MS. LION
(of Earth-1983)

Real Name: Ms. Lion

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-1983) canine

Occupation: None

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Firestar (Angelica Jones), Iceman (Bobby Drake), Norma Osborn, May Parker, Spider-Man (Peter Parker)

Enemies: Morlun of Earth-001

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Aunt May's Boarding House in the Shady Glen community of New York City, New York, USA

First Appearance: Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends I#1 (December, 1981)

Powers/Abilities: While Ms. Lion did not display any outward super-canine powers, she was capable of thinking at a human level despite being unable to speak, other than barking. She appeared to be very loyal.

Height: 1'10" (at the shoulder, by approximation)
Weight: 45 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: Light brown

History: (Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends I#1) - As Angelica Jones and her friend Norma Osborn got ready for a super hero costume party, Ms. Lion played in front of a mirror with a mask, ultimately scaring herself and running underneath May Parker's bed. May beckoned Ms. Lion to come out from under the bed to see Angelica and Norma before they left for their Eastern State University party. Later, as Norma Osborn recounted how she was saved from the Green Goblin by the Spider-Friends, Ms. Lion listened intently until she was asked what she thought of Spider-Man. Knowing that Peter Parker was Spider-Man due to her canine senses, Ms. Lion thought about she loved Spider-Man and leapt into the lap of Peter Parker.

(Amazing Spider-Man III#7/2) -  After Earth-001's Morlun transported to Earth-1983 and killed Firestar and Iceman, Ms. Lion ran up as Morlun grabbed Spider-Man and began draining the life from the hero. Barking her best at Morlun in an attempt to protect her masters, Ms. Lion could howl in grief as Morlun successfully killed Spider-Man and transported away.

Comments: Created by Dan Slott, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Cam Smith.

Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends#1 (1981) adapted the Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon episode "Triumph of the Green Goblin" into comic form, albeit with some differences such as the whole Mona vs. Norma Osborn debate, Green Goblin wearing a costume vs. physically transforming into goblin form and Eastern State University vs. Empire State University. Since Amazing Spider-Man III#7 showed a reality similar to Earth-8107 (the Amazing Friends cartoon), calling it Earth-1983, it stands to reason that perhaps the comic adaptation is also Earth-1983 with the cartoon staying Earth-8107. Therefore, this reality's Ms. Lion first appeared in Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends#1 rather than Amazing Spider-Man III#7, as original stated.

Earth-1983 is a similar Earth to Earth-8107, the reality of the Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends cartoon. The two are separate realities and should not be confused with one another.

Ms. Lion was miscolored a greyish-brown in the Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends#1 comic but Amazing Spider-Man III#7 corrected her hair color to match that of her Earth-8107 counterpart.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Earth-1983's Ms. Lion has no KNOWN connections to:


images: (without ads)
Amazing Spider-Man III#7, p14, pan4 (Ms. Lion, main image)
Amazing Spider-Man III#7, p14, pan1 (Ms. Lion, supplemental image)
Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends I#1, p19, pan5 (Ms. Lion with miscolored grey-brown fur)


Appearances:
Spider-Man & His Amazing Friends I#1 (December, 1981) - Dennis Marks (writer), Dan Spiegle (pencils), Vincent Colletta (inks), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man III#7 (December, 2014) - "Edge of Spider-Verse: Web of Fear" story - Dan Slott (writer), Giuseppe Camuncoli (pencils), Cam Smith (inks), Nick Lowe (editor)


First posted: 09/11/2017
Last updated: 06/13/2019

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