The Spirit of the 21st Century (Wildstorm Universe) (Image Comics)

Publication information

Publisher: Image Comics
First appearance: The Authority #13 (October 1, 2009)
Created by: Mark Millar

In-story information

Alter ego: Jennifer Quantum
Phonetic: ðə spɪ́rət ə́v ðə twɛ́nti fə́rst sɛ́ntʃəri
Notable aliases: Jenny Quantum, Jennifer Quarx
Relatives: Jenny Sparks (mother,past life, deceased), Midnighter (adopted father), Apollo (adopted father)
Team affiliations: The Authority
Base Of Operations: The Carrier


Alignment: Good
Identity Secret: Secret
Citizenship: American
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Leader of the Authority, Adventurer


Gender: Female
Hair: Brown
Unusual Features: None


Origin: Born the youngest Century Baby, to Jenny Sparks
Universe: Wildstorm Universe
Place of Birth: Singapore


Jenny Quantum was born January 1, 2000 in Singapore, during the death of Jenny Sparks, where her birth mother was killed by super villains attempting to kidnap her and shape the coming century. Her biological father’s identity and whereabouts are unknown. She was rescued and cared for by the Authority and later adopted by Apollo and Midnighter shortly after their marriage. She is the current leader of superhero team, The Authority. 

Jenny first appeared in The Authority #13 as a child and Authority: Revolution #7 as a teenager, although it could be inferred that Quantum is the newborn depicted in the last panel of The Authority #12 . Quantum is the corporeal spirit of the 21st century, and the youngest known Century Baby, as well as the reincarnation of the Spirit of the 20th Century, Jenny Sparks. 

Quantum forced herself to age several years into her teens so that she could better fight the threat of Henry Bendix and his evil group. While fighting Bendix, Jenny was able to free the current Doctor, Habib Ben Hassan, and enlist him in the fight against Bendix.

Powers and Abilities


It has been stated that Jenny Quantum's powers are far in excess of those possessed by her predecessor Jenny Sparks,("make her previous incarnation look like a spastic with a guide dog") and that she still is the most endangered of all. 
  • Interdimensional Teleportation: She has the ability to teleport between points on Earth and also other dimensions 
  • Flight 
  • Dimensional Manipulation: Inspired by the Doctor's Garden of Ancestral Memory, Jenny created a dimension for all her ancestors called the Infinite City, a metropolis of assorted time-periods on the back of a giant turtle. 
  • Quantum Power Blasts: As a newborn she produced an energy blast of sufficient strength to disintegrate the legs of a giant who was attempting to kill her.


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