Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Patrolwoman Sally Winters

Alter Ego: Sally Winters
Occupation: Police Officer
Marital Status: Single
Known Relatives: None
Group Affiliation: Middletown Police Department
Base of Operations: Middletown, U.S.A.
First Appearance: Detective Comics #293 (July, 1961)
Height: Approx. 5'7"
Weight: Approx. 120 lbs.
Eyes: Dark
Hair: Black

One day, Patrolwoman Sally Winters spied a car rolling out of control down a street with an elderly woman in the back seat. Winters swiftly scaled a parked car and leapt from its roof into the rogue convertible, only to find its brakes were out and the wall of a building was straight ahead. The day was saved through the covert intervention of J'onn J'onzz, the Manhunter from Mars, but Winters received all the credit. When Winters became a candidate for the Policewoman's Gold Medal for Bravery, not to mention the attentions of committee chairman Detective John Jones, it sparked a bitter rivalry with fellow officer Diane Meade. Both patrolwomen ended up entering a burning building to rescue a little girl from the roof, but when Winters' fire escape route collapsed behind her, all three women were trapped in the inferno. The ladies were rescued by the Manhunter from Mars, and Detective Jones later awarded each medals.

Powers & Weapons:
Ptn. Winters was not shown to carry a firearm, only a purse slung over her uniform.

Quote: "Don't worry dear-- I'll bring the car to a stop!"

Created by Jack Miller & Joe Certa


Diabolu Frank said...

I wanted to share a bit of process...

In approximating Winters' height/weight, I tried to cross-reference that of Cameron Chase and John Jones (figuring Sally would be taller/leaner/more idealized.) However, I couldn't find reference for John Jones' stats, only J'onn J'onzz's. I finally decided to just fan cast Sally with a period actress. Her face was inconsistent in her one story, varying to extremes as far as Natalie Wood and Jane Russell. I finally zeroed in on Shirley MacLaine, who's fairly perfect. Not only does she have the moxy and look, but her physical stats in her prime are nigh identical to my mind's long time Diane Meade model, Grace Kelly. Hence, 5'7", 120 lbs.

martian buckeye said...

thanks for giving us fans an idea of what she looks like. she's become my new favorite one time appearance supporting cast member.