Badass superwomen continue to grace our Sun City Peachtree bench.  Meet Marvel Comics’ Invisible Woman, aka Sue Storm Richards.  She is a formidable heroine with the ability to render herself and others invisible (or partially invisible) at will, affecting up to 40,000 cubic feet of volume.  To achieve these feats, she mentally blends all wavelengths of light in the vicinity around herself, or the target in question, without causing any visible distortion effects. 

“Stormy Sue” also has extended vision allowing her to see invisible people and objects.  She can detect anything made invisible by means outside her powers, and can restore those targets to a visible state at will. 

Invisible Woman can project and manipulate near-indestructible invisible force fields, making her a more effective combatant.  She can also shape invisible fields into constructs, turning them into offensive weapons as small as a marble or as large as 100 feet in diameter.

I’ve only scratched the surface of her vast powers, but you get the idea.  In my opinion, her greatest power is that she’s an excellent swimmer!

Rogue, formerly known as Anna Marie, is another Marvel comic badass superwoman.  She briefly visited the other day, and then magically disappeared shortly thereafter.  I never got to see her, but the artist sent this to me:

Without the capacity to control her mutant ability to absorb memories and powers, Rogue was once on a dark path.  She has successfully redeemed herself as a heroine, though, joining the X-Men and the Avengers to fight for good.

Rogue’s mutant ability requires skin-to-skin contact to absorb memories, powers, personality traits, physical talents, and strength.  For most of her heroic career, she was unable to control her power, and anyone she touched would almost immediately fall unconscious.  This inability to regulate her power was largely psychological in nature, but she eventually overcame it with the help of Charles Xavier.

Just like Invisible Woman, Rogue has a much more complex history and set of powers in Marvel Universe, so I’ll leave it to you explore their world in the comics while I wait to see who stops by the bench next!


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