STITCH

Real Name: Jodi Furman

Identity/Class: Human mutant, Canadian citizen

Occupation: Adventurer/government agent

Group Membership: (formerly) The Flight (Groundhog, James MacDonald Hudson, Walter Langkowski, Saint Elmo, Smart Alec, Snowbird, Wolverine)

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Egghead, Emissaries of Evil (Eel (Stryke), Porcupine, Power Man (Josten), Rhino, Solarr, Swordsman), Wild Child

Known Relatives: None

Aliases:None

Base of Operations: Vancouver, Canada

First Appearance: Alpha Flight Special Edition II#1 (June, 1992)

Powers/Abilities: Stitch possesses the mutant ability to control small pieces of metal with precision. She appears to be somewhat autistic.

History:
(Alpha Flight I#121 (fb)) - Stitch was brutally attacked by Wild Child while training at Department H, disfiguring her face. Wolverine came to her aid, stopping the feral Wild Child from killing her.

(Alpha Flight Special Edition II#1) - After Sean Benard's first training exercise with The Flight as Groundhog, he overheard James Hudson and Wolverine arguing over Jodi's readiness for training. Investigating, Groundhog entered a barn, where he found Stitch in a corner, using her power to stitch thread through her outfit. She took an instant liking to him, rare for her, and hugged him. Wolverine explained that she was "ego-phobic" (afraid of her powers), and that her reaction to Groundhog was the first non-violent action she'd taken since arriving.

During all of this, Egghead and his Emmisarries of Evil had arrived in Canada, with the intention of setting up a nuclear missile near the border, aimed at New York City. The Flight was called in to take care of the problem, and Stitch arrived with the team. During the action, she managed to subdue the Swordsman by commanding her threaded needle through his glove, and controlling it to act against him. The battle between the two teams went horribly, until Saint Elmo sacrificed himself to destroy the missile.

Comments: Created by Scott Lobdell, Simon Furman, Pat Broderick and Bruce Patterson.

This mission is what gave Hudson the idea to split up The Flight into different levels of combat-readiness (thus, Alpha, Beta and Gamma Flight)

Outside of an alternate-Earth version of Stitch that appeared in What If II#62, she's never appeared again, which is a shame. Obviously, she's listed here as being "formerly" of The Flight as she left for one reason or another later on.

Ever since I first posted the entries on the members of the Flight (Ground Hog, Saint Elmo, Stitch) I have had several people point out that the group of villains featured are never called the Emissaries of Evil. To be fair, they weren't. However, at one point in the book, Egghead does refer to them as "my employed emissaries." To further bolster my argument, at the beginning of the book, the two duos of Swordsman and Power Man (partners in and out of the Lethal Legion) and Porcupine and Eel (partners once led by Count Nefaria) arrive in Canada at Egghead's bequest, but apparently, Solarr and Rhino, the two men who actually were members of another line-up of the Emissaries, were already there with Egghead. To me, at least, this is pretty much an unstated way of saying that he was just adding more muscle to his team. Should we get a Thunderbolts Handbook anytime soon, I will personally force Marvel to list the Emissaries of Evil as one of Atlas's former group memberships and make this canon.

Her last name was revealed in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z hardcover#1: Alpha Flight entry.

Profile by Madison Carter.

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images:
Alpha Flight Special Edition II#1, page 28, panel 1
page 20, panel 4
page 28, panel 3


Alpha Flight Special Edition II#1 (June 1992) - Scott Lobdell & Simon Furman (writers), Pat Broderick (pencils), Bruce D. Patterson (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)
Alpha Flight I#121 (June 1993) - Simon Furman (writer), Craig Brasfield (pencils), Frank Turner (inks), Rob Tokar (editor)


Last updated: 12/26/13

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