Black Thorn (comics)
Black Thorn, art by Tod Smith
|First appearance||Vigilante #45 (September 1987)|
|Created by||Paul Kupperberg (writer)
Tod Smith (artist)
|Alter ego||Elizabeth Thorne|
|Abilities||Exceptional athlete and martial artist.|
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Fictional character biography
Elizabeth Thorne used to have a life as a partying socialite; basically a rich drunk. Her brother forces her into rehab. While happy not to be involved with the bottle anymore, she misses the thrill of life. She joins up with the CIA but soon feels constrained by the need to operate within the law.
She fakes her own death and takes on the identity of Black Thorn. She begins working as a vigilante in New York City where she met and fell in love with the Vigilante. For a time, her own methods are more brutal then even the Vigilante's own and they often argue. However, he goes insane and begins murdering innocent people, including cops. In a brief moment of clarity, the Vigilante commits suicide.
Black Thorn is sent, along with Checkmate, Suicide Squad and other operatives, to oppose Kobra's plan to kill millions of people from an orbiting alien vessel. The mission succeeds, though many on both sides die.
- Suicide Squad #30 (June 1989)
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