Speed Queen (comics)

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Speed Queen
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Speed Queen, artist Steve Erwin
Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearanceHawk and Dove vol. 2 #21,
(February 1991)
Created byKarl Kesel (writer)
Barbara Kesel (writer)
Steve Erwin (artist)
In-story information
Alter egoUnknown
SpeciesNew God
Place of originApokolips
Team affiliationsFemale Furies
Abilities
  • Inmortality
  • Great physical conditioning
  • Uses jet-powered roller skates to move at sonic speeds.

Speed Queen is a fictional extraterrestrial supervillain published by DC Comics.

Publication history[edit]

Speed Queen first appeared in Hawk and Dove vol. 2 #21 (February 1991), and was created by Karl Kesel, Barbara Kesel and Steve Erwin.

Fictional character biography[edit]

A ruthless thrill-seeker, Speed Queen is a member of the junior Female Furies.[1] Paired with Gilotina, Speed Queen battles Hawk and Dove in competition with Malice Vundabarr and Bloody Mary. Speed Queen is tricked into skating into an explosive boiler, but she survives and immediately attacks the heroes once more. However, Malice and Mary are able to win the competition.

Speed Queen continues with the Female Furies, and battles heroes such as Superboy and Sovereign Seven. She is brutally murdered in Outsiders: Five of a Kind - Martian Manhunter/Thunder by the Infinity-Man that was killing the New Gods in the Countdown series.

Powers[edit]

Speed Queen is, naturally, a speedster, able to move at incredible velocities on her roller blades.[1]

In other media[edit]

Television[edit]

Speed Queen appeared in the DC Super Hero Girls TV special "Super Hero High," voiced by Mae Whitman.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wallace, Dan (2008), "Female Furies", in Dougall, Alastair, The DC Comics Encyclopedia, New York: Dorling Kindersley, p. 120, ISBN 0-7566-4119-5, OCLC 213309017