SPINNERETTE

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

Aliases: Spinner

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.

Height: 9'  
Weight:
325 lbs. 
Eyes:
Blue 
Hair:
None 
Skin
: Blue

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.

 

 

(Fantastic Four 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.

Profile by Madison Carter

Clarifications:

Spinnerette has no known connections to


Archie

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


     Solon star-crew


(Solon Pilot, Spinnerette, others) - Crew of Solons that came to Earth searching for indium.


--Fantastic Four I#237


images:
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)


01/15/07

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