The Incinerator

INCINERATOR

Real Name: Roosvelt (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human unconventional technology user 

Occupation: Bank robber

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Lippo

EnemiesMr. Heller, Iron Fist (Danny Rand), Power Man (Luke Cage)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA

First Appearance: Power Man & Iron Fist#54 (December, 1978)

Powers/Abilities: The Incinerator suit could shoot streams of fire and could envelop itself with very hot flames that were capable of melting bullets. It produced strong heat and also gave a high level of protection from heat. The helmet gave a good protection from physical blows although some parts of the suit were rather easy to break.

History

(Power Man & Iron Fist#54) - Roosvelt and Lippo decided to rob a bank where Lippo worked. Lippo created a special suit for Roosvelt to wear. This suit gave superhuman control over fire to its wearer. Roosvelt, wearing it for the first time, named himself the Incinerator.

    Two days later, in the main branch of the Manhattan National Bank, during a delivery of hundreds of kilograms of gold, the Incinerator burned the walls of the bank with his flaming suit and invaded the offices. The bullets shot by the guardsmen did not harm him because they melted when they touched his suit. The robbery did not last long because Mr. Heller, the bank's director, while speaking to the Incinerator, had activated a hidden alarm, and Power Man and Iron Fist had quickly reached the bank. The Incinerator reacted by shooting fire over Luke Cage, but he proved resistant to the flames. Iron Fist managed to kick the criminal but his helmet protected him. Roosvelt then shot fire over the guardsmen to distract the two heroes for hire. But the living weapon used his iron fist on the criminal, knocking him down. Roosvelt, groggy, entered the vault followed by the two heroes. Lippo, convinced that his accomplice had been captured, then closed the vault. Roosvelt, exasperated, wanted to set the money on fire, but his flames activated the sprinkler system. The Incinerator was distracted only a second by the water, but it was enough for Luke to tear its suit and he felled Roosvelt to the ground with a single blow. Roosvelt, defeated, confessed the name of his accomplice.

Comments: Created by Ed Hannigan (writer), Lee Elias (pencils) & Bob Jenny/Ricardo Villamonte (inks).

Profile by Spidermay.

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Incinerator has no known connections to

Mr. A. W. Heller has no known connections to


Mr. Heller

Mr. A.W. Heller was a normal human and a friend of Jeryn Hogarth. Heller was one of Hogarth's clients and who needed special protection for his bank. He was the bank director of the main branch of the Manhattan National Bank at 63rd and Madison, and was present when the Incinerator attacked. Heller managed to activate a hidden switch which triggered a digital code on Power Man's beeper. Jeryn Hogarth paid the cab fare and let the Heroes for Hire get to the bank on time to defeat the criminal.

 

--Power Man & Iron Fist#54


Lippo

Lippo was a normal human with a great technological skills and knowledge which enabled him to build the suit of the Incinerator. He worked in the main branch of the Manhattan National Bank and convinced Roosvelt to help him steal gold from the Federal Reserve kept in the bank's vault. Lippo built the flaming suit in his lab in Brooklyn and instructed Roosvelt how to use it.

    The day of the delivery of the gold, Roosvelt attacked the bank in the flaming suit and Lippo was present, but when Iron Fist and Luke Cage were fighting his accomplice, Lippo tried a desperate move. He closed the vault's door, hoping that Roosvelt, entrapped, would have produced a final burst which, in the enclosed room, would have been like a bomb, killing the heroes. Lippo then ran away, but was stopped by police officers at the entrance. Meanwhile, Roosvelt was captured and confessed, and they were both arrested.

 

--Power Man & Iron Fist#54


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Power Man & Iron Fist#54, p11, pan3 (main image)

p5, pan6 (head shot)
p10, pan3 (Mr. Heller)
p5, pan5 (Lippo)


Other Appearances: None


Last updated: 03/15/08

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