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Real Name: Marcella Carson

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Manager of Carson's Carnival of Traveling Wonders

Group Membership: Carson's Carnival of Traveling Wonders

Affiliations: Ant-Man, the Avengers (Captain America, Hawkeye, Iron Man, She-Hulk, Wasp), Silver Streak; the visitors to her Carnival (including Cassie Lang)

Enemies: Taskmaster and his goons

Known Relatives: Mr. Carson (father)

Aliases: Marcy

Base of OperationsCarson's Carnival of Traveling Wonders, mobile

First Appearance: Avengers I#223 (September, 1982)

Powers/Abilities: Marcella had no superhuman powers, but was a skilled carnival manager. She could also hold her own in a fight after growing up a tomboy.

History:  (Avengers I#223 (fb) - BTS) - Marcella grew up a tomboy, teasing Carson's Carnival act Clint Barton by tripping him into a pile of "elephant dirt."

(Avengers I#223) - When the Taskmaster took over Carson's Carnival for Traveling Wonders, Marcella snuck a flier out to Hawkeye, who, as a former performer there, was on the Carnival's mailing list. On the back of the flier, she scrawled the word "help" in hopes that he would visit the Carnival and help take it back. After he arrived, Hawkeye tried to visit Marcella's trailer but was attacked by two goons. He later saw Marcella being roughed-up by the same goons and saved her, only to meet the Taskmaster. Unknown to the Taskmaster, Scott Lang was also visiting the Carnival with his daughter Cassie and once he spotted trouble, Lang donned his Ant-Man outfit and came to Hawkeye's aid. Marcella eventually fought back herself and together with the heroes, she defeated Taskmaster and his minions were arrested.

Comments: Created by David Michelinie, Greg LaRocque, and Brett Breeding.

Profile by Proto-Man.

Marcella Carson has no known connections to

Avengers I#223, p7, pan1 (Marcella Carson, fullbody)

p7, pan3 (Marcella Carson, headshot)

Avengers I#223 (September, 1982) - David Michelinie (writer), Greg LaRocque (penciler), Brett Breeding (inker)

First Posted: 01/29/2006
Last updated: 01/29/2006

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