Real Name: Heather Hite
human (mutant? mutate? technology user?) (Earth-Crossover)
Group Membership: None
formerly Mr. Bartlett
Enemies: Gen 13
(Burnout, Fairchild, Freefall, Grunge, Rainmaker), Spider-Man (Parker)
Known Relatives: Alissa (daughter), Paul
Base of Operations: La
Jolla, California, Earth-Crossover
First Appearance: Spider-Man/Gen
13#1 (November, 1996)
Powers/Abilities: Glider can teleport and fly/glide. She carries two blades with her that glow, though the function of this is mostly unknown. She is well-versed in the use of firearms. She also apparently suffers from multiple-personality disorder.
13#1 (fb)-BTS) - Glider was a mercenary who worked both sides of the
law. She had previously performed operations in Egypt, London and
(Spider-Man/Gen 13#1 (fb)-BTS) - Mr. Bartlett hired
Glider and Cone to find Gen 13. Bartlett's son had lost his job at a
secret complex when Gen 13 originally escaped it, and Bartlett wanted
(Spider-Man/Gen 13#1 (fb) - Seeking out Gen 13,
Glider instead came across Spider-Man, who was in town as Peter Parker
to cover a music concert. She attacked him, hoping to use him as bait.
(Spider-Man/Gen 13#1) - Glider continued her attack
on Spider-Man, who couldn't figure out why she was assaulting him. At
some point, she left a tracking device on him. When he fell into the
crowd at the concert, he landed right into the arms of the Gen13 member
known as Freefall. Glider saw this, and as it worked out perfectly to
plan, she teleported away. Gen 13 took the injured Spider-Man to their
The next morning,
Glider, in her civilian identity of Heather Hite, took her daughter
Alissa to work before confronting a private detective hired by her
ex-husband. She then attended a custody hearing over Alissa. While in
the court, Heather received a high-frequency signal from her employers
that Gen 13 had been located, and Glider's personality took over. The
judge adjourned for the day, chiding Heather for her actions. Glider
and her lawyer Cone then talked, with Cone reprimanding Glider for
emerging at the wrong time. Glider then teleported away.
Glider, along with a squadron of Bartlett's men
(including his son), arrived at Gen 13's headquarters and attacked the
team and Spider-Man. The battle made its way down the street, with both
sides ending up on the grounds of a school. There, Bartlett's son tried
to use a group of young children as hostages, but when Glider
recognized one of them as Alissa, she told the younger Bartlett to
stand down. Bartlett refused, and Glider turned on her own men, gunning
them down. As Bartlett fell, he shot Glider. Wounded, she teleported
away again, this time to her home. She was found there by Cone, who had
her taken to a hospital. There, she fell into a coma. Paul Hite and
Alissa visited her, and as Paul left with Alissa, headed out of the
country, a tear fell down Heather's face.
Created by Peter David, Stuart Imonnen, Cam Smith and Andrew Pepoy.
Published by Marvel, this was a
crossover with characters (Gen 13) from Image Comics. As this was done
by Marvel, it is ASSumed that they own Glider. As with any characters
that appear in these inter-company crossovers, she'll probably never
appear again, so it's probably not a big deal. For the record, since
its original publication, Gen 13 and all other characters owned by Jim
Lee's Wildstorm imprint (a sub-label of Image) have been sold off to DC
Comics, and so Gen 13 are now DC characters.
I'm currently working on a profile
for Earth-Crossover that will explain more in-detail these adventures.
Glider has no known connections to
Glider's lawyer, Cone also served as her contact to
her mercenary employers. He helped her get the job to track down Gen
13, and tried to get her custody of her daughter Alissa. He found her
seriously wounded after the battle with Gen 13 and took her to a
Heather's daughter, Alissa was the focal point of a
custody battle between Heather and her ex-husband Paul. She was among
the children Mr. Bartlett's son tried to take hostage. After Heather
fell into a coma, Paul took her out of the country.
Heather's ex-husband. He fought her for custody of
Alissa and left the country with his daughter after Heather fell into a
Spider-Man/Gen 13#1, page 5, panel 3 (main image)
page 27, panel 4 (unmasked)
page 6, panel 2 (using blades)
page 27, panel 2 (Cone)
page 22, panel 3 (Alissa)
page 28, panel 4 (Paul)
Spider-Man/Gen 13#1 (November, 1996) (Peter David
(writer), Stuart Imonnen (penciler), Cam Smith & Andrew Pepoy
(inkers), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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