Real Name: Wilhelmina Lumpkin

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Mail carrier

Group Membership: US Postal Service

Affiliations: Fantastic Four (Human Torch/Johnny Storm, Invisible Woman/Sue Richards, Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards, Thing/Ben Grimm), Fountainhead, Willie Lumpkin

Enemies: Nightmare

Known Relatives: William "Willie" Lumpkin (paternal uncle), unidentified aunt (presumed deceased), Freddie Lumpkin (cousin), Mrs. Lumpkin (cousin-by-marriage), Timothy Lumpkin (second cousin), Bill "Gramps" Lumpkin (great-grandfather, presumed deceased)

Aliases: "Billie" (nickname)

Base of Operations: New York City

First Appearance: Fantastic Four III#2 (February, 1998)

Powers/Abilities: Billie Lumpkin is a loyal, helpful and sweet mailman-- I mean, woman.

Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 115 lbs.

History: (Fantastic Four III#2) - "Billie" arrived at Pier Four, the new headquaters of the Fantastic Four, with a huge mail sack, and introduced herself to Benjamin Grimm and Johnny Storm, telling them that she was to be their new mailwoman, assisting her uncle Willie. The two guys immediatly fell for the beautiful new mailwoman, and offered to help her with all the mail.

(Fantastic Four III#4) - Billie returned to Pier Four with more mail, and scared Benjamin at first. She was surprised, and claimed that he shouldn't be spooked by "sweet little me." When he called her "Wilhelmina" she told him that no one called her "Wilhelmina" except her uncle Willie, and to her friends she was "Billie." Suddenly the two of them saw bright lightning come from Four Freedom Plaza, and Benjamin told her that he needed to leave. She asked him if there was anything she could do to help, but Benjamin responded that she was a mailperson and this wasn't her line of work.

(Fantastic Four III#13) - One early morning at about sunrise, Billie Lumpkin arrived at Pier Four, knocked on the door, and when Benjamin came to the door, she told him that there was a young woman on the roof carrying a sword. Benjamin told her that it was nothing to worry about, she was a friend of Johnny's, and that her name was Alysande Stuart (alias Caledonia).

(Fantastic Four III#24) - Billie arrived at Pier Four early again, and informed them that seeing them on the roof so early in the morning in full uniform made her afraid that she had walked into the middle of something big. Reed told her that her concern was noted, much appreciated, and totally groundless.

(Fantastic Four III#29) - Billie arrived at Pier Four early again, and was about to deliver the day's mail when she was surprised by Doctor Doom (she as well as the rest of the world was unaware that "Doctor Doom" was actually Reed Richards). She told him that she had some letters for the Fantastic four, and "Doom" told her that since he was to marry Susan Richards, he was now to be considered part of the team.

(Fantastic Four III#35) - Some time later, Billie arrived at Pier Four just in time for one of Johnny and Benjamin's many "fights". The arrival of the beautiful mailwoman made the two stop their fight, and Johnny tried to charm her, but failed miserably. While Benjamin and Johnny tried to fix the door they broke during their fight, Billie decided that it was time to leave again.

(Fantastic Four: True Story#1-3) - Billie found her uncle Willie and the Fantastic Four catatonic at Willie's home, unaware they were going up against Nightmare and his scheme to conquer humanity by taking the works of fiction from their imagination. Billie waited out the situation....watching TV, drinking coffee and using Johnny Storm's lap as cushion....for three issues.

(Fantastic Four: True Story#4) - After Nightmare was defeated he possessed Billie to take revenge on Willie Lumpkin for aiding the Fantastic Four and Fountainhead in his defeat. As Billie he tried to choke Willie to death, but Mr. Fantastic patted Billie's shoulder and told Nightmare that it was over. Second later Nightmare left Billie's body, who felt like she has had a nightmare.

Comments: Created by Scott Lobdell, Alan Davis and Mark Farmer.

by The Beetle

Billie Lumpkin is related to:

But has no connection to:

Fantastic Four III#2, page 8, panel 1

Other appearances:
Fantastic Four III#4 (April, 1998) - Scott Lobdell & Chris Claremont (writers), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Mark Powers (editor)
Fantastic Four III#13 (January, 1999) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Fantastic Four III#24 (December, 1999) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Fantastic Four III#29 (May, 2000) - Chris Claremont (writer), Salvador Larroca (pencils), Art Thibert (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Fantastic Four III#35 (November, 2000) - Carlos Pacheco & Rafael Marin (writers), Carlos Pacheco (pencils), Jesus Merino (inks), Bobbie Chase (editor)
Fantastic Four: True Story#1-4 (September-December, 2008) - Paul Cornell (writer), Horacio Domingues (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 01/16/15

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