Real Name: Kitt Gantry
Identity/Class: Normal human
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Nick Colombo;
formerly Mike Martin
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York, USA
First Appearance: My Love II#6/1 (July, 1970)
Powers/Abilities: Kitt Gantry had an excellent
singing voice and a talent for music, having received training. Although she longed for romance, she was obsessed with
contemporary music and a singing career.
Weight: 120 lbs. (by approximation)
(My Love II#6/1 (fb) - BTS) - Kitt Gantry was big fan
of contemporary music and often spent hours listening to the latest
recordings, lost in hopeful thoughts of becoming a singer with a rock
group. She agreed to a date with boyfriend Mike Martin at the bowling
(My Love II#6/1) - Gantry was so focused on enjoying
music recordings that she didn't realize it was time for her date.
Martin arrived at her house seeking answers, but soon identified that
he couldn't compete with Gantry's love of music, so he stormed off. She
felt shocked, but threw herself into music, gaining piano training and
reading the latest music news. She felt ready to pursue a career in
music, but Martin called to see if she had reconsidered. However, she
reaffirmed her dedication to music and he hung up on her. Gantry felt
by embracing her music, she had turned away from romance. She went to
Broadway, trying for various auditions, until she caught a lucky break.
A record soon followed, "My Dream", and Gantry rocketed to stardom, yet
she still longed for love. At a recording studio, she was introduced to
handsome Nick Colombo, her new arranger and guitar accompaniment who
was secretly drawn to her. They worked well together, yet Gantry tried
to keep their working relationship formal. After a performance, Colombo
told her how he felt about her and she finally let down her guard. The
two embraced with a kiss. Gantry found happiness pursuing her dreams
and expected to stay together with Colombo.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Dick Ayers (inks).
These romance stories often had the flavor of the time in which they were written, and nothing else to tie them into Marvel's sliding timescale. As such, it's likely that the stories took place at the time of publication rather than being part of the sliding timescale.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Kitt Gantry has no known connections to:
Nick Colombo was a fan of Gantry's music and felt
destined to work with her. Colombo was hired (presumably by Gantry's agent)
to do the music arranging and guitar accompaniment. Yearning for
romance, yet feeling devoted to her music career, Gantry was quietly
drawn to Colombo and they worked well together. Colombo confronted her
after a performance and they revealed their mutual feelings for each other,
both happy as they kissed.
--My Love II#6/1
Mike Martin was Gantry's boyfriend before her singing
career took off. He was frustrated that Gantry forgot about their
bowling date and ended their relationship, both realizing that music
meant more to Gantry than Martin did. Several days later, Martin called
her to gauge her feelings, but she remained devoted to music. He hung
up on her.
--My Love II#6/1
My Love II#6, p5, pan4 (main image)
p2, pan1 (headshot)
p2, pan2 (Martin)
My Love II#6/1 (July, 1970) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), John Buscema (pencils), Dick Ayers (inks)
First posted: 05/28/18
Last updated: 05/28/18
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