Invisibility: Stormy can use her wristbands to alter light waves around her person, making her invisible to those with normal sight.

In 1981, Phantom Lady became a recurring guest star of All-Star Squadron, a superhero-team title set on "Earth-2", the locale for DC's World War II-era superheroes, and at a time prior to when she and the other Freedom Fighters were supposed to have left for Earth-X. Her wristbands not only project light but can bend reality. Attractive Female: Stormy is blessed with movie-star looks and an hourglass figure, and has been shown to provoke intense jealousy from other women.

Israel Waldman's I. W. Publications (later Super Comics), a company that published unauthorized reprints from 1958 to 1964, included Phantom Lady reprints in issues of Great Action Comics and Daring Adventures. [6] The issue established that it was not her first appearance as the Phantom Lady, but it did not go into her origin. Phantom Lady appears in Justice League Unlimited tie-in comic #17.

Do you prefer Phantom Lady's abilities be a result of super powers or tools she uses? Originally published by Quality Comics, the character was subsequently published by a series of now-defunct comic book companies, and a new version of the character currently appears in books published by DC Comics. This page was last edited on 15 August 2020, at 10:40. The visor's high-tech lenses enable her to see in total darkness, and also protect her eyes from the intense visual effects created by her wristbands. The Stormy Knight version of Phantom Lady appeared along with the rest of the Freedom Fighters team in the episode Cry Freedom Fighters! Among the parallel realities shown is one designated "Earth-10".

To her creators' credit, though, Phantom Lady was occasionally depicted wearing a mask during her appearances in Police Comics. Many believe these early stories to have lapsed into the public domain because the original owners failed to renew the copyright before it expired (as was required under pre-1976 U.S. copyright law).[19].

Shortly after becoming pregnant, Sandra was kidnapped by The Baron who stole the fetus from her womb and left her for dead. The Phantom Lady used her "black light ray" projector braclet (25 Charges per recharge) on her right wrist.

She and the Freedom Fighters joined forces with Batman and Plastic Man to save Earth from invading forces sent by the Supreme Chairman of the planet Qward. Phantom Lady teamed up with Spider Widow and the Raven on several occasions in a series of consecutive stories. Dimensional Manipulation: Her wristbands also give her the power to manipulate matter between dimensions, which effectively allows her to bend reality (Reality Manipulation). Ajax-Farrell Publications then published four issues of the second Phantom Lady title, cover dated Dec. 1954/Jan. Fox published Phantom Lady only through issue 23 (Apr, 1949), though the character guest starred in All-Top Comics #8-17, also with art by Baker. Alan Moore had originally intended to use Charlton Comics characters in his mini-series (until DC told him otherwise), which would imply that Silk Spectre was based on Charlton's Nightshade.

The role of Phantom Lady has been taken by a completely new character, Jennifer Knight. 1973).[11].

She was sometimes assisted by her fiance, Donald Borden, an agent of the U.S. State Department.

In the 1970s, Bill Black's Paragon Publications began publishing its own revival of Phantom Lady in titles such as Fem Fantastique, on the belief that the character had lapsed into the public domain. The Earth One version appears in the episode three. She mentioned that a favorite combat tactic was teleporting the limbs off her opponents, and threatened to do so to her team leader, Major Force, if he continued to antagonize her. View full history. The Fox version which premiered in Phantom Lady #13 (taking over the numbering of Wotalife Comics) [8] is better known to contemporary comic fans than the Quality version because of the "good girl art" of Matt Baker. was sent by Father Time to apprehend the mysterious figure known as Uncle Sam. The names of the characters and the team are not mentioned in the panel in which they appear, but a character visually similar to the Sandra Knight Phantom Lady appears. 1955 through June 1955. In 1956, DC Comics obtained the rights to the Quality Comics characters, which they believed included Phantom Lady, and reintroduced her 17 years later with a group of other former Quality heroes as the Freedom Fighters in Justice League of America #107 (Oct. For the second Phantom Lady (active from 1989 - 2005) see: Dee Tyler. These were part of the "Second Wave" of its continuity reboot and entire-line relaunch, The New 52 begun in September 2011 following on from the Flashpoint limited series. It was believed that Senator Knight wanted to run America as a dictatorship enforced by a metahuman army shown through visions created by Uncle Sam, but it appears that the real person who wants America this way is the individual running S.H.A.D.E. Her father was a U.S. [10] In the meantime, Fox went under and its assets were acquired by other publishers, and a Phantom Lady story from All-Top was then reprinted as a backup feature in Jungle Thrills by Star Publications, which then itself went out of business.

In the subsequent clash between Image Comics superheroes and Golden Age superheroes, Phantom Lady wound up fighting Witchblade until the misunderstanding between the two groups was resolved.

