Quentin Quale attended the University of Chicago, where he was classmates with Martin Stein, as they were both of "class of '74". Their relationship could be seen as more than mere acquaintances, for Stein was the only person whom Quale shared with the truth about his brother's death being a suicide. Quale and Stein also protested the Vietnam War together.
Encounter with Firestorm
In early 2015, Quale was approached by Stein, whose consciousness was trapped in a stranger's body, asking him for help. Unfortunately, Firestorm ended up losing control of his powers and severely burned Quale, leaving the latter in critical condition.
Behind the scenes
- In the DC comics, Quentin Quale is a project manager employed by Concordance Research who supervises other department heads, including physicist Martin Stein.