Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey)

The Religious Affiliation of
Marvel Girl
Rachel Grey

Religion: Episcopalian (born); future self: founder of Askani religion CBR Scale: S

Name: Marvel Girl

Alter Ego: Rachel Grey

Other Names: Phoenix; Rachel Summers; Rachel Anne Summers; Celestial Avatar; Cosmic Avatar; Hound; Mother Askani; Bright Lady, Alyzr'n Summerset; Marvel Girl III; Starchilde

Classification: hero hero   clergy/religious leader clergy/religious leader  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #141 (Jan. 1981): "Days of Future Past"

Creators: Chris Claremont, John Byrne, John Romita Jr.

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 358

Teams/Affiliations: Excalibur; Starjammers; X-Men; X-Treme Sanctions Executive

Race: white

Gender: female


BELOW: Aunt May thought Mac Gargan (the Scorpion) was a Jehovah's Witness: Spider-Man consulted with powerful telepath Rachel Summers ("Marvel Girl" of the X-Men) to help him find his Aunt May, who was abducted by unknown villain. Touching a ring that belonged to Aunt May, Rachel was able to receive psychic impressions of the abduction. Rachel could not identify who the assailant was. But she did reveal that when Aunt May answered the door, she thought the person at the door was a Jehovah's Witness coming to preach about the Bible. It is worth noting that Aunt May left the chain on the door (meaning that she had not planned to let the Jehovah's Witness in), but she opened the door, no doubt intending to politely decline his invitation to visit with her.

Aunt May thought Mac Gargan (the Scorpion) was a Jehovah's Witness

Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #6 (Nov. 2004): "Venomous: Part Two", pg. 17, panels 2-3. Written by Mark Millar. Art by Rachel Dodson, Terry Dodson. See also: religion identified by name; missionary work; Jehovah's Witnesses; Spider-Man (Peter Parker); Aunt May; The Scorpion (Mac Gargan); Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey); Jehovah's Witnesses

This character is in the following 68 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #40 (Nov. 1986): "Love" (only on cover)
The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #282 (Nov. 1986): "The Fury of X-Factor!" (only on cover)
The Avengers (vol. 1) #273 (Nov. 1986): "Rites of Conquest!" (only on cover)
Cable (vol. 1) #65 (Mar. 1999): "Acid Bath"
Captain America (vol. 1) #323 (Nov. 1986): "Super-Patriot Is Here" (only on cover)
Cloak and Dagger (vol. 2) #9 (Nov. 1986): "The Lady and the Unicorn" (only on cover)
Daredevil (vol. 1) #236 (Nov. 1986): "American Dreamer" (only on cover)
Excalibur: Air Apparent (Dec. 1991): "Air Apparent"
Excalibur: Mojo Mayhem (Dec. 1989): "Mojo Mayhem"
Fantastic Four Annual #23 (1990): "When Franklin Comes Marchin' Home"
Iron Man (vol. 1) #212 (Nov. 1986): "Precious Legacy" (only on cover)
Machine Man & Bastion Annual '98 (June 1998): "Deus X Machina" (cameo)
Marvel Comics Presents
Marvel Knights Spider-Man
Marvel Team-Up (vol. 1) #150 (Feb. 1985): "'Tis Better to Give"
The New Mutants (vol. 1) #45 (Nov. 1986): "We Were Only Foolin'" (only on cover)
Scarlet Spider (vol. 2) #17 (July 2013): "Wrath, Part 1"
Secret Wars II
Spider-Boy Team-Up #1 (June 1997): "Too Many Heroes -- Too Little Time" (character based on)
The Thing (vol. 2) #8 (Aug. 2006): "Last Hand" (cameo)
Uncanny X-Men
X-Men Unlimited (vol. 2) #6 (Feb. 2005): "Contact" (lead character)
X-Men: Legacy
X-Men: Millennial Visions 2001 (Jan. 2002): "X-Force: N.Y.X.F."
X-Men: Phoenix #2 (Jan. 2000): "Askani Rising, Part Two: Contagion" (lead character)
X-Men: Phoenix Force Handbook (Sep. 2010)
X-Treme X-Men

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