|First appearance||Showcase #1 (March 1956)|
|Created by||Arnold Drake
|Full name||Fred Farrell, Jr.|
Fictional character background
Fred Farrell Jr. is the son of Fred Farrell Sr., a Center City (no relation to the Flash's Central City) fireman who had died in the line of duty. In his first Showcase story, "The School for Smoke-Eaters!", Farrell decides to follow in his father's footsteps and join the fire department. While completing his final exam (a rescue attempt on a burning seven story building), Farrell manages to save the life of a fellow trainee, who had made a bad judgement call due to his jealousy of Farrell. In the other stories in Showcase #1, Farrell fights a fire in a circus, and is profiled on a television news program called Let's Take a Look (based on Edward R. Murrow's See It Now).
After his appearance in Showcase, Farrell was occasionally included in cameo appearances in other DC titles. He appeared in Showcase #100, along with all the other characters who had appeared in the previous 99 issues. In Crisis on Infinite Earth #7 (October 1985), Farrell is shown briefly being interviewed by Lana Lang.
- Showcase #1
- Action Comics #693 (Nov 1993)
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