Colleen Wing

Colleen Wing

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Colleen Wing
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Art by Khari Evans and Jimmy Palmiotti
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance Marvel Premiere #19 (Nov 1974)
Created by Doug Moench
Larry Hama
In-story information
Alter ego Colleen Wing
Team affiliations Heroes for Hire
Daughters of the Dragon
Knightwing Restorations Ltd
Partnerships Iron Fist
Luke Cage
Abilities Trained samurai,
Skilled detective.

Colleen Wing is a fictional character in the Marvel Comics.


  • 1 Publication history
  • 2 Fictional character biography
    • 2.1 Civil War
  • 3 Powers and abilities
  • 4 Other versions
    • 4.1 Age of Apocalypse
    • 4.2 House of M
    • 4.3 Ultimate Colleen Wing
  • 5 External links
  • 6 References

[edit] Publication history

Colleen Wing first appeared in Marvel Premiere #19 (November 1974), and was created by Doug Moench and Larry Hama.

[edit] Fictional character biography

Colleen’s father is Professor Lee Wing, a teacher of Asian history and culture at New York Columbia University. Her mother was an unnamed Japanese woman, whose 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, as a detective, 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.

[edit] Civil War

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.

Colleen has been identified as one of the 142 registered superheroes who have registered as part of the Initiative[1]. [2] In the group’s most recent mission, Colleen Wing and Tarantula were offered to the Brood Queen by their possessed teammate Humbug. When Shang-Chi and the other heroes come save them, Colleen is in traumatic shock; she is further agitated when Moon-Boy, whom the group had been hired to apprehend for S.H.I.E.L.D. is taken into custody by Paladin. Misty had made a deal with him in order to find both her and Tarantula after their capture. Colleen, deeply upset by this, left the group as a result. Heroes For Hire itself has apparently disbanded permanently in the aftermath of this.

[edit] Powers and abilities

Colleen Wing is a normal human with no superhuman abilities. She is a talented swordswoman and has been shown defeating several HYDRA agents with no injury. She is a seasoned detective.

[edit] Other versions

[edit] Age of Apocalypse

Colleen appeared in the Age of Apocalypse briefly. She and Misty Knight were in the same human pens and escaped together. However, Colleen was killed by a Brood infested Christopher Summers.

[edit] House of M

Colleen appeared in the House of M, as a member of the Dragons, in which the leader is Shang-Chi. Later, She was among the captured Dragons in a trap arranged by both the Kingpin and the Brotherhood; but was freed by Luke Cage in order to help the Avengers defeat the Brotherhood.[3]

[edit] Ultimate Colleen Wing

During the Ultimate Knights arc of Ultimate Spider-Man the ultimate version of Danny Rand tells his teammates that he has a child with a girl named Colleen. Later in the same issue, a woman who looks like a younger version of Colleen is shown standing next to Danny and his daughter as he reads to her from a book. It is most likely that this woman is the ultimate version of Colleen Wing.

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