Real Name: Mindy S. McPherson
Occupation: Accountant; former bookkeeper
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Alex, Manuel Lopez, Mr. Sapristi, Silver Sable (Silver Sablinova), Spider-Man (Peter Parker), Professor Stamos
Enemies: Beyond Corporation, Dusk (Cassie St. Commons), Justin Hammer, Prowler (Rick Lawson)
Known Relatives: Hobie Brown (husband), "Tiger" Brown (father-in-law), unidentified mother-in-law, Abraham Brown (brother-in-law), seven other unidentified in-laws
Aliases: Mindy Brown
Base of Operations: New York City, New York
First Appearance: (As Mindy) Amazing Spider-Man I#78 (November, 1969)
Powers/Abilities: Mindy McPherson is an experienced accountant.
Height: Unrevealed; (5'9"; by approximation)
Weight: Unrevealed; (140 lbs.; by approximation)
(Amazing Spider-Man I#78 (fb) - BTS) - Mindy McPherson started dating Hobie Brown, who was working as a window washer. Mindy grew frustrated with Hobie's discontent with his job, as he tried making plans for various inventions and had dreams for bigger things.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#78 (fb)) - When Hobie complained about his job again, Mindy encouraged him to put his energy toward making his job even better, but Hobie wouldn't listen and Mindy rushed away in tears.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#93 (fb) - BTS) - Mindy and Hobie reconciled, and she was unaware that he had started dressing as the costumed adventurer, the Prowler. They began talking about the possibility of getting married.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#93) - While looking for houses for sale, Mindy noticed that Hobie was distant, and she kissed him goodbye as he left. Later, getting a call from the hospital, Mindy rushed down to find that Hobie was unconscious in a hospital bed. As she cried by his bedside, Mindy vowed to stay with him.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#9/2 (fb) - BTS) - Hobie occasionally showed Mindy the inventions he would come up with, and she encouraged him to consider selling them, but Hobie never felt they were ready.
(Deadly Hands of Kung Fu I#21/2 (fb) - BTS) - Hobie and Mindy married, and Hobie got a stable job while becoming a Big Brother to Manuel Lopez.
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe '89#6 - Prowler) - Mindy retained her maiden name.
(Deadly Hands of Kung Fu I#21/2 (fb) ) - Mindy watched Hobie get distressed as he received news that Lopez had been killed during a conflict with the White Tiger (Hector Ayala). She was sure of Hector's innocence.
(Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man I#47) - Spider-Man pulled Hobie out of bed as Mindy slept.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#305 (fb) - BTS) - Mindy got a job as a bookkeeper at Transcorp New York. When the company was caught in shady stock deals, they used fraudulent books to frame Mindy. Mindy was arrested with a pending trial. Hobie, as the Prowler, began investigating, exposing Justin Hammer as the man behind Transcorp.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#305) - Hobie proved Mindy's innocence and she was let go, though she was unaware that he was the Prowler or that Hammer had been behind everything.
(Web of Spider-Man I#50) - Mindy saw a story in the newspaper about Spider-Man being a thief. Hobie didn't believe it was true.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#9/2 (fb) - BTS) - Outside of her day job as an accountant, Mindy enrolled in night classes, including one with Professor Stamos, while Hobie got a job doing construction. One night, she planned to take Hobie out to dinner, but got called in by Stamos to work on a project, so she left a note behind for Hobie.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#9/2) - Mindy got home to find Hobie deeply sad about a man who'd died during the construction work that day. She comforted Hobie, who showed her some of his new designs, though he still felt they weren't ready to sell.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#9/2 - BTS) - Mindy took Hobie's plans to Hammer Industries and they agreed to buy them.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#9/2) - Mindy visited Hobie at work, where she avoided cat-calls and said hello to Hobie's boss, Mr. Sapristi. When she told Hobie about the sale to Hammer, he was furious and yelled about how the designs had flaws and hadn't been patented yet. Hobie also worried because Hammer had set Mindy up in the past, though she was unaware of this. Hobie stormed off in anger, but that night he returned and told Mindy that he'd taken care of the Hammer deal and that it was no longer a problem.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#10/2 (fb) - BTS) - Mindy took some self-defense courses.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#10/2) - When Hobie snuck up on her at home, Mindy jokingly used her skills to flip him over her head. She then rushed off to work on her graduate thesis at the library, praising Hobie for getting a job doing design work for the Symkarian embassy, though she didn't realize they'd actually hired him to be the Prowler as she remained unaware of Hobie's super-hero identity.
(Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#11/2 (fb) - BTS) - Mindy was displeased when Hobie went off on a mission with Silver Sable.
(Amazing Spider-Man Annual I#25/3) - Mindy took the afternoon off to have lunch with Hobie, but he was off working. While washing the dishes, annoyed, Mindy answered the door and found Silver Sable outside, and Sable acknowledged that Hobie had been working security for her. When Hobie got home and saw Sable there, Mindy confronted him about his lies, and he tried explaining that he could get better money working security than working construction. Hobie went off to work for Sable anyway.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#365/5 (fb) - BTS) - Mindy began working a lot of late nights, and Hobie grew worried.
(Amazing Spider-Man I#365/5) - Hobie came home wanting to talk to Mindy about something important, but she had to rush back to the office for an audit. He accused her of putting more work into the job than their marriage, and she told him that loving him came naturally while her job took effort, then rushed away. That night, Hobie surprised her by showing up to walk her home.
(Prowler I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Hobie kept working and taking night classes and started coming home late, while Mindy continued working extra hours. They got a cat as well. Hobie began to sense a growing distance between them.
(Prowler I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Mindy's boss offered her a promotion in California. She accepted without talking to Hobie.
(Prowler I#1) - Mindy greeted Hobie when he got home then, after finishing the dishes, told Hobie that she needed to talk to him about California. Hobie didn't listen and instead rushed out and told Mindy not to wait up.
(Prowler I#2) - Hobie came home when Mindy was sleeping, and she found him nursing wounds in the bathroom, then saw a discarded Prowler costume. Realizing that Hobie had been the Prowler for years, and had been lying to her all that time. She told Hobie that he had to stop lying to her, then she rushed into the bathroom to cry, locking it behind her. Hobie left before she came out.
(Prowler I#3 (fb) - BTS) - Hobie stayed gone for a few days. Mindy left him a note on the lamp, stating that she had to work late and that food was in the fridge.
(Prowler I#3) - Still angry about Hobie's lies, Mindy finally sat Hobie down and told him about the promotion in California. Hobie expressed anger at her and an unwillingness to move or quit his own job. Hobie then noticed on the news that the Nightcreeper had been identified as Eric Cross, and he rushed off to be the Prowler again. Mindy, realizing their marriage might be over, found herself worrying about Hobie's safety as well.
(Prowler I#4) - Hobie returned home days later and said he'd chosen to stay in New York. Mindy, choosing to take the promotion, said goodbye to Hobie and left for California.
(Sensational Spider-Man I#16 (fb) - BTS) - Just weeks after moving, Mindy heard about Hobie receiving a spinal injury (in the Great Game), so she rushed back to New York to take care of him, then stressed as she tried to do her new job from 3000 miles away.
(Sensational Spider-Man I#16) - Mindy woke up in her apartment and was startled to see a man (Rick Lawson) in the Prowler costume, and she immediately realized it wasn't Hobie. The man quickly rushed away. Mindy went to see Hobie, in his hospital bed feeling helpless, and told him about the break-in, then Spider-Man dropped by and agreed to investigate.
(Sensational Spider-Man I#18 (fb) - BTS) - Mindy was thrilled to get the news that Hobie was healing and he would likely be walking within the week.
(Sensational Spider-Man I#18) - Spider-Man visited to tell them that Rick Lawson had been stopped. Mindy and Hobie shared their happy news.
(Sensational Spider-Man I#28) - Spider-Man debuted a new mechanized suit, that of the Hornet, that Hobie designed, and Hobie was thrilled to show Mindy when the Hornet suit appeared on the news.
(Ms. Marvel II#6 - BTS) - Hobie Brown was imprisoned on Ryker's Island when a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent asked him for information on who tipped him off. When Hobie didn't want to tell him the agent threatened to have Mindy arrested by claiming that she had been on patrol as Prowler as well. This was enough for Hobie to give up Julia Carpenter as the person tipping him off.
(Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man II#8 (fb) - BTS) - Mindy and Hobie decided to work on their relationship, as he'd promised her that he was done being the Prowler. She surprised him with a visit one day and saw the costume laid out. Hurt at his lies, she walked away.
(Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man II#8) - Outside the apartment, Mindy was approached by Spider-Man, who was looking for Hobie. She walked away as Spider-Man entered to talk to Hobie.
