Monday, February 16, 2009

Okay, FIRE has finally been added to the Green Heroes list

After a lot of agonizing, I finally decided to add Beatriz Bonilla Da(Corvalho)Costa (Green Fury – Green Flame – Fire) to my list of "Green" comic book heroes. The reason I agonized is because, unlike the other heroes on my list, Bea is no longer “Green” -– that is, she started off as a hero with “Green” in her name, but she is no longer named that way (unlike, for example, Green Ghost, who didn’t start off “Green” but is “Green” now). However, I figure she was “Green” long enough to qualify. Besides, it’s nice to add a woman to the list. Heck, I even added her (as the Green Fury) to my blog banner!

Believe it or not, Bea actually made her debute in the original Superfriends comic book (issue #25, 1979). Originally called the Green Fury, Bea’s powers were primarily due to her breathing a mystical green flame. She could even fly by shooting flames through her nose. Eek!

Thank goodness her powers have evolved to become much less embarrassing!

Anyway, Fire is on the list now. If anyone runs across any other "Green" heroes -- past or present -- that belong on the list, let me know!

8 comments:

Erica said...

Goodness...

Just imagine how dangerous an unexpected sneeze would be :-)

SallyP said...

Woohoo! Go Bea!

I did not know about her shooting fire out her nose in order to fly. I would have to say, that must be one of her most closely guarded secrets, because if Guy ever found out, the teasing would be horrendous.

Sea_of_Green said...

Really, given the powers she originally had, it's amazing the character managed to survive in print -- and not only survive but thrive!

SallyP said...

Well...at least it wasn't coming out her ears. Or...any OTHER orifices!

Erich said...

I'm betting she still has this power, but has decided never to even speak of it, much less use it.

Duskdog said...

Tora knows about the nostril-flame, but she's a good friend so she never brings it up.

Well, except for when Bea is being particularly obnoxious.

Erich said...

Does this mean that Bea is somehow related to Phantasmon the Terrible?

Sea_of_Green said...

Ha! Maybe he's her third cousin twice removed. ;-) They're REALLY popular at parties!