulik, Uroc, Wrecking Crew

Known Relatives: Mrs. Fielstein (wife), unnamed children, Myrtle (wife's cousin), wife's unnamed uncle

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Code: Blue Headquarters, NYPD precinct, Metro Division, Manhattan, New York

First Appearance: Thor I#426 (November, 1990)

Powers/Abilities: Fielstein carries a variety of conventional police weapons, including handguns, rifles, and grenades, but he is also a specialist at designing new weapons, often in the field. Special weapons of his have included a gun which fires liquid nitrogen, and an electrified net. He has also manned anti-tank cannons. Fielstein wears a SWAT uniform, providing body armor, and wears a headset to communicate with the rest of the team.

History: (Thor I#426)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in their first mission-- to rescue a hostage from the Wrecking Crew. While Rigger Ruiz provided him with cover fire, Fielstein was able to get the hostage to safety.

(Thor I#427)- Fielstein participated in a training session alongside Code: Blue. Later, they set out the site of a battle between Excalibur, Thor and the Wrecking Crew.

(Thor I#428)- Fielstein aided Code: Blue against the Wrecking Crew in a rematch, and helped out Thor, who had been sealed in solid earth by Shadowcat of Excalibur. Ultimately, Code: Blue arrested Bulldozer.

(Thor I#432)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in raiding Loki's building and rescuing Kevin Masterson from him.

(Thor I#433)- Soon after, Fielstein joined Code: Blue in battling Ulik, and nearly had him defeated when the new Thor, Eric Masterson, arrived. Thor ruined their efforts, and it became clear to them immediately that he was not the original Thor. Ultimately, Thor was able to help them defeat Ulik by fighting dirty.

(Cloak and Dagger III#19)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in attempting to bring down D'Spayre as he fought Cloak and Dagger, but D'Spayre cast them all aside with a wave of his hand. After Cloak and Dagger defeated D'Spayre, their friend Detective Rebecca Niles had Code: Blue assist Cloak and Dagger in bringing down a warehouse where the drug "D'Lite" was being shipped from.

(Thor I#448)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in battling the Absorbing Man and Titania at a construction site alongside Spider-Man and Thor. The battle finally ended when the Absorbing Man feigned defeat, wanting to spare Titania further carnage.

(Fantastic Four I#372 (fb) - BTS) - Fielstein allegedly obtained an autograph from the Absorbing Man on one of his hand grenades.

(Thor I#449)- Just as they were cleaning up after the Absorbing Man and Titania, Code: Blue learned that Uroc was breaking Ulik out of Ryker's Island. Fielstein joined Code: Blue in battling them, but was outmatched. After gravely wounding Majowski, Ulik and Uroc fled with the arrival of Thor.

(Thor I#450)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue on their mission to Asgard to apprehend Ulik, and with Fandral and Thor, fought Glump, Kai-Ra and the Rock Trolls that were attacking Asgard. Fandral led Code: Blue to the Well of Eternal Tears, the base of Ulik and Uroc, and Fielstein equipped Rassitano with a gun that fire liquid nitrogen to use on Uroc. After freezing Uroc's left hand with the gun, Rassitano was able to shatter it with a bullet. Fielstein claimed he got the idea from one of his kid's cartoons. Afterwards, Fielstein joined Code: Blue in being honored by the Asgardians. When Rassitano marveled at the dress Rigger was wearing, not used to thinking of her as a woman, Fielstein remarked that she was: "I oughta know! My wife was one before the kids got to her!"

(Thor I#451)- After the festivities ended, Fielstein joined Code: Blue in returning to Earth with Thor's aid.

(Marvel Comics Presents#112/4)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in battling the Demogoblin in Riverside Park, and managed to apprehend him.

(Thor I#456)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue and Earth Force in battling Bloodaxe to rescue Susan Austin from him. Ultimately, a grenade hurled by Fielstein and combined with Wind Warrior's whirlwind and Dr. Strange's magic cast Bloodaxe into another dimension.

(Fantastic Four I#372)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in their mission to arrest the Human Torch at Four Freedoms Plaza after he set fire to Empire State University. The Invisible Woman fought back against them, but the Torch surrendered himself into their custody. As they placed handcuffs on him, Fielstein assured the Torch that it was nothing personal, and asked for his autograph, which he received. As they brought him the precinct, the Torch was attacked by his enemies Lyja and Paibok, disguised as people in the crowd, and he broke free from Code: Blue to avoid being killed.

(Darkhawk#23)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in battling St. Johnny as he fought Darkhawk. After Darkhawk seemingly killed St. Johnny, they tried to arrest him, but were prevented by the arrival of Evilhawk.

