Firehawk’s real name is Lorraine Reilly. She is the daughter of Senator Walter Reilly. She was kidnapped to see if a similar result could be produced as with the development of Firestorm’s powers. These powers did eventually manifest after she was put in a sensory deprivation chamber for an extended period of time. She was then subjected to nuclear radiation which activated her metagene. She was originally pitted against Firestorm as one of his enemies, but he was able to remind her of her past and the two teamed up together against Henry Hewitt who was using the nuclear process to become Tokamak. The two eventually overcame him and became partners.
Lorraine Reilly, Firehawk, debuted in The Fury of Firestorm #1 (March 4, 1982).
Firestorm must contend with Black Bison, shaman of the Bison Cult, at the New York Museum of Natural History in “Day Of The Bison.”