Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) human (see comments)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man (Peter Parker) (all of Earth-57780)
Enemies: Doctor Octopus (Otto Octavius of Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York City, New York, USA (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories I#44/3 (January, 1980)
Powers/Abilities: Butterfly's powers were unrevealed. She wore a large pair of butterfly wings but it was not known if they were capable of flight, or if they were part of her own body or an apparatus she wore. She was seen scaling the side of a building, but this also was unrevealed whether it was through use of a superhuman power or if she was just really talented at climbing.
Hair: Strawberry blonde
History: (Spidey Super Stories I#44/3) - Butterfly climbed high up on a skycraper's roof tower, announcing to several newspaper photographers (including Peter Parker) below her on the roof that she was going to France to climb the Eiffel Tower as a publicity stunt. Parker invited Butterfly to go with him to meet his boss, J. Jonah Jameson. Along the way, Butterfly stopped at a newspaper stand to see if the day's paper mentioned her previous exploits, but she and Parker found that the Daily Bugle had never been delivered that day; a newspaper called the Ock News had been delivered instead, with a headline proclaiming "DOC OCK WILL RULE THE WORLD."
Arriving at the Bugle, Parker and Butterfly learned
Dr. Octopus had sabotaged the company, flattening the tires of their
delivery trucks, and was inside the building trying to tear the
printing press apart by throwing literal wrenches into it. As
Butterfly gave chase to the villain, Parker stepped aside to change
into his Spider-Man gear and joined Butterfly in chasing Octopus out
of the building. Jameson, witnessing all of this, believed Octopus
and Spider-Man to be in cahoots. Octopus doubled back into the
building after trying to crush the two heroes with giant rolls of
paper stored on a truck, and continued his attempt to destroy the
Bugle's machinery. As the heroes again chased him through the Bugle,
Octopus attempted to escape them by swinging on a pole using his
metal arms. He slipped and began to fall into the printing press, but
was saved by Spider-Man, who wrapped him in a net of spider-webbing.
Spider-Man "departed" to change back to Parker, leaving
the captured villain with Butterfly. Jameson, unable to find Parker
to take the picture for him, took a (horribly cropped) picture of
Butterfly with the netted Octopus. With Butterfly by his side,
Jameson later chided Parker for missing his opportunity and told the
photographer that Jameson himself, impressed with his own horrible
photography skills, would be taking the Paris trip to take pictures
of Butterfly's Eiffel Tower stunt, not Parker. Buttefly tried not to
laugh at this turn of events.
Comments: Created by Alan Kupperberg and/or Michael Siporin (writers), Winslow Mortimer (penciler) and Ricardo Villamonte (inker).
It's never revealed what's up with Butterfly's wings – she never uses them to fly, so it's unrevealed if they're just part of her costume for show, actual working mechanical wings, a physical mutation or what.
Profile by Madison Carter.
Butterfly (Earth-57780) has no KNOWN connections to:
images: (without ads)
Spidey Super Stories #44, page 21, panel 1 (full body)
Spidey Super Stories #44, page 32, panel 1 (w/ Dr. Octopus)
Spidey Super Stories #44 (January, 1980) - Alan Kupperberg, Michael Siporin (writers), Winslow Mortimer (pencils), Ricardo Villamonte (inks), Deborah November (editor)
Last updated: 02/09/17
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