Bonnie graduates university with a history degree and soon after meets Rip Hunter
, who is in need of a history specialist for his journeys through time.
In the 1960s, DC Comics
used a series called Showcase
to highlight new characters that it thought might be popular eno ugh to maintain their own ongoing series. Rip Hunter was one such character, and after his debut in Showcase he was given his own series. Bonnie was created as a character to fill out his team of time travelers.
Generally portrayed as a capable member of Rip's team, she nonetheless was occasionally forced into the "Damsel-in-distress" role.
Major Story Arcs
The majority of Bonnie's appearances are in Rip Hunter ... Time Master
which was a mostly serialized series with little continuity between issues. Despite this certain concepts were established such as her jealousy of Cleopatra
. Since the end of that series, she has appeared sporadically throughout the DC Universe.
Powers and Abilities
Bonnie learned a lot of her abilities as she journeyed. She was initially young and inexperienced, but the longer she spent traveling with Rip, the more skills she developed.