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Real Name: Holly McCann

Identity/Class: Human, citizen of the United States

Occupation: Unknown, former Stark Industries PR officer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Phil Sheldon, unnamed Stark Industries employees, possibly Tony Stark

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: "Miss McCann"

Base of Operations: Unrevealed,
                                  formerly Stark Industries, Long Island, New York

First Appearance: Marvels I#3 (March, 1994)

Powers/Abilities: Holly McCann possesses no known superhuman abilities. A driven PR person, she was relentless in making sure her clients received the best possible media coverage. McCann preferred a hands-on approach to public relations, often dogging reporters or delivering press releases to them in person.

Height: 5'6" (by approximation)
Weight: 110 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde



(Marvels I#3 (fb) - BTS) - In an attempt to generate some positive press for Stark Industries after a recent failed sub-marine weapons test which was blamed on Iron Man, Holly started to reach out to reporters. She repeatedly tried to contact famed news photographer Phil Sheldon.

(Marvels I#3 - BTS) - McCann finally managed to get Sheldon on the phone, just as he was researching the latest string of bad news stories surrounding Iron Man and Stark Industries, including the failed submarine test, Stark's connections to SHIELD and his alleged romance with countess Stephanie de la Spiroza. She invited him and reporter Ben Urich to tour the Stark Industries plant on Long Island, even offering to arrange a photo op with Iron Man himself. Sheldon turned her down, feeling it wouldn't be right.

(Marvels I#3) - Unperturbed, Holly made it a point to seek out Sheldon at a Manhattan bar frequented by reporters. Meeting him on the sidewalk, she cheerfully handed him a folder containing the latest press releases from Stark Industries' Iron Man foundation. Holly assured the nonplussed Sheldon he would find some of their charity work fascinating.

Comments: Created by Kurt Busiek (writer), Alex Ross (painter)

One of the few original characters featured in Marvels, Holly was meant as a counterpoint to Sheldon's sense of "wide eyed wonder" when it came to the costumed heroes. Sheldon saw them as genuine wonders, while people like Holly tried to capitalize on them. Of course, the irony here is that Sheldon was about to get rich too by publishing Marvels, the coffee table book chock full of pictures of superheroes and villains. 

Profile by Norvo.

Holly McCann should not be confused with

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Marvels I#3, p5, pan4 (main image)
Marvels I#3, p5, pan5 (closeup)

Marvels I#3 (March, 1994) -
Kurt Busiek (writer), Alex Ross (painter), Marc McLaurin (editor)

Last updated: 05/13/17

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