Who Is Marvel's Mystery Woman 'Rebecca'? And Was She Created by Rob Liefeld?

Yesterday's Future Foundation #1 sees Julie Power and the rest of the team working with Yondu to rescue someone from space-imprisonment. Even though they don't seem to know who it is.

Who Is Marvel's Mystery Woman 'Rebecca'? And Was She Created by Rob Liefeld?

Which they then manage to pretty much do. But not before there is a dimensional accounting.

Who Is Marvel's Mystery Woman 'Rebecca'? And Was She Created by Rob Liefeld?

So Rebecca wants to make sure that Julie Power is from the right dimension? As opposed to another Earth. But who is this Rebecca?

Who Is Marvel's Mystery Woman 'Rebecca'? And Was She Created by Rob Liefeld?

What could she have left behind on the ship? Would it identify her further? And, this is a long shot, could she be Rebecca Barnes? Rikki Barnes? The Bucky from Rob Liefeld and Jeph Loeb's Heroes Reborn Captain America? The reality created by Franklin Richards?

Who Is Marvel's Mystery Woman 'Rebecca'? And Was She Created by Rob Liefeld?

Rebecca "Rikki" Barnes is the grand-daughter of that reality's Richard and Peggy Barnes. Fighting the neo-nazis, the World Party, of which her brother was a member, she created a new identity, eventually captured and tied to a nuclear missile by the Red Skull, freed by the Captain America of this reality, later claiming the Bucky name and partnering with Cap in the modern day.

After all the heroes left that reality in a celestial swoosh, she created the Young Allies to continue fighting fascism. Her Earth would then be brought to the 616, becoming a new Counter-Earth ruled over by Doctor Doom. Eventually abandoned and taken over by The World Party, Rikki Barnes continued her fight, including more threats from other dimensions, and working with the reality hopping Exiles. After journeying to the 616 Earth, calling herself Nomad, Onslaught reveals that the real Rikki had died and she was just a construct made by Onslaught himself so he could use the energy he had stored in her as an anchor to pull himself back into Earth-616.  Eventually, Rikki had Gravity kill her so that Onslaught could not return and destroy Earth. However, Captain America later has a dream suggesting that something of her still remains.

Who Is Marvel's Mystery Woman 'Rebecca'? And Was She Created by Rob Liefeld?

But that was a while ago. So what's happening now? Could a space-faring, dimension-hopping Rikki Barnes have returned to the reality of the Future Foundation? A walking dimensional oddity created by Franklin Richards may have quite a lot of interest to someone like The Maker…

FUTURE FOUNDATION #1
(W) Jeremy Whitley (A) Will Robson (CA) Carlos Pacheco
A BRAND-NEW SERIES STRAIGHT FROM THE PAGES OF FANTASTIC FOUR!
When the Richards family is called back to Earth to be the Fantastic Four again, they left behind the Future Foundation – a think tank of the most brilliant young minds in the universe – with one mission: to find the pieces of and rebuild their friend Molecule Man. But that's proved harder than imagined as this crew of young geniuses, Atlanteans, Mutants, Moloids and androids have run into every problem in the Multiverse. Now, with the leadership of Alex and Julie Power and a little extra firepower from guest professor Yondu Udonta, the team will undergo their most dangerous mission yet – a PRISON BREAK! Jeremy Whitley (UNSTOPPABLE WASP) and Will Robson (GREAT LAKES AVENGERS; Spawn) take the Future Foundation on a heart-pounding journey across time and space!
Rated T In Shops: Aug 07, 2019
SRP: $3.99

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