Real Name: Jan Fenton
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Unrevealed (likely college student)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Fred Roberts,
Known Relatives: mother (name unrevealed),
father (name unrevealed, deceased)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed coastal city in the USA
First Appearance: Our Love Story#1/3 (October,
Powers/Abilities: Jan Fenton is a capable student who has high expectations of romance.
Height: 5'2" (by approximation)
Weight: 115 lbs. (by approximation)
Hair: Dark brown/auburn
(Our Love Story#2/3) - Jan Fenton's mother married an
older man, but he was killed in the Korean War, so Jan did not remember
much of him.
(Our Love Story#1/3 (fb) - BTS) - Aged 17, Jan Fenton
injured her ankle and was confined to a wheelchair. Her mother hired
Fred Roberts to tutor the girl to improve her college entrance exam
(Our Love Story#1/3) - Introduced to each other, there was immediate attraction between Jan and Fred, regardless of the 10-year age gap. Fred was cautious and lacked confidence, but Jan was more overt in declaring her love for him. Days passed and Jan's ankle healed. Fred purposely remained cold, joking about romance, but Jan was completely smitten. Despite his feelings for her, he felt she deserved someone younger, so he set up a date with Jan at a seedy bar and showed brash behavior to repel her. His plan worked and they parted forlorn.
(Our Love Story#2/3 (fb) - BTS) - Despite separating,
each romantically kept a photo of the other.
(Our Love Story#2/3) - Hoping to cheer her daughter
up, Jan's mother paired her up with wealthy neighbor's son Robert
Wilton. Despite his best efforts, Jan remained in love with Fred, spare
moments consumed with her memories of Fred. Because of her emotional
distance, Robert left her alone and successive dates with other men
showed Jan that they were just imitations and distractions from her
true love. She later spoke with her mother, who was initially concerned
about the lovers' age difference, but also recognized the maturity her
own husband had brought. Jan's mother encouraged Jan to track Fred
down. She soon found his school and the two quickly wrapped in a
passionate kiss that fueled their mutual love.
Comments: Created by uncredited writer (possibly Stan Lee), John Buscema (pencils), John Romita (inks).
The stories were later reprinted several times.
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.
Jan Fenton has no known connections to:
In his late 20s, Fred Roberts was a teacher at a
local high school and could privately tutor, specializing in literature
and the French language. He was employed to tutor
Jan Fenton (she was aged 17) when she was injured to help her college
entrance exam scores. He and Jan were instantly attracted to each
other, but Fred was very cautious due to the 10-year age difference. He
loved her so much but lacked self-confidence, so he deliberately and
dramatically pushed her away, and they separated. However, both still
held deep feelings toward the other. Later, Jan tracked him down to his
school and the two rekindled their romance with a passionate kiss
--Our Love Story#1/3 (2/3
Robert Wilton was the son of a wealthy neighbor of
the Fentons. Jan's mother played match-maker for Jan and Robert.
Despite his best efforts, Jan remained emotionally distant as she was
still in love with her former tutor. Felling that she was cold toward
him, they separated and Robert moved on.
--Our Love Story#2/3
Our Love Story#2/3, p2, pan1 (main image)
Our Love Story#1/3, p1, pan1 (headshot)
Our Love Story#1/3, p4, pan2 (Roberts)
Our Love Story#2/3, p3, pan1 (Wilton)
Our Love Story#1/3 (October, 1969) - uncredited writer (likely Stan Lee), John Buscema (pencils), John Romita (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Our Love Story#2/3 (December, 1969) - Stan Lee (script & editor), John Buscema (pencils), John Romita (inks).
First posted: 02/18/2019
Last updated: 02/18/2019
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