This is the first “actual” appearance of Marcie. An earlier version of her, Clara, appeared in a summer camp storyline a couple of years ago. This character truly represents Marcie because she is a bit taller and she has no visible pupils in her glasses. In this comic, Marcie represents the character trait that she will keep during the rest of the strip’s run; she is an annoying, discombobulated shadow of Peppermint Patty. However, it was later revealed that Marcie is actually smarter than Peppermint Patty.