O Say Can You See: The Greatest Patriotic Super Heroes of All-Time
Today is Mother’s Day, but I thought it’d be nice to take a look at the comic book non-mothers out there who probably deserve a card today as much as some mothers out there!
5. Emma Frost
Perhaps not the greatest role model, but Emma certainly does take a maternal approach to a good number of young mutants, such as her Hellions (who were murdered), her students at Generation X (two of them were murdered, as well), her students in Genosha (all murdered) and her new charges at Xavier (about sixty of them were murdered, too).
Still, Frost loves those students!!
4. Barbara Gordon
Barbara Gordon is definitely a maternal sort, and currently she is serving as a mother figure to Misfit, a young hero whose mother and sister died in a fire that Misfit survived (via her teleportation abilities).
Storm’s relationship with Kitty Pryde was one of the more significant mother/daughter situations you’ll see in comics.
2. Leslie Thompkins
Leslie Thompkins would be here if all she did was serve as a mother figure to Batman, but she also served as a mother figure to basically every other Gotham character – Nightwing, Robin, Catwoman, Spoiler – I bet she could give Joker some kindly advice, even!
Yes, she let Spoiler die to prove a point to Batman, but hey, mothers aren’t always perfect!
1. Aunt May
I think this is pretty self-explanatory, no?
It’s Aunt May!!!!
That’s the top five! Agree? Disagree? Let me know!
Happy Mother’s Day!!
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