This is one of those instances where the concept for a comic seemed much funnier in my head than the final product.

HOWEVER, this was actually inspired by a real story I heard on, um, The Story, about a woman whose recently passed husband was driven to become a firefighter (and eventually fire chief) because his family’s home was destroyed by fire when he was a child. So, in my head, this guy was like Batman, only fighting fires, not criminals.

So, this one’s in memory of Freddy Gerik, and, by extension, the victims of the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, where he lived.