Real Name: Unrevealed, possibly Solon Stabilizer (see comments)
Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (Solon)
Occupation: Starship stabilizer
Group Membership: Her Solon star-crew
Affiliations: Archie, Archie's gang of hobos, Invisible Girl (Sue Storm), Mister Fantastic,
Enemies: (formerly) Invisible Girl, Mister Fantastic, Franklin Richards
Known Relatives: All Solons are related to each other through their process of asexual reproduction, likely leading back to one core being
Base of Operations: Solon, Nardea star system, Milky Way galaxy
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#237 (December, 1981)
Powers/Abilities: As with all members of her race of identical beings, Spinnerette reproduces asexually through fission. She is identical to all female members of her race, and very nearly identical, save gender, to the males. As a Solon, Spinnerette has certain psionic powers, but her race can become "drunk" when in contact with oxygen-rich atmospheres. She uses her power to stabilize the gravity within the Solon spacecrafts, but on a plain where gravity already exists, it causes the opposite effect, causing a sense of violent vertigo.
Weight: 325 lbs.
History: (Fantastic Four I#237 (fb) - BTS) - A
group of Solons arrived on Earth in search of indium. Noticing that all
humans were of different sizes and colors, they saw no reason why one
of their own would not blend in, and sent Solon-Stabilizer to search
for the indium.
I#237 (fb)) - The Solar-Stabilizer
made her way into a camp of homeless men, and one of them attacked her.
She lashed out with her psionic powers, knocking several of the hobos
out with a strong vertigo effect. One of the only ones to not be
rendered unconscious, Archie tried to make contact with the tall alien,
who seemed very interested in his watch. Believing she was interested
in the silver of the watch and not the indium, Archie put together a
plan to use the woman (whom Archie dubbed Spinnerette) to help gain
riches. As her time on Earth lengthened, she also became more
increasingly "drunk" on oxygen.
(Fantastic Four I#237) - While enjoying a day in Central Park, two of the Fantastic Four team came across Spinnerette and the bums robbing a jewelry store. Both Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Girl were knocked unconscious by Spinnerette's powers, and their young son Franklin lashed out at her with his mutant powers. Spinnerette was hurt, and the hobos picked her up and made their getaway. The FF members recovered and investigated, learning that Spinnerette had actually not taken anything from the jewelry store herself, and had actually left odd spherical coins in return for what the men had stolen. No sooner than this was discovered than another nearby alarm went off, this one at a pawn shop. Reed and Sue confronted the group again, and Mr. Fantastic managed to catch one of the homeless men while the others got away. The captured man explained how they found Spinnerette, and Fantastic finally pieced together the puzzle. Confronting Spinnerette yet again, Reed told Sue to place a force-field around the alien's head, cutting off her supply of oxygen. This returned Spinnerette to her non-"drunk" form and, through Reed's translator device, she explained her mission. Spinnerette, Reed and Sue returned to the area where the other aliens waited in their spacecraft, and Reed gave them a box of indium, declining their payment of "ball-bearing" coins. Spinnerette and her crew then left Earth.
Comments: Created by John Byrne.
As all members of her race are essentially clones of one another, they
do not seem to have actual names, but rather designations pertaining to
their mission duties. Thus, by our standards, Spinnerette's true name
may very well be Solon-Stabilizer, the position she held on her ship.
Spinnerette's race, the Solons, received an entry in the Alien Races section of OHOTMU Deluxe Edition#15. It is from this entry that most of the data regarding their planet is taken.
Spinnerette has no known connections to
Archie, or "Arch," was a homeless man who encountered
the alien woman he would later dub Spinnerette. He used her size and
powers (as well as her search) to rob jewelry stores.
--Fantastic Four I#237 ( 237 (fb), 237
--Fantastic Four I#237
Fantastic Four I#237, page 17, panel 6 (main image)
Fantastic Four I#237, page 10, panel 4 (headshot)
Fantastic Four I#237, page 16, panel 4 (Archie)
Fantastic Four I#237, page 20, panel 2 (Solons)
Fantastic Four I#237 (December, 1981) - John Byrne
(writer/artist), Jim Salicrup (editor)
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