Neon (comics)

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Art by Keith Giffen & Al Gordon
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Legion of Super-Heroes
(vol. 4) #6 (April 1990)
Created by Al Gordon
In-story information
Alter ego Celeste McCauley
Species Metahuman
Place of origin Earth (31st century)
Team affiliations Legion of Super-Heroes
Notable aliases Celeste Rockfish, Neon
Abilities Imbued with ancient Green Lantern energies

Neon (Celeste McCauley, a.k.a. Celeste Rockfish) is a fictional character in the 30th and 31st centuries of the DC Comics Universe, and a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes. She first appeared after the "Five Year Gap" in Legion of Super-Heroes (vol. 4) #6, created by then-inker and co-writer Al Gordon.[1]

Celeste is the niece of long-time Legion rival Leland McCauley. She studied at the Science Police Academy and eventually became a private detective, opening her own agency called the Rockfish Detective Agency. Dawnstar became her partner under the alias of "Bounty."

Sun Boy hired Celeste to investigate the hiring of Roxxas by Earthgov. This led her to the Legion of Super-Heroes, which was in the process of reforming. Later she confronted Roxxas directly and was severely injured. Her Green Lantern powers then emerged, healing her. Afterwards the Legion invited her to join the team and she accepted.

She was transformed into a Darkstar during Zero Hour before disappearing from existence.

Celeste has made one appearance since then, in Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, where she appeared to help the Legion fight the Time Trapper.


After an encounter with a fallen Green Lantern, the emerald energy from the Lantern's power ring reformed itself, creating a seemingly physical body for the consciousness of the rapidly dying Celeste. Unknown to Celeste, she had become a new kind of being, one composed of pure emerald energy. That energy gave her some of the powers of a Green Lantern, which she used mainly for flying and discharging force blasts.


  1. ^ Bierbaum, Tom & Mary. "Legion Outpost," Legion of Super-Heroes vol. 4, #3 (Jan. 1990).

External links

  • A "Hero History" of Celeste Rockfish covering her many incarnations
  • Celeste Rockfish profile at the Green Lantern Corps web page

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