Real Name: Mary Arnett
Identity/Class: Human vampire
Occupation: Actress, entertainer (World War II era)
Group Membership: None
Enemies: Bucky (Barnes), Captain America (Rogers), Esme Georges, American soldiers
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations:
Allied-occupied Europe, notably Belgium;
First Appearance: Captain America V#601 (September, 2009)
Powers/Abilities: Beyond being an accomplished, if somewhat vain, actor, Mary Arnett later possessed various powers of a vampire, although her vampiric transformation left her ghoulish in appearance. She was fast, strong with fangs and claw-like hands. Like other vampires, she could be destroyed by sunlight.
(Captain America V#601 (fb) - BTS) - In early February 1945, the USO organized a show to entertain American troops stationed in Bastogne, Belgium, to shore up troop morale. Prominent entertainer Mary Arnett from the USA was to be one of the main acts.
(Captain America V#601 (fb)) - With slight false modesty, Arnett arrived in the camp and received much attention from the army lads and photographers as Captain America and Bucky looked on.
(Captain America V#601 - BTS) - The vampire girl Esme Georges converted Arnett into a ghoulish vampire during a private walk. Arnett had plans to breed vampire soldiers to fight Captain America, converting several soldiers into vampires, and hid the mirrors from her private room.
(Captain America V#601 (fb)) - The chaos caused by the sudden outbreak of vampires amongst the soldiers prompted Captain America to cancel the USO show so he and Bucky went to Arnett's room to advise her, and to get her and Terry Foyle to safety. However, they were confronted by the now vampiric starlet who savagely attacked Captain America. Bucky joined the fray, shooting through the walls and windows to allow sunshine in from a new sunrise. As she burnt and disintegrated from the sun's rays, Bucky fired additional bullets into her.
Comments: Created by Ed Brubaker (writer) and Gene Colan (art).
The story was told in the modern day as a flashback between Bucky Barnes and Nick Fury.
The fates of Arnett and Georges may well be bound to the somewhat cyclic mass resurrections and destructions of vampires in the Marvel Universe.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Mary Arnett has no known connections to:
Born in 1932 and died in 1941, Esme Georges was buried in a Belgian graveyard, an apparent victim of Nazi officer Helmutt von Schuler (himself converted into a vampire by Baron Blood). But she did not stay buried and posed as a girl delivering water to troops stationed around her town. At one point, she took newly arrived American entertainer Mary Arnett for a walk and turned her into a vampire. Tracking down the one responsible for the increased vampire activity, Captain America and Bucky found her grave, but she was perched in the tree above in her monstrous vampiric form. She launched herself at the two American heroes, but Bucky's gunfire apparently destroyed the child vampire.
--Captain America V#601
Captain America V#601, p33, pan4 (main image - vampire)
Captain America V#601 (September, 2009) - Ed Brubaker (writer), Gene Colan (art), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Last updated: 10/15/10
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