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heat wave

1. a continuous spell of abnormally hot weather
2. an extensive slow-moving air mass at a relatively high temperature

Heat Wave

(pop culture)
Resembling a HAZMAT worker, volatile villain Heat Wave first blazed into DC Comics in The Flash #140 (1963), written by John Broome and penciled by Carmine Infantino. The man behind the white asbestos suit and goggles is pyromaniac Mick Rory, who has suffered from cryophobia since a traumatic childhood incident when he was trapped inside a freezer. With his self-designed Heat Gun, a flame-throwing pistol also capable of generating extreme temperatures, Rory ignites a crime career in Central City as Heat Wave. In his first outing he encounters his climate doppelgänger, Captain Cold, and the two weather rivals team up against the city's protector, the Flash. Not the most original supervillain, Heat Wave worked better with Captain Cold and the collected Flash's Rogues' Gallery than on his own. Long troubled by his obsession with fire, he hung up his flame-retardant togs and reformed, even becoming the Flash's friend. In the Underworld Unleashed crossover (1995), Rory was one of several criminals lured to hell and offered tremendous power by the demon Neron, who deposited him back onto Earth sans his soul. Rory's spirit was later returned and he was morally altered by his harrowing experience, taking a job with the FBI as Heat Wave, charged with apprehending superpowered felons. Writer Geoff Johns penned a sympathetic examination of Rory's pyromania in Flash vol. 2 #218 (2005), but as of issue #222, Flash foe the Top was mentally rekindling Heat Wave's villainous tendencies. Lex Lang, an actor whose resonant baritone often graces movie trailers (including The Matrix), played Heat Wave in a 2005 episode of the Cartoon Network's Justice League Unlimited.

heat wave

[′hēt ‚wāv]
(electromagnetism)
Infrared radiation, much higher in frequency than radio waves.
(meteorology)
A period of abnormally and uncomfortably hot and usually humid weather; the condition must prevail at least 1 day to be a heat wave, but conventionally the term is reserved for periods of several days to several weeks. Also known as hot wave; warm wave.
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