(King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes#2) - Hobie asked Mindy to dinner, and she was immediately suspicious of the newest big idea he was having, even though he assured her that he wasn't the Prowler anymore. A pack of symbiote dragons attacked the restaurant, infecting civilians, including Alex. Mindy was distressed when Hobie revealed his new costumed identity as the Hornet.
(Amazing Spider-Man V#88.BEY) - Hobie shared with Mindy about his recent adventures as the Hornet, and he thought about ways to be a more effective hero, telling her about Yasmin Adir, a girl who'd been mutated during a hero battle, and he wanted to use Fairgray Pay to help her, but they then got word that Fairgray had been purchased by the Beyond Corporation. Hobie received 15 million dollars and planned another helping app, but Mindy helped him realize that Beyond was not on the up-and-up. Hobie stole files from Beyond and Mindy was shocked at the amount of gathered evidence. Dusk (Cassie St. Commons) then showed up at their home, telling them her friend Ricochet had been kidnapped.
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, John Buscema, and Jim Mooney.
Mindy's last name and the fact that she retained it after
getting married to Hobie was revealed in Prowler's profile in Official
Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89#6 (November, 1989).
This profile was completed 5/25/2021, but its publication was delayed as it was intended for the Appendix 20th anniversary 's celebratory event.
Profile by Chadman.
Mindy McPherson has no known connections to:
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Amazing Spider-Man I#78, p12, pan2 (main)
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man II#5, p5, pan5 (face)
Amazing Spider-Man Annual I#25/3, p41, pan5 (in pink dress)
Prowler I#2, p9, pan2 (in black nightgown)
Sensational Spider-Man I#16, p8, pan1 (shorter hair)
Amazing Spider-Man I#78-79 (November-December, 1969) - Stan Lee (writer), John Buscema (penciler), Jim Mooney (inker), Stan Lee (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#93 (February, 1971) - Stan Lee (writer), John Romita Sr (artist)
Deadly Hands of Kung Fu I#21/2 (February, 1976) - Bill Mantlo (writer), George Perez (penciler), Jack Abel (inker), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Peter Parker, the Spectacular Spider-Man I#47 (October, 1980) - Roger Stern (writer), Marie Severin (penciler), Bruce Patterson (inker), Dennis O'Neil (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#305 (later September, 1988) - David Michelinie (writer), Todd McFarlane (penciler), Mark McKenna, Ken Lopez, Rodney Ramos, Joe Rubinstein, Pat Redding, Chris Ivy & Hector Collazo (inkers), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Web of Spider-Man I#50 (May, 1989) - Gerry Conway (writer), Alex Saviuk (penciler), Keith Williams (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#9/2 (September, 1989) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Scott McDaniel (penciler), Chris Ivy (inker), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#10/2 (August, 1990) - Glenn Herdling (writer), Todd McFarlane (artist), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man Annual I#25/3 (September, 1991) - David Michelinie (writer), Alan Kupperberg (artist), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Spectacular Spider-Man Annual I#11/2 (September, 1991 )- David Michelinie (writer), Alan Kupperberg (artist), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man I#365/5 (August, 1992) - Tom DeFalco (writer), Tod Smith (penciler), Andrew Pepoy (inker), Danny Fingeroth (editor)
Prowler I#1-4 (November, 1994 - February, 1995) - Carl Potts (writer), Bill Reinhold (artist), Tom DeFalco (editor)
Sensational Spider-Man I#16 (May, 1997) - Todd DeZago (writer), Mike Wieringo (penciler), Richard Case (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Sensational Spider-Man I#18 (August, 1997) - Todd DeZago (writer), Jason Armstrong (penciler), Ron Boyd (inker), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Sensational Spider-Man I#28 (June, 1998) - Todd DeZago (writer), Mike Wieringo (artist), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Ms. Marvel II#6 (October, 2006) - Brian Reed (writer), Roberto De La Torre (penciler), Jon Sibal (inker), Andy Schmidt (editor)
Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man II#8 (August, 2019) - Tom Taylor (writer), Ken Lashley (penciler), Scott Hanna (inker), Nick Lowe (editor)
King in Black: Planet of the Symbiotes#2/2 (April, 2021) - Geoffrey Thorne (writer), Jen Bazaldua (artist), Danny Khazem (editor)
Amazing Spider-Man V#88.BEY (April, 2022) - Geoffrey Thorne (writer), Jan Bazaldua, Jim Towe (artists), Nick Lowe (editor)
First Posted: 09/26/2021
Last updated: 04/17/2022
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