And seeing as we are also just past Mother’s Day (yesterday), why not combine the two for today’s topic, Super Hero Moms.
But even facing off against cosmic forces, Sue Storm never stopped being a mom. It was part of her character, not just a bit of character development that got dusted off whenever it was convenient. Sue Richards may have been the Invisible Woman but she was very visibly a mother. Later, Sue and Reed had a daughter but things got complicated, I mean comic book complicated although I think they’re all good now. Kind of sort of. Who knows? Sue Richards, AKA Invisible Woman, AKA Awesome Mom!
Then there’s Ms. Marvel. Carol Danvers, like Sue and Imra, is blonde. She was however not married to father of her child. And given the mind control and emotional manipulation going on, it was hardly consensual. Oh, let’s not forget this weird piece of business: the child Carol gives birth to (after a very, very, VERY quick pregnancy) grows up to be (you have a sinking feeling about where this is going, don’t you?) the bastard who impregnates her. Ick! I know! And you do NOT want to know what kind of dicks the male Avengers were being about the whole thing.
OK, the Wonder Woman on Earth 2 until after Crisis on Infinite Earths when Fury became the daughter of another super heroine named Fury from World War II who did not actually exist back during WWII, she was created to give Lyta a mom when the Wonder Woman of Earth 2 was written out of continuity which makes Lyta dizzy, no it’s the pregnancy (by the way, did I mention that Lyta is blonde?) by way of her boyfriend the Silver Scarab or Hector Hall if you prefer who later becomes EVIL because comics and in a fight kicks Lyta in the stomach but despite all the tropes of pregnant women in dramatic situations, she does not lose the baby but Hector dies. Well, not dead dead but comic book dead. He becomes Sandman which Neil Gaiman’s Sandman doesn’t like and zap, now Hector is dead dead dead. Later Lyta gives birth to baby Daniel but Neil Gaiman’s Sandman has plans for him and I don’t think I want to keep writing about this anymore.