Miss America (Marvel)
Real Name: Madeline Joyce
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An electrical discharge from an unknown experimental equipment gave Madeline Joyce the ability to levitate herself through psionic means. By using her levitation ability in connection with carefully planned leaps, Miss America could use her power to fly. She could attain any height at which she could still breathe (approximately 20,000 feet).
She could use this power for about 2 hours before mental fatigue would force her to rest. Also fatigue poisons accumulate much slower in her body than that of a normal human, giving her a heightened "vitality."
Socially aware teenaged Madeline Joyce was born in Washington, D.C.. She was the niece and ward of radio mogul James Bennet, who was sponsoring a Professor Lawson, a scientist claiming to have gotten superpowers through a device that had been struck by lightning. Joyce, secretly tampering with the contraption during a thunderstorm that night, herself gained the ability to fly and great strength after lightning similarly struck, knocking her unconscious. Joyce survived to fight crime as Miss America.
Later, she became a member of Timely's superhero team the All-Winners Squad, fighting alongside Captain America and Bucky, the original Human Torch and Toro, the Sub-Mariner, and the Whizzer in the group's adventures.
It was revealed later that Joyce married fellow Golden Age superhero Robert Frank (the Whizzer), and which she had a son with him. However, Joyce died in childbirth due to radiation poisoning from her offspring, the radioactive mutant Nuklo.
Timely's Miss America may be the only character in comics history to have been kicked out of her own, self-titled publication. She only appeared in issue #1 of Miss America--but the title continued for years.
First Appearance: Marvel Mystery Comics (1939) #49
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AAFES 8th Edition [New Avengers: The Promise] (2009)
All Winners Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
All-New Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2006)
#12 All-Select Comics (1943)
- 'Ultragirl to Arnim Zola'
All-Winners Comics (1941)
#19 Amazing Heroes (1981)
- 'The Crime of the Ages'#21
- 'Menace From the Future World'
#12 Blonde Phantom Comics (1946)
- 'The Last Full Measure.'
Captain America (1968)
Captain America And Bucky (2011)
Captain America: Patriot (2010)
#1 Citizen V and the V-Battalion: The Everlasting (2002)
- 'Part One Born On The 4th of July'#2
- 'Part Two All-Winners'#3
- 'Part 3: Truth & Justice'
#1 Dark Angel (1992)
- 'Time Enough for Living'
Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America (2007)
#5 Giant-Size Avengers (1974)
- 'The Death of Captain America, Chapter 5: Acceptance'
#1 Giant-Size Avengers/Invaders (2008)
- 'Nuklo - The Invader That Time Forgot!'
Girl Comics (2010)
#3 Marvel Comics (2019)
- 'The Truth Stings: Part 3 of 4 '#4
- 'The Truth stings '
#1000 Marvel Comics Presents (1988)
- 'Marvel Comics #1000'
Marvel Encyclopedia (2014)
Marvel Mystery Comics (1939)
Marvel Premiere (1972)
#29 Marvel Super-Heroes (1967)
- 'Lo, the Liberty Legion!'#30
- 'Hey, Ma! They're Blitzin' the Bronx!'
Marvel Two-In-One (1974)
Miss America (Vol. 1) (1944)
Miss America Comics 70th Anniversary Special (2009)
Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A to Z (2008)
Saga of the Sub-Mariner (1988)
#5 Sun Girl (1948)
- 'Dark Destiny'
#1 The Avengers (1963)
- 'Menace Of The Monsters!'
#185 The Invaders (1975)
- 'The Yesterday Quest!'#186
- 'Nights of Wundagore!'
#6 The Invaders (1993)
- '... And Let the Battle Begin!'#35
- 'Havock on the Home Front'#36
- 'Crushed by the Iron Cross'#37
- 'The Liberty Legion Busts Loose'#38
- 'U-Man Comes To Town'#40
- 'V... -is for Vampire!'#41
- 'Beware The Super Axis!'
#1 The Marvel Encyclopedia (2006)
- 'The Invaders Return'#1 (Direct Edition)
- 'The Invaders Return'#2
- 'Havoc in Hollywood'#3
- 'Your Young Men Shall See Visions'
HC The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe (1983)
- 'The Marvel Encyclopedia'
#14 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition (1985)
- 'Book of the Dead and Inactive 2 : Marvel Boy to Zuras'
#18 The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Golden Age (2004)
- 'Book of the Dead (Hyperion to Nighthawk)'
The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe: Master Edition (1990)
The Saga of the Original Human Torch (1990)
#2 The Sensational She-Hulk (1989)
- 'The World on Fire'#3
- 'Out of the Ashes'
#22 The Twelve (2008)
- 'Blondes & Bombshells!'
The Twelve: Spearhead (2010)
The Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1982)
#2 The Vision and the Scarlet Witch (1985)
- 'Faith of Our Fathers'
#1 Timely Presents (1999)
- 'The Others Call It...All Hallows Eve'
Uncanny Origins (1996)
#2 What If? (1977)
- 'The Son of Magneto'
#4 Women of Marvel: Celebrating Seven Decades Handbook (2010)
- 'What If... The Invaders Had Stayed Together After World War Two?'
X-Statix Presents: Dead Girl (2006)
- 'Dead a Long Time, Part 1'#2
- 'Dead a Long Time, Part 2'#3
- 'Dead a Long Time, Part 3'#4
- 'Dead a Long Time, Part 4'#5
- 'Dead a Long Time, Part 5'
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