Queer Comic Book Character: Knockout (Oct 21st)

Knockout is a female fury from the nightmare world Apokolips, where she was raised and trained by Granny Goodness. When Big Barda escaped Apokolips, Knockout followed in suite and traveled via boom tube to Earth. Like the other furies and New Gods, she’s a skilled warrior and possess super strength, durability, healing, and endurance.

Knockout

Knockout

Knockout

When Knockout first arrives on Earth, she becomes a nuisance in Superboy’s life. At first, he helps her keep away the Female Furies who follow her to take her home. Superboy believes that Knockout could be a good person. However, after it’s revealed that she killed a policeman who got in her way, Superboy puts her in prison.

Later, when she’s free, Knockout joins the Secret Society of Super Villains as a mole for the Secret Six. She reveals her double-agent status when she aids her girlfriend, Scandal Savage, in a fight. After that, she’s a full-fledged member of the Secret Six.

Knockout saves Scandal and is revealed as a double-agent.

Knockout saves Scandal and is revealed as a double-agent.

However, when on vacation with Scandal, the two are attacked by Pistolera, a sniper. Pistolera uses explosive bullets, and Knockout takes the shot to prevent Scandal from being killed. She tells her love that she’ll see her in the afterlife, and she jumps into the ocean to prevent bystanders from being killed. However, Knockout’s still alive, but badly burned. Thankfully, she has healing powers.

After a battle with Doom Patrol, Knockout sleeps with Deadshot. Scandal catches them and is extremely upset. Knockout and Scandal seemed to have a cultural miscommunication as Knockout only slept with Deadshot as it is something her people do after they survive battles. Knockout begs for forgiveness, but Scandal leaves her and the team. However, it turns out that Scandal actually wanted to go after who sent Pistolera to kill them. And later, the two women are reunited and Knockout is forgiven.

During a fight against, which turned into a team-up with, the Birds of Prey, Knockout goes head-to-head with Big Barda. Big Barda seems to be winning most of the time, but Knockout refuses to give up. They even continue to fight during the team-up. Their fight ends in a frozen lake, and the two women seem to make peace together. Big Barda compliments Knockout on her stamina and skills.

Big Barda vs. Knockout

Big Barda vs. Knockout

However, later that night, Scandal gives Knockout a hard time about Big Barda kicking her ass. Knockout resolves to find Big Barda and figure out who would win once and for all.

Scandal teases Knockout about Big Barda kicking her butt.

Scandal teases Knockout about Big Barda kicking her butt.

As Knockout tracks down Big Barda, she finds that someone else is stalking her. The stalker turns out to be the killer who’s murdering all the New Gods. Knockout tries to flee, but is caught. She’s allowed a call to Scandal before she then dies at the hand of the killer.

Knockout is dead.

Knockout is dead.

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