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TRIPPER

Real Name: Unrevealed

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Arlene (last name unrevealed), Melissa (last name unrevealed)

Enemies: Eric (last name unrevealed) (loose)

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed city in the USA

First Appearance: My Love II#15/1 (January, 1972)

Powers/Abilities: Tripper had no extraordinary abilities, but enjoyed a hedonistic lifestyle with few commitments apart from a drug habit. He liked to wear sunglasses, even when inside.

Height: 5'10" (by approximation)
Weight: 150 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Blond

History:

(My Love II#15/1 (fb) - BTS) - Tripper enjoyed a hedonistic lifestyle, consuming drugs and hosting drug-fueled parties. At one gathering, he met Melissa and they were very quickly attracted to each other, despite Melissa already having a boyfriend, the conservative and safe Eric. Neither man liked the other, yet Melissa felt drawn to the rebellious Tripper.

(My Love II#15/1) - Tripper commented that Melissa was so stuck on the one man, Eric, and offered her different opportunities from her conservative way of life. But she hesitated until eventually deciding to break her relationship off with Eric after moving in with Tripper. When she arrived, Tripper was hosting a music party where people were already high and he behaved nonchalantly when Melissa arrived. Concerned with his indifference, Melissa hoped Tripper would change. But a guest, Arlene, collapsed on the floor; Tripper ignored her. Melissa thought Arlene required medical attention, but Tripper didn't want to attract trouble. Just then, Eric burst in, having searched for Melissa and was concerned for her welfare. Eric called an ambulance and he left with Melissa, now firm that she loved Eric, not Tripper.

 

 

Comments: Created by Holli Resnicoff (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Bill Everett (inks).

Fantastic evocative artwork by Gene Colan.

Tripper, his nickname, presumably alludes to the drug trips he seemed to be renown for. Kinda odd that his rival, straight-laced Eric, knew where he lived.

This story was later reprinted in Our Love Story#27 (February, 1974).

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.

CLARIFICATIONS :
Tripper has no known connections to:


Melissa

Melissa

Melissa had her own apartment and a long relationship with the conservative Eric. At a party, she met the rebellious Tripper and they were soon drawn to each other. Melissa felt like she had to break away from her conservative background and Tripper provided the opportunity. She decided to move in with Tripper and break off the relationship with Eric the next day. However, she was surprised with Tripper's indifferent attitude and drug-addled guests at his place. Concerned, Melissa left Tripper, deciding to stay with Eric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

--My Love II#15/1


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My Love II#15, p5, pan4 (main image)
   p1 (headshot)
   p5, pan1 (Melissa)


Appearances:
My Love II#15/1 (January, 1972) - Holli Resnicoff (writer), Gene Colan (pencils), Bill Everett (inks), Stan Lee (editor)


First posted: 05/11/18

Last updated: 05/11/18

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