Real Name: Carlotta LaRosa
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Constrictor, Iron Man (Tony Stark), Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond), Irma Roberts, the Thing (Grimm), Joseph Trebbiani, the cultural elite
Enemies: Arcade, Brynocki, Milan Ramada
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Manhattan, New York, USA
First Appearance: The Thing II#1 (January, 2006)
Powers/Abilities: Carlotta's beauty and starring roles propelled her to stardom, despite her somewhat shaky acting abilities.
(The Thing II#5 (fb)) - Carlotta LaRosa was introduced to a tongue-tied Thing at the New York premiere of her film "Diary of an Angel".
(The Thing II#1 (fb)) - Carlotta and the Thing began dating and were photographed in a club together.
(The Thing II#1) - Waking up in his new Central Park West apartment, the Thing found Carlotta up and on the phone, making arrangements for a party in the Hamptons in his honor. Carlotta finished her call by telling socialite Milan Ramada that she was not invited. Arriving that night at the estate of Irma Roberts, Carlotta and the Thing were shown statues in Ben Grimm's likeness, the latest of which sprang to life and kidnaped the guests, including Tony Stark, Nighthawk and the Constrictor. They awakened the following day on the new island-based Murderland.
(The Thing II#2) - Fleeing from an activated mine-field, Carlotta and a few other kidnapees found rest in a seemingly-abandoned roller coaster cart. The cart sprangs to life and the Thing and Nighthawk barely managed to save the passengers. After attacks by a runaway ferris wheel and a toy soldier army, Carlotta spotted Tony Stark attempting to find a way to signal for help and created a diversion to draw attention away from him. Telling the Thing that she wouldn't be with him unless he was rich, the Thing realized what she was doing and played along, noting to himself that Carlotta wasn't a good enough actress to have pulled off this scene with such conviction. The Thing led the group into a miniature version of Manhattan, and were attacked by a Hulk robot. The Thing barely held his own against it before the arrival of several other Hulk robots.
(The Thing II#3) - Protecting Carlotta and the other kidnapped socialites, the Thing, Nighthawk and the Constrictor managed to hold their own until buoyed by Tony Stark's activation of four Thing robots. The group continued to Murderland Studios and encountered scores of movie monsters and villains. After trying to talk to the Thing, who blew her off, Arcade offered Carlotta a way off the island via a flying shuttle. Not realizing she'd be struck down with defense lasers on lift-off, the Constrictor and the Thing kept Carlotta from flying away and used the downed shuttle to protect the group from Arcade's final attack. While the group awaited rescue, Carlotta complimented Constrictor on his heroic efforts.
(The Thing II#4) - The group arrived back at the Baxter Building. Carlotta tried to talk to the Thing, who told her they had nothing to talk about before he walked away.
Comments: Created by Dan Slott and Andrea DiVito
Carlotta didn't seem to actually be living with the Thing, but still seemed to be spending a great deal of time there during their brief relationship.
Carlotta's four million dollar salary was mentioned by Arcade during his offer to get her off the island.
Profile by G Morrow.
Carlotta LaRosa has no known connections to
Joseph Trebbiani was Carlotta LaRosa's co-star in the film "Diary of an Angel". He received second billing behind Carlotta but was not shown.
--The Thing II#5
The Thing II#5, p3, pan5 (main image)
The Thing II#1 (January, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Andrea DiVito (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
The Thing II#2 (February, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Andrea DiVito (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
The Thing II#3 (March, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Andrea DiVito (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
The Thing II#4 (April, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Andrea DiVito (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
The Thing II#5 (May, 2006) - Dan Slott (writer), Andrea DiVito (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 10/26/07
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