MIKE CRAWLEY

Real Name: Michael Crawley

Identity/Class: Extra-dimensional (New Universe) human, paranormal

Occupation: Runaway, former student

Group Membership: DDTeens, Psi-Force

Affiliations: Mona Freemont, Dave Landers, Tanis Newhouse, Randy O'Brien, Jackie Prentiss, Emily Proudhawk, Emmett Proudhawk, Eugene Proudhawk, Psi-Hawk, Colby Shaw, Skipper, Merriam Sorenson, Jeff Walters, Dr. Zafar

Enemies: Bill, Black Powers, CIA, "Cool," Mr. Flowers, Glenn, Bill Holstrum, House Master, KGB, Mind-Wolf, Bert Olson, Michael Proudhawk, Derek Shiningstar, Skits, Father Suniyoshi, Doug Tanner, Serge Vladimiroff, White Eventists

Known Relatives: Mr. Lane, Mrs. Lane (foster parents), unnamed father (deceased), unnamed mother

Aliases: "Creepy," Dynamite, Salvo

Base of Operations: Mobile
formerly the Harringtons' house in Sheboygan, Wisconsin
formerly the Clinic for Paranormal Research, Wisconsin
formerly Sanctuary, San Francisco, California
formerly the Lanes' farm, Richfield, Vermont

First Appearance: Psi-Force#1 (November, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: Michael possesses the psionic ability of psychokinesis, which enables him to make objects explode by focusing on them.

When assembled with the other members of Psi-Force, Crawley can summon the Psi-Hawk.

History: (Psi-Force Annual#1 (fb)) <7/22/86> - Crawley's father died when he was an infant, and his mother was placed in an institution shortly afterwards. Crawley was sent to live with a number of foster families and orphanges over the years, and felt like an outcast for most of his young life. When the White Event occurred, Michael was living with the Lane family on their farm. When Mr. Lane yelled at him for not feeding his pigs correctly, Michael lashed out with his powers for the first time, destroying the bucket Mr. Lane was holding. Mr. Lane was angry at Crawley, and demanded he clean up the mess, but Crawley lashed out with his power repeatedly, causing more explosions, and finally ran away.

(Psi-Force#3 (fb)) <7/24/86> - Michael was telepathically compelled by CIA agent Emmett Proudhawk to go to San Francisco's Sanctuary runaway home, where he was gathering other teeangers with psionic powers.

(Psi-Force#1) <08/3-6/86> - Michael met Anastasia Inyushin, the last of the five teenagers Emmett had gathered together to form Psi-Force. Now that he had all five members of Psi-Force gathered at Sanctuary, Emmett explained to them how they needed to protect each other. When Anastasia tried to turn herself over to the KGB, Emmett forced Tyrone and the others to track her down, but they wound up in a confrontation with the KGB in which Emmett was killed by Mind-Wolf. Wayne then led the others in using Emmett's medallion to summon up the Psi-Hawk for the first time, and the Psi-Hawk destroyed Mind-Wolf's mind. Crawley convinced the others that they should bring Emmett's body back to Sanctuary.

(Psi-Force#2) <8/7/86> - The teens were pursued by the police and CIA on their way back to Sanctuary, and Crawley tried to drive them off with his powers, but accidentally destroyed a building, nearly burying them all with the debris. They were finally apprehended outside of the building with Emmett's body. When the CIA demanded to know the secret of their powers, Wayne had them create the Psi-Hawk, but they were all shot as the Psi-Hawk was created. The Psi-Hawk fought off the CIA, erased all knowledge of Psi-Force from their minds, then used Anastasia's powers to heal all five teens. Only the "Skipper," a CIA friend of Emmett's was allowed to retain his memories of them.

(Psi-Force#3) - Crawley went to school with the others and was threatened after class by Cool for keeping the class in school after hours by asking questions, but Wayne saved them. Wayne began to wonder about how Emmett brought them together, and Tyrone learned from Skipper that Emmett had manipulated them into coming to San Francisco. They summoned the Psi-Hawk to ask it for guidance, but it just wrapped five branches together as a symbol. Wayne left the group was but was compelled to return by a tampering Emmett had made to him, and he returned to the others just in time to save them from Cool and his gang, but made it clear that he was only back because he had no choice.

