Several of these women have fought off super-villain hordes, extraterrestrials, or have combated the fear and hatred of humanity itself. But all of that pales in comparison to their most challenging super hero jobs – being a mom! Honoring the most tireless and fearsome heroes of all – mothers everywhere!
Moms Who Multitask
Sue Richards is considered the First Lady of Marvel’s Silver Age – and she’s also Marvel’s First Mom! In “Let There Be Life”, the Invisible Woman and Mister Fantastic welcome their son Franklin after a daunting pregnancy. And baby Valeria makes four in Fantastic Four (1998) #54!
From Hydra agent, to masked vigilante, to Avenger…to Mom! Jessica Drew put her desire for motherhood on the backburner while she lived out a diverse super hero career. Meet her baby Gerry in this issue and witness Spider-Woman as never before – frazzled, sleep-deprived, and in dire need of a bad guy to punch!
We were as surprised as Jessica Jones and Luke Cage when the couple discovered they were expecting a bundle of joy. What started as a fling grew into love, and the result is their adorable baby, Danielle! Check out her dramatic delivery! (Doctor Strange, MD, assists).
Being a parent isn’t easy, but for Jean Grey that’s an understatement. With her husband Cyclops, Jean is a mother to three alternate timeline children: there’s Cable, the son of Jean’s clone Madelyne Pryor, X-Man, from the Age of Apocalypse, and Rachel Summers, who hails from a dystopic future and shares her mother’s connection to the Phoenix. Here, Jean is displaced to the Age of Apocalypse to save Cable.
Jubilation Lee was regarded as the baby of her mutant family – then the baby had a baby all her own! The X-woman evolved from mall rat to mom when she adopted Shogo, an orphaned child used as a host for an ancient, sentient bacterium.
As Queen of the Inhumans, Medusa understood her royal duty of siring an heir. But her son with Black Bolt would have an inauspicious start, having been conceived outside the strict guidelines of the Inhumans’ Genetic Council. It was discovered too that Ahura inherited his uncle’s insanity. In this happier turn, Ahura joins his mother on Earth as a student of the Fantastic Four’s Future Foundation.
Crystal’s marriage to Quicksilver may have been…quick, but their royal union produced Luna, the first half-mutant, half-Inhuman! Crystal is fiercely protective of her daughter – especially after Quicksilver exposed Luna to Terrigen Mist, activating her latent empathic powers.
When Wanda Maximoff fell in love with the synthezoid Vision, it was unlikely their marriage would result in children. But being the extraordinary mage that she is, Scarlet Witch conceived twins with mystical prowess alone! Here, Wanda welcomes sons Thomas and William...and oddly enough, Doctor Strange assists this delivery too!
Mary Jane Watson
Sure, longtime couple Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson never had a baby in our timeline, but during Doctor Doom’s incursion of the Multiverse in Secret Wars, MJ’s dreams of becoming a mom came true. See MJ’s Spider-Family in action in this Secret Wars mini-series!
Aunt May embodies what it takes to be a mother after raising Peter Parker to be the kind and noble Spider-Man he is today. After discovering her nephew’s super hero identity, May and Peter have an emotional conversation about sharing your burdens with those you love.
The birth of Tigra’s son came on the heels of a paternity scandal – during Secret Invasion, Tigra unknowingly had an affair with a Skrull imposter of Hank Pym! Here, it’s revealed that cat-baby William is actually Hank’s genetic son…and that Greer and Hank have much ground to cover in their relationship.
Former New Mutant Rahne Sinclair let her hair down with Asgardian Wolf God Hrimhari …and became the human vessel to his divine offspring! Witness the hirsute horror of the wolf cub’s birth…that goes anything but to plan!
While an unlikely pick for ‘Mother of the Year’, X-villain Mystique makes our list because of her progeny: X-Man Nightcrawler (abandoned at birth), her adopted daughter Rogue, and Graydon Creed, Mystique’s human son of an affair with Sabretooth. Discover Nightcrawler’s full parentage in this unforgettable issue.
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