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Real Name: Connie Smith

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Unrevealed

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Bill Douglas (loose);
   formerly Joe Howard

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Father, mother (names unrevealed)

Aliases: None, (formerly loosely "Joe Howard's chick")

Base of Operations: Unrevealed city/town in the USA

First Appearance: Our Love Story#4/2 (April, 1970)

Powers/Abilities: Connie Smith displays no notable skills, but is a dedicated romantic. She is an able skier.

Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Blond


(Our Love Story#4/2 (fb) - BTS) - Young sweethearts Connie Smith and Joe Howard had a romantic relationship for several years, despite the advice of family and friends, who suggested that Connie should date other men while still young and not be in a long and close relationship while still young.

(Our Love Story#4/2 (fb) ) - Connie and Joe enjoyed a skiing trip together. Later at the big cabin, Connie thought she felt the jealous eyes of others, but ignored them. Back in the city, Connie's female friends sometimes made fun of her when she occasionally joined them by herself, but she would easily dismiss them to go to couples-only events with Joe. Connie delighted being with Joe as a couple, but Connie sometimes found herself wanting to spend a little time with other young men, just for a dance or chat. She became aware of her status as "Joe Howard's chick" when an acquaintance, Bill Douglas, warned off a potential dance partner. Eventually Connie and Joe drifted apart and mutually separated, yet she was still associated as being in a relationship. Other eligible young men avoided her and had formed their own circles of friends that Connie had missed out on as she was too focused on a long-term relationship while young. She tried dating several other men, but she wasn't really interested in them, and she realized that the other young people hadn't been jealous of her, just aware that she might fall into the trap of being caught without friends after a breakup. She resolved to become her own woman by moving to another town and starting afresh with a new crowd.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Jim Mooney.

This story was reprinted in Our Love Story#24/2 (August, 1973).

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.

Connie Smith has no known connections to:

Joe Howard

Joe Howard dated Connie Smith for several years in a close relationship. Connie enjoyed time with him as much as she could, but he still kept some personal interests, such as playing American football. Eventually the couple spent less time together and drifted apart. They mutually agreed to break up.










--Our Love Story#4/2

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Our Love Story#4/2, cover (main image)
   p6, pan2 (headshot)
   p1 (Joe Howard)

Our Love Story#4/2 (April, 1970) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), Don Heck (pencils), Jim Mooney (inks)

First posted: 04/09/2022

Last updated: 04/09/2022

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