Miguel "Mikey" Devante grew up as an orphan in the sleepy town of Charlton's Point. But at age fourteen, his life changed dramatically. In his search for a part-time job at Big Belly Burger, Mikey found himself caught between the eco-obsessed Floronic Man and a flame-wielding hero known as Vulcan. When Mikey's quick thinking helped save the day, Vulcan recruited the resourceful orphan as his newest sidekick.
Before Mikey's training began, Vulcan was slain by the Floronic Man, who was actually a shape shifting White Martian in disguise. With his dying breath, Vulcan passed his fire-based powers onto Mikey with a touch. Imbued with fantastic powers but no direction, Mikey sought answers in the Forge, Vulcan's high-tech headquarters. With help from Vulcan's android aide, Pandora, Mikey helped himself to a collection of Vulcan's state-of-the-art weaponry before security protocols caused the Forge to self-destruct.
Trial By Fire
Mikey's problems were compounded when he was targeted by Vulcan's Rogues Gallery of villains - the Coalition of Crime - who believed Mikey was literally the son of Vulcan. Aided by Vulcan's former sidekick, Barney Blaine, Mikey was able to repel the villains. Blaine then revealed to Mikey that Vulcan's powers originated from a metavirus devised by the White Martian race. This "virus" passed flame-wielding abilities from host to host through a touch - which enabled a long line of "Sons of Vulcan" to hunt the White Martians. In turn, the White Martians became their bitter enemies.
Mikey faced a true trial-by-fire when he confronted a group of White Martian human hybrids: Sapling, Buster, Silhouette, Quaker and Blur. After proving himself in battle, Mikey was faced with a fateful decision: should he go it alone as a kid sidekick without a superhero mentor, or can he just hang up his costume forever? Resolving to continue the Sons of Vulcan legacy, Mikey continued adventuring and simply referred to himself as Vulcan. When the Spectre decided to wage war on magic, Vulcan was called to fight alongside the world's magic users to stop him, which may mean that Vulcan has some sort of mystical power.
Uncertain death with Titans East
After reclaiming Titans Island on the East River, Cyborg set out to create an East Coast Titans team. After the elder Titans turned down membership, Cyborg gathered a Titans East composed of Hawk & Dove, Power Boy, Little Barda, Anima, Lagoon Boy and Son of Vulcan.
During a routine training exercise, Cyborg ordered the rest of the team to take down Power Boy. But the newest Titans were shocked to discover Powerboy's burned corpse hanging from a tree. Before the team could react, they were savagely attacked by an unseen foe. It is unknown if any of the remaining members survived this brutal onslaught.
In Titans #1 it has been confirmed that no other members besides Powerboy died from the attack with was commenced by long-time titans villain, and Raven's father: Trigon. At this time, it is unknown wether Vulcan and the other victims of the attack will come out of this alive and well.
Flame of Vulcan: A pyrokinetic power that was passed down to Miguel by his predecessor, manifesting a burning handprint on his face, allows him to burn what ever he touches.
Sword of Vulcan: A crystalline blade that can channel Vulcan's flames and is sharp enough to cut through virtually any substance.
Shield: A translucent circular energy shield manifested by his guantlets
Hot Spots: Dimensional portals manifested by his armor that can transport Vulcan anywhere