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Real Name: Joanie Baker

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Aspiring actor

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Jerry Hall

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York City, USA

First Appearance: Our Love Story#7/1 (October, 1970)

Powers/Abilities: Joanie Baker was an ordinary woman with hopes for a meaningful yet glamorous relationship.


(Our Love#7/1) - Her room pinned with pictures of male performers, Joanie Baker was hopeful for a glamor-filled acting career and so attended an acting workshop. Star-struck, she also wished to date a popular man who wasn't stuck in a dreary 9-to-5 job. At the workshop, she met Jerry Hall, who was strongly attracted to her. Despite their apparent compatibility, she maintained an emotional distance because he seemed so average to her in his looks and clothing. She pushed him away, declaring him ordinary and left him in the rain after a kiss. Days later, she found she was still thinking of him and went to the theater to distract herself. There she saw an actor on stage with thick dark hair and beard, and was drawn to him and his acting abilities. He came up to her after the show, introduced himself as Duncan, and they dated for a short while, but she still thought of Jerry and pulled away after a kiss. But then she noticed Duncan's voice change as he removed his wig and false beard, revealing himself to be Jerry. The two lovers embraced and gazed into the sunset; she had at last found the man she wanted to be with.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), John Buscema (pencils) and Dick Ayers (inks).

The coloring of the pictures on the wall (main image) looks like she's keen on blue-skinned Kree men...

This story was later reprinted in Our Love Story#21/2 (February, 1973) and My Love#32/3 (January, 1975).

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Joanie Baker has no known connections to:

Jerry Hall

Jerry Hall was an aspiring actor who was romantically drawn to Joanie at an acting workshop. She rejected his advances as she considered him to be ordinary looking. He later adopted a disguise using a wig and false beard, called himself Duncan and changed his voice. He met up with Joanie a few days later; she was drawn to his apparent glamorous appearance. When Joanie drew away because she still thought of the Jerry Hall whom she met at the acting workshop. "Duncan" then revealed himself to actually be Jerry Hall and the two embraced.




--Our Love Story#7/1

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Our Love Story#7/1, p1 (main image)
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   p4, pan2 (Jerry Hall)

Our Love Story#7/1 (October, 1970) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), John Buscema (pencils) and Dick Ayers (inks)

Last updated: 02/14/11 (happy Valentine's Day!)

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