"Split!": Firestorm flies to the African veldt of Nairobi in the hopes of finding a cure for the curse that is now slowly turning him into a were-hyena. Further, he has recently discovered that he can no longer separate into Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein. Firestorm meets with t
- Just once I wish people would ask first and shoot later!
- -- Firestorm
Appearing in "Split!"
- Doreen Day
- Edward Raymond
- Harry Carew
- Jefferson Jackson
- Lorraine Reilly
- Quentin Quale
- Wallace Hapgood
- Coach Mason
- Jubal (Single appearance)
- Kanyatta (Only appearance; dies)
- United States of America
Synopsis for "Split!"
Firestorm flies to the African veldt of Nairobi in the hopes of finding a cure for the curse that is now slowly turning him into a were-hyena. Further, he has recently discovered that he can no longer separate into Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein. Firestorm meets with the president of Nairobi and shows him the diary of Summer Day. Summer's journal reveals the events that she first contracted the curse while working in Nairobi for the Peace Corps. The president agrees to help Firestorm in any way he can.
In Manhattan, Harry Carew tries to convince Quentin Quale to give Martin Stein his old job back. Quale refuses to consider the notion and ushers Harry out the door. Harry runs into Clarissa Clemens – Stein's ex-wife.
Elsewhere, someone has kidnapped Lorraine Reilly. She is bound to a chair and held inside of a small, darkened room.
At Bradley High School, Ed Raymond storms into Principal Hapgood's office demanding to know where Ronnie is. Neither Wallace Hapgood nor any of Ronnie's friends have any idea where has disappeared.
In Nairobi, Firestorm's condition worsens. The president has arranged for a mystical ceremony to take place in an effort to cure Firestorm of the curse. He is bound to a cruciform post where an African shaman named Kanyatta presides over a ritual to return him back to normal. Immediately following the ritual however, guerilla revolutionaries begin raiding the village. Firestorm flies into action and quickly puts a stop to the violence. However, he is not fast enough to save Kanyatta from going down in a hail of bullets. Firestorm realizes that the only reason the president agreed to help him, was that he intended on manipulating Firestorm into fighting the revolutionaries on his behalf. Frustrated, Firestorm flies back towards the United States.
- Hyena's origin is retold in this issue.
- This issue includes flashbacks from issue #10.
- Clarissa Stein's maiden name is revealed to be Clemens in this issue, whereas in issue #11, it was indicated to be Clement.
- This comic book features advertisements for the following products:
- —Mattel Electronics – Lock ‘n' Chase video game for the Intellivision
- —Bubble Yum bubble gum
- —TSR – Dungeons & Dragons role playing supplement
- —Grit Magazine subscription service
- —Military patches collection
- —DC Comics comic book subscription service
- —DC Comics Anniversary issues: Detective Comics #526, Adventure Comics #500, The Legion of Super-Heroes #300, Action Comics #544, The Brave and the Bold #200
- —Parker Brothers Star Wars: Jedi Arena video game
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