Contest!  |  Add New Content  |  Top Issues  |  Register  |  Marketplace  |  Forums  |  Request a Feature  |  Help  |  Mobile  |  Home
 

Login
Username:  
Password:  
   

Register for free
Social Media: Facebook Twitter Tumblr
Search:
   
   
   

  Search by Cover Date

Browse:
  Titles
  Creators
  Characters
  Groups
  Story Arcs
  Publishers
  Imprints
  TPBs/HCs
  Podcasts
  Awards
  Members
  Contributors
  Public Collections
  Public User Lists

Last 10 titles added:
  1. Cardcaptor Sakura: Maste...
  2. Cardcaptor Sakura (2003)
  3. Catwoman Annual (2013)
  4. Mike Mignola's Hellboy i...
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur...
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Tur...
  7. Rise of Incarnates (2014...
  8. Fafhrd and the Gray Mous...
  9. Monomyth (2014)
  10. Armor Hunters: Bloodshot...
   View All

Last 10 creators added:
  1. Aron Weisenfeld - 'ARON'
  2. Shawn Esposito
  3. Elaine Ou
  4. Chris Prince
  5. Massimiliano Veltri
  6. Nathan McMahan
  7. Eric Ninaltowski
  8. Frederico Santagati
  9. reuse1
  10. Yaroslav Astapeev
   View All

Last 10 characters added:
  1. Slaughterhouse (Chaos! C...
  2. Timekeeper (Chaos! Comic...
  3. Lynch (Chaos! Comics)
  4. Saturn Queen (DC)(Legion...
  5. Cusimano (DC)(Legion - 5...
  6. Allon (DC)(Legion - 5 Ye...
  7. Persuader (DC)(Legion - ...
  8. Calorie Queen (DC)(Legio...
  9. Carcass (Chaos! Comics)
  10. Vex (Chaos! Comics)
   View All


   
Dr. Michael Barnett

Search for 'Dr. Michael Barnett' on Amazon


Bio:
Dr. Michael Barnett was a psychiatrist in New York City, himself the son of a doctor. He enjoyed a close friendship with Carol Danvers, who began seeing him professionally for help with recurring blackouts and migraine headaches. Barnett spent several weeks trying to help Carol without success, and ultimately hypnotized her in an attempt to find the answer. Hypnosis yielded the astonishing fact that Carol Danvers had become the superheroine Ms. Marvel, which Barnett would have believed was a paranoid delusion had Carol not transformed into Ms. Marvel before his eyes moments after waking her up.

As the only person who knew Carol had gained super-powers, their personal relationship evolved. Barnett was uncomfortable with the Ms. Marvel aspect of Carolís personality, advising her to give up being the superheroine if she ever wanted to regain a normal life, while Carol felt uneasy with Barnett knowing what he did, fearing that it might put his life in danger from enemies who might strike at her through him.

Nevertheless, Barnett attempted to cultivate a dating relationship with Carol, once inviting her to his beach house on Montauk Point, Long Island. While they enjoyed a nice, bathing suit-clad stroll on the beach, the day was interrupted when Ms. Marvelís seventh-sense premonitions alerted her to nearby trouble. Carol later invited Barnett to her hometown of Boston to visit her parents; while there, Barnett, as a Naval reservist, was invited to an Indian Summer Ball aboard the U.S.S. Constitution, to which he brought Carol as his date. That evening was also disrupted by nearby super-powered villainy which Ms. Marvel was compelled to combat.

Despite these problems, Barnett began to fall in love with Carol, seeing in her a damaged soul he desired to protect. Unfortunately, Carolís fears regarding Barnettís own vulnerability proved valid when he was targeted by Arthur Shaman, an operative of Advanced Idea Mechanics, who had been tasked with learning how Carol Danvers had discovered the existence of an A.I.M. base beneath Aldenís Department Store. Shaman used his powers to put Barnett in a trance, but luckily did not learn that Carol was Ms. Marvel. Ms. Marvel, with the assistance of the Defenders, rescued Barnett, and with the help of Clea, Barnett did not remember the events of his abduction.

When Barnett brought up the uncomfortable subject of the origin of Ms. Marvelís persona during an impromptu lunch, Carol started to sever ties with Barnett and saw him less and less, though they remained friends.

Barnett attended a party at Carolís apartment after she was fired from her job as editor of Woman magazine, and there became drunk and attempted to profess his love for Carol openly. Unfortunately, his actions drew the attention of Raven Darkholme, a shape-shifter and secret enemy of Ms. Marvelís who was also attending the party. Pursuant to her own motives, Raven Darkholme visited Barnett in his psychiatry office disguised as Carol Danvers and murdered him with her bare hands.

Notes:


First Appearance: Ms. Marvel (1977) #2

View a chronological listing of this character's appearances

Issue Appearances:
Ms. Marvel (1977)
The Defenders (1972)

Group Affiliation(s):
None.

Famous Quotes: - Add a Famous Quote
None.



< Previous Character | Next Character >




Add this character to a run of issues in a title

Suggest an image for this character

View the contribution history for this character

     


© 2005-2014 ComicBookDB.com - Terms and Conditions - Privacy Policy Special thanks to Brian Wood for the ComicBookDB.com logo design