Real Name: Margie Ross
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Unrevealed position at insurance
firm (possibly administrative)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Barney (last name unrevealed);
formerly Bob (last name unrevealed), Neil (last name unrevealed)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unrevealed city (likely
New York, USA)
First Appearance: My Love II#6/2 (July, 1970)
Powers/Abilities: Margie Ross displayed no
unusual powers or abilities, but was desperate for romance and a steady
Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
(My Love II#6/2 (fb) - BTS) - Margie Ross worked at
an insurance firm and longed for romance, but was unsure what a
prospective boyfriend wanted from her. She went on several one-off dates with men.
(My Love II#6/2) - On a date with Bob, Margie had no
preference as to what to do; she just wanted to be with him. Keen to be
liked, she thought being agreeable was the path to a relationship, but
they ended up just walking quietly until Bob took her back home, then
left. Margie concluded that he wouldn't return and once inside, sought
solace in "Our Love Story" romance magazine (see comments) and realized
that she had been trying so hard to be liked that it drove guys away.
Upset, she went for a walk and took a chance on seeing a random
romantic movie at a cinema. The female lead was confident and decisive,
so Ross considered that appropriate for herself. The next morning at
work, she deliberately bumped into the firm's handsome new junior
vice-president, Neil. Her faked confidence quickly led to a date that
evening, but she proved too bossy and uncompromising for Neil, and the
evening ended. At work, Neil stayed distant. Thinking romance beyond
her, she found solace at a record store, but a stranger called Barney
started chatting with her about music. Just being herself and not
adopting personas led to more dates and a ski vacation with Barney.
Both were happy and in love with each other.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Sal Buscema (inks).
She read "Our Love Story", a
companion Marvel comic of the same era. Coincidentally, this story was
reprinted in Our Love Story #22 (April, 1973) and #36 (October, 1975 as cover story).
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.
Margie Ross has no known connections to:
My Love II#6/2, p1 (main image)
p3, pan4 (teary headshot)
My Love II#6/2 (July, 1970) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), Gene Colan (pencils), Sal Buscema (inks)
First posted: 06/04/18
Last updated: 06/04/18
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