Wednesday, January 11, 2012
4156. Tabitha Smith a.k.a. Boom Boom
Tabitha Smith, also known by the codename Boom Boom, is a mutant. She is a former member of both the New Mutants, a subgroup of the X-Men, and the Brotherhood of Mutants.
Tabitha had a troubled past with her criminal father. He took advantage of her mutant abilities to commit crimes.
She found her way out with Charles Xavier as a member of the New Mutants, a younger generation of mutants who would be trained to help and possibly replace the X-Men.
Tabitha took a flirty and friendly relationship with Nightcrawler. Later, when her father appeared on the scene she tricked Kurt into going to the Bayville High School Fair. There, her criminal father manipulated her into to breaking into the school vault. Avalanche caught wind of the scheme and told Blob and Toad. The three were also after the school's money. A set of events alerted Nightcrawler, Jean Grey and Spyke. After a short scuffle, Tabitha and her father where arrested.
This and her time at the mansion proved to be difficult for her. She eventually left to join the Brotherhood of Mutants for a seemingly easier life.
She broke into Mystique's room using her powers and moved in. She then played pranks on the other members. She eventually left when Mystique returned. She tried to warn the X-Men of Mystique's plans but failed.
Created by Jim Shooter and Al Milgrom, the character first appeared in Secret Wars II #5 (November 1985). She next appears as a main character in the Fallen Angels limited series. This leads to her becoming a supporting character in the X-Factor series beginning with issue #11, which then leads to her becoming a member of the short-lived X-Terminators team in the X-Terminators limited series. Following this series, she appears as a member of the New Mutants for the remainder of the New Mutants title; the team then became X-Force and she remained a member of the team for most of the X-Force series. Some time later, she appears as a member of Nextwave throughout the Nextwave series.