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Real Name: Annemarie (surname unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human;
    citizen of the Holy Roman Empire
(but close enough to be included under Germans in my book);
    16th century

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Georg von Frankenstein (lover)

Enemies: Scheusslischer LindwurmHans von Frankenstein, at least some of the people of Nieder-Beerbachannemarie-georgvonfranklover-ssoc22-full

Known Relatives: Unidentified father (presumably deceased)

Aliases: "Rose of the Valley" (at least from Hans von Frankenstein)

Base of Operations: Unrevealed;
    perished in
the crevice/valley surrounding the Katzenborn brook/spring, near the village of Nieder-Beerbach in the county of Darmstadt in Hesse, Germany;
    formerly the village of Nieder-Beerbach in the landgraviate of Hesse, part of the Holy Roman Empire

First AppearanceUnknown by me (some source written by August Nodnagel  in the first half of the 19th century)
    (Marvel) Savage Sword of Conan#22/5 "The Dragon at Castle Frankenstein" (September, 1977)

Powers/Abilities: Annemarie had no known superhuman abilities, and her specific skills -- beyond being Nieder-Beerbach's fairest maiden -- are unrevealed.

Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'2" to 5'8"; she seemed as tall as the guards who were grabbing her (although maybe they had lifted her off the ground), but people were shorter on average at that time)
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 110-130 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Dark,  perhaps brown or dark red-brown

(Savage Sword of Conan I#22/5 (fb) - BTS) - Living in the village of Nieder-Beerbach, Annemarie was the secret lover of the warrior Georg von Frankenstein.

 (Savage Sword of Conan I#22/5 (fb)) <1531 A.D.> - A dragon...

Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#37 (fb)) - ...later known as the Scheusslischer Lindwurm...

(Savage Sword of Conan I#22/5 (fb)) - ...arose from the Katzenborn -- where the brook/spring welled up -- in the mountains to terrorize the nearby village of Nieder-Beerbach, devouring its inhabitants.

   Georg was off fighting a war, and the in desperation, the villagers hoped to appease the monster's hunger by sacrificing the valley's fairest maiden, Annemarie.

Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#37 (fb) - BTS) - The cowardly Hans von Frankenstein (Georg's younger brother) ordered this, although...

(Savage Sword of Conan I#22/5 (fb) - BTS) - ...even Hans was unaware that Annemarie was the only woman loved by his brother, Georg.

(Savage Sword of Conan I#22/5 (fb) - BTS) - Annemarie was cast down into the Katzenborn.annemarie-goergvonfranklover-ssoc22-effigy

(Savage Sword of Conan I#22/5 (fb) - BTS) - Georg returned that very same day, and upon learning this, he swore on his knightly honor that he would save Annemarie. 

(Savage Sword of Conan I#22/5 (fb) - BTS) <The Day of St. Lucia (December 13), 1531 A.D.> - The dragon slew Annemarie.

(Savage Sword of Conan I#22/5 (fb)) - When Georg arrived and saw the dragon with Annemarie's corpse, he swore to avenge his beloved's death. Georg mortally wounded the dragon, but it fatally stung him before its death. 

(Savage Sword of Conan I#22/5 (fb) - BTS) - Georg's body was brought out of the Katzenborn valley for a Christian entombment in a crypt inside a chapel in Nieder-Beerbach. 

    A stone effigy of Annemarie was carved on the chapel wall in a place of prominence in honor of her being Georg's lover.

Comments: Created by August Nodnagel;
    adapted to Solomon Kane mythos by Don Glut and Sonny Trinidad;
    confirmed as Marvel/Reality-616 
by Jean-Marc Lofficier, Roy & Dan Thomas, and Geof Isherwood.

Profile by Snood.

annemarie-goergvonfranklover-ssoc22-effigy-faceAnnemarie should be distinguished from:

: (without ads)

Savage Sword of Conan#22/5 "The Dragon at Castle Frankenstein," pg. 4, panel 5 (effigy);
            panel 6 (effigy, face);
        pg. 5, panel 4 (taken by villagers)
            panel 6 (Georg stabbing dragon);
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#37, pg. 7, panel 2 (taken by villagers);

Savage Sword of Conan#22/5 "The Dragon at Castle Frankenstein" (September, 1977) - Don Glut (writer), Sonny Trinidad (art), Archie Goodwin and Roger Slifer (consulting editors), Roy Thomas (editor)
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme#37 (January, 1992) - Jean-Marc Lofficier, Roy & Dan Thomas (writers), Geof Isherwood (artist), Mike Rockwitz (editor)

First posted02/02/2023
Last updated: 02/04/2022

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