Colleen Wing (Marvel)
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Colleen was born as the daughter of Professor Lee Wing. Her father was a teacher at the New York Columbia University, where he taught Asian history and culture. Her mother was a Japanese woman, but her name hasn't been given. Colleen's mother's ancestors were samurai (warriors) and daimyo (feudal lords), Colleen's late maternal grandfather, Kenji Ozawa, was the head of Japan's secret service, and has been succeeded in that position by his brother.
Colleen grew up in the Northern regions of Japan, more specifically in the mountains of Hoshu. She was raised by her grandfather Kanji. The reason for that is because Colleen's mother was killed apparently very early in her childhood. Her grandfather taught her the ways of the samurai, in which she later became very skilled.
Years later, Colleen went back to New York City to visit her father there. Upon arrival, she got caught in a gun battle by the local Manhattan police and some thugs. Luckily, she was rescued by officer Misty Knight, who eventually became her best friend. Later, Knight's right arm was severely injured by a bomb explosion and was amputated. Colleen encouraged Knight to rise above her depression and return to an active role in life. Knight's right arm was replaced with a bionic steel arm.
Colleen briefly dated Cyclops of the X-Men when his girlfriend Jean Grey was presumed to be dead.
Colleen Wing and Knight formed a partnership as private investigators and called their firm Knightwing Restorations, Ltd. Due to Wing's samurai-style training and both partners' expertise in the Asian martial arts; they have been dubbed "the Daughters of the Dragon."
Professor Wing learned from a monk who had been to the other-dimensional realm of K'un-L'un that a young warrior, Iron Fist, would come from that land to seek vengeance on his father's killer, who was now based in New York (Iron Fist finally chose not to take the life of his father's murderer.) Professor Wing calculated when Iron Fist would come to New York and sent Colleen to meet him. Professor Wing and Colleen befriended Iron Fist, and Colleen has acted as his ally in many of his exploits. Colleen later became romantically involved with actor Bob Diamond, one of the Sons of the Tiger; their relationship apparently ended soon afterward.
After that relationship, Colleen once again started up the Daughters of the Dragon organization with Misty to make a name for themselves. Succeeding in that, she became part of the new Heroes for Hire, also alongside Misty. During the Civil War, Colleen registered with the Initiative and with Misty, reformed the Heroes for Hire to apprehend superhumans who refused to sign up as required by the Superhuman Registration Act.
During the debacle of World War Hulk, Colleen was offered up to a Brood Queen by a possessed Humbug. The rest of the team rescued her, but having suffered trauma from torture and Moon-Boy being taken into custody by Paladin for S.H.I.E.L.D. (which was arranged by Misty), Colleen left the group.
First Appearance: Marvel Premiere (1972) #19
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All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#3 All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z: Update (2007)
- 'Copperhead to Ethan Edwards'
Avengers: The Initiative (2007)
Bizarre Adventures (1981)
Black Panther (1998)
Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015)
Civil War II: Choosing Sides (2016)
Classic X-Men (1986)
#13 Daredevil: Dark Nights (2013)
- 'Phoenix Unleashed!'
#8 Daughters of the Dragon (2006)
- 'In The Name Of The King Part Three'
#1 Daughters of the Dragon (2018)
- 'On the Run'#2
- 'And Then There Were Two'#3
- 'Capes, Lies & Microchips'#4#5#6
#1 Daughters of the Dragon: Deadly Hands Special (2005)
- 'Old Weapons'#3
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (2014)
#2 Defenders (2017)
- 'No More Warnings'#3
- 'Blood Brother'#4
- 'Out of the Past'
Die Neuen X-Men Comic-Magazin (1989)
#4 Falcon (2017)
- 'Schau der Bestie ins Antlitz'
#6 Fantastic Four (1998)
- 'Vampires in Brooklyn'
#6 Fearless Defenders (2013)
- 'The Cruelest Month'
Giant Size Spider-Man (1998)
Heroes For Hire (1997)
#10 Heroes For Hire (2006)
- 'Misalliances! The Conclusion'#13
- 'Danny and the Pirates'#19
- 'Sold Out!'
#1 Heroes For Hire (2011)
- 'Taking It To The Streets, Part 1'#2
- 'Taking It To The Streets, Part 2'#3
- 'Civil Disobedience'#4#5#6
- 'Guns, Gems, Robots and Terrorists!'#7#8#9#10#11
- 'Infestation'#11 (Second Printing)
Hunt for Wolverine: Weapon Lost (2018)
Iron Fist (1975)
#1 Iron Fist (1996)
- 'A Duel of Iron'#2
- 'Valley Of The Damned!'#5
- 'When Slays the Scimitar!'#6
- 'Death Match!'#7
- 'Iron Fist Must Die!'#10
- 'Kung Fu Killer!'#11
- 'A Fine Day's Dying!'#14
#1 Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
- 'The Descent'#2
- 'The Ascension'
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Limited: Frank Miller's Spider-Man (1994)
HC Marvel Premiere (1972)
- 'The Complete Frank Miller Spider-Man'
#19 Marvel Tales (1964)
- 'Batroc And Other Assassins'#21
- 'Daughters Of The Death-Goddess'#22
- 'Death Is A Ninja'#23
- 'The Name Is... Warhawk'#24
- 'Morning of the Mindstorm!'
