Real Name: Patty O'Donnels
Occupation: High School Student & "Reporter"
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Speedball (Robert Baldwin)
Enemies: Louie Perlongetti, Mr. Zuit and his gang
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Springdale High School in Springdale, Connecticut
First Appearance: Marvel Super-Heroes III#1/5, a.k.a. Marvel Super-Heroes Spring Special (May, 1990)
Powers/Abilities: None. She was dedicated to become a great journalist.
(Marvel Super-Heroes III#1/5 (fb) - BTS) - Patty's goal was to win the Pulitzer price with high school video journalism (although this wasn't possible), but again and again her work wasn't published or aired by the local TV station. Her work she gained her the nickname Pulitzer Patty from her schoolmates.
(Marvel Super-Heroes III#1/5) - Patty asked her schoolmates questions about the cafeteria and then changed the topic to Springdale's local hero Speedball. She wanted to do a video report on him and everyone told her their opinion about him except for Robert Baldwin who just muttered like a moron because Patty was so beautiful. She followed him with her camera the whole day and filmed the school's janitor by accident who didn't like to be filmed. The janitor followed Patty after school and pushed her into an ally. He threatened Patty with a knife and wanted the tape, but Speedball came to save her. Patty filmed the fight between Speedball and the janitor until the hero left and the police arrived. The policemen recognized the janitor as the wanted criminal Louie Perlengotti. They arrested him and told him that none of Patty's reports ever made it to TV. Patty went home with Robert and was a little bit sad about the things the police said. At home she watched the tape she made of the fight and it was all blurry because Speedball jumped around too fast. Patty didn't despair after this defeat because she was already ready to film Speedball again.
(Marvel Comics Presents I#122/2) - Patty went to Hartford, Connecticut and filmed late at night some smugglers at a retail store. Her purse fell down from the building she filmed from and she had to flee from the smugglers. The next afternoon the smugglers surrounded her at Springdale High and wanted the videotape from her. They took away her bag with the camera, pushed her to the ground and left the high school. Robert Baldwin brought the camera back to her and told her a big lie how he got it from them. Together they watched the tape and saw the license plate from the smugglers car. It was from NY and Patty had friends in NY who could track down the car's owner while Robert had friends in NY who could take care of the smugglers.
Comments: Created by Fabian Nicieza, Steve Ditko & Chris Ivy.
Her second appearance was written by Fabian Nicieza as well.
I've no clue why Patty had a white streak in her hair in Marvel Comics Presents I#122. It was only seen in a few panels, but it didn't seem to be there just by accident.
Patty is also referred to in New Warriors I#32, when Robbie mentions to Peter Parker that Patty is a fan of his work.
Profile by Markus Raymond
Pulitzer Patty has no known connection to:
Two years before Patty filmed him, Louie Perlengotti embezzled about thirty thousand dollars from his ex-wife in Cleveland. He disappeared with it and hid himself in Springdale. There he became the high school's janitor. When Patty O'Donnels filmed him accidentally, he became afraid that the tape would be aired on TV. He followed her after school, pushed her into an ally and threatened her with a knife to get the tape. She got help from Speedball who beat Louie up until the police arrived. They realized who the janitor really was and arrested him. He mumbled undefinable curses when he learned that nothing Patty ever reported was aired on TV.
--Marvel Super-Heroes III#1/5
Mr. Zuit and gang
Mr. Zuit and his gang were smugglers from New York City. They smuggled electronic equipment from a retail store in Hartford, Connecticut to New York City. They noticed Patty when her purse fell down from a building, but she was already gone when they got to the roof. Mr. Zuit used the ID from her purse to find her again and the next day he surrounded her at Springdale High. They took her camera from her and left with their car. Robert Baldwin stopped their car as Speedball. They parted and one gang member tried to get rid of the camera. Speedball saved the camera and brought it back to Patty. They found out that Zuit's gang was from NY and Robert sent his colleague Rage to them who shook them down a little bit.
Mr. Zuit is the left guy on the left picture. The guy right to him tried to destroy Patty's camera by throwing it on a subway rail. The first guy from the left on the right picture opened Rage the door in NY and the other two guys did nothing special.
--Marvel Comics Presents I#122/2
Marvel Comics Presents I#122, p9, pan3 (head shot, new)
Marvel Super-Heroes III#1, p49, pan6 (head shot, old)
Marvel Super-Heroes III#1, p58, pan7 (Louie Perlongetti)
Marvel Comics Presents I#122, p10, pan9 (Mr. Zuit & one gang member)
Marvel Comics Presents I#122, p10, pan8 (three other gang members)
Marvel Super-Heroes III#1/5 (May, 1990) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Steve Ditko (pencils), Chris Ivy (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Marvel Comics Presents I#122/2 (February, 1993) - Fabian Nicieza (writer), Paris Karounos (pencils), Ken Branch (inks), Terry Kavanagh (editor)
First Posted: 12/17/2004
Last updated: 01/04/2005
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