(Untold Tales of the New Universe: Psi-Force#1) - Psi-Force met Michael Proudhawk, cousin of Emmett, who had the ability to generate a Psi-Hawk by himself. He attempted to recruit Psi-Force into the CIA, but they refused and their respective Psi-Hawks fought each other. When Proudhawk's Psi-Hawk was beaten, he was placed into a comatose state.

(Psi-Force#4) <10/20-26/86> - When Kathy tried to leave Psi-Force to rejoin her family, Wayne forced her to meet with the other four in an attempt to bring her back to Sanctuary, but she refused. When she went home, she found Olson showing her parents photos of her using her powers, advising them to turn her over to the government, and Kathy struck him down with her powers. The others came to her aid, as Anastasia healed Olson's wounds and Wayne erased Olson and her parents' memories. Kathy reluctantly returned home.

(Psi-Force#5) <11/9-15/86> - Crawley and the others were stalked by Thomas Boyd, an agent of Derek Shiningstar. Boyd posed as a runaway and befriended Crawley and Jessup before turning on them and using his powers to drain them of energy. He also managed to get the drop on Ling and Tucker, but when he had to face Anastasia, her healing powers made her immune to him, and their powers locked them in a circuit until Anastasia won. Tucker tied up Boyd while he retrieved Crawley and Jessup, but Boyd disappeared.

(Psi-Force#6) <12/24-25/86> - On Christmas Eve, the teens kept to themselves while the rest of Sanctuary had a Christmas party, and Tyrone sent his astral form to visit his family. When Cool and his friends threatened Tyrone's body, the other four came to his defense, but Crawley had drunk some spiked punch and couldn't control his powers. Tyrone returned in time to beat up Cool, but because of the commotion, Colby demanded that the five of them move out of Sanctuary the day after tomorrow and an hour later, they were on the road, hitchhiking.

(Psi-Force#7) - The teens traveled to Seattle, Washington, where they wound up at the Sanctuary home located there, run by Mona Freemont. They befriended Jackie Prentiss, and Crawley had a crush on her. However, they later learned that one of the volunteers at Sanctuary, Doug Tanner, was using girls at the Sanctuary for "auditions" with film producers that left them beaten up (presumably raped). After Jackie was beaten by Tanner, Anastasia healed her, and they learned that Kathy had gone to an audition. They rescued Kathy from Tanner, and Crawley destroyed Tanner's house in order to warn him against returning to Sanctuary. Afterwards, the five decided to return to San Francisco and deal with their problems. Jackie gave Crawley a goodbye kiss.

(Psi-Force#8) - The teens went on a tour of the Alcatraz prison, but were ambushed there by Thomas Boyd. They summoned the Psi-Hawk to help fight him, but when Boyd realized he could absorb the Psi-Hawk's energies, he drained on it until it vanished, and all five teens were knocked out. Boyd kept Crawley unconscious by leeching power from him, but ultimately turned against the CIA and helped the teens escape them. The five teens decided to look up Emmett's grandmother for help.

(Psi-Force#9) - After Alan Moran, a resident of Sanctuary, committed suicide, Wayne was overcome with guilt because he thought he had made Alan kill himself. Crawley ultimately helped Wayne come to terms with his guilt.

(Psi-Force#10) - In Arizona, at last on their way to the Proudhawks, Kathy was annoyed by a redneck named Bill Holstrum and some of his friends, and the teens drove them off with their powers. They went to the Apache reservation where Emmett's brother Eugene and grandmother Emily lived, but Eugene was suspicious of them because of his brother's death. Emily began to try and help them determine what their destinies were, but when Holstrum came to the reservation for revenge and hurt Eugene, they summoned the Psi-Hawk to drive Holstrum and his friends off. The Psi-Hawk used Anastasia's powers to heal Eugene, and he was amazed to see that it resembled Emmett. Although Emily was now uncertain about the teens, Eugene gave them his complete support.

