Real Name: Sheila Sandhurst
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Volunteer social worker
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Ben Gibson,
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Poverty-stricken town in
the USA (see comments)
First Appearance: My Love II#3/3 (January,
Powers/Abilities: Sheila Sandhurst displayed the abilities of a normal young woman. She had a strong desire to help people.
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
(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.
Sheila Sandhurst has no known connections to:
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
My Love II#3/3, p2, pan2 (main image)
p5, pan1 (headshot)
p2, pan1 (Gibson)
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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