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Real Name: Wendy Carson

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Unemployed;
   formerly waitress

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Mack (full name unrevealed), Carl Powell, Tom (last name unrevealed, fiance)

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Mobile in a truck in the USA

First Appearance: My Love II#20/1 (November, 1972)

Powers/Abilities: Wendy Carson is an able diner waitress, but distracted by romantic ideals.

Height: 5'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 105 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black


(My Love II#20/1 (fb) - BTS) - Wendy Carson and Tom were high school sweethearts whose romance continued after graduation. Engaged to marry, they both worked six days each to save for marriage and a future life, Tom as a big truck driver and Wendy as a waitress at Joe's Diner in a small town. She discouraged overly friendly customers. But spending only one day a week together strained the relationship for Wendy, who wished to see him more.

(My Love II#20/1) - Disappointed after farewelling Tom again, Wendy returned to work and placated her boss Mack for her tardiness. She was surprised and flattered by new customer Carl Powell. The two connected in deep conversation that continued with a moonlit date, but Wendy stopped it before it went further, wanting to speak to Tom first. She insisted that Tom drive and meet for a discussion, challenging him to choose between her or trucking, despite it being only a few months before he intended to change jobs. She made a dramatic exit, declaring their relationship over. The next day, Carl dropped by her house after work to talk and she saw him for the swinging playboy he really was. She pulled away, wishing Tom were there, when Tom actually appeared and punched the overeager Carl away. Promising to take her on his truck run and get married, she quit her job and they crossed the state line about to get married, confined for the time being to a truck cabin, but together every night.

Comments: Created by Gary Friedrich (writer), Jim Starlin (pencils), Jack Abel (inks).

Thanks to for identifying this to be Jim Starlin's "first published professional work". His dynamic visual storytelling style was already showing.

This story was later reprinted in Our Love Story#33 (April, 1975) and included in the Marvel Romance collection of 2006.

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.

Thanos, Dreadstar, Wendy Carson; surely some reality snap could bring these Jim Starlin (co-)creations together?!

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Wendy Carson has no known connections to:

Carl Powell

Carl Powell was a swinging playboy in a nifty purple cabriolet sportscar who was mutually attracted to Wendy Carson. He first appeared as a customer at the diner where Wendy worked. The two hit it off with deep conversation that continued to an intimate moonlit date that Wendy stopped so that she could speak with her fiance, Tom. Later, disappointed that her relationship with Tom was apparently over, Wendy turned to Carl, who revealed his playboy nature, but was violently knocked away by the sudden appearance of Tom.





--My Love II#20/1


Tom (last name unrevealed) was Wendy Carson's high school sweetheart and the two were engaged. After graduation, he took up trucking, working long shifts to save money to secure a future for himself and Wendy, but this strained the relationship, and he was baffled when she walked away from their relationship. He returned the next day to find new local playboy Carl Powell forcing himself onto Wendy and punched him away, then threatened further violence against Carl. Tom took Wendy to live together in the truck cabin on the way to get married.





--My Love II#20/1

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My Love II#20/1, p5, pan5 (main image)
   p5, pan3 (headshot)
   p2, pan4 (Carl)
   p7, pan1 (Tom)

My Love II#20/1 (November, 1972) - Gary Friedrich (writer), Jim Starlin (pencils), Jack Abel (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)

First posted: 07/22/18

Last updated: 07/22/18

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