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May his fire burn everlasting: The resurgence of the cocaine-fueled Snowflame

Snowflame

Although he died a not-so-glorious death in his first appearance way back in 1988’s New Guardians #2, the cocaine-sniffing DC villain Snowflame is making a minor comeback. The Colombian drug lord has been featured recently on Cracked.com and io9, and now he has his own fan-fiction webcomic by artist Julie Sydor.

Snowflame tells the further adventures of the part drug-sniffing supervillain, part cult leader who first and last appeared in a forgettable series that spun out of DC’s Millennium crossover. That appearance must have made an impact on Sydor, as she not only turned him into a My Little Pony–what greater sign is there that you’re achieved cult status than someone turning you into a My Little Pony?–but also kicked off a webcomic that pits him against Green Arrow, Batman and Raven.

One question you might be asking is “Why Snowflame?” Which is a question Sydor answers on her webcomics’ “About” page:

Is it just me, or is there more to this character that would be fucking awesome to explore? I don’t really want to show my cards, so to speak, as to what I intend to write — but I will say that if you watch the Linkara review, you’ll notice Snowflame isn’t played as straight-up-heinous as say, a Captain Planet villian would be. He seems to have a sort of personal, if warped, sense of honor, and to some degree enjoys hanging around his cronies/entourage. Comics often feature introspective characters who feel alone because of their super-abilities, so it’s interesting (to me, at least) to see a character with such effed-up powers totally living it up and enjoying people.

Also sometimes I just get sick of stuff I want, like awesome Highlander sequels, always not existing. So I guess this is just me going postal over that.

Hopefully Snowflame’s resurgence means we’ll get to see Hemo Goblin again sometime soon.

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The fact that Snowflame isn’t in the DCnU is greatly disturbing…

Snowflame: DCnU’s new gay character?

Linkara laid the groundwork for this meme four years ago: http://atopfourthwall.blogspot.ca/2008/11/top-15-wtf-moments-in-bad-comics.html (see #1 of 15)

I’m just amazed it took this long for Snowflame fandom to get this far.

Man, if we’re resurrecting characters beloved by Atop The Fourth Wall, I am really, really, REALLY looking forward to the return of BRUTE FORCE.

Also, US-1. But I assuming that is the dearest wish of every fan of trucker convoys. (And seriously, with “Hatfields & McCoys” debuting to strong numbers, it looks like rednecks are back in again. Give us US-1!)

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