Real Name: Kirsten Crowley
Identity/Class: Human mutant
Occupation: Hospital patient, criminal
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Nurse Tolliver, three funeral thieves (Bobby, Ralfie, one other)
Enemies: Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York, USA
First Appearance: Ghost Rider Collector's
Powers/Abilities: Kirsten Crowley was
initially a vain criminal. Upon activation of her mutant powers, she
can generate focused fiery blasts from her right arm with fire
emanating from her body, the level reflecting her emotional state.
However, severe burns caused by the triggering of her mutant powers
requires her to wear a medical shell of unknown composition over almost
two thirds of her body.
Height: 5'7" (with medical frame, by approximation)
Eyes: Blue (left), brown (right)
(Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1) - Having a
history of crime, Kirsten Crowley applied makeup in a van, waiting for
three friends (Bobby, Ralfie, one other) as they attempted to rob
people at a cemetery funeral. But Ghost Rider (Dan Ketch) had
intervened. The thieves ran to Crowley but were stopped by Ghost Rider,
who then pursued Crowley after she sped off in the van. Not wanting to
be captured, she crashed off a high bridge, nearly falling to her
death, but took Ghost Rider's helping hand. However, his hellfire
triggered her latent mutant powers, her flame powers severely burning
her right side. Seeking to avoid police trouble, Ghost Rider rode off
when he heard sirens approaching.
Rider Collector's Edition#1 - BTS) - Crowley was taken to hospital and
quickly fitted with a medical body frame that still permitted some
level of movement. A test confirmed she was a mutant.
(Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1) - After speaking to Caretaker
about feeling guilty, Ketch took flowers to the hospital. Crowley
dismissed the flowers, her anger causing her right side to smolder and
burst into flame under the medical frame. She swore to extend suffering
and scar all. While her carer, Nurse Tolliver, tried to calm her, Ketch
secretly transformed into Ghost Rider. Crowley blasted Ghost Rider away
but he recovered and stopped her with his penance stare. Her fire out,
she reached for help from Tolliver, who offered hope for recovery.
Comments: Created by Chris Cooper, John Herbert & Bill Anderson.
Presumably she was depowered on M-Day but retained
her burns. She may not identify as a mutant and probably has no desire
to be reborn on Krakoa. An obscure character in a promo comic, I doubt
she'll be returning.
Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1 was a promotional giveaway comic released in collaboration with Kay Bee toy stores (later renamed KB Toys, but closed in 2009).
This profile was completed 9/29/2020, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Kirsten Crowley has no known connections to:
Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1, p10, pan2 (main image)
p4, pan2 (headshot)
p6, pan3 (mutant powers activating)
Ghost Rider Collector's Edition#1 - Chris Cooper (writer), John Herbert (pencils), Bill Anderson (inks), Glenn Herdling (editor)
First posted: 09/16/2021
Last updated: 09/15/2021
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
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