Real Name: Carol Barnes
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-9602/Amalgam) human (possibly extraterrestrial or extraterrestrial/human hybrid-see comments)
Occupation: Super hero
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Amazon (Ororo), Dark Claw (Logan Wayne), Doctor Strangefate (Charles Xavier), Judgment League: Avengers (Angelhawk/Warren Hall, Canary/Dinah Barton, Goliath/Oliver Queen), Magneto (Erik Magnus), Moonwing (Dick Grayson), Prince (Diana), Spider-Boy (Pete Ross), Super-Soldier (Clark Kent), numerous others (see comments)
Enemies: Doctor Doomsday, Thanoseid, many others
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: The Amalgam Universe, Earth-9602
First Appearance: Fleer Marvel/DC Amalgam Trading Cards, Power Blast card subset #9 of 9 (1996); (in Amalgam continuity): Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour #7 (October, 1985)
Powers/Abilities: American Girl presumably had powers and abilities comparable to those of Super-Soldier, including superhuman strength, durability and flight.
Height: 6'0" (by approximation)
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
(Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour #7 (fb) - BTS/Amalgam Power Blast trading card#9 of 9 (fb) - BTS) - Carol Barnes became the American Girl, successor to World War II-era hero Super-Soldier, basing her superhero identity at least partially on Super-Soldier's partner from the 1940s. After Super-Soldier was believed to have died during World War II, American Girl was among the heroes fighting to save reality when Thanoseid joined the Infinity Links together, forming the Infinity Loop, and left the heroes of Earth one hour to prevent the destruction of everything, save for a planet of supervillains led by Doctor Doomsday. She was among those who fell in battle.
(Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour #7/Amalgam Power Blast trading card #9 of 9) - Super-Soldier returned as the Infinity Loop was undone and the supervillains were defeated, discovering the body of his successor American Girl as she passed away. Despite having never met American Girl, Super-Soldier cradled her lifeless body in mourning.
Comments: Created by an uncredited writer, Matt Haley and Karl Story.
Marvel characters are listed in regular, or bold black type.
DC characters are listed in bold blue type.
Amalgam characters are listed in bold purple type.
In case you're confused, Amalgam Comics didn't really exist beyond those seen in the few DC/Marvel cross-over. The titles you don't recognize are amalgams of similar Marvel and DC comics--Snood.
American Girl's real name Carol Bines was revealed on the back of the Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour Canvas Card subset card #9.
American Girl was an amalgam of Marvel's Bucky (James Buchanan Barnes), Marvel's Carol Danvers and the mainstream DC Universe's Supergirl (Kara Zor-El, aka Linda Lee Danvers).
Despite American Girl's last name being Barnes, one could also speculate that she could be an Amalgam version of Golden Girl, since there was already Amalgam counterparts to Bucky ("Brooklyn" Barnes) and Carol Danvers (Huntress). - Proto-Man
Given that she presumably had superhuman strength and durability, I chose to approximate her weight a little on the heavier side for her height to account for the increased muscle tissue, etc. Her eye color was impossible to determine, as her mask prevented her eyes from being seen and she was only ever seen in the mask.
Golden Age partner that American Girl based her heroic identity on was
not identified in her only appearance, one might speculate that she has
some sort of familial relationship to Amalgam's "Brooklyn" Barnes, who
was a teen sidekick of sorts to Super-Soldier's Golden Age team, the
All-Star Winners Squadron. Perhaps she is "Brooklyn" Barnes' daughter
or granddaughter and based her heroic identity on "Brooklyn," though
her costume didn't really reflect "Brooklyn"'s newsboy image either. -
origins, or even her powers, if any, were never given. Since she was
the Amalgam equivalent of Supergirl to Super-Soldier's Superman, she
presumably had powers similar to Super-Soldier's. Also, while we know
that she "appeared" in the fictional Secret Crisis of the Infinity
Hour#7, she likely has some fictional history prior to that fictional
American Girl's only appearance was on a chase card in the Amalgam trading card set from 1996. The card had a prismatic foil background, making it hard to determine which heroes were present for American Girl's death. While the card back did show a non-prismatic version of the card front, it was shown at a smaller size and the heroes in the background were still difficult to identify. I've included the ones I COULD identify in American Girl's Affiliations section. If you can ID some of the others, feel free to let us know & we'll get them added to the profile! - Proto-Man
Profile by Crazy Ivan.
American Girl has no KNOWN connections to
images: (without ads)
Fleer Marvel/DC Amalgam Trading Cards, Power Blast subset card#9 of 9, front (main image)
Fleer Marvel/DC Amalgam Trading Cards, Power Blast subset card#9 of 9, back (back)
Fleer Marvel/DC Amalgam Trading Cards, Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour Canvas Card subset card#9 of 9 (back)
Fleer Marvel/DC Amalgam Trading Cards, Power Blast subset card#9 of 9 (1996) - uncredited writer, Matt Haley (pencils), Karl Story (inks), Electric Pickle (CGI)
Fleer Marvel/DC Amalgam Trading Cards, Secret Crisis of the Infinity Hour Canvas Card subset card#9 of 9 (1996) - uncredited writer, Dave Dorman (art)
First Posted: 02/09/2017
Last updated: 02/09/2017
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