Laura Wright was born on December 4, 1920. She began her crime-fighting as the masked Blue Bulleteer using a pair of revolvers as her main weapon. In the 1960's she became the pupil of the wizard Azagoth. He took her to another dimension called Limbo for her magic training. She later reappeared on earth as Nightveil, with her youth regained and ready to fight crime again.
The story of Nightveil's creation is a complicated one. In the early 1970's, AC Comics began using the Golden Age character of Phantom Lady (aka Sandra Knight) in their titles, believing that the character was now in the Public Domain. They starting out by reprinting her Fox Feature era issues from the 1950's, and eventually began featuring Phantom Lady in their own original stories. However, DC Comics had claimed ownership of the Phantom Lady, stating they had purchased the copyrights of Golden Age Quality Comics characters, including Phantom Lady, Human Bomb, Doll Man and others.
Not wanting to engage in any lawsuits, AC rewrote their version of the Phantom Lady, changing her name to the Blue Bulleteer and giving her pistols as weapons. They further changed Laura Wright as the Blue Bulleteer, by having her placed in Limbo with the magical mentor Azagoth, while time passed in our world. Laura emerged from Limbo with new powers and a new identity, calling herself Nightveil, and has learned to adapt to the modern time period.
As it turns out, the copyright to some of Phantom Lady's earlier appearances are now in the Public Domain, while DC continues to contend that the original Golden Age version published by Quality Comics is owned by their company.
Powers and Paraphernalia
Nightveil's amazing magical powers which include such abilities as teleportation, levitation, retrocognition to name a few are connected to her Cloak of Darkness, an inherently evil magical artifact. While she is arguably among the most powerful persons in her world, Laura has to constantly keep the evil influence of her Cloak in check. She is at times insecure at her own ability to do so or whether the Cloak has already corrupted her. She is often brooding and the rest of FemForce has difficulties in understanding why. She spends much of her time in solitude in her sanctum, somewhere in the Everglades. She is responsible for bringing Thunderfox, originally a fictional character, to life.
Laura seems to maintain the agility of her days as the Blue Bulleteer but now tends to avoid hand-in-hand combat. How much of her previous proficiency in it remains is uncertain.