Real Name: Time-Buoy #6-C
Identity/Class: Extradimensional robot
Occupation: Mechanical construct; posed as home-health nurse
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Defenders (Clea, Devil-Slayer, Doctor Stephen Strange, Gargoyle, Hellcat, Hulk (Bruce Banner), Nighthawk, Silver Surfer, Son of Satan, Sub-Mariner, Valkyrie (Brunnhilde)), August Masters, Matt Murdock, Milton Rosenblum, Mindy Williams, Wong
Known Relatives: Tribunal (creators)
Base of Operations: Unnamed dimension
First Appearance: Defenders I#98 (August, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: Time-Buoy #6-C possesses advanced circuitry that allows her to record the words of others and relay them through her eyes in visual images. She wears a feminine form that can be detached to expose her circuitry.
(Defenders I#124 (fb) - BTS) - The mysterious Tribunal, needing to gather information on the Earth's Defenders, created a Time-Buoy, #6-C, and programmed it with a personality and memories that would allow it to grow quickly close to the Defender Nighthawk. They disguised the buoy as Luann Bloom, and made her think she was real.
(Defenders I#98) - When the hero Nighthawk went paralyzed during daylight hours, Luann Bloom was hired by Nighthawk as his personal nurse. She picked him up from the mansion of Doctor Strange, and briefly met the Defenders.
(Defenders I#99) - Nighthawk and Luann talked for several hours, becoming fast friends. She left the room, but quickly returned to see him disappear unexpectedly through Hellcat's Shadow-Cloak.
(Defenders I#101) - Luann watched as many of the Defenders split ranks, then picked up Nighthawk and departed.
(Defenders I#102) - Luann waited with Wong while Clea searched for a mystic cure for Nighthawk. She then accompanied Nighthawk to Carriwhite Estates, a mental institution, and heard of Nighthawk's history with the troubled Mindy Williams. At the estate, they met August Masters and Mindy, then soon departed. Later, she tried comforting Nighthawk when news from Masters made him furious.
(Defenders I#103) - Luann sat by while Nighthawk tended to his legal difficulties, consulting with Matt Murdock and Milton Rosenblum. She hugged him when the charges were reported dropped, and they were shocked to see August Masters outside claiming responsibility.
(Defenders I#104) - Luann attended a celebration party with Nighthawk, Murdock, Rosenblum, and some of the Defenders. Hanson and others stormed in and gassed them, taking the Defenders captive.
(Defenders I#110) - Luann was called in by Rosenblum, who informed her Nighthawk was reported, by SHIELD, to have been killed. Luann was horrified and, crying, she vowed to find out the truth of what happened.
(Defenders I#115) - Luann received a call from (seemingly) SHIELD, and agreed to meet them on a street corner. She was shocked, though, when an elf appeared to take her away.
(Defenders I#117) - Luann boarded a car with the elf, when was shocked when they suddenly reappeared from New York to a country back road. The car then started driving through various dimensions.
(Defenders I#118) - Finding herself unafraid, Luann continued driving with the elf "to the end of time." The Tribunal stood before them and instructed Luann to report, confusing her.
(Defenders I#119) - Luann tried to deny the Tribunal's claim that she was their agent, but the elf ripped off her face plate and her circuitry took over. She relayed several of the stories Nighthawk had told her, including one of the Defenders fighting against Yandroth. The Tribunal then stored her, inert.
(Defenders I#123) - Luann's form stood by while the Elf retrieved the four primary Defenders (Doctor Stephen Strange, Hulk, Silver Surfer, Sub-Mariner) to the Tribunal's dimension. She awakened and verbally lashed out at the Tribunal before Elf (Agent #3127.9) shut her down.
(Defenders I#124) - The Defenders heard about Luann's origins, and she still claimed it wasn't true. Her inert form was drug away by an elf at the Tribunal's instruction to the scrap heap.
Comments: Created by JM DeMatteis, Don Perlin, and Joe Sinnott.
Profile by Chadman.
Luann Bloom has no known connections to
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Defenders I#119, p1, pan1 (main)
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Defenders I#98-99, 101 (August-September, November, 1981) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#102 (December, 1981) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Sinnott, Trapani, and Abel (inkers), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#103-104 (January-February, 1982) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#110 (August, 1982) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Mike Esposito (inker), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#115 (January, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Hilary Barta (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#117 (March, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Jack Abel (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#118 (April, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Mushynsky & Milgrom (inkers), Allen Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#119 (May, 1983) - Steven Grant, JM DeMatteis (writers), Sal Buscema (penciler), Jack Abel (inker), Al Milgrom (editor)
Defenders I#123-124 (September-October, 1983) - JM DeMatteis (writer), Don Perlin (penciler), Kim DeMulder (inker), Carl Potts (editor)
Last updated: 06/05/07
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