Real Name: Mary Stenson

Identity/Class: Human

Occupation: Circus performer

Group Membership: Circus of Crime (Bruto the Strong Man/Bruce Olafsen, Clown/Eliot Franklin, Fire-Eater/Tomas Ramirez, Great Gambonnos/Ernesto & Luigi Gambonno, Human Cannonball/Jack Pulver, Live Wire/Rance Preston, Precious, Princess Python/Zelda DuBois, Rajah/Kahir Mahadevu, Ringmaster/Maynard Tiboldt), Sultan the elephant);
formerly Army of Evil (Absorbing Man/Carl Creel, Anaconda/Blanche Sitzniski, Armadillo/Antonio Rodriguez, Baron Blood, Blackout/Marcus Daniels, Boomslang/Marc Reimer, Bruto the Strong Man/Bruce Olafsen, Bulldozer/Henry Camp, Bushmaster/Quincy McIver, Clown, CoachwhipCottonmouthCyclone/Pierre Fresson, Death Adder/Theodore Scott, Dragonfly/Veronica Dultry, Fer-de-LanceFerocia, Fire-Eater, Graviton/Franklin Hall, Great Gambonnos, Grey Gargoyle/Paul Duval, Ironclad/Mike Steel, Klaw/Ulysses Klaw, Kraven the Hunter, Living Laser/Arthur Parks, Madame MenaceMr. Hyde/Calvin Zabo, Nitro/Robert Hunter, Piledriver/Brian Calusky, Princess Python, Puff Adder/Gordon Fraley, Ringmaster, Rock PythonSidewinder/Gregory Bryan,Skein/Sybil Dvorak, Slither/Aaron Salomon, Squid, Thunderball/Eliot Franklin, Tiger Shark/Todd Arliss, Vapor/Ann Darnell, Vector, Viper/Jordan Dixon, Whirlwind/David Cannon, Wizard/Bentley Wittman, Wrecker/Dirk Garthwaite, X-Ray, Yellowjacket/Darren Cross)

Affiliations: Baron Helmut Zemo, Mr. Negative (Martin Li);
   formerly Dragon Man

Enemies: Hulk (Bruce Banner), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Kate Waynesboro, Wraith (Yuri Watanabe)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile

First Appearance: Incredible Hulk I#3 (September, 1962)

Powers/Abilities: Teena the Fat Lady had no known super powers, though she had battled several super heroes using her strength and size to her advantage. More agile than she seemed, she could used her bulk against opponents and had been known to sit on them.

Height: 5'5" (by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Brown

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe I#9 (fb) – BTS) – Maynard Tiboldt, the Ringmaster, relocated Tiboldt's Circus to America, where he developed a hypnosis hat and a plot to mesmerize crowds and rob them. He formed many of his performers into the Circus of Crime with the others going back to Europe. It was unrevealed when Teena the Fat Lady joined up with Tiboldt's Circus but she became an original member of his Circus of Crime.

(Incredible Hulk I#3/3) – The Circus of Crime robbed several towns with Teena the Fat Lady gathering as much jewelry as possible in one town. Later, they were defeated when the Hulk and the F.B.I. attacked.

(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition I#2 (fb) – BTS) – Teena briefly left the circus in hopes of marrying and starting a family but she later returned.

(Incredible Hulk II#292 (fb) – BTS) – The Circus (Ringmaster, Clown, Fire-Eater, the Great Gambonnos, Human Cannonball, Live Wire, Rajah (aboard his elephant Sultan), Teena the Fat Lady, Bruto the Strong Man and Princess Python (with Precious)) headed to Mexico, fleeing warrants, where Ringmaster forced Dragon Man to perform with them.

(Incredible Hulk II#292) – When Teena and the Circus saw the Bruce Banner arrive with his girlfriend Kate Waynesboro, Ringmaster forced Banner to change to Hulk and battle Dragon Man. Before the fight concluded, the Big Top was destroyed.

(Amazing Spider-Man III#19.1) – Mr. Negative proposed an alliance with the Circus of Crime (Ringmaster, Great Gambonnos, Teena the Fat Lady, the new Clown, Princess Python, Bruto, Fire-Eater) but the Circus refused. Later, as they battled police, Spider-Man and Wraith intervened, easily defeating the villains. During the fight, Teena threw herself at the cops and battled Wraith.


(Captain America: Steve Rogers I#13) – Baron Helmut Zemo approached the Circus (Ringmaster, Great Gambonnos, Fire-Eater, Bruto, Clown, Teena the Fat Lady) for an alliance and they later gathered with a larger army, forming the Army of Evil.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

Profile by Chadman.

Teena the Fat Lady should not be confused with:

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Incredible Hulk I#3, p22, pan3 (Teena carrying jewelry)
Amazing Spider-Man III#19.1, p13, pan1 (Teena fighting cops)

Incredible Hulk I#3 (September, 1962) – Stan Lee (writer/editor), Jack Kirby (penciler), Dick Ayers (inker)
Incredible Hulk II#292 (February, 1984) – Bill Mantlo (writer), Sal Buscema (penciler), Joe Sinnott (inker), Ann Nocenti (editor)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition I#2 (January, 1986) – Mark Gruenwald (writer/editor), various artists
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Deluxe Edition I#9 (August, 1986)) – Mark Gruenwald (writer/editor)
Amazing Spider-Man III#19.1 (September, 2015) – Gerry Conway (writer), Carlo Barberi (penciler), Juan Vlasco (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
Captain America: Steve Rogers I#13 (May, 2017) – Nick Spencer (writer), Ro Stein (penciler), Ted Brandt (inker), Tom Brevoort (editor)

First Posted: 10/11/2018
Last updated: 10/11/2018

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