(Psi-Force#11) - Eugene helped train the teens with their powers and told them about Emmett's past, particularly about his friend Derek Shiningstar. Wayne began to drift away from the others when he became involved with Jenny Skytower, a girl on the reservation, but when an agent of Shiningstar set off dynamite in a cave where Eugene and the other four were training, Wayne revealed his powers to Jenny as he helped coordinate the rescue effort. Jenny left Wayne because she was afraid he might have used his powers to make her love him. Eugene finally decided that it was time for them to return to San Francisco.

(Psi-Force#12) - Anastasia became involved in a cult run from Haven House, led by Father Suniyoshi, who used Anastasia's abilities to drum up financial support. The others suspected that Anastasia was in trouble and came to investigate, and when Anastasia tried to leave the cult, they revealed their true colors, and tried to force her to stay. Father Suniyoshi threatened Anastasia, but the police had been called by Colby Shaw, and they broke up the cult.

(Psi-Force Annual#1) - When Boyd sent the teens a letter asking for help against the CIA, they discussed whether or not they could trust him. With Colby's help, they found floppy discs that Emmett had left at Sanctuary, and read his files on Boyd. They learned that Emmett had named them Psi-Force, and saw each of the codenames Emmett had for them. Crawley's was "Salvo." They ultimately aided Boyd against the CIA, and the six of them formed the Psi-Hawk to battle the agents, but the Psi-Hawk exhibited wild behavior, and turned on them when they tried to calm it down. Crawley realized that the Psi-Hawk could only merge five minds, and had Wayne knock him out so that the Psi-Hawk would vanish. Crawley decided that Boyd needed the others and that he could manage all right on his own. Wayne was going to make him stay with his powers, but Crawley said that if he did, he wouldn't forgive him. Crawley set off an explosion to escape the others and went on the road alone. Because the Psi-Hawk didn't force him to return, Crawley decided that he had made the right decision.

(Psi-Force#15) - Crawley wound up in South Dakota, and in an attempt to steal food from a grocery store accidentally wounded the owner. He on hitchhiking through Minnesota, and was picked up by two men, Bill and Glenn. Bill and Glenn befriended him, and when the police stopped their car because they were wanted men, Crawley used his powers to help them escape. When Crawley left them, Bill gave him his number and $100. Crawley went on to the Clinic for Paranormal Research where he met with Tanis Newhouse and they began to test his powers, but he freaked out when they put him in a cat scan, and he broke out of the facility. Scuzz and Dave Landers pursued him, but he escaped and phoned Bill, and had dinner with Bill and Glenn that evening. Bill convinced him to destroy an empty house so that he could collect insurance money on it, and Crawley agreed, but Jeff Walters, Scuzz and Randy O'Brien from the Clinic arrived, and showed him that there were still people inside the house. Scuzz drove off Bill and Glenn and Crawley blew up their car, then went back to the Clinic with the others, agreeing to give them a second chance.

(DP7#16) - Crawley banded together with other teenagers at the Clinic to form the DDTeens, Scuzz's gang. When they were choosing codenames for themselves Mike wanted to call himself "Nuke," but Evan Huebner told him he couldn't because there was a character from Squadron Supreme and another from Daredevil who had that name. Scuzz suggested Crawley call himself Dynamite instead. Crawley hung out with Scuzz as confronted Charlotte Beck of the Black Powers gang. After Indigo humiliated Scuzz in front of the DDTeens, Scuzz decided to lead them against the Black Powers in revenge. In the fight that ensued, Crawley was incapacitated by Squirm. The fight ended when Mothball arrived with Dave Landers and used his powers to quiet them down.

(DP7#17) - Now dressed in the DDTeens' team colors (blue jean jackets), Crawley attended a general assembly at the Clinic in which Tanis Newhouse demanded that they break up their special interest groups and return to their assigned therapy groups. The Black Powers started a riot, and the DDTeens joined in, but they were all incapacitated by Lenore Fenzl, who used her power to knock them all out.

(DP7#18) - Crawley saw the aftermath of Randy O'Brien's fight with Indigo.

(DP7#21) - The DDTeens played outside on the Clinic grounds against rules, and were photographed by a reporter. Scuzz realized that the Clinic's days would be numbered when word of them got out, and quickly assembled the DDTeens on the road to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, where they asked Stephanie Harrington to let them live with her.

