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MS. MARVEL

Real Name: Carol Danvers

Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780) human mutate

Occupation: Reporter, editor, crime-fighter

Group Membership: Woman Magazine

Affiliations: Amber (last name unrevealed), Stella Bella, The Cat (Patsy Walker), J. Jonah Jameson, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Tip Toe Tulip (all Earth-57780)

Enemies: bank robbers (names unrevealed), Beetle, Fancy Dancer, Kingpin, Mastermind (all Earth-57780)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)

First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#22 (April, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: The source of Ms. Marvel's powers are unrevealed, but Ms. Marvel's consciousness shares Danvers body and she has a "seventh sense" awareness of nearby trouble, when Ms. Marvel takes over Danvers' body; however, Danvers is also able to consciously trigger the transformation. Ms. Marvel is capable of self-powered flight, and has enhanced strength and dexterity. Ms. Marvel's costume acts as body armor. Danvers is also an accomplished reporter and magazine editor.

Height: 5'11"
Weight: 120 lbs.
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blonde

History:

(Spidey Super Stories#22/4 (fb) - BTS) - Through unrevealed means, Carol Danvers acquired the powers of Ms. Marvel. Meanwhile, Daily Bugle editor J. Jonah Jameson hired Danvers as a reporter and editor for the paper's Woman Magazine.

(Spidey Super Stories#22/1) - While in her editorial office, Danvers sensed a nearby bank robbery and transformed into Ms. Marvel to quickly thwart the thieves.

(Spidey Super Stories#22/4) - Jameson introduced Peter Parker to Danvers and assigned the pair, along with photographer Amber, to find out more about the new mysterious superhero Ms. Marvel. However, a kidnapping raid on Jameson by the armored Beetle pushed Parker and Danvers to secretly change into their superhero identities. Using her intuition powers, Ms. Marvel tracked the Beetle to a subway station. Spider-Man arrived too and they freed Jameson, then captured the fleeing, flying Beetle. Soon after, Danvers delivered the news story while Jameson had to rely on Amber for photos.

(Spidey Super Stories#29/2) - Covering a major baseball game for Jameson, Parker and Danvers were in the stands when the Kingpin arrived in a blimp and used a Beam Ball device that cause the audience to fall asleep. The Kingpin's lackeys began robbing the sleeping crowd members while Kingpin beat up Spider-Man. Ms. Marvel took over Danvers' sleeping body and she helped Spidey stop the Kingpin and his lackeys. Spider-Man pulled the dirigible away with the captive crooks while Ms. Marvel sat on board. Later, Jameson asked the pair how they still came up with a news story when they were meant to be asleep, but both covered the truth by stating they had automatic recording equipment.

(Spidey Super Stories#29/3) - Danvers transformed into Ms. Marvel to stop a falling iron girder from hitting pedestrians.

(Spidey Super Stories#38/4) - Jameson assigned Danvers and Parker to attend the ballet and meet dancer Tip Toe Tulip. At the venue, the criminal Fancy Dancer kidnapped Tulip to hold her ransom. Parker and Danvers went in separate directions to secretly transform into their superhero identities and gave chase. After several mishaps, the two heroes coordinated an attack to stop Fancy Dancer and rescue Tulip. Later, Danvers and Parker passed the news story information to Jameson at the Daily Bugle.

(Spidey Super Stories#39/2) - Danvers and Parker covered the Women's Day parade while chemist Mastermind secretly sold drugged sodas nearby to women to keep them quiet. The drugged participants were falling asleep and prone to robbery, so Parker changed into Spider-Man while Danvers transformed into Ms. Marvel, whose seventh sense told her Mastermind was the culprit. Mastermind evaded capture at the parade, but Ms. Marvel and Spider-Man pursued the villain back to his lab. After finding out about the temporary nature of the sleeping drug, Ms. Marvel doused the villain in sleeping potion and the heroes returned to the march. The people there were recovering and the parade continued.

(Spidey Super Stories#39, back cover) - Ms Marvel joined the march alongside the Cat (Patsy Walker).

Comments: Created by Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks).

Spidey Super Stories#32 shows that she's based in the USA (but no other storyline associated with it).

Physical stats are taken from the Earth-616 version, as they look very much alike.

By her second appearance, her exposed midriff (see flying image) was colored over, covering her torso.

The inside cover pages for Spidey Super Stories were printed in black & white. The inside front cover page often featured an origin story for a character.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Ms. Marvel of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:


Stella Bella

Stella Bella

Stella Bella was a women's rights activist involved in the Women's Day parade. Danvers interviewed her for Woman Magazine, but Bella began falling asleep due to a drugged soda from the criminal chemist Mastermind. She recovered an hour later after the effects wore off. She was an inspiration to various women, including Mary Jane Watson.

 

 

 

--Spidey Super Stories#39/2


images: (without ads)
Spidey Super Stories#29, p8, pan4 (main image)
Spidey Super Stories#39, p13, pan3 (headshot)
Spidey Super Stories#22, front cover (flying)
Spidey Super Stories#39, p13, pan1 (Bella)


Appearances:
Spidey Super Stories#22/1 (April, 1977) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#22/4 (April, 1977) - Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#29/2 (December, 1977) - Kolfax Mingo &/or Jim Salicrup &/or Nick Cuti (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#29/3 (December, 1977) - Kolfax Mingo &/or Jim Salicrup &/or Nick Cuti (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
Spidey Super Stories#38/4 (January, 1979) - Bill Mantlo &/or Deborah November &/or Michael Siporin (writer), Don Perlin (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays & Deborah November (editors)
Spidey Super Stories#39/2 (March, 1979) - Nick Sullivan &/or Michael Siporin &/or Jim Salicrup (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays & Deborah November (editors)


First posted: 03/08/18 (International Women's Day 2018)

Last updated: 03/08/18

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