Geiger (comics)

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Geiger is not to be confused with "Count Geiger", the superhero title character of Michael Bishop's novel Count Geiger's Blues.
Geiger
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Geiger.
Art by Stefano Caselli.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Doc Samson #1 (Jan 1996)
Created by Dan Slott
Ken Lashley
In-story information
Alter ego Delilah Dearborn
Team affiliations The Initiative
Empire State University
Abilities Can mimic the powers of any gamma-powered beings in her immediate vicinity

Geiger (Delilah "Dee Dee" Dearborn) is a fictional character in the Marvel Universe. She first appeared in Doc Samson #1 (Jan 1996), created by Dan Slott.

Fictional character biography[edit]

Delilah "Dee Dee" Dearborn was a student at Empire State University who gains superhuman powers from an accident with a gamma accelerator at the school.[1] Doc Samson mistakes her for a murderer and they fight.[2] She later helps him track and confront the real killer.[3]

Initiative[edit]

Geiger is seen at the military base Camp Hammond, as an official recruit for the Initiative, which is a super-human military draft. She is introduced to Camp Hammond along with Ant-Man, Crusader, Melee, Geldoff, Dragon Lord, Red Nine, and Diamondback.[4]

She was one of the trainees that attacked KIA and was defeated.[5]

Dark Reign[edit]

Following the events of Secret Invasion, Geiger graduated from the Initiative[6] and was assigned to New Mexico's Initiative team the Mavericks.[7]

Heroic Age[edit]

Geiger appears at a meeting held by Prodigy regarding magical hammers that have crashed into the earth.[8] She saves Gravity from a grenade thrown by Crossbones, but is injured when it explodes.[9]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Due to a Gamma radiation accident, Geiger has the ability to mimic the powers of any gamma-powered beings in her immediate vicinity, potentially making her as strong as the Hulk, as intelligent as the Leader, etc. However, she has little control over these powers, a downside exacerbated by the fact that she also takes on personality aspects of whoever she is mimicking as well.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Doc Samson #1
  2. ^ Doc Samson #2
  3. ^ Doc Samson #4
  4. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #8
  5. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #10
  6. ^ Avengers: The Initiative #21
  7. ^ "Christos Gage (author) Comments". comicbookresources.com forums. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  8. ^ Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt #1
  9. ^ Fear Itself: Youth In Revolt #2

External links[edit]

  • Geiger at the Appendix to the Handbook of the Marvel Universe