Real Name: Unrevealed
Identity/Class: Extradimensional (Earth-57780)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Short Circus band (loose)
Enemies: Heck's Angels, Spider-Man (Peter Parker), other unwilling pawns (all Earth-57780)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: New York, USA (Earth-57780)
First Appearance: Spidey Super Stories#28/4
Powers/Abilities: Wallflower has some level of
proficiency in chemistry; she applied a love potion (likely her own
concoction) to flowers. The scent instantly transfixed men and made
them obey her while they still had the flower. She stored dozens of
flowerheads in her clothes to pass to men.
Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 140 lbs. (by approximation)
(Spidey Super Stories#28/4 (fb)) - Badly groomed and
poor fashion choices made the woman who would become Wallflower feel
foolish and rejected, so she changed her looks with an oversized
pigtailed hairstyle and gaudy clothes, but people still laughed at her. So she used a love
potion that caused men to fall instantly in love with her and follow her. She applied
this as a scent to flowers (dubbing some "love lillies") and passed
them to those whom she wanted to obey her.
(Spidey Super Stories#28/4) - Desiring to captivate
all men in the city, she stood on stage with the Short Circus band at a
dance hall and scattered her love lillies into the dancing crowd. Men
became smitten with her, jaywalking while following her, and she also influenced
a policeman to ignore that. Even Spider-Man, swinging by, became
entranced and sought to impress her. Causing traffic mayhem, Heck's Angels motorbikers harassed
her, but she cast flowers at them and quickly became lead rider in their pack.
Meanwhile, a female friend of Spidey's took away his love lily and
he regained self-will. Realizing what had happened, he webbed Wallflower up, then snipped off other
men's love lillies using shears made from webbing, freeing them of
Wallflower's influence. Out of flowers, Wallflower felt dejected again, but the
policeman still asked her to the Policeman's Ball.
Comments: Created by Elliot Maggin &/or Bobo De L'air &/or Kolfax Mingo (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks).
This Wallflower has no known Earth-616 counterpart.
Heck's Angels is, of course, a reference to the
motorcycle club Hell's Angels. No references to "hell" in a comic for young kids!
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Wallflower of Earth-57780 has no known connections to:
Heck's Angels was a loud motorbike club (who seemed to like purple?). Wanting to bully Wallflower for being in their way, she instead made them her followers with her scented love lillies. She took a motorbike and rode at the head of the pack until Spider-Man webbed her up and eliminated her devotion-inducing flowers, which rid Heck's Angels of her chemical influence.
--Spidey Super Stories#28/4
Spidey Super Stories#28, p16, pan1 (main image)
p19, pan2 (headshot)
p19, pan1 (Heck's Angels)
Spidey Super Stories#28/4 (November, 1977) - Elliot Maggin &/or Bobo De L'air &/or Kolfax Mingo (writer), Win Mortimer (pencils), Mike Esposito (inks), A.J. Hays (editor)
First posted: 04/16/2018
Last updated: 04/16/2018
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