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Created by Jack Kirby

The Original Universe


Homeworld: Apokolips
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Scott Free (husband); Big Breeda (mother)
Group Affiliation(s): Female Furies; Justice League of America
Gender: Female
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 217 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black
First Appearance: Mister Miracle Vol. 1 #4 (September-October 1971): "The Closing Jaws of Death!"
Creators: Jack Kirby


One of the Female Furies, ruthless mercenaries in the employ of Darkseid, 'Big Barda' rebelled against her superiors when she fell in love with Scott Free and helped him escape from the planet Apokolips, later following him to Earth and becoming his wife. She struggled to adapt to Earthly ways of doing things and acted as a peripheral member of the planet's super-hero community for many years until she and Scott moved back to New Genesis, Apokolips' good mirror image.

Recently, Barda was assigned to help the heroes of Earth, and specifically the JLA to prepare for confrontation with Mageddon. When this threat was ended, Barda returned to New Genesis, with some regrets at leaving her new friends behind. However, it appears that she and Scott have now moved back to Earth once more, as she has helped Superman and his allies reach Apokolips on more than one occasion in recent months.


For a definitive list of appearances of Big Barda in chronological order click here


Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #2 (April 1985)

Who's Who in the DC Universe #11 (July 1991)
New Gods Secret Files #1 (September 1998)