Identity/Class: Normal human
(Society for Cutting Up
Men); infiltrated F.L.U.S.H. (For Leaving Unlocked Sanitary
Capon, the Daily Bugle (J. Jonah Jameson, Joe Robertson) (the Bugle was
investigating possible criminal activities of Frimp's S.C.U.M.
faction), F.L.U.S.H. (May Parker, others) (she was stealing money from
Pricey Satin, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Buck Toothly, Mary Jane Watson
was helping the Bugle investigate S.C.U.M.)
Aliases: "Miz" (a title she
Frimp", "Miss Frump" (unintentional insults given to her by May Parker
of Operations: F.L.U.S.H.'s
offices in New York (Box 1220, Grand Central Station) and her
Elmhurst, New York, USA
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Powers/Abilities: Felicity Frimp had no
but was skilled in the use of karate and using whatever items were near
attack enemies. She carried a 9-inch knife and had made use of her
vial of acid and a pair of scissors as weapons.
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- BTS) - S.C.U.M.,
feminist organization, sent threatening letters to prominent
written in blank verse, warning of their terrorist plots.
(The Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book - "Aunt May's Crusade" story) - Shortly thereafter, S.C.U.M. leader Felicity Frimp met May Parker at the Hyannis, Massachusetts Hound Dog bus terminal, where an unknowing May befriended Frimp, explaining her anger over the pay toilets in the terminal. May soon after founded F.L.U.S.H. (For Leaving Unlocked Sanitary Habitats), an organization against pay toilets.
Making Felicity her second-in-command in F.L.U.S.H., May began making headlines for her cause, even appearing on Huck Finkley's 7pm news and the Dike Mugless Show. When Spider-Man investigated F.L.U.S.H., he ran afoul of Felicity and her aides Gladys and Glory planning to rob F.L.U.S.H. and divert at least half of it to fund S.C.U.M.'s activities. Discovering the hero, Felicity used her karate skills against the web-slinger. Their battle was interrupted when May and her F.L.U.S.H. members returned, prompting Spider-Man to escape through a window. When May asked what had happened, Frimp informed her that Spider-Man had attempted to steal F.L.U.S.H.'s cashbox but she had stopped him. Spider-Man quickly changed out of his costume and returned to F.L.U.S.H. as Peter Parker, where he was introduced to Frimp, Gladys and Glory by May. While the members of S.C.U.M. plotted on using Peter to their advantage, Peter Parker took photos of them all for the Daily Bugle, leaving his camera behind to go to lunch.
While Peter was out
to lunch, S.C.U.M.
killed famed artist Handy Battleground via 75 gunshot wounds and, using
Parker's camera, implicated Peter in the murder by placing the camera
scene. While the press hounded May Parker's home in search of Peter,
S.C.U.M. also murdered author Mendacity Capon, who had written an
book, by causing him to slip and fall on a banana peel. On the run,
left a paycheck and a note for May, who rushed to the F.L.U.S.H.
headquarters to inform Felicity of her nephew's innocence. She then
to deposit the check for her. Plotting to implicate Parker in the Capon
as well as the impending murders of politician Pricey Satin and newsman
Toothly, Felicity met with Gladys and Glory, telling them to leave
check at the scene of Satin's murder. Later that evening, as Felicity
out the murder of Toothly, she was confronted by Spider-Man. Attacking
Felicity hurled her handbag and a vial of acid at the wall-crawler,
incapacitating him with the fumes. Locking Spider-Man in the F.L.U.S.H.
offices with the acidic fumes, Felicity left to meet with Gladys and
The next morning,
Peter Parker phoned May
and claimed that he had a roll of film that would prove his innocence
reveal the true killers at the same time. He then told May to tell the
F.L.U.S.H. that he would leave it in the F.L.U.S.H. mailbox,
planning to trap Felicity Frimp with the false film. Spider-Man then
Daily Bugle as they were reeling from the murder of Pricey Satin via
strangulation with his own bow-tie, telling them to have the police
Frimp's home in Elmhurst. As predicted, a suspicious Felicity Frimp
film and took it home to develop at her personal darkroom, determined
what evidence Peter had on S.C.U.M.'s guilt. Spider-Man surprised
leaping through her darkroom window. Attacking with a pair of scissors,
Felicity was quickly defeated and arrested by the NYPD, who had wire
home and recorded her monologuing her worries that Peter had evidence
guilt. Felicity was then informed that Gladys and Glory had been
the halls of WPIG-TV trying to assassinate Buck Toothly and had
the crimes. With Peter proven innocent, Felicity was taken into
announcing that S.C.U.M. had only begun.
Comments: Created by Mary A.
Mintzer and Alden
of the characters in this
story were parodies of real-life topical people of the time. One that
immediately springs to mind is Dike Mugless, who was an obvious parody
Douglas. I believe Huck Finkley's name was also a sort of mish-mash of
David Brinkley & Chet Huntley, of The
Huntley-Brinkley Report. The Hound Dog bus company was a
parody of the
Greyhound bus company as well, and Handy Battleground was a parody of
Andy Warhol. I'm sure that Mendacity Capon, Pricey Satin and Buck
all parody names based on real people but alas, I was not even alive
1977 so I'm not as knowledgeable on the topical references of the time...
According to the "Aunt May's Crusade"
story in the All-Star Book, Aunt May's lipstick of choice is "Poppies
Snow" by Revloony. Who knew?
it turns out, upon doing some
research, S.C.U.M. is/was a real-life organization (also standing
Society of Cutting Up Men) consisting of only one official member,
Solanas, whom Felicity Frimp could possibly be based on. In 1967,
the S.C.U.M. Manifesto, which urged women to overthrow society and
the male gender. She was known to host feminist rallies and once shot
Andy Warhol, which was likely where the idea of S.C.U.M.'s murder of
Handy Battleground came from. Apparently, Solanas had always claimed to
only official member of S.C.U.M., suggesting that on Earth-616
where this story presumably takes place), either Felicity Frimp founded
or Solanas' S.C.U.M. became such a full-fledged organization that
eventually became the head of her own faction.
Character name has no known connections to
and Glory were members of
Felicity Frimp's S.C.U.M. organization and were dedicated to Frimp's
eradicating men, especially the chauvinist ones. When Frimp infiltrated
Parker's F.L.U.S.H. organization, Gladys and Glory accompanied her
aided Frimp's plans to funnel a portion of F.L.U.S.H.'s donations
terrorist activities of S.C.U.M. Caught in the act by Spider-Man
attempting to steal donations, Gladys and Glory battled the hero
Felicity until their battle was interrupted by the arrival of May
prompting Spider-Man to flee. When Spider-Man returned as Peter Parker
introduced to Felicity, Gladys and Glory, they opted to frame him using
camera he left behind when he left. Sending Gladys and Glory out to
chauvinist celebrity men, Felicity later met with them after seemingly
disposing of Spider-Man. After Peter Parker announced that he had film
could prove S.C.U.M.'s murders, Felicity sent Gladys and Glory to
Buck Toothly while she acquired the film and developed it, determined
if Parker's claims were true. As Spider-Man defeated and captured
her Elkhurst home, Gladys and Glory were arrested at WPIG-TV during
assassination attempt and confessed to the murders.
woman had superhuman powers
but were skilled in the use of murder weapons such as a banana peel and
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The Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book, p11-12, splash page (main image)
The Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book, p19, splash page (Felicity Frimp headshot)
The Amazing Spider-Man Golden All-Star Book, p16, splash page (Gladys & Glory)
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