Real Name: Justine Jones
Identity/Class: Human with magical equipment.
Occupation: School girl
Affiliations: Unnamed hermit
Known Relatives: Bert (father), unidentified mother
Aliases: The Winger Messenger of Justice
Base of Operations: Active worldwide, but usually operates in the U.K.
First Appearance: Sally#1 (I.P.C., 14th June 1969- 17th January 1970)
Powers/Abilities: The cloak allows her to "fly like an eagle", "faster than the fastest jet" (she overtakes a plane travelling at 300 mph), and indeed she flies all round the world and back during the night without her parents ever noticing her absences. It also grants superhuman strength while worn, and courage, which "knows no bounds" while she has the cloak on.
The bow, which she rarely uses, fires arrows of sleep, able to knock things out instantly. The goggles give her x-ray vision, and possibly act like a telescope as well. In addition on at least on occasion Justine proves able to communicate with animals (crocodiles!).
Finally the old hermit uses a magic mirror to communicate with Justine, contacting her at all hours to send her all over the world on good causes. She can sense the call of the mirror even at a distance, and once in her superhero gear the hermit can speak to her telepathically wherever she is.
History: A kind-hearted but excessively timid schoolgirl, when Justine Jones was on holiday in Greece she visited a remote island where she encountered an old man whose foot was caught in the rocks. To reward her for helping him get free, he took her to his cave and rewarded her with the cloak of Icarus, a bow with the arrows of sleep, lenses that gave her magical vision, and a mirror he said was important. He then charged her with becoming the winged messenger of justice, protecting the weak and helping those in trouble.
Comments: Kids, when an old man gets you on your own and leads you to his dark cave, run! Despite what Justine Jones and Billy Batson would have you believe, they are probably not handing out superpowers.
The image to the left is from the cover of Sally Annual 1971, and the one on the right is from the 1969 Christmas issue of Sally, the only colour images of Justine that I am aware of. As isn't uncommon with cover images of characters normally depicted in black and white, there's no consistency in regard of the colour scheme of her costume.
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