Real Name: Victoria "Vick" Grant
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Aspiring actress
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Artur LaValle,
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Hollywood, USA
First Appearance: Our Love Story#5/3 (June,
Powers/Abilities: Slim Vick Grant is an
ambitious actress, but her youth makes her starstruck and easily swayed
by her emotions when it comes to romance.
Weight: 115 lbs. (by approximation)
Hair: Platinum blond
(Our Love Story#5/3 (fb) - BTS) - Victoria "Vick"
Grant had longed to be an actress. Her drama class had been selected to
visit the set of renown director Artur LaValle and they were taken there by
coach bus to work with him for a week.
(Our Love Story#5/3) - Awestruck Grant chatted with
friend Wendy Nelson as they walked toward set, but she clumsily bumped
into LaValle, not realizing who he was. LaValle chided her clumsiness
but they soon reintroduced themselves in a friendly manner. Over the
next few days, Grant was starstruck by LaValle and admired everything
about him as the class watched him at work. Nelson tried to ground
Grant, but Grant was already insecure that she wasn't noticed. But then
LaValle asked Grant to help demonstrate for the class how to portray as
romantic kiss for the screen. For LaValle, it was considered a casual exercise, but Grant was
smitten with a lovesick expression.
Back at their shared
apartment, Nelson revealed to Grant that LaValle intended to select one
student from the class to act in his next film. Grant told Nelson of
romance of the kiss but Nelson dismissed her naivety. The next day,
LaValle announced that he had chosen Nelson as his protege; Grant was
heartbroken and ran off in tears. But LaValle followed her and said her
career was still to be in Hollywood if she agreed to be his wife. Her
faith in love restored, she quickly accepted in an embrace.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee & Jim Steranko.
As far as I know, this is the only romance story with art by Jim Steranko.
There are hidden gems in romance comics with great art by established or up-&-coming artists, showcasing fashion of the era in taut 4- to 7-page complete storylines. With the Marvel revival of the mid-late 1960s, it was difficult to tell if the writer or the artist was the major storyteller. And sometimes an artist like Steranko could cut loose and really shine.
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.
This profile was completed 7/29/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Vick Grant has no known connections to:
Artur LaValle was a prominent director of several
popular films. He selected the drama class attended by Vick Grant and
Wendy Nelson to observe and learn while he worked on set, intending to
select a student as a protege and act in his next film. Initially,
Grant bumped clumsily into LaValle and he chided her briefly. A few
days later, he chose Grant to demonstrate to the class how to portray a
class for the screen and Grant was secretly smitten, but he was
likewise silently romantically drawn to her. At the end of the week,
LaValle selected Nelson for his next film. Grant was heartbroken until
LaValle proposed marriage and she keenly accepted.
--Our Love Story#5/3
Wendy Nelson was a close friend of Vick Grant and
they attended the same drama class together. They went on the week-long
trip to the set of renown director Artur LaValle, who intended to
select one class member for his next film. Nelson saw that Grant was
starstruck and hopelessly in love with LaValle, and tried to ground
Grant. At the end of the week, LaValle chose Nelson as his protege but
Grant as his future wife.
--Our Love Story#5/3
Our Love Story#5/3, p1, pan4 (main image)
p5, pan3 (headshot)
p2, pan4 (Grant clumsy with LaValle)
p6, pan1 (LaValle)
p5, pan2 (Nelson)
p4, pan6 (montage)
Our Love Story#5/3 (June, 1970) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), Jim Steranko (pencils, inks, funky colors)
Last updated: 09/23/2021
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