Today, Sue Storm is the subject for my Women in Comics post. Sue Storm was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby for Marvel Comics. She debuted in Fantastic Four #1(Nov. 1961). She was the first super hero created by Marvel Comics to debut during the Silver Age of comics.
Sue Storm has gone by two name, Invisible Girl and Invisible Woman. She is a member of the Fantastic Four, and one of the most powerful characters in the Marvel universe. Her character has evolved probably more than any other character in the Marvel universe. She has become a great leader, and the heart and soul of the Fantastic Four.
Sue, along with her brother Johnny Storm, accompanied Reed Richards and Ben Grimm on an experimental flight into space. While on this flight, the four of them were exposed to massive amounts of cosmic radiation. When they crash landed back on Earth, they realized the radiation gave them all super powers. Sue gained the ability to turn invisible at will. The four of them decided to use their powers to help mankind, and they became the Fantastic Four. At this time, Sue called herself the Invisible Girl, since she was still young. As her powers evolved, and she took a more assertive role on the team, Sue took the name Invisible Woman, to show her maturity.
Sue and Reed were dating when they went in their mission into space. They later married, and had two children, Franklin and Valerie. Franklin is destined to become one of the most powerful mutants on the planet, and Valerie displays intelligence beyond her age. Sue has also been the object of infatuation of Namor and Doctor Doom.
The Invisible Woman has appeared in three Fantastic Four movies, which never lived up to expectations. She has also appeared in various Marvel cartoons. There is a new Fantastic Four movie that is entering production for a release in 2015. I hope this one is good, but my hopes aren’t very high.
Sue Storm is probably the greatest member of the Fantastic Four. I have always liked her character. She was awesome during the Marvel “Civil War” storyline. I am not a fan of the Fantastic Four, but that’s mainly because I don’t like Mr. Fantastic(Reed Richards). Sue is awesome. You can learn more about her here.