Real Name: Alison Gaulthing
Identity/Class: Presumably human mutate
Occupation: Test subject
Group Membership: Adrenamix test subjects
Affiliations: Formerly the four mutates who would become the Psigns of the Times (especially 33) and David Bank (Marvel Boy)
Enemies: Adrenamix, Anderson Gaulthing
Known Relatives: Anderson Gaulthing (father), Mrs. Gaulthing (wife, deceased)
Base of Operations: Currently unknown;
died around Yancy Street, New York;
formerly Formerly the Adrenamix Corporation, 35 miles outside Baton Rouge, Louisiana
First Appearance: Justice: Four Balance#1 (September, 1994)
Powers/Abilities: Unrevealed. Alison would presumably have had some sort of psionic-based powers, but she did not demonstrate any.
(Justice: Four Balance#1 (fb) - BTS) - According to her father, after her mother's death Alison became involved with drugs and she and her father began to have problems.
(Justice: Four Balance#1 (fb) - BTS) - Alison Gaulthing allegedly ran away from home under mysterious circumstances and was missing for weeks, but her father, multi-billionaire Gaulthing Consortium CEO Anderson Gaulthing, never reported her absence to the police.
(Justice: Four Balance#3 (fb) - BTS) - Adrenamix, a subsidiary
of Gaulthing Corporation, collected/kidnapped 106 runaways, using them in
genetics experiments designed to give them psionic enhancements that would
result in superhuman powers. Among these test subjects was Alison Gaulthing,
daughter of the 's CEO, Anderson Gaulthing.
Only six of the test subjects (including Alison) survived the experiments; the rest of the children perished.
(Justice: Four Balance#3 (fb) - BTS) - During her testing/mutation (or possibly before), Alison became friends with another subject, a young African-American boy known only by his designation, 33.
(Justice: Four Balance#3 (fb) - BTS) - One of the six survivors, David Bank, was released when his father threatened to call the police.
(Justice: Four Balance#3 (fb) - BTS) - Alison Gaulthing, unable to take what her father was doing any longer, ran away. Anderson Gaulthing ordered the four remaining subjects, code-named the Psigns of the Times, to retrieve Alison.
(Justice: Four Balance#1) - The Psigns pursued Alison Gaulthing to Manhattan and confronted her. When they cornered her at the top of a building, she leapt to the next building, narrowly catching the ledge. One of the Psigns told her that that was a dumb move, and she fell to her death seconds later. The Psigns realized that they were in big trouble. The confrontation was witnessed by members of the Yancy Street Gang who were initially implicated in her death.
(Justice: Four Balance#1 - BTS) - Alison's body was found near Yancy Street in the early morning hours before dawn. Kelly Hitchuck of the Childwatch Organization met with Justice (Vance Astrovik), asking his help in investigating Alison's death. Justice confronted the Yancy Street Gang, who told him to ask Anderson Gaulthing why Alison ran away from home. Justice met with Anderson, who claimed he had been trying to avoid a media spectacle by keeping her disappearance quiet.
(Justice: Four Balance#3 - BTS) - The Psigns of the Times told
Justice the truth about the experiments and about Alison's fate.
A week later, Anderson Gaulthing had been arrested for his alleged participation in the child kidnapping ring. Adrenamix was shut down, and the Psigns of the Times were sent to Project: PEGASUS for further study pending any criminal proceedings.
(Justice: Four Balance#4 - BTS) - During Gaulthing's trial, the lawyers for the Psigns cooperated with Childwatch, giving information on David Bank, the final survivor from Adrenamix's experiments, in exchange for reduced sentences.
Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Craig Brasfield, and Frank Turner.
The main image is artistic license, as Alison was dead before Justice ever heard of her, and AFAIK he never saw her except as a face in the newspaper.
Profile by Snood.
Alison has no known connections to:
images: (without ads)
Justice: Four Balance#1 cover (main)
p9, panel 1 (face)
Justice: Four Balance#1-4 (September-December, 1994) - by Fabian Nicieza (writer), Craig Brasfield (penciler), Frank Turner (inker), Rob Tokar (editor)--with Tom Brevoort also editing #4.
Last updated: 05/22/06
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