Strange Tales #97
Issue(s): Strange Tales #97
In any event, the seemingly kindly couple cares for a young niece, Linda, at their beach house. She is confined to a wheelchair. The entire family is subject to sleepwalking, but when Linda makes it to the beach, it turns out she's really a mermaid. It's clear May and Ben knew she was a mermaid and they've been selfishly keeping her with them.
A lovely bizarre story, made more interesting by the possibilities raised by 'shock prone' Aunt May having this in her history.
The Unofficial Handbook of Marvel Creators says that this story retells "The sea waits for me!" from Journey into Unknown Worlds #43.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Selects: Spider-Man #5
Inbound References (2): showAunt May, Uncle Ben
Imagine the fun if Linda had ever come back to visit!
Posted by: Benway | November 28, 2016 9:33 PM
"Aunt May must never find out that I'm Spider-man! She's too fragile to handle it!"
"Peter must never find out that his long lost cousin is a mermaid! He's too fragile to handle it!"
"Aunt May and Peter must never find out that my fiance is Prince Namor! Peter would try to fight him as Spider-man and Aunt May would keep him prisoner!"
Posted by: Benway | November 28, 2016 9:37 PM
Waitaminit. Aunt May and Uncle Ben kept a mermaid prisoner???
It's actually worse than anything Prof. Xavier did in the old stories...
Posted by: Piotr W | November 8, 2017 9:32 AM
DC´s Lori Lemaris hid her mermaid identity by posing as a wheelchair-using student with a blanket covering the lower half of her body....
Posted by: Jay Gallardo | November 8, 2017 5:04 PM
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