WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Electric Warriors #5 from Steve Orlando, Travel Foreman, Richard Friend, Hi-Fi, and Travis Lanham, on sale now.
Electric Warriors follows the story of a group of intergalactic gladiators as they fight to represent their home worlds in place of all-out war. It is thanks to the Great Compromise of the Gil'Dishpan that the universe is at peace in the future, but not everything is as it appears to be. Lording over the Gil'Dishpan in secret is the Praetor, the former Earth superhero known as Firestorm, and he holds a great number of secrets.
It is revealed that Firestorm has a special deal in place with the universe's financial elite. When the Electric Warriors are killed in battle, their enhanced bodies are sold at auction as food. While the deal has kept the universe from falling into chaos, it means Electric Warriors do not die with the dignity they were promised.
But how could a former member of the Justice League fall so far in his attempt to avoid war? What kind of hero would agree to sell the body parts of the dead in order to end conflict? It turns out Firestorm has one last secret to reveal -- his true identity!
The Fury of Firestorm Finally Revealed
In Electric Warriors #5, the gathered heroes have already lost their best chance at revealing the truth to the universe. As an act of desperation, War Cry, Deep Dweller, Serene and Dominator interfere in an ongoing match in order to reveal what is really going on and call out the ringleader of the whole grift.
Firestorm reveals himself and an epic battle ensues, but things take a turn when Serene unlocks her hidden abilities. Using the power of her Electric Seed for the first time, she rips Firestorm in half, and in the process she separates the two beings who made up the former hero. For DC Comics fans, what is revealed is even more surprising, confusing and horrifying than could have been expected.
This Firestorm is not Ronnie Raymond, Jason Rusch, Martin Stein or any of the other people who have gone by that name in the past. This is not the case of a hero living far beyond their time and becoming the villain. Instead, Firestorm is revealed to be a combination of Lex Luthor and Superman.