Brenda Drago was forced by her abusive ex-boyfriend into what was supposed to be a life of crime, as he gave her a suit equipped with functional wings (created from technology used in the costume he had worn as the second Vulture). Brenda became a flying thief known as the Raptor, but her crime spree was stopped by the combined efforts of Spider-Girl and The Buzz. In a surprising twist of fate, Raptor actually became friends with Spider-Girl. She even began to use her flight-suit as a hero, joining with Spider-Girl and Buzz in the formation of a new New Warriors. She even fell in love with Spider-Girl's friend Normie Osborn, and the two became engaged.
However, Raptor's luck went bad when she was held accountable for her previous crimes by a man named Agent Wheadon, who made Raptor join his crime-fighting team of "reformed" criminals, in exchange for a pardon. However, Normie bonded with the Venom symbiote, and made a bargain with Wheadon, offering his new powers in helping Wheadon's team in exchange for Raptor's release.
The new Hobgoblin, (ironically enough revealed to be the original Hobgoblin, Roderick Kingsley) in an attempt to remove Spider-Girl from her friends, savagely attacked Raptor and chained her body to a fence. In the following issue, she was taken to the hospital where she seemed to be recovering. She later married Normie Osborn.
Powers and Abilities
Raptor's costume has functional artificial wings that enable her to fly at high speeds. She is incredibly maneuverable in the air, and combined with the fact that the tips of her wings are razor-sharp, she is incredibly formidable when airborne.