Real Name: Selah Burke
Occupation: College Student
Citizenship: United States Citizen With No Criminal Record
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Known Relatives: Dr. Edward Lansky (Father, Lightmaster), Unnamed Mother
Group Affiliation: New Warriors
First Appearance: Super Spider-Man Team Up #1
History: Little is known about the hero calling herself “Sun Girl.” She seems to use a form of tech that allows her to fly. Her wings seem to be composed of an unknown energy source. Doctor Otto Ovatvius, who took over Peter Parker’s body and life, adopted the guise of “The Superior” Spider-Man and went on a violent streak where he fought Cloak (now Tandy Bowen) and Dagger (now Tyrone “Ty” Johnson), assaulting Cloak by punching her in the face when they had tried to stop a set of would be robbers. Superior Spider-Man’s fight escalated, and landed him in Hell’s Kitchen, where he fought Daredevil. Others he fought, and for no specific reason, included Gravity, Power Man & Iron Fist, Sun Girl, Moon Knight, and even Doctor Strange.
She was seen again, when the Wrecking Crew was tearing up the city. She was using a gun that she blasted The Wrecker with (although he deflected her blasts with his enchanted crowbar). She, along with the rest of the Wrecking Crew, were surprised when the Superior Spider-Man showed up with his own team – the Sinister Six, consisting of Sandman, Mysterio, Electro, Chameleon, and Vulture. The Wrecking Crew and Sun Girl both stop fighting to try and figure out what was happening (why a hero like the Superior Spider-Man had known criminals working for him). The fighting resumed when Wrecker called for the Wrecking Crew to take down Superior Spider-Man and the Sinister Six.
Sun Girl questions why a group of bad guys are working with Spider-Man, but he doesn’t answer her (rather, he tells her to be quiet because he’s concentrating). Not one to be left out of the fight, Sun Girl rejoins the battle and continues to blast Bulldozer with the laser gun that she has. Spider-Man saves her at the last moment, as Bulldozer slams into the car she was standing in front of. When Thunderball manages to steal the Particle Engine from the newly created corporation, Alchemax, Spider-Man’s team begins to fall apart. Sun Girl then blasts Thunderbolt with a blinding flash of laser light that nearly blinds everyone around her; but also does something else. It “awakens” the members of the Sinister Six. Before they can react however, Wrecker rips the road apart and he and the rest of the Wrecking Crew escape in the confusion. Spider-Man demands the Sinister Six to stop; and with those words, they simply freeze, a blank look on their faces. Spider-Man takes the Particle Engine and carries the unconscious Sun Girl with him.
Sun Girl wakes up, surrounded by the Spider Soldiers who serve Spider-Man. Freaking out, she blasts them with light and attempts to make her escape – only to be confronted by Spider-Man who explains that she is on Spider-Island. He then demands to know who she is and where she got the equipment she was using.
Elsewhere, we learn that it was Lightmaster who hired the Wrecking Crew, and he now plans on recreating the Masters of Evil to take on Spider-Man and his Sinister Six crew.
After attending another class at College, Sun Girl resumes scanning New York and comes across Whirlwind; who hopes to lure Spider-Man and the Superior Six, which he does and gets ambushed by the newest rendition of the Masters of Evil which includes: Wrecker, Thunderball, Piledriver, Bulldozer, Whirlwind, Absorbing Man, Titania, Mr. Hyde, and Blackout. Spider-Man figures out that the attack by the Masters of Evil is nothing but a diversion and goes back to Parker Industries, where he discovers that Lightmaster is stealing the much sought after engine. Spider-Man tries to convince the Masters of Evil that Lightmaster can’t afford to pay them – and in the confusion, when Lightmaster attempts to control the engine – the power is cancelled out by Sun Girl who reveals that Lightmaster is her father (explaining that she’s biracial – and clearly taking her mother’s maiden name).
Sun Girl, due to emphatic prodding from Spider-Man, blasts the engine and causes it to explode in a big white light.
She eventually goes on her own, trying to prove that she can be a hero. During one of the battles, an explosion rocks a subway. She flies in to investigate and finds three mysterious figures calling themselves The Evolutionaries, slaughtering the Morlocks. She joins the fight to help the defenseless Morlocks. She holds her own for a considerable amount of time, but when she’s finally wore down and the Evolutionaries give her a chance to step aside so that they can continue their work – she opts to stand with the Morlocks and die. However, just as death should claim her life – she finds she’s saved by a mysterious stranger; Haechi jumping in front of her and not only absorbing the blunt of the blast; but also physically devouring it.
At that moment, Justice and Speedball, of the New Warriors also arrived to examine what was going on; having been alerted about the blast while they had been in Avenger’s Mansion. With their arrival, the Evolutionaries flee. When questioned by Justice, Haechi explains that he never asked for any of this. Sun Girl gets in a debate with Haechi about how he should embrace the power he’s been given. Justice steps in and explains to Sun Girl that she has equipment that gives her her power; while Haechi was physically changed with the horn on his head – something he can not easily disguise. Sun Girl shoots at Haechi who consumes the energy fired at him. She explains that it wasn’t a coincidence that he showed up when he did – and that together, they need to stop the Evolutionaries. Justice finally agrees, and notes that they need to find Nova.
They eventually team up with Scarlet Spider (Kaine), Hummingbird, and Watersnake and defeat the High Evolutionary. They also assist Watersnake in her quest to find Namorita, who she believes is alive. The New Warriors are seen standing together, eventually, and Namorita is among them.
Weight: 115 lbs.
Accessories: Sun Girl appears to use tech that allows her to fly. She was also seen brandishing a gun type weapon, when fighting Superior Spider-Man and the Wrecking Crew. Her equipment was upgraded by the Superior Spider-Man.