|First Appearance:||Captain Marvel Adventures #59 (April, 1946)|
|Created by:||Bill Woolfolk|
|Abilities:||Deadly precision with a gun|
|Portrayed by:||Ruth Buzzi|
The woman that is not-so-affectionately referred to as Aunt Minerva has not had much of her background revealed thus far. Even her last name remains enigmatic at this writing. She apparently entered the world of crime late in life, following the death of her beloved husband (whose name has never been made public). She soon proved herself to be a formidable woman indeed, despite her clearly advanced age; she is tough enough to take down the burliest thug single-handed, and is also a crack shot with any handgun. In addition, she has proven herself to be a cunning criminal strategist and to be completely ruthless…easily capable of ordering, or committing, murder when the situation calls for it. But despite these traits, she has a tender side as well; she is clearly a romantic at heart who craves nothing more than a man of her own to love…and she will stop at nothing to get one. Indeed, many of her crime sprees to date have been marked by her insatiable quest to bag a man.
She first came to the attention of the heroes of Fawcett City, IN when she was being threatened by two members of a rival gang. The altercation was overheard by the magically-empowered Capt. Marvel and his non-metahuman ally, Uncle Marvel, and the two men stepped in to send the mobsters packing. Minerva became instantly smitten with Uncle Marvel, and began scheming to make him her next husband, even as she also plotted to take over all gangland activity in Fawcett City. Ultimately, both of these aims were thwarted by Capt. Marvel, and Minerva was sent to prison. It was at this time that she acquired her nickname of "Aunt" Minerva.
Since that time, Minerva has reappeared several times and at each turn has been defeated by Capt. Marvel. On one of these occasions, she worked alongside DR. SIVANA and IBAC, trying to marry the latter villain without success.
Minerva went to prison, but may escape at any time.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Minerva is extremely skilled with a pistol and stronger than would be expected for a woman her age.