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SHEILA SANDHURST

Real Name: Sheila Sandhurst

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Volunteer social worker

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Ben Gibson, local townsfolk

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Poverty-stricken town in the USA (see comments)

First Appearance: My Love II#3/3 (January, 1970)

Powers/Abilities: Sheila Sandhurst displayed the abilities of a normal young woman. She had a strong desire to help people.

Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black

History:

(My Love II#3/3 (fb) - BTS) - Feeling her life empty after graduating, the idealistic Sheila Sandhurst volunteered to do social work in a poverty area.

(My Love II#3/3) - Arriving by train, Sandhurst was confronted by the poverty she saw in her allocated town. Ben Gibson, a scruffy but handsome engineer who had been drawn to helping people in the township, caught her eye, but subtly kept his distance. Sandhurst helped look after children while their parents sought work, but her mind was distracted by thoughts of Gibson. A flat tire almost left her stranded, but Gibson was following and helped her out. Believing there was mutual attraction, he kissed her, but she ran away and tried to avoid him, until she found out that he, too, came to the town to help the people. She tracked him down to his office and they kissed passionately. Gibson revealed his dreams to stay on near the town married to her, but she hoped for a wealthier life and fled to the train station to leave. While waiting, she realized the true love they shared, regardless of location, and instead let the train pass by to stay with Gibson.

 

 

Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), John Buscema (pencils), John Verpoorten (inks).

The sign on the train station is cut by the panel, but finishes with "otsville".

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 :
Sheila Sandhurst has no known connections to:


Ben Gibson

Ben Gibson was a qualified engineer and was in charge of building the new highway outside the poverty-stricken town. He chose to stay in the town because he wanted to keep contributing to society. He planned to set up a life there where his skills were needed. The locals admired him for his persistence and help. He soon caught the eye of new volunteer social worker Sheila Sandhurst and the two rapidly fell in love. He hoped to marry her, but she ran away, desiring a wealthier future. However, she soon returned to him due to the love they shared and his drive to improve people's lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

--My Love II#3/3


images: (without ads)
My Love II#3/3, p2, pan2 (main image)
   p5, pan1 (headshot)
   p2, pan1 (Gibson)


Appearances:
My Love II#3/3 (January, 1970) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), John Buscema (pencils), John Verpoorten (inks)


First posted: 11/21/18

Last updated: 11/21/18

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