(DP7#23) - Stephanie's husband Chuck couldn't stand having the DDTeens under his roof and demanded that they leave. Stephanie brought them to a bus station to send them on their way, but she was confronted by Dave Landers and Bloodhound, both serving the US Military's Paranormal Platoon. Landers turned on Bloodhound to give Stephanie a chance to run, and he told the DDTeens to do the same. Since the Harringtons were fleeing from their home, the DDTeens decided they would live there from now on.

(Psi-Force#25) <4/5/88> - Crawley was spoken to telepathically by Wayne Tucker as the Psi-Hawk was detroyed by Rodstvow over Washington D.C.

(DP7#25) <6/2/88> - The DDTeens robbed a supermarket for food, but were pursued by the police, and Scuzz accidentally crashed their getaway car. Crawley survived the crash.

(DP7#31 (fb)) <1/1/89> - Crawley and Scuzz fell in with a religious cult called the White Eventists who worshiped the White Event, believing it had granted them their powers. Crawley escaped the cult, but Scuzz chose to say. Crawley returned to living in the Harringtons' house until Stephanie unexpectedly returned with her children. When he saw that Dave Landers had driven her there, he met with Dave and asked for his help in rescuing Scuzz.

(DP7#31) <1/1/89> - Crawley led Landers to the lodge in northern Wisconsin where the White Eventists were and Landers convinced the cult to let him take Scuzz back to New York City with him. Landers brought Crawley and Scuzz to the Soho loft where he and his friends were living and tried to deprogram Scuzz, but Scuzz seemed completely happy with his newfound faith. When Landers allowed Scuzz to join a local chapter of the White Eventists, Crawley was furious that he had been separated from his last friend. Landers tried to offer Crawley a place with his friends, but Crawley angrily stormed off.

(Psi-Force#32 - text) <4/1/98> - In a Playboy magazine interview, Wayne Tucker mentioned that Crawley had eventually returned to the ranks of Psi-Force.

Comments: Created by Archie Goodwin and Walter Simonson.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Michael Crawley should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Psi-Force#7, cover


Appearances:
Psi-Force#2 (December, 1986) - Steve Perry (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils), Hilary Barta & Romeo Tanghal (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Psi-Force#3 (January, 1987) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils), Marie Severin (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Psi-Force#4 (February, 1987) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils), Hilary Barta & Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Psi-Force#5 (March, 1987) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mark Texeira (pencils), Brett Breeding, Al Milgrom & Mark Texeira (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Psi-Force#6 (April, 1987) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mike Vosburg (pencils), Al Milgrom (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Psi-Force#7 (May, 1987) - David Michelinie (writer), Bob Hall (pencils), Romeo Tanghal (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Psi-Force#8 (June, 1987) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mark Texeira (artist), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Psi-Force#9 (July, 1987) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Bob Hall (pencils), Armando Gil & Art Nichols (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Psi-Force#10 (August, 1987) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Rod Whigham (pencils), Romeo Tanghal (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Psi-Force#11 (September, 1987) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Bob Hall (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Psi-Force#12 (October, 1987) - Rosemary McCormick (writer), Bob Hall (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Bob Budiansky & Howard Mackie (editors)
Psi-Force Annual#1 (1987) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Mark Texeira (artist), Bob Budiansky (editor)
Psi-Force#15 (January, 1988) - Danny Fingeroth (writer), Javier Saltares (pencils), Tony DeZuniga (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
DP7#16-18 (February-April, 1988) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
DP7#21 (July, 1988) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
DP7#23 (September, 1988) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
DP7#25 (November, 1988) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Psi-Force#25 (November, 1988) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Graham Nolan (pencils), Mike Witherby (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
DP7#31 (May, 1989) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Danny Bulanadi (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Psi-Force#32 (June, 1989) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Rodney Ramos (pencils), Chris Ivy (inks), Howard Mackie (editor)
Untold Tales of the New Universe: Psi-Force#1 (May, 2006) - Tony Bedard (writer), Russ Braun (artist), Mark Paniccia (editor)

Last updated: 10/25/12

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