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Real Name: Karen Lee Ross

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Housewife

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: None

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross (husband), Betty Ross (daughter), unidentified unseen father.

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: USA

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk II#291 (January, 1984)

Powers/Abilities: None revealed

History: (Incredible Hulk II#291 (fb)) - Karen Lee was the daughter of a Captain in the U.S. Army. She met Thaddeus Ross when he was a cadet, they fell in love then they married.

Ross left for war. After the end of the war, they gave birth Betty (see comments).

When Betty was only some months old Ross left for another war (see comments).

Ross returned, betty grew and became a girl, years passed, Karen Lee died.

Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (pencils), Gerry Talaoc (inks), Ann Nocenti (editor).

I'm not sure if to place this character in the alternate timeline of "Marvel Comics tells the tales of Super-Heroes". Ross (and Karen Lee)'s history is depicted as a long flashback. In the last panels it is hinted that all the history could be a comic written by Bill Mantlo and Sal Buscema in the Earth-616 timeline.
    Regardless, the dates have to be topical, Betty couldn't have been born before the Korean War in the Earth-616 timeline. The two wars referenced in Hulk II#291 were World War II and the Korean Conflict.

    I don't know what is said in Hulk: Gray#2, but I don't remember a flashback in any other issue where Karen Lee appeared. I remember Betty or T.Ross saying "Mom said this" or "Your mother did that" but it is impossible for me to remember if those facts were relevant to build a more complete profile.
    If there are more appearances, just let us know and we'll add them at some point.

Profile by Spidermay.

Karen Lee has no known connections to:

Images: (without ads)
Incredible Hulk II#291, p8, pan5 (main image)
Incredible Hulk II#291, p7, pan3 (image)

Other Appearances:
Hulk: Gray#2

Last updated: 11/17/06

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