Thorn (DC)(02 - Rose Forrest)
Real Name: Rhosyn Forrest
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Formidable athlete and martial artist.
Rose/Rhosyn Forrest's split personality awakened when her father, a police officer, was gunned down by henchmen of the criminal organization known as the 100. As the Thorn, a costumed vigilante, she stalked the streets of Metropolis, and opposed the 100 whenever she was able. After a night of crime-fighting, she would return to Rose's apartment, fall asleep, and awaken the next day with no memory of her dual life. Eventually, the last of the 100 was put behind bars and the Thorn retired. Years later, as the 100 had re-formed as the 1000, she returned, joining Booster Gold and Superman in the battle against them. Today, the Thorn continues to patrol the streets of Metropolis at night-time.
Created by Robert Kanigher & Ross Andru
First Appearance: Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958) #105
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Action Comics (1938)
#669 Adventures of Superman (1987)
- 'Paper Trail'#671
- 'Missing in Action'#675
- 'Divide and Conquer'
#482 Back Issue (2003)
- 'The Planet Strikes!'#488
- 'Counter Strike!'#488 (With UPC)
- 'Counter Strike!'#489
- 'Panic in the Sky Epilogue: Hail the Conquering Heroes'#521
- 'Cold as Ice'#581
- 'Soul of the City!'#587
- 'Metropolis: Hell of a Town!'
Batman And Superman: World's Finest (1999)
Birds of Prey (1999)
TPB vol. 06 Booster Gold (1986)
- 'The Battle Within'TPB vol. 08
- 'Blood And Circuits'TPB vol. 09
- 'Dead Of Winter'#79
- 'Hero Hunters, Part Four: She Rides the Eye of a Hurricane'#80
- 'Hero Hunters, Part Five: The Cold Light of Day'#98
- 'Headhunt, Part Three: False Idol'#100
- 'Blood & Circuits, Part One: A Chance to do Good'#108
- 'Whitewater, Epilogue: Swan Song'
Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes (2010)
HC Green Arrow (1988)
- 'Cover Run: The DC Comics Art of Adam Hughes'
#107 Harley Quinn (2000)
- 'Viva Los Dragons!'#108
- 'Metropolis Confidential'#109
- 'Trouble Town'
#3 History of the DC Universe (1986)
- 'Welcome to the Party'#14
- 'Welcome To Metropolis'#16
- 'Both Sides Now'#17
- '#1 Am The Loneliest Number'#18
- 'The Bride of Bizarro!'#19
- 'Going Out with a Bang!'
JSA 80-Page Giant 2010 (2010)
Rose and Thorn (2004)
#1 Showcase '95 (1995)
- 'The Greenhouse Effect'#2
- 'Fertile Ground'#3
- 'Corrupt Harvest'#4
- 'Seeds of Doubt'#5
- 'Fields of Gold'#6
- 'Forrest Fire'
#4 Showcase '96 (1996)
- 'Catwoman - Green Arrow - Thorn'#5
- 'Spoiler - Firehawk - Thorn'
#5 Superman (1939)
- 'Green Arrow & Thorn - Dr. Fate & The Shade - New Gods'
Superman Metropolis Secret Files (2000)
Superman: The Legacy of Superman (1993)
Superman's Girl Friend, Lois Lane (1958)
#105 The Brave and the Bold (1955)
- 'Death House Honeymoon!'#106
- 'I Am Curious (Black)!'#107
- 'The Snow-Woman Wept!'#108
- 'The Spectre Suitor!'#109
- 'I'll Never Fall In Love Again!'#110
- 'Indian Death Charge!'#111
- 'The Dark Side Of The Justice League!'#112
- 'A Tree Grows In Metropolis!'#114
- 'The Foe Of 100 Faces'#115
- 'My Death... By Lois Lane'#116
- 'Hall Of 1000 Mirrors'#117
- 'S.O.S. - - From Tomorrow!'#118
- 'Edge Of Darkness!'#119
- 'Inside The Outsiders!'#120
- 'Who Killed Lucy Lane?'#121
- 'Everything You Wanted To Know About Lois Lane * * But Were Afraid To Ask!'#122
- '77 Coffins'#123
- 'The Ten Deadly Divisions Of The 100'#124
- 'The 100 Strikes Again!'#125
- 'Death Rides The Wheels!'#126
- 'The Brain Busters'#127
- 'Curse Of The Flame'#128
- 'Death Waits To Kiss The Bride!'#129
- 'Serpent In Paradise'#130
- 'The Mental Murder'
#188 Who's Who in the DC Universe (1990)
- 'A Grave As Wide As The World'#189
- 'A Grave as Wide as the World'
#10 Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe (1985)
- 'Angel And The Ape To Wild Dog'
#19 Wonder Woman (1987)
- 'Puzzler to Roy Raymond'
- 'The Witch & the Warrior Part One'#175
- 'Joker: Last Laugh: The Witch & the Warrior Part Two: Girl Frenzy'
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