Kitty’s long-time friend and oft-reluctant sidekick, Bill is a graduate student and a linguistic prodigy.
First Appearance: Old Hat New Hat
Kitty’s late father, a gifted aircraft engineer with a prestigious–and sometimes mysterious–career.
First Appearance: Engine Block
Kitty’s late uncle, Jack was a flying ace who lost his life in the final days of the Great War. Kitty has inherited his near-legendary audacity, as well as his insignia.
First Appearance: N/A
Jack Hawk’s wife, Giselle is an intrepid former reporter who helps Kitty maintain some semblance of order in her day-to-day life.
First Appearance: Old Bones
An old classmate of Kitty and Bill, Aaron recently returned home after spending quality time in Hawaii with the US Army. He and Kitty seem to be developing a spark.
First Appearance: Not Quite Strangers
With his enigmatic band of “air pirates”, Blackbird has been conducting raids on banks, trains, and even farms in the areas around Seattle.
First Appearance: The Blackbird Alights
This extremely large bird has appeared in Kitty’s dreams. Is it an omen, or merely, as Mr. Scrooge would have it, “an undigested bit of beef”?
First Appearance: Some Bright Morning
|The European Adventure
Not long after Kitty graduated from high school, she went abroad, lending her particular skills to various U.S. military outposts in Europe in exchange for the opportunity to study at some of the finest universities on the continent. Exactly what took place in Europe is unclear, but she doesn’t talk about it much, and she returned home from her travels battered and worn, and lacking most of her worldly goods.
Relevant episodes: Prologue
|The Hawk Notebook
Kitty discovered this mysterious document in the engine compartment of a half-finished plane in her father’s workshop. It contains a newspaper photograph of a strange device, as well as extensive notes in her father’s hand. Attempts to identify the device’s function, or the strange script which appears on it, have thus far proven fruitless.
|The Pirate Raid
While enjoying a peaceful afternoon out, Kitty and Aaron became entangled in an air pirate raid. While they helped to disrupt the marauders’ activities, they learned very little about the pirates themselves, or their peculiar mission: stealing sheep manure.
Relevant episodes: Chapter 2: A Committee of Vultures
|The Strange Coin
During the raid, Aaron discovered an unusual coin or token on the body of an unconscious pirate. He pocketed the coin, and did not mention it to Kitty, or anyone else. (The plant featured on the coin is datura, or Angel’s Trumpet.)
Relevant episodes: Quiet & Cool