However her cover is quickly discovered forcing Jennifer to seek help from her friend, Dane Maxwell, hoping to use his genius to hack Cyrus Bender's cellphone. The Golden Age Phantom Lady made her return in Savage Dragon #199 as part of the Special Operations Strikeforce (S.O.S.) The two were paired on several missions and fought a Soviet-backed agent named The Baron, actually the German Baron Blitzkrieg, a foe both had met during World War II. 1 Origin 2 Public Domain Appearances 3 Notes 4 See Also Sandra Knight, the daughter of Senator Henry Knight, is a Washington D.C. socialite who fights crime as the costumed heroine known as the Phantom Lady. Phantom Lady was created by the Eisner & Iger studio, one of the first to produce comics on demand for publishers. Powers and Abilities Wristbands. 's questionable activities, which prompted Father Time to have the Senator covertly assassinated and impersonated by a villainous cyborg called Gonzo the Mechanical Bastard.

But Stormy's more advanced wristbands also allow her to teleport, become intangible, and even bend reality -- making her a far more powerful Phantom Lady than her predecessors. Stormy's first action as Phantom Lady was as a member of S.H.A.D.E. To further augment her abilities, Stormy was envisioned as a genius inventor who helped design the wristbands herself, unlike the earlier Phantom Ladies whose wristbands were created entirely by others. Known Relatives: Senator Henry Knight (father, deceased). Sandra Knight assumed the identity of Phantom Lady in a costume consisting of a green cape and the equivalent of a one-piece yellow swimsuit. A new Phantom Lady was introduced in Crisis Aftermath: The Battle for Blüdhaven (2006), as one of the metahumans guarding Blüdhaven. She acts like a spoiled movie star and treats her other teammates like the popular girl in high school would treat the geeks (especially the Human Bomb and Major Force), but shows some hint of respect for the new Doll Man, hinting that they worked together for some time. Uncle Sam eventually discovered what had really happened to Stormy's father and exposed the cyborg impersonator. But with comic book realities constantly in a state of flux, Stormy could still make an appearance at a later date.

She was invited by Oracle to join the Birds of Prey, but ended up casually setting fire to her invitation immediately after reading it, stating that she was already on someone else's payroll. You can search for Cobweb appeared in Tomorrow Stories, an anthology title in Alan Moore's America's Best Comics line. Later, Stormy received an offer from Oracle to join the Birds of Prey, but declined the invitation.

Her teleportation targeting is very precise, allowing her to remove individual organs or body parts from opponents if she chooses to be so ruthless.

She is the third woman to assume the mantle of Phantom Lady, following Sandra Knight (the original, retired from crime-fighting in 1989) and Dee Tyler (killed in 2005 during Infinite Crisis). She does not maintain a secret identity. She also possessed a wrist-mounted blaster, and a holographic projector developed by her childhood friend and roommate Sarah that could be used to cast powerful illusions. The cover, which illustrated Phantom Lady attempting to escape from ropes, was presented by Wertham with a caption that read, "sexual stimulation by combining 'headlights' with the sadist's dream of tying up a woman". While serving with the Freedom Fighters, Stormy revealed more depth to her personality, suggesting that she was in fact disturbed by what Father Time had ordered her to do during the Bludhaven crisis.

Senator, though no connection to the other Knight characters has been established. Though they all share the same last name, Jennifer is of no apparent familial relation to either Stormy or Sandra (the original Phantom Lady). Enter the URL for the tweet you want to embed.

[12] Phantom Lady then appeared with the rest of DC's superheroes in Crisis on Infinite Earths, a story that was intended to eliminate the confusing histories that DC had attached to its characters by retroactively merging the various parallel worlds into one. Gonzo began acting on Father Time's behalf, backing legislation that would effectively allow the country to be run as a dictatorship, enforced by Time's metahuman army.

In the final issue of 52, a new Multiverse is revealed, originally consisting of 52 identical realities.

The team was later featured in its own series for 15 issues (1976–1978), in which they temporarily left Earth-X for "Earth-1" (where most DC titles are set) and Phantom Lady was given real phantom-like powers.

[1] The character's early adventures were drawn by Arthur Peddy.

At the end of 2011, DC rebooted their universe with the New 52 event. See, The original Human Bomb was debuted by Paul Gustavson.

While the character's design was tweaked, her background and supporting cast remained the same. Stormy later slits her wrists, but is found in time by Doll Man. Instead, she re-joined the Freedom Fighters and once again became fully active as Phantom Lady. Like her name suggests, Stormy has an edgier personality than her predecessors, and her career as Phantom Lady has often been a turbulent one. Powers: 1.

She reveals that she has a degree in quantum physics and pretends to be a spoiled idiot so she won't end up like other socialites. In battle, Stormy proved to be a ruthless fighter like the other members of S.H.A.D.E. After she drunkenly cuts a super-powered troublemaker in half on live television, Black Condor takes her to the extra-dimensional Heartland, where Uncle Sam tells her she won't leave until her habit has been kicked.