Witchfire (DC Comics)
Witchfire, artist Tom Grummett
|First appearance||JLA #61 (February 2002)|
|Created by||Kurt Busiek (writer)
Tom Grummett (artist)
|Alter ego||Rebecca Carstairs|
|Team affiliations||Power Company|
Witchfire is a fictional magic-using superheroine and owned by DC Comics. Created by Kurt Busiek and Tom Grummett, she first appeared in JLA #61/2, (February 2002). She subsequently joined and starred in The Power Company, which ran for eighteen issues, and her own, eponymous one-shot, which was part of the Power Surge event to publicize the introduction of the Power Company title.
Fictional character biography
Rebecca Carstairs is a famous singer, fashion model, and actress who also happens to be a talented witch. She recently became a partner in the San Francisco based corporate superhero team known as the Power Company, in order to raise her Q rating.
During the run of The Power Company, Witchfire discovered that she was not in fact the real Rebecca Carstairs, but actually a homunculus based on Carstairs. This revelation left her highly curious about the nature of her own existence, and she attempted to contact Zatanna and Madame Xanadu for information on her actual origin. By the series' end, this plot thread had yet to be resolved.
Day of Vengeance
More recently, Witchfire was seen in the first issue of the Day of Vengeance limited series, gathered with other mystics in the Oblivion Bar during the Spectre's attack on Earth. In the subsequent Day of Vengeance Special, she was seen joining the Phantom Stranger's army of mystics to help round up the Seven Deadly Sins, who had escaped when the Spectre destroyed the Rock of Eternity. She was briefly possessed by Lust, and attempted to force herself on Blue Devil.
One Year Later
In Superman 663, Witchfire is seen as a client of the Oblivion Bar from Shadowpact, along with Traci Thirteen and Bork. She was also one of the magic-users enlisted by the Phantom Stranger to guard the barrier over Riverrock, Wyoming while the Shadowpact were stuck inside.
- Shadowpact #2 (August 2006)
- Shadowpact #3 (September 2006)
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