Real Name: Dr. Jenny Burke

Identity/Class: Human mutate

Occupation: Alleged eco-terrorist; former research scientist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: Roger Flint, Morelle Pharmaceuticals, Nightwatch, San Francisco Police Department, Venom (Eddie Brock)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: San Francisco, California

First Appearance: Nightwatch#5 (August, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Sunstreak had light powers, firing bright light flares, projecting solid light lances or forming other solid light weapons (such as an axe-like blade), and generate powerful lasers able to blast wholes in a brick wall. Her skin was covered by a solar shell, which protected her from such attacks as Venom's claws.

Height: Approximately 5'9"
Weight: Approximately 135 lbs.
Eyes: Solid white (original color unrevealed)
Hair: Orange (original color unrevealed)
Skin: Yellow/gold

(Nightwatch#5 (fb) - BTS) - Dr. Jenny Burke was an idealistic young research scientist dedicated to the practical application of solar energy. She worked long and hard to develop and perfect her Solar Transducer, which would create a profit-free energy source.

(Nightwatch#5 (fb) - BTS) - Jenny's employers, Morelle Pharmaceuticals, tried to prevent her development of a profit-free energy source, as it would take away from their revenue.

(Nightwatch#5 (fb) - BTS) - On a Wednesday, under order of his superiors, Morelle Pharmaceuticals security guard Roger Flint blew up Jenny's laboratory, but rather than kill her it merged her with her Solar Transducer. The next day, her employers had framed her for sabotaging her own lab, and a weekend media campaign against the missing Dr. Burke had labeled her a wanted eco-terrorist.

(Nightwatch#5) - That next week, Jenny, now known as Sunstreak was surrounded on a Morelle rooftop by member of the San Francisco Police Department. From the shadows, Flint shot Sunstreak in the neck; though her solar shell protected her from injury, she (as intended) assumed it had been the police who had fired at her and fought back with her solar energy powers, and then fled into the Morelle building intending to raid their files to expose the company's activities. She was confronted by Venom who had believed the stories about her being a killer and wished to stop her. Dodging her first energy blast, he slashed at her with his claws, but she was protected by her solar shell and blasted him back with a solid light lance. Quickly recovering, he swung through the air and kicked her, knocking her out a window. As she fell screaming through the air she was rescued by Nightwatch, who fought off Venom's attempts to stop him as well. Upon landing on another rooftop Nightwatch revealed that he was only saving her so that he could turn her over to the authorities, and so Sunstreak slashed him with a solid light axe-like weapon. Nightwatch was stunned, but then Venom arrived and attacked anew. She formed a solid light bubble around Venom's head to cut off his air, but Venom responded by forming tendrils over her face to suffocate her as well. Nightwatch severed both tendrils and light-line, and Sunstreak passed out. Nightwatch turned her over to the SFPD.
    When Venom confronted Roger Flint, he confessed to sabotaging Jenny Burke's lab and trying to assassinate Sunstreak, though he refused to implicate his boss, claiming that he acted on his own solely to protect his own job.

(Civil War: Battle Damage Report) - Tony Stark considered Sunstreak as a potential Initiative recruit.

Comments: Created by Terry Kavanaugh, Mark Tenney, and Thomas Florimonte.

Profile by Snood.

    It has  been speculated that this character is the same character as the Sunstreak who appeared as part of Stockpile, who was also created by Terry Kavanaugh. It's certainly possible, though they have different appearances and powers (the Stockpile version being a fiery being with flame powers, as opposed to being a golden woman with light powers). Obviously powers and appearances could have evolved over time, and Jenny could have become disillusioned or even deranged by her mutation and degenerated into a mercenary.
    The Stockpile Sunstreak is the one who became part of the Initiative.

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Nightwatch#5 (August, 1994) - by Terry Kavanaugh (writer), Mark Tenney (peniciler), Thomas Florimonte (inker), Eric Fein (editor)
Civil War: Battle Damage Report (2007)

Last updated: 06/05/08

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