(Darkhawk#24)- Fielstein assisted Code: Blue in firing upon Evilhawk as he prepared to make off with Darkhawk, but Evilhawk easily shrugged off their weapons and departed.

(Web of Spider-Man Annual#9)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in battling the Cadre when they went wild in New York. Fielstein was affected by the powers of the Cadre member Dementia, causing him to run wild, even shooting at his fellow officers. The Cadre finally escaped with the Knight Templar Chloe, abetted by Spider-Man, who slowed Code: Blue down.

(Spider-Man Unlimited I#1/3)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue against Cardiac, to prevent him killing white-collar criminal Steven Polk. They managed to save Polk's life, but Cardiac escaped.

(Thunderstrike#1)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in arresting Carjack and several of his men, and first encountered the new Thor in his identity as Thunderstrike.

(Spider-Man Unlimited I#3/3)- Fielstein participated in the arrest of Ren-Tech following their defeat by Annex.

(Thunderstrike#3)- Fielstein assisted in the arrest of Armand Pelps, a member of a child pornography ring.

(Silver Sable#27)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue at Central Park in an attempt to capture the Man-Eater after he ran amock. They found themselves at odds with the Man-Eater's employer, Silver Sable, and she sabotaged their efforts to capture him.

(Captain America I#426)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in arresting members of the Resistants after they had been defeated by the Super-Patriot (disguised as Captain America). Believing the Super-Patriot to be the real Captain America, they did not suspect that the Super-Patriot had attempted to rob an armored car.

(Thunderstrike#5)- Fielstein was taken captive by S.H.I.E.L.D. along with the rest of Code: Blue and their witness Mary Jane Watson-Parker when Majowski accessed sealed files on Tantalus. They were brought to the S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier.

(Thunderstrike#6)- Fielstein aided Code: Blue in making a break-out from the Helicarrier, and they were finally allowed to depart by Nick Fury. Using information Majowski still possessed, Fielstein joined Code: Blue, Thunderstrike and Stellaris in searching for Pandara in New York's sewers, battling Tantalus' Peacekeepers. They finally took her captive thanks to the efforts of Blackwulf. Fielstein invited the Code: Blue team to dinner with his family, but they were all reluctant to attend.

(Thunderstrike#7)- After Pandara was freed from her cell, she unleashed her demons upon the precinct, and Fielstein joined Code: Blue against the creatures. During the battle, "Jock" Jackson lost his life.

(Thunderstrike#8)- Fielstein considered leaving Code: Blue over Jackson's death, but was reminded by Majowski that he wouldn't have become a police officer in the first place if he hadn't known the risks. Fielstein joined Code: Blue in field testing the robot Officer Z.E.R.O., and fought back against it when it turned rogue and tried to kill them. After Z.E.R.O. was halted by his creator Thomas Rizzo committing suicide, Fielstein remarked that he hoped his wife wouldn't ask him how his day went-- he wouldn't know what to say.

(New Warriors Annual#4)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue and the mayor of New York in monitoring the confrontation between Psionex and the New Warriors.

(Night Thrasher II#15)- Fielstein stood guard with Code: Blue over an AIDS research lab which was being threatened with eviction, but had fallen under the protection of the Hulk. Ultimately, the situation was diffused by Night Thrasher, who paid off the landlord.

(Thunderstrike#13/2)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in battling a malfunctioning Doombot, and with the aid of Yancy Street Gang member "Rhythm" Ruiz, he planted explosives which brought the robot down.

(Thunderstrike#14/2)- Battling the Wrecker, Fielstein attempted to incapacitate him with an electrified net, but the Wrecker broke the net apart and continued on his rampage. Fielstein was then called off the field with the rest of Code: Blue by Jim Young, who wanted Thor to battle the Wrecker for them, but Code: Blue returned to action when Thor departed. Fielstein helped stall the Wrecker while they prepared to set up a meeting between him and his father, and Fielstein set up a barrier to protect the Wrecker from harming his father. Having lost his concentration on the earthly plane, the Wrecker was cast back into the dimension he had escaped from.

(Thunderstrike#15/2)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in battle against the Thermal Man, but his anti-tank cannons were ineffective. The Thermal Man was finally destroyed by Thunderstrike and Rassitano, using adamantium wire to slice it to pieces. However, Code: Blue was then shut down for going on a mission without authorization.

(Thunderstrike#16/2)- Reactivated by the mayor, Fielstein joined Code: Blue and Daredevil against Kronin Krask, and wielded energy disruptors from Redfield Electronics at him, but they were ineffective. Ultimately, Krask was defeated by Code: Gray and trapped within a CD. Code: Blue was officially reinstated, and Fielstein joined Code: Blue and Code: Gray in celebrating.

