I work for no one but cocaine!Snowflame
is a fan webcomic
by Julie Sydor, following the exploits of Snowflame, originally a one-off bad guy from DC Comics
franchise The New Guardians
. In that comic, Snowflame was a Colombian supervillain who gained fire-controlling powers
(and hammy monologues
) while high on cocaine
, before being taken down by the New Guardians.
The webcomic keeps its Villain Protagonist
's basic traits and personality from The New Guardians
, while giving him a complex backstory and a Secret Identity
(Fabian Orozco, a formerly sober Colombian drug-runner who was forced into becoming Snowflame by a Goddess of Cocaine
). It also brings him to Gotham City
on a smuggling mission, where he ends up in a battle against assorted DC superheroes.
Find it here
Tropes found in this webcomic include:
- Addiction Powered: Snowflame lives and, ahem, breathes this trope.
- Alternate Universe Fic: It is mentioned that Snowflame has fought the New Guardians; however, unlike in the original comic, he survived.
- Anti-Villain: Snowflame seems to be heading this way. He's Obliviously Evil and at least tries not to kill ordinary guards (though he doesn't pull his punches while fighting superheroes).
- Drugs Are Bad: The stance of all the heroes; however, Raven is the most vocal about it, since her telepathy causes her to feel the hurt of other people's addiction.
- Enemy Mine: Snowflame and the heroes are forced to work together when Arkham Asylum is flooded with fear gas.
- Hero Antagonists: The Justice League of America (and Raven).
- Large Ham: Snowflame, especially while fighting.
- Mystical White Hair: Snowflame's most prominent physical characteristic. See Power Dyes Your Hair below.
- Obliviously Evil: Snowflame sees his cocaine-running as bringing salvation to the people.
- Odd Job Gods: Fabian Orozco was turned into Snowflame by an actual Goddess of Cocaine.
- Pet the Dog: Snowflame gets a nurse to take care of the two guards he injured during his escape.
- Playing with Fire: Snowflame's primary power.
- Power Dyes Your Hair: Fabian has black hair, which turns white whenever Snowflame takes control.
- Superpowered Evil Side: Snowflame is this to Fabian, who can't even remember what Snowflame does while the latter is in control of his body.
- Villain Protagonist: He's right there in the title.
- What Could Have Been: As per Word of God, the comic was originally intended to be Lighter and Softer than it is, and feature a bunch of other drug-themed villains. However, as it progressed it turned into a more dramatic superhero comic, though still with a fair share of humour.