Real Name: Mary Roche
Identity/Class: Human, technology user
Occupation: Physical therapist
Affiliations: Lieutenant Bill Evans (boyfriend)
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: Unidentified South Pacific Island
First Appearance: Contact Comics #5 (Aviation Press, March 1945)
Powers/Abilities: Skilled aviator
History: Mary Roche was born in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, a few years after the Wright Brothers made their historic first flight there, and grew up with a lifelong fascination with aviation. At the outbreak of WWII, she became a nurse and was stationed to a US held Pacific Island, but soon came to realise that black marketeers and other criminals were taking advantage of the wounded. Mary created a costume and obtained a modified fighter plane to become the crime fighting Black Venus.
Comments: Black Venus lasted for six issues of Contact Comics, but was revived as one of the Americomics heroes in the 1980's.
CLARIFICATIONS: Not to be confused with
any other Black heroines
Venus, Big Bang
Venus, Timely Comics hero
Venus de Milo, TMNT
Venus Bluegenes, Genetic Infantry woman
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