Real Name: Unrevealed
Group Membership: Alphaclan (Fog, Gravitas, Kilamanjaro, Shamgar, Vandalo, "Vængir")
Enemies: New Warriors (Blackwing/Barnell Bohusk, Decibel/Jonothan Starsmore, Night Thrasher/Donyell Taylor, Ripcord/Miranda Leevald, Skybolt/Vin Stewart, Phaser/Christian Cord, Tempest/Angel Salvatore, Wondra/Jubilation Lee), S.H.I.E.L.D. (Strategic Hazard Intervention Espionage Logistics Directorate)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed
First Appearance: New Warriors IV#9 (April 2008)
Powers/Abilities: Wraith can fire energy beams from his hands; his left hand touched his right wrist when he did this, so the power might be mechanical, and the wrist touching him pressing the trigger (just as it is for his cartoon counterpart). Or maybe he was just steadying his arm to improve his aim. He may well have other abilities (matching his cartoon counterpart - see comments), but he didn't demonstrate them.
Height: 6'4" (speculative)
Weight: 230 lbs. (estimated)
(New Warriors IV#9 (fb) - BTS) - Wraith was a member of Alphaclan, a team that was in the number twelve spot on S.H.I.E.L.D.'s Most Wanted list.
Eventually, they encountered the New Warriors, and either a battle ensued, or the New Warriors had only recently finished another, earlier battle (see comments).
(New Warriors IV#9) - The two teams faced off, and as Alphaclan moved forward menacingly, Wraith informed the Warriors that his team had no quarrel with them, so no one needed to get hurt, as long as the Warriors let them pass. Wondra responded on her team's behalf, making it clear there was no way the young heroes were going to let such notorious fugitives go, and suggested Alphaclan surrender. Smiling mockingly, Wraith pressed the Warriors, telling them the choice was theirs, and taunting them by calling them "children."
Decibel generated a giant illusion of himself behind Alphaclan, tricking several of them into turning to face their new "foe." Yelling that they had been warned, Wraith blasted the giant, which split into dozens of smaller Decibels of varying size, who then swarmed towards the Alphaclan. Seizing advantage of Alphaclan's temporary confusion at Decibel's illusion, the Warriors swiftly attacked. Striking the ground, Wondra caused a shockwave that left the Alphaclan stumbling, but it didn't take long for them to rally and regain the upper hand, until the Warriors all unexpectedly turned insubstantial, a trick engineered by Warriors' leader Night Thrasher using phasing technology built into his teammates' armors. Seizing the opportunity while Alphaclan were distracted, Decibel emitted a sonic scream that incapacitated all the villains.
(New Warriors IV#9, BTS) - The defeated Alphaclan were left for the authorities.
(New Warriors IV#9) - The TV news that evening reported Alphaclan's capture.
Comments: Created by Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (penciler) and Juan Vlasco (inker).
Alphaclan are very obviously homages to
Hanna-Barbera's superheroes. None of them were individually identified in their single
appearance, but Kevin Grevioux posted Paco Medina's designs for six
of them on Twitter, and those included the original names; one
member remains without an official name, and he (Vængir) has been given an
unofficial placeholder name for the time being.
Wraith is based on Space Ghost (he's visually virtually identical bar a recolored costume). Unlike Space Ghost, there was no evidence that Wraith had male and female teen sidekicks working with him, nor a monkey-like alien pet.
Big thanks to MarvellousLuke for cleaning up the design sheets by Paco Medina taken from Kevin Grevioux's Twitter account and turning them into great new main images for the Alphaclan profiles.
Profile by Loki.
Wraith has no known connections to
images: (without ads)
Wraith sketch (main)
New Warriors IV#9, p4, pan2 (energy blast)
New Warriors IV#9, p1, pan4 (body)
New Warriors IV#9 (April 2008) - Kevin Grevioux (writer), Paco Medina (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Daniel Ketchum (editor)
First Posted: 05/14/2016
Last updated: 05/16/2020
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