(Thunderstrike#22)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue at the scene of a battle between Thunderstrike, Bloodaxe, Quicksand and Mongoose.

(Thunderstrike#23)- Fielstein witnessed Thunderstrike's possession by the Bloodaxe, and watched as he set off to deal with Seth.

(Journey Into Mystery I#505)- Fielstein joined Code: Blue in battling the Wrecking Crew alongside Spider-Man and the Lost Gods Ericka Velez and Howie Barker (Sif and Hermod). Although Fielstein spent most of the battle obsessing over his teammates' apparent dislike of his wife's cooking, they were able to defeat the Wrecking Crew.

(Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives#1) - Code: Blue (Fielstein, Rassitano, Ruiz, Stone) led Hobgoblin (Macendale) to the court.

(She-Hulk II#21) - Code: Blue apprehended the She-Hulk of Earth-A, who had been impersonating her Earth-616 counterpart. Mr. Fantastic helped Code: Blue return all such Earth-A invaders back to their home planet.

Comments: Created by Tom DeFalco, Ron Frenz, Joe Sinnott and Dan Panosian.

Fielstein was mistakenly called "Fenton" throughout Journey Into Mystery I#505.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
"Fireworks" Fielstein should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Thunderstrike#16/2, page 12, panel 1
Thor I#426, page 8, panel 4
Fantastic Four I#372, page 4, panel 4


Appearances:
Thor I#426-428 (November, 1990 - January, 1991) - Ron Frenz & Tom DeFalco (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#432 (May, 1991) - Ron Frenz & Tom DeFalco (writer), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#433 (June, 1991) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Herb Trimpe (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Cloak and Dagger III#19 (August, 1991) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Chris Ivy (pencils), Don Hudson (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Thor I#448-450 (June-August, 1992) - Ron Frenz & Tom DeFalco (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Thor I#451 (September, 1992) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Gary Hartle (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents#112 (1992) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
Thor I#456 (December, 1992) - Ron Frenz & Tom DeFalco (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Darkhawk#23 (January, 1993) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mike Manley (pencils), Frank Percy, Chris Ivy & John Lowe (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Darkhawk#24 (February, 1993) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mike Manley (pencils), Tim Dzon & Aaron McClellan (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Web of Spider-Man Annual#9 (1993) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Chris Marrinan (pencils), Keith Williams (inks), Eric Fein (editor)
Spider-Man Unlimited I#1 (May, 1993) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Mark Bagley (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Thunderstrike#1 (June, 1993) - Tom DeFalco &, Ron Frenz (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Spider-Man Unlimited I#3 (November, 1993) - Jack C. Harris (writer), Jesse Orozco (pencils), Mark Stegbauer (inks), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Thunderstrike#3 (December, 1993) - Tom DeFalco &, Ron Frenz (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Silver Sable#27 (August, 1994) - Gregory Wright (writer), Gordon Purcell (pencils), Pam Eklund (inks), Craig Anderson (editor)
Captain America I#426 (April, 1994) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Mike Rockwitz (editor)
Thunderstrike#5-8 (February-May, 1994) - Tom DeFalco &, Ron Frenz (writers), Ron Frenz (#6, 8) & Keith Pollard (#7) (pencils), Al Milgrom (#6, 8) & Sandu Florea (#7) (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
New Warriors Annual#4 (1994) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Stephen Jones (pencils), Ron Boyd, Kane, Ian Akin, Mike DeCarlo, Mark Stegbauer & Larry Mahlstedt (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
Night Thrasher II#15 (October, 1994) - Kurt Busiek (writer), Art Nichols (pencils), Keith Aiken, Don Hudson & Art Nichols (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
Thunderstrike#13-16 (October, 1994 - January, 1995) - Jean-Marc Lofficier & Roy Thomas (writers), Larry Alexander (pencils), Charles Barnett III (inks)
Thunderstrike#22-23 (July-August, 1995) - Tom DeFalco &, Ron Frenz (writers), Ron Frenz (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Journey into Mystery I#505 (January, 1997) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Deodato Studios (artists), Mark Gruenwald & Terry Kavanagh (editors)
Fantastic Four I#372 (January, 1993) - Tom DeFalco & Paul Ryan (writers), Paul Ryan (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Spider-Man: Hobgoblin Lives#1 (January, 1997) - Roger Stern (writer), Ron Frenz (pencils), George Perez (inks), Tom Brevoort & Glenn Greenberg (editors)
She-Hulk II#21 (October, 2007) - Dan Slott, Ty Templeton (writers), Rick Burchett (penciler), Cliff Rathburn (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 06/23/13

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