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MILO TINDOLINI

Real Name: Milo Tindolini

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Hairdresser and stylist

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Fantastic Four (Invisible Girl/Susan Richards-Storm mostly)

Enemies: Diablo, Elementals Of Doom (especially the Earth avatar)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Casa Tindolini, his salon in the heart of Manhattan

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#232 (July, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: Milo Tindolini doesn't possess any superhuman abilities, but is a gifted hair dresser, who claims his work shaves years off his clientele.


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History:

(Fantastic Four I#232 (fb) - BTS) - At some unrevealed point in time, Milo established Casa Tindolini, an exclusive beauty salon in downtown Manhattan, frequented by famous people. He could count the Invisible Girl among his most famous clients.

(Fantastic Four I#232) - Milo was working on the Invisible Girl, claiming the new cut he had in mind for her would make her look twenty years younger. Sue didn't really buy into that, after all that would mean Reed Richards was married to a child. She also felt the Veronica Lake look Milo was planning for her might be a bit passé. The barber took her well intended barbs in stride, just as one of Diablo's Elementals of Doom rose up from the construction site across the street from Casa Tindolini. The Elemental, representing Earth, announced it had come for the Invisible Girl. As it approached the salon, Milo, his assistant and the other customers panicked. Sue asked Milo if he would call her teammates, thinking the creature might be too much for her to handle solo. But Tindolini was too busy running away, telling Sue she was on her own. Moments later, the Elemental destroyed Casa Tindolini.










Comments: Created by John Byrne.

It's a little odd Milo didn't make any further appearances. After all, having a salon in Manhattan that caters exclusively to superheroines would be a gold mine. The visits by the Wasp alone would probably pay the rent and the repair bills from supervillain attacks. It's also more than a little likely John Byrne named him after Milo Tindle, the hairdresser played by Michael Caine in the classic 1972 movie Sleuth.

Profile by Norvo.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Milo Tindolini has no known connections to


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Tindolini's assistant

Milo Tindolini didn't run his salon all by himself. At least one, unidentified, young woman worked alongside him. She was the first to spot the consternation at the construction site across the street and alerted Tindolini moments before one of Diablo's Elementals of Doom showed up to fight the Invisible Girl. The Earth avatar had come to fight the Invisible Girl, who was present in the salon. When the Elemental attacked, she rushed to safety along with her boss and the other customers.

--Fantastic Four I#232
















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Fantastic Four I#232, p3, pan2 (main image)
Fantastic Four I#232, p5, pan1 (flees)
Fantastic Four I#232, p3, pan4 (assistant)


Appearances:
Fantastic Four I#232 (July, 1981) John Byrne (writer), John Byrne (penciler), John Byrne (inks, as Bjorn Heyn), Jim Salicrup (editor)  


Last updated: 09/23/13

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