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Jane Vasco

Painkiller Jane Alias: Painkiller Jane

Eyes: Red, originally green
Hair: Red
Race: Human

Occupation: Former police detective
Legal Status: U.S. citizen
Marital Status: Single
Identity: Secret
Known relatives: Karl Vasco (father, deceased)
Maria Vasco (mother, deceased)
Group affiliation: New York PD
Base of operations: New York City

Story: Jane Vasco graduated from New York City Police Academy along with her friend Maureen Quinn and started working for New York Police Department. One day Jane and Maureen were contacted by the DEA to do an undercover job, infiltrating the Bianco brothers. While on the job, Maureen's husband was wounded and Maureen ran off leaving Jane behind. By doing this, Jane's cover was blown. In order to kill her, the Bianco brothers injected her with an unknown drug, but instead of dying, she went into a coma for two years [5].

When she woke up, her family was dead and her fiancé had married someone else. Instead of killing her, the drugs the Bianco brothers had used, gave her regenerative powers, making her heal mush faster than normal people and thus able survive wounds that were fatal to ordinary people. The Biancos were still in business and Jane went after the to get revenge. Maureen helped her getting set up and back in shape and Jane went out and got her revenge [5].

After Jane got her revenge she continued to hunt down criminals, helped by Maureen and 22 Brides [1-4].

Skills & abilities: Regenerative powers. Jane heals ten times faster than normal people.

Continuity: Event Comics
Publisher(s): Event Comics
Dynamite Entertainment
First app.: 22 Brides (vol. 1) #1 (1995)
Creator(s): Joe Quesada
Jimmy Palmiotti
Country of origin: USA USA

Related links/characters:
- 22 Brides
- Maureen Quinn

References: 1: 22 Brides (vol. 1) #1
2: 22 Brides (vol. 1) #2
3: 22 Brides (vol. 1) #3
4: 22 Brides (vol. 1) #4
5: Painkiller Jane (vol. 1) #0