Real Name: Rebecca "Becky" Chambers
Identity/Class: Extra-Dimensional (Earth-New Universe) Human
Group Membership: Former member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Affiliations: Damon Conquest, Daedalus Darquill, Hounds, Tattoo;
formerly Justice (John Tensen), Hoyt Pittman, and Arnie
Enemies: Justice, Justice Agents, Theodora Remsen; formerly Damon Conquest, Daedalus Darquill, Hounds, Tattoo
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The "Far Place" ; formerly Manhattan, New York; mobile across the USA; Earth-New Universe
First Appearance: Justice#1 (November, 1986)
Powers/Abilities: None. Rebecca was an excellent marksman and was trained in various forms of armed and unarmed combat.
(Justice#1) <August 6-7, 1986> - Rebecca infiltrated the Factory, a front for a drug operation, to bring down the Villalobos drug family. She was witness to Justice slaughtering a number of criminals. Also slain was Becky's friend and ally Jean-Paul, who was, unbeknownst to her, a corrupt cop. Assuming Justice to be a criminal, she and her partner, Hoyt Pittman, arrested Justice.
(Justice#2) <8/8/86> - Rebecca interrogated Justice, during which time he kissed her in an effort to "mind-meld" with her. She was furious, but then a squadron of Hounds broke in to slay Justice, who instead slaughtered them. Overcome by this supernatural encounter, she allowed Justice to escape. However, she did manage to track him down and, alongside Pittman, began to follow him on his trip to California.
(Justice#3) <8/12/86> - Justice noticed that Hoyt and Rebecca were following them and convinced them to meet peaceably. He mind-melded with Rebecca and convinced them both to make the rest of the trip together, but they were then attacked by a creature apparently implanted in Pittman by Tattoo. Justice slew the creature, but lost his "sword" hand in the process, and Pittman had been killed when the creature erupted from his body.
(Justice#4) <10/3/86> - After having spent the last seven weeks getting to know Justice and falling in love with him, Rebecca was left behind when he went after Damon Conquest. She visited Arnie the cab driver, who had been injured in Tattoo's attack.
(Justice#5) - <11/1-5/86> - Justice and Rebecca arrived in Cabo San Lucas, Baja, California, where they began their search for Darquill, the man behind their recent attacks. Rebecca was ambushed by Tattoo, who overpowered her and nearly implanted a creature in her (mind out of the gutter...). Justice joined the fight and drove him off. The two eventually arrived at Darquill's estate, where Justice and Darquill battled to a stalemate, until Damon Conquest grabbed Rebecca and they escaped with her through a portal to the Far Place. Darquill began to use his mental powers to warp her perceptions to turn her against Justice.
(Justice#7) - <12/19-25/86> - Within the Far Place, Rebecca slew a group of Justice Warriors under Darquill's instruction.
(Justice#8) - <12/27/86> - Within the Far Place, Rebecca, although becoming more and more indoctrinated as an agent of Darquill, made it clear she wanted no part of the romantic advances of Conquest. During a test of her abilities, she seemed to vaguely remember Justice, but shot a whole through his picture anyway.
(Justice#10) <2/17/1987> - - Rebecca completed her indoctrination, revealing that she now loved Damon Conquest as she endorsed the deaths of Justice and the Land of Spring. After Dark Justice "corrupted" Justice, Rebecca was sent back to reality by Darquill, where she mocked him in his helplessness.
(Justice#11(fb)) - Justice learned of the defeat of the Land of Spring, and saw the image of Rebecca and Damon sifting through the rubble of the castle of the Land of Spring
(Justice#13) - Rebecca joined Damon on a boatride off the coast of Catalina, south of LA.
(Justice#15) - Darquill finally sent Rebecca back to reality to assassinate Justice. She arrived to find him in a sleep-state, where he had been interacting with Nightmask. Theodora Remsen, Nightmask's sister and psychic anchor, stopped Rebecca from killing Justice in his sleep by hurling a lamp at her. Rebecca turned to fire on Theodora, but Justice awakened and placed a shield between the two women. Rebecca was killed by the ricocheting bullets. Mortally wounded, she continued to crawl across the room to try to kill him. Justice reached down, hugged her, and then broke her neck--ending her suffering.
Comments: Created by Archie Goodwin and Geof Isherwood.
If you read Prime Eternal's primer on the New Universe, you'll see that in the first year, a lot of the writers and creative teams missed the point entirely. The team(s) behind Justice were the biggest offenders, as they used a large group of alternate dimension characters. This was all revealed/ret-conned to have been a warping of reality by Daedalus Darquill. This occurred in Justice#15, by Peter David, who brought Justice into line with the NU's stated properties and premises.
Anything which took place in the first 15 issues should be taken with a grain of salt. Tensen (and apparently the writers, as well) was under the influence of Darquill, and so anything he saw or did was affected by this. It was never clearly established what exactly took place, but I would ASSume that the events on Earth were real events, although the characters within them may have been altered by the hallucinations, or may have been hallucinations altogether. Any of the beings he fought against may have been paranormals, or they could be normal people, made to appear differently and to possess powers by Darquill.
No known connection to:
Nor should anyone else mentioned be confused with any other similarly named characters outside of the New Universe.
Justice#1 (November, 1986) - Archie Goodwin (writer), Geof Isherwood (pencils), Joe Delbeato, Jack Fury & Joe Rubinstein (inks), Michael Higgins (editor)
Justice#2-3 (December, 1986 - January, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Geof Isherwood (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Michael Higgins (editor)
Justice#4 (February, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Joe Staton (pencils), Geof Isherwood (inks), Michael Higgins (editor)
Justice#5 (March, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Tony Salmons & Tom Morgan (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Michael Higgins (editor)
Justice#7 (May, 1987) - Steve Englehart (writer), Geof Isherwood (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Michael Higgins (editor)
Justice#8 (June, 1987) - Geof Isherwood (writer/pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Michael Higgins (editor)
Justice#10 (August, 1987) - Gerry Conway (writer), Keith Giffen (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Michael Higgins (editor)
Justice#11 (September, 1987) - Gerry Conway (writer), Keith Giffen (pencils), Vince Colletta (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Justice#13 (November, 1987) - Gerry Conway (writer), Tom Grindberg (pencils), Tom Morgan (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Justice#15 (January, 1988) - Mark Gruenwald (plot), Peter David (writer), Lee Weeks (artist), Howard Mackie (editor)
First Posted: 11/07/2002
Last updated: 09/29/2013
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