Lady Liberators

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Lady Liberators
Cover to The Avengers #83. Art by John Buscema and Tom Palmer.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance The Avengers #83 