It is unknown whether the Firefly created the suit he wears, or whether he acquired it from another source (possibly Justin Hammer). He appeared starting blazes at energy plants in the New York area. This drew the attention of Nova, who eventually caught up with him in the Westhaven nuclear generating station. The two fought, Firefly managing to set Nova on fire, but it ended quickly, when Nova flew Firefly into a nearby pond, where his suit proved not to be waterproof, and Firefly was easily subdued. He was later defeated by Iron Fist, Luke Cage and the second Crimebuster.