Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Human mutate
Occupation: Licensed superhero; formerly courier and mail room staffer for the law firm of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg and Holliway
Group Membership: Liberteens (2-D, Blue Eagle, Hope, Iceberg, Ms. America);
formerly Speedsters Union (Momenta, Zig-Zag)
Affiliations: Ant-Man (O'Grady), Mallory Book, Cavalry (Crimebuster, Stunt-Master (Brooks), Ultragirl), Stu Cicero, Devil-Slayer, Ditto, Freedom Force (Cloud 9, Spinner), Heavy Hitters (Gravity, Hardball (Brokeridge), Nonstop), Holden Holliway, Jocasta, Komodo (Kusuma), Augustus Pugliese, Skrull Kill Krew (3-D Man (Garrett), Catwalk, , Moonstomp, Riot (Sladkin), Ryder), Spider-Man (Parker), Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk)
Enemies: "Dum Dum" Dugan (Skrull), Flag-Smasher (Thierrault), Revolutionary (Skrull), Thor Girl (Skrull), Titania (McPherran), ULTIMATUM, unidentified Skrulls
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Formerly Liberty's Lair, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
formerly Timely Plaza, New York City, New York
First Appearance: She-Hulk I#4 (August, 2004)
Powers/Abilities: Able to run faster than 30,000 mph, Whiz Kid also possessed limited superhuman strength allowing her to lift up to 1000 lbs. Her suit provided her with an unrevealed degree of protection, including a helmet and removable mask. Whiz Kid is also a skilled union negotiator. (see comments)
Weight: 110 lbs.
History: (Avengers Assemble#1 - Whiz Kid (fb) - BTS) - Gifted with superhuman speed abilities, Whiz Kid found inspiration in 1940s hero the Whizzer and opted to use her powers for the benefit of others.(She-Hulk I#11 (fb) - BTS) - Whiz Kid joined the Speedster's Union. (She-Hulk I#11/Avengers Assemble#1 - Whiz Kid (fb) - BTS) - Whiz Kid was hired by the law firm of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway (GLK&H). Placed in GLK&H's mail room as supervisor for her fellow Speedster's Union members Momenta and Zig-Zag, Whiz Kid saw that it was agreed upon by her employers that they not be placed in harms way. (She-Hulk I#4) - Whiz Kid delivered an urgent notice to GLK&H attorney Jennifer Walters (She-Hulk) and her cilent Spider-Man regarding police reports indicating the Scorpion (Gargan) and a horde of Spider-Slayers were en route to attack them. (She-Hulk I#11) - Whiz Kid delivered an inter-office memo to lawyer Mallory Book.
Comments: Created by Dan Slott and Juan Bobillo
Whiz Kid received a half-page profile in the Avengers Assemble handbook.
As per her work agreement with GLK&H, Whiz Kid and her fellow speedsters were assured they would not be placed in dangerous situations since some superhumans with speed powers bleed out quickly as well. It's unrevealed if Whiz Kid's powers affected her in this way, but is unlikely given her later status as a registered superhero (which would place her in harm's way on a regular basis). Additionally, this affliction goes unmentioned in her handbook profile as directly affecting her, so it's more likely she was concerned for Momenta or Zig-Zag, neither of which apparently enrolled with the Initiative.
Despite being a member of the Liberteens, it's unclear if Whiz Kid is still a teenager herself. Her handbook profile notes she's a high school graduate, which, coupled with her prior employment status, indicates she was probably the "elder" statesman of her team.
Profile by G Morrow.
CLARIFICATIONS: Whiz Kid has no known connections to
(She-Hulk I#11 (fb) - BTS) - A member of the Speedster's Union, Momenta was hired to work for the law firm of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway, working alongside fellow speedsters Whiz Kid and Zig-Zag. A condition of their employment stated that Momenta and her co-workers would not be placed in harm's way due to the excessive bleeding some speedsters suffer when injured.
(She-Hulk I#11) - When the GLK&H offices were under attack by Titania, Momenta and the other speedsters were summoned to the senior partners' office to begin evacuating the building. With the building cleared within seconds, Momenta and Zig-Zag carefully brought out injured lawyer Mallory Book.
(She-Hulk I#11 (fb) - BTS) - A member of the Speedster's Union, Zig-Zag was hired to work for the law firm of Goodman, Lieber, Kurtzberg & Holliway, working alongside fellow speedsters Momenta and Whiz Kid. A condition of their employment stated that Zig-Zag and his co-workers would not be placed in harm's way due to the excessive bleeding some speedsters suffer when injured.
(She-Hulk I#11) - When the GLK&H offices were under attack by Titania, Zig-Zag and the other speedsters were summoned to the senior partners' office to begin evacuating the building. With the building cleared within seconds, Zig-Zag and Momenta carefully brought out injured lawyer Mallory Book.
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Avengers Assemble I#1 (Whiz Kid profile), inside back cover (main image)
She-Hulk I#4, p13, pan4 (close-up)
She-Hulk I#4, p13, pan3 (original costume)
She-Hulk I#11, p14, pan5 (Momenta)
She-Hulk I#11, p14, pan5 (Zig-Zag)
She-Hulk I#4 (August, 2004) - Dan Slott (writer), Juan Bobillo (penciler), Marcelo Sosa (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
She-Hulk I#11 (March, 2005) - Dan Slott (writer), Paul Pelletier (penciler), Rick Magyar (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
She-Hulk II#20 (September, 2007) - Dan Slott & Ty Templeton (writers), Rick Burchett (penciler), Cliff Rathburn (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative Annual#1 (January, 2008) - Dan Slott with Christos Gage (writer), Salvador Larroca, Steve Uy, and Tom Feister & Carmine Di Giandomenico (artists), Clayton Henry and Patrick Scherberger (pencils), Paul Neary and Dave Meikis (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#18 (December, 2008) - Dan Slott & Christos N. Gage (writers), Steve Kurth (penciler), Drew Hennessey (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: The Initiative#19 (January, 2009) - Dan Slott and Christos N. Gage (writers), Harvey Tolibao and Bong Dazo (artists), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers Assemble#1 (July, 2010) - Jeff Christiansen & Sean McQuaid (head writers/coordinators), Mike Fichera, Mike O'Sullivan & Markus Raymond (assistant coordinators), Jeff Youngquist (editor)
First Posted: 06/23/2010
Last updated: 06/23/10
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