An Actual Single Mom Superhero Debuts From Marvel

While we often call moms superheroes, Spider-Woman is an actual superhero who’s getting a single mother storyline

Whether or not you’re a huge fan of comics or comic book-based movies—hello Avengers, Thor, Superman and the latest hit Deadpool—this is definitely one superhero comic book announcement we can get behind.

Often the women characters in comic books (especially when they come to the big screen) are dumbed down and overly sexualized. But this latest storyline for Spider-Woman is shining a little ray of hope for all the moms out there. Ladies, we finally have a superhero we can get behind!

Jessica Drew aka Spider-Woman has become a single mother and we couldn’t be more excited.

Once an Avenger, Drew decided she didn’t want to do it anymore and decided to start a “normal” life. But as the comic’s writer Dennis Hopeless mentions, “normal for Jess is still pretty cool”—exactly what you’d expect from a PI fighting injustice from the streets.

Not the kind of person that might be pegged for the mommy track but Hopeless says his own initially reluctant journey through fatherhood helped him write Drew’s story.

“My kids were maybe five months old when Nick Lowe asked me what big change we should give Spider-Woman for our new #1. I was joking when I asked if she could be pregnant. Nick laughed. But the more we thought about it, the more it just made sense,” Hopeless told PEOPLE. “Jess was a lot like I had been. She never wanted kids. Not even a little. But we had just done ten issues on Spider-Woman's pursuit of normal. Now we could hit her with a tidal wave of normal”

Best of all? Even though Spider-Woman still kicks butt on the regular, she’s also an amazing mom.

Marvel's director of content and character development, Sana Amanat said it best: “Motherhood is probably the most important and relatable experience we can share. After all, aren't mothers the real super heroes?”

Our only hope is that the blockbuster hits we all love to watch summer after summer start taking a page out of these more relatable and realistic scenarios for the female characters.

Who wouldn’t want to sit back with a big bowl of popcorn and watch Spider-Woman take down some bad guys and still have time to breastfeed?!

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