Not much has been revealed regarding the history and origin Autumn (maiden name unknown), the woman who would become the hero known as Sunshine. At some point during the 1960s, she developed and used her powers to create a heroic identity for herself. She also encountered the superhero known as the Hipster, under circumstances to be revealed, and she gave him a new code name as Cap'n Hip. The two fell in love during a partnership and were later married, although they otherwise embraced the Hippie culture of the 60's.[1]

Once, when investigating the mass hypnotism led by the villainous Rumor, Sunshine and Cap'n Hip were captured by the villain and had were rescued by the superhero team First Line. Altogether, the heroes vanquished the Rumor and his allies, Venus and Thor. The couple was offered membership with the First Line, but they refused, preferring to adventure by themselves.[1]

Later, the couple retired from full-time adventuring to rear their daughter, Truth MacRae, who would later grow to become the costumed Gadfly.[2]


The full nature and extent of Sunshine's power remain unknown, although it has been suggested that her powers are a result of top-secret government drug testing. Her primary power seems to be generating what she dubs her "light show," a brilliant display of light that renders her victims insensate and/or unconscious.

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