Slingshot (real name Olivia “Livvie” Lewis) is a comic book superhero, a member of the superhero team Dynamo 5, which appears in the monthly series of the same name from Image Comics. Created by writer Jay Faerber and artist Mahmud A. Asrar, Slingshot first appeared in Dynamo 5 no.1 (January 2007).
Following the assassination of Captain Dynamo, the much-beloved superhero protector of Tower City, his widow, former government agent posing as a now-retired investigative reporter Maddie Warner, discovered from his personal effects that he had been unfaithful to her countless times. Despite her devastation at this discovery, Warner realized that without a full-time protector, Tower City would be vulnerable to Captain Dynamo’s legion of super-villain enemies. She used her skills and the information she discovered to track down five people who could be Dynamo’s illegitimate children.
Olivia “Livvie” Lewis was the second of Captain Dynamo’s children that Warner contacted. Livvie is the daughter of a high-priced Washington DC lawyer, and a junior at Georgetown University. Livvie is a driven activist who is involved with half a dozen different volunteer organizations, one of which has her working at a clinic, though her workaholic nature leaves less time for her boyfriend Derrick than he’d like. She is respectful towards elders, and always addresses Maddie as “Ma’am”. Gathering all five of the children together, Warner exposed them to the same unidentified radiation that gave Captain Dynamo his powers forty years earlier, unlocking their powers. Livvie inherited her father’s ability of flight. Donning a costume with the same color design as her father’s, Livvie took the codename Slingshot, and works to protect Tower City with her newly discovered brothers and sisters, whom she is still getting to know.
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- Dynamo 5 Home page
- Weiland, Jonah; "Ain't Nothing but a Family Thing: Faerber Talks Dynamo 5"; Article on ComicBookResources.com; December 20, 2006