Sandra 'Sandy' Knight was a society girl, the daughter of Senator Henry Knight, and lived an unadventurous life until the day her father was the victim of an assassination attempt which Sandra herself foiled. This incident prompted her to become a crime fighter, armed with a 'black light ray' developed by an old friend named Professor Davies which could either blind her opponents with a field of darkness or make her invisible. She called herself the Phantom Lady, and fought crime both solo and as a member of the All-Star Squadron.
In 1942 though, Sandra was one of a number of members of the Squadron who migrated to the parallel world of Earth-X in order to help the mysterious Uncle Sam fight the Nazis there (where their progress towards world domination was far more advanced than on her own world, Earth-Two). Unfortunately, Sam's Freedom Fighters were unable to prevent the Nazis conquering Earth-X but, kept young by the mystical presence of Uncle Sam, Sandra and her colleagues did fight a valiant guerrilla war against them for decades, until they finally overthrew them and freed their adopted world with the aid of Earth-One's Justice League of America and Earth-Two's Justice Society of America.
Seeking new challenges, Sandy and the Freedom Fighters migrated to Earth-One for a time (Sandy gaining the ability to phase through solid objects as a result of the trip) but ended up as fugitives from justice due to a misunderstanding upon their arrival. Months later, they returned to Earth-X after a final battle with their arch foe the Silver Ghost, and Sandy, tired of fighting and saddened by the apparent death of her teammate Firebrand, retired from crimefighting, leaving the Freedom Fighters to continue without her.
Crisis on Infinite Earths
The Phantom Lady donned her costume at least once more though, and participated in the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
- Intangibility: Gained the power to become intangible at will while crossing the dimensional barrier between Earth-X and Earth-One.
Above Average: Phantom Lady possessed the strength level of a woman her age, size and weight who engaged in intensive regular exercise.
- Black Ray Goggles: She sometimes wore special goggles which enabled her to see in the darkness created by her Black Ray gun.
- This version of Sandra Knight (Earth-Two), including all history and corresponding appearances, was erased from existence following the collapse of the Multiverse in the 1985-86 Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series and is now considered apocryphal.
- Retroactively, Sandra Knight has migrated to Earth-X from Earth-Two continuity. It has been established that she is the cousin to Justice Society member Ted Knight, aka Starman.
- It is notable that she was never seen wearing her goggles after her reappearance on Earth-X, so they may have been lost or destroyed during the decades she spent fighting the Nazis.
- 135 Appearances of Sandra Knight (Earth-Two)
- 12 Images featuring Sandra Knight (Earth-Two)
- 1 Quotations by or about Sandra Knight (Earth-Two)
- Character Gallery: Sandra Knight (Earth-Two)
- Sandra Knight (Earth-Two) at Wikipedia.org
- Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe XVIII
- Digital Comic Museum: Phantom Lady Archive-The Quality Years, Pt. 1
- Digital Comic Museum: Phantom Lady Archive-The Quality Years, Pt. 2
- Digital Comic Museum: Phantom Lady Archive-The Fox Years, Pt. 1
- Digital Comic Museum: Phantom Lady Archive-The Fox Years, Pt. 2
- Digital Comic Museum: Phantom Lady Archive-The Fox Years, Pt. 3
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