Real Name: Cynthia Worthington
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: College student
Group Membership: None
(loose, last name unrevealed);
formerly Art Nelson
Known Relatives: Several (names/relation unrevealed; see comments)
Base of Operations: Unrevealed city in the USA
First Appearance: Our Love Story#2/1
Powers/Abilities: Slim Cynthia Worthington had
a privileged upbringing and had expectations for success. She was very
snobby, bossy and demanding.
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Dark green
(Our Love Story#2/1 (fb) - BTS) - Snobbish Cynthia
Worthington attended a college that her wealthy family donated to; as
such, she felt assured that she was sure to pass and felt that studying was
for the "lower classes." She shared board with Annie (last name
unrevealed), a quiet young woman who worked part-time at a burger cafe
and studied hard with little personal time. Cynthia met Art Nelson and
boasted to Annie about the upcoming date with her new man.
(Our Love Story#2/1) - A few days later, Cynthia and
Art chanced upon Annie at college. Cynthia warned Annie away, but Annie
and Art were instantly drawn to each other. Art was quietly amused by
Cynthia's haughtiness and snobby manipulation, and didn't treat their
relationship seriously. Cynthia derided Annie at every opportunity and
was aware that she was attracted to Art. To reinforce distance, Cynthia
took Art to the burger cafe when Annie was working and bullied about her order. Cynthia intended to get Art to propose
marriage. Meanwhile, Art tracked down Annie and they declared their
mutual attraction, but Cynthia confronted them in a college hallway.
Art was finally honest with Cynthia and dumped her, much to her
surprise, and Annie and Art kissed triumphantly in front of her.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee (writer), John Buscema (pencils), John Romita (inks).
She's of the wealthy "Park Avenue" Worthington family? Sounds like
she might be related to Warren Worthington III (X-Men's Angel, also
blond). Cynthia appeared in 1969, six years after Warren Worthington's
introduction in X-Men I#1. It's easy to ASSume that Stan Lee had some
connection in mind at the time.
This story was later in reprinted in Marvel Romance
Redux: Guys & Dolls #1 (May, 2006), but with altered dialog.
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.
Cynthia Worthington has no known connections to:
Annie's father (family name unrevealed) had passed away, and she and her
brother Jim had been raised by their mother. Jim served in the US armed
forces in the Vietnam conflict, while Annie attended college, promising
to earn money and send it home. Annie studied hard and worked part-time
as a waitress (where they served burgers and coffee), but this left her with little time for romance. Her
college roommate was the wealthy Cynthia Worthington, who didn't study
much and dated various guys, and mocked Annie for being so studious (personality-wise, the two were opposites).
Seeing that Annie was attracted to Cynthia's current beau, Art Nelson,
Cynthia warned her off. Later, Annie was derided in her waitress role
in front of Art, yet Annie still tearfully longed for him. Eventually
Art found her at college and embraced. She happily took his kisses and
promises after he dumped Cynthia in a college hallway.
--Our Love Story#2/1
Blue-eyed, Art Nelson was considered handsome for his
was amused by Cynthia's snobbish attitude and so dated her, but was
appalled at how she treated her college roommate, Annie. Cynthia hoped
to marry him as a means to escape college life. However, Art
were quietly attracted to each other. Cynthia's snobbish attitude to
caused Annie to shy away, but Art tracked Annie down at college and the
two embraced to
Cynthia's shock. He dumped Cynthia, then leaned in to kiss Annie,
promising her a happy future.
--Our Love Story#2/1
Our Love Story#2/1, p3, pan2 (main image)
p7, pan6 (headshot)
p5, pan3 (Nelson)
Our Love Story#2/1 (December, 1969) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), John Buscema (pencils), John Romita (inks)
First posted: 11/24/18
Last updated: 11/24/18
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