#197#198 Marvel Team-Up (1972)
- 'Showdown with the Steel Serpent!'
Annual 04 Namor, The Sub-Mariner (1990)
- 'Power Play!'#64
- 'If Death Be My Destiny...'#105
- 'A Small Circle of Hate!'
#8 Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
- 'Never Bet the Devil Your Head'#10
- 'Dark Nativity'#11
- 'Reap the Whirlwind'#16
- 'Fist Of Iron'#20
- 'My Mother... Myself'#21
- 'Call My Land K'un-L'un'#22
- 'Root of Evil'#23
- '...Like Unto A Thing Of Iron'#24
- 'Green War!'#25
- 'Finale! '#26
- 'Where Is Namor?'#28
- 'Still Alive and Well'#31
- 'Blood Of The Warrior'#33
- 'Time In A Bottle'#34
- 'Call From Home'
HC vol. 13 Power Man (1974)
- 'Valkyrior Steeds to Maximillian Zaran'
#48 Power Man and Iron Fist (1981)
- 'Fist of Iron--Heart of Stone!'#49
- 'Seagate is a Lonely Place to Die!'#50
- 'A Night on the Town'#57
- 'Pharaohs on Broad-way!'#59
- 'Big Apple Bomber'#60
- 'The Terrorist Manifesto!'#61
- 'Who's Been Sleeping in My Grave?'#62
- 'One Must Die!'#65
- 'An Eagle in the Aerie'#66
- 'The Jade Tiger!'
#67 Power Man and Iron Fist (2016)
- 'Power Men'#68
- 'Where Enemies Gather!'#69
- 'Victims Times Three!'#69 (20p UK Price Variant)
- 'Victims Times Three!'#70
- 'Coconut Snow'#72
- 'Paper Tiger!'#73
- 'Wraith, Color Or Creed'#74
- 'Doorway To Heaven'#75
- 'This Insubstantial Pageant Faded'#76
- 'Death Scream of the Warhawk!'#78
- 'Day of the Dredlox'#83
- 'War Without End!'#84
- 'The Untouchable!'#92
- 'Riding Shotgun!'#93
- 'The Chemistro Connection'#94
- 'Heart of Glass'#95
- 'Members of the Wedding!'#96
- 'Some Kind of Hero!'#97
- 'The Coming of the She-Beast!'#98
- 'Peril from the Past!'#99
- '"This Deadly Secret..."'#100
- 'Soul Games'#101
- 'The Scarlet Ruse'#103
- 'The Armageddon Game'#105
- 'Slime Street'#117
- 'The French Spaceman'#118
- 'What's Eating Colleen?'#119
- 'Daughter Of The Dragon King'#120
- 'What's Eating Misty?'#125
Savage Action (1980)
Secret Wars: Secret Love (2015)
Shadowland: Daughters of the Shadow (2010)
Shadowland: Spider-Man (2010)
Spider-Man Unlimited (1993)
#13 Spider-Woman (1978)
- 'The Sting of Conscience!'
#35 The Avengers (1973)
- 'Farewell to L.A.!'
The Deadly Hands of Kung Fu (1974)
The Immortal Iron Fist (2007)
#1 The Iron Age (2011)
- 'The Last Iron Fist Story: Part 1'#5
- 'The Last Iron Fist Story: Part 5'#6
- 'The Last Iron Fist Story: Part 6'#9
- 'The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven: Round 2'#10
- 'The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven: Round 3'#11
- 'The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven: Round 4'#12
- 'The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven: Round 5'#13
- 'The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven: Round 6'#14
- 'The Seven Capital Cities of Heaven: Round 7'#16
- 'Happy Birthday Danny'#17
- 'The Mortal Iron Fist: Chapter 1'#18
- 'The Mortal Iron Fist: Chapter 2'
The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#3 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'C-D: From The Collector to Dracula'
#14 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
- 'Unicorn to Wolverine'
The Pulse (2004)
#9 The Very Best of the X-Men (1994)
- 'Secret War, Part 4'
HC Uncanny X-Men (1963)
- 'The Very Best of the X-Men'
#118 Uncanny X-Men: First Class (2009)
- 'The Submergence of Japan!'#119
- ''Twas the Night Before Christmas...'#120
- 'Wanted: Wolverine! Dead or Alive!'#121
- 'Shoot-Out at the Stampede!'#122
- 'Cry for the Children!'#123
- 'Listen -- Stop Me If You've Heard It -- But This One Will Kill You!'#124
- 'He Only Laughs When I Hurt!'#159
- 'Night Screams!'
#4 What If? AvX (2013)
- 'Sisters of the Dragon'
Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Handbook (2010)
X-Men: To Serve And Protect (2011)
Daughters of the Dragon
Heroes for Hire (Marvel)
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