A member of the super-hero team the Avengers
Angelica Jones is the heroine Firestar. Angelica is a
mutant with the ability to manipulate microwaves. When
her powers were revealed, Angelica's father sent her to the
Massachusetts Academy, which was run by Emma Frost to
train her team of young mutants called the Hellions. During
this time, Angelica was given the code name Firestar.
Angelica was manipulated by her fellow team member Empath in
battling the X-Men. Angelica quit the Hellions and later
became a founding member of the New Warriors.
Firestar is romantically involved with fellow New Warrior
Justice. When the New Warrior's disbanded, Firestar and
Justice were given membership in the Avengers.
Firestar is a rarity
in comics: a character that was created
on television that was brought into the mainstream world of
the comics' universe
. When NBC
put out the show Spider-man
and His Amazing Friends
, they teamed up Spider-man
mutants: the X-Man Iceman
and a newly created character
. The character of Firestar became so popular that
an outcry from the fans brought about the creation of the
character in the comics.