Not all heroes need a consistent codename to become all-stars. While she's gone by several aliases over the years, the public knows that Monica Rambeau is out there ready to work when the world needs saving.
Currently going by Photon again, Rambeau has been fighting the good fight since her debut in 1982. In that fateful issue, she gained the ability to alter her body into any kind of energy and donned her original, iconic costume. Since then, Monica has streaked through the House of Ideas lighting up the imaginations of creators and fans alike. Here are some of the answers to the questions you might have about this veteran hero!
Who was Monica Rambeau before she became a hero?
Monica Rambeau was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana by her mother Maria and her father Frank. She remained close with them as she grew into adulthood. Along the way she became a Harbor Patrol officer working her way up to lieutenant.
However, as seen in her debut, AMAZING SPIDER-MAN ANNUAL (1964) #16, when she applied to be a captain, she was passed over. Though her superior said he did not like her "unorthodox" methods, Rambeau suspected the repeated lack of promotion was because she was a woman.
Even after gaining her powers, Monica called New Orleans home, able to zip back and forth in no time.