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    Default Best and worst MOTHERS in comics?

    My graphic novel group at the library is having an upcoming discussion on the role of mothers in comics. They will be covering a lot of artsy books like Alison Bechdel's Are you my mother? (I might suggest Mom's cancer)

    With mothers day stories coming up : What are some great stories involving mothers? Who are some of the best and worst mothers in comics history?

    All too often the mother dies young and is used as a plot device. I must read up on the role of mothers in Joseph Campbells Hero of a thousand faces, they are often minimal in stories there as well.

    Newsarama had a good list :

    Jesse's mother and grandmother (Preacher)
    Hippolyta (Wonder woman)

    Jessica's recent motherhood (Spider-woman), mums from Runaways (what are the TV ones like?), backstabbing mum in the Blade movie etc.etc.

    YOUR views on this topic?

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    Best mothers:
    Nadeshiko Kinomoto (Card Captor Sakura)
    Rin Kokonoe's mother (Kodomo no Jikan)



    Worst mothers:
    Hayate's mother (Hayate the Combat Butler)
    Hiromi Shiota From Assassination Classroom

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    Worst: Rorshach's mom

    Best: Martha Kent
    f/k/a The Black Guardian
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    You could mention "Other Mother" from Coraline-- but I've only seen the movie, not the graphic novel it's based on.

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    For worst mother I would say Mist2 (Nash) in the Starman comics. Because raping a man to have a child with him and make his life miserable and getting revenge on him for killing her father is NOT a good reason to become a mother, no?

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    The baddest mother of them all.

    Pull List:

    Marvel Comics: Black Panther, Captain America, X-Men, New Mutants.
    DC Comics: The Green Lantern, Legion of Super-Heroes, Far Sector.

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    Auntie May, the foster mother of Peter Parker

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    the Worst mother is Talia Al Ghul, who raised her son Damian Wayne in her father's image then threw him away out of the family and procreated another son as Damian's substitute.

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    Not that fan of the article but it fits the subject:
    https://www.marvel.com/articles/comi...arvel-universe

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