Or – “More Than Just Warren Worthington’s Dream Date…”
The initial instinct when writing the Hero Histories was to show you the hidden awesome in even the most maligned members of comics’ galaxy of stars. With Karate Kid’s sudden resurgence, (No Ralph Macchio jokes, as they mean something different in comics) we had to touch on Val, and then I felt the need to defend a couple of my boys, Blok and Matter-Eater Lad. But now there’s almost a full-scale revival, with the return of seven Legionnaires, and references to continuity that we never saw, and I feel it’s necessary to touch on those Legionnaires back in the spotlight after twenty years of inactivity. I’m sorry, Bouncing Boy, but you and Triplicate Girl will have to wait… Today’s subject has been described as arrogant, likeable, spiritual, selfish, hot-headed, reserved, and by one of our loyal Spoilerites as “a stripper, except with angel wings.” She’s all that, and more. Along with last week’s entrant, she comprised the most angst-ridden and doomed of the Legion’s myriad romances, her powers are essentially unique in comics, and she was deemed important enough by the original Monitor (Stinky’s uncle Junior) to play a key role in the Crisis on Infinite Earths. A study in contrasts, and one of the Legionnaires whose character arc is the most satisfying, she embodies the point of the Legion. In the end, it’s all about people. This is your Major Spoilers Hero History of the peerless tracker from Starhaven… Dawnstar!