Real Name: Opal (Winfree?, see COMMENTS)
Identity/Class: Normal Human
Occupation: TV Talk-Show Hostess
Group Membership: None known
Affiliations: Louise "Weezie" Grant-Mason (aka "She-Hulk, formerly The Blonde Phantom)
Enemies: Morris Walters (potentially)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: Sensational She Hulk#49 (March 1993)
Powers/Abilities: Opal possesses the normal human strength level of a woman of her size, height and build who engages in regular exercises. She's most likely a talented and capable talk-show hostess.
History: (Sensational She-Hulk#49) - Opal was a local TV talk-show hostess in the Manhattan area of New York City. After her producers got the new She-Hulk, Louise "Weezie" Grant-Mason, on her show, Opal was fielding questions from her audience as Morris Walters charged into the television studio while in a drunken state to reveal his dissatisfaction for Louise's new crime-fighting identity. Walters was tackled by security to protect Opal, and he confessed to Louise that he loved her as she was. Opal, the consummate professional, continued with the show and changed the discussion to include Walters' confession.
Comments: Created by John Byrne, Glynis Oliver and Renee Witterstaetter
Opal is obviously Marvel's little salute or homage to the Queen of Daytime TV, Mrs. Oprah Winfrey (you go, girl!). Her last name is unrevealed, but going along the lines of previous little homages, Winfree is quite likely.
Profile by: Will U
CLARIFICATIONS: Opal is not to be confused with:
Images: (without ads)
Sensational She Hulk#49, p18, pan3 (main image)
p19, pan4 (head shot)
Sensational She-Hulk#49 (March, 1993) - John Byrne (writer/artist), Renee Witterstaetter (editor)
Last updated: 12/17/06
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