Real Name: Unrevealed, possibly Persephone
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial, possible mutate
Group Membership: Spinsterhood (Ganymede)
Affiliations: Jack of Hearts (Jonathan Hart)
Known Relatives: None
Aliases: Persephone clone
Base of Operations: The Spinsterhood shrine, unidentified moon of Jupiter
First Appearance: Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3/1 (November, 1995)
Powers/Abilities: Persephone is a master combatant, specializing in the use of a bo-like staff. She canuse the staff to fly, fire powerful energy blasts, and as a striking weapon. She can apparently survive in a vacuum, and likely possesses some degree of superhuman strength (enhanced human to Class 10), durability, and speed.
Height: 5'8" (by approximation)
Weight: 195 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: White (no visible pupil)
(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3/1 (fb) - BTS) - Persephone is a member of the Spinsterhood, an order dedicated to arts of combat which arose billions of years ago to fight off the being known as Tyrant.
(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3/1 (fb) - BTS) - Persephone entered the Spinsterhood as a cadet alongside Ganymede, and the two soon developed a fierce rivalry. Persephone attained a higher rank or level of skill, earning the triple stripes which adorn her face.
(Silver Surfer III#81 (fb) - BTS) - Tyrant was defeated by Galactus in the distant past. The order of the Spinsterhood dispersed themselves throughout the universe, entering suspended animation within stasis chambers in seeming space debris, waiting for the return of Tyrant.
(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3/1 - BTS) - The stasis chambers of the Spinsterhood were destroyed, killing the warriors within them. Only one survived, Ganymede.
(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3/1 (fb) - BTS) - The extra-dimensional creature Jakar located the remains of Persephone and engineered a clone or reincarnation of her. He then sent her to locate Ganymede and recruit her into helping to steal a Globe of Power from Tyrant, under the plan of using it to help them vanquish Tyrant.
(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3/1) - Persephone found Ganymede on a small moon of Jupiter and was furious to find her in the arms of a man, Jack of Hearts. Persephone accused Ganymede of abandoning her sacred vow of celibacy and her mission against Tyrant, and the two briefly struggled against each other until Jakar arrived and broke it up. Jakar duped the two Spinsters and Jack into stealing the Globe, but then sent them back to the Jovian moon, keeping the Globe for his own purposes.
Persephone convinced Ganymede to break off her relationship with Jack, and to return to training to bring down Tyrant.
(Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3/2) - Tyrant apparently met his end (in Silver Surfer#109), but Ganymede and Persephone continued to search for him throughout the Universe, chasing clues falsely planted by Jakar (who was actually sending them to track down the final pieces of his new Globe). The two Spinsters followed that trail into the frigid wastelands of the Jubat system where they slew a pair of alien creatures that attacked them.
Comments: Created by writer, pencils, inks.
I had thought Persephone might have been taken from one of the moon's of Jupiter, many of which are named after characters from Greek/Roman mythology, as is the case with Ganymede.
Persephone is also the name of an asteroid in the main belt, near Jupiter but not orbiting it. Info follows: 399 Persephone, this main belt asteroid is approximately 52 km in diameter and was discovered by M Wolf at Heidelberg in 1895. --- Caliban
Jack of Hearts and the Silver Surfer defeated Jakar and destroyed his Globe, which would seem to have likely ended the wild goose chase he had been sending the two Spinsters on. I don't think either Persephone or Ganymede has been seen since. There were some slight indications that Ganymede and Persephone may have become more than just allies, but this was left up for debate.
Profile by Snood
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Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3, p5, pan1 (main image)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3, p7, pan3 (closeup)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3/1 (November, 1995) - Michael Gallagher (writer), Sandu Florea (pencils, inks), Mark Gruenwald, Joe Andreani (editors)
Cosmic Powers Unlimited#3/2 (November, 1995) - Gregory Wright (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Geof Isherwood (inks), Mark Gruenwald, Joe Andreani (editors)
Last updated: 02/01/14
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