Betty Clawman
Drawn by Joe Staton in Millennium #2.
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Millennium #2
(January 1988)
Created by Steve Englehart (writer)
Joe Staton (artist)
In-story information
Alter ego Betty Clawman
Team affiliations New Guardians
Abilities Cosmic awareness

Betty Clawman is a fictional superhero and disembodied cosmic force in the DC Comics shared universe. She first appeared in Millennium #2 (January 1988), and was created by Steve Englehart and Joe Staton.

Fictional character biography

Betty Clawman was a young Australian aboriginal girl selected by the Guardians of the Universe to take part in an experiment in human evolution.[1] At the climax of the series, Betty accepted the Guardians' gift and entered the Dreamtime, gaining vast and ill-defined abilities. Together with Harbinger, seven of the chosen formed the superhero team New Guardians, and took it upon themselves to fight evil wherever it lurked on Earth.

Betty and the team show up in "Teen Titans Spotlight" #19. [2]

Since the New Guardians' series ended Betty has enjoyed relative obscurity. She most recently appeared in Wonder Woman #175 (2001), where all the female heroes of the DC Universe were brought together to combat Circe. Betty's contribution to the battle remains vague.

Powers and abilities

Betty's abilities since entering Dreamtime are vast and unspecified. She appears to have a degree of cosmic awareness, as befitting an Earth Mother figure, and has some ability to influence dreams. On one occasion she "synced" with Tom Kalmaku and amplified his own, equally nebulous, ability to "bring out the best in people" in order to unleash the genetic potential of an enslaved race of cloned humans.

Betty appears as a big giant head. It is unclear whether this manifestation is visible to all.


  1. Englehart, Steve (w), Staton, Joe (a). "Under" Millennium 2: 4 (January, 1988), DC Comics
  2. "Teen Titans Spotlight" #19 (February 1988)
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