Real Name: Holly Riddley

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Parent

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Captain America (Steve Rogers)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Hiram Riddley (son), unidentified ex-husband

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Montclair, New Jersey

First Appearance: Captain America I#313 (January, 1986)

Powers/Abilities: Holly Riddley was an excellent cook and mother.









History: (Captain America I#321 (fb) - BTS) - When Holly's husband left her, she was forced to raise their son Hiram on her own.


(Captain America I#313) - Holly was doing the dishes at her house when Captain America arrived at her door, asking if she had a computer. She replied that her son Hiram did, and introduced him. Hiram confessed to having hacked Captain America's hotline, but the Captain wound up making a deal with him to help organize hackers to gather information for him.

(Captain America I#321) - Captain America dropped by again to present Hiram with a jacket, and Holly invited him to stay for dinner. He agreed, and Holly was surprised to see how handsome he was when he took off his mask. After dinner, she had a private conversation with him, trying not to make a fool of herself. She thanked the Captain for being a positive role model for her son, and offered to let him stay at their home whenever he might need to. They were interrupted when Hiram came with information on an airline hijacking by ULTIMATUM.

(Captain America I#332 - BTS) - Holly answered the phone when Captain America called for Hiram, and put her son on.

(Captain America I#443 (fb) - BTS) - One day while Holly was driving to church, a man got into her car and put a gun to her, then forced her to drive to a country road. She shot her in the head. She was left in a coma, with little chance of reviving.






Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Paul Neary and Al Williamson.

    I would have hardly remembered Holly and her affections for Cap were it not for the pin-up section of Captain America I#350, where she appears as one of the many women in Cap's life. It makes me wonder if Gruenwald ever seriously considering pairing them up.

by Prime Eternal

Holly Riddley should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
America I#350, page 49
America I#321, page 7, panel 2

Captain America I#321 (September, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Neary (artist), John Beatty (inker), Mike Carlin (editor)
Captain America I#443 (September, 1995) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Dave Hoover (artist), Danny Bulanadi (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)

Last updated: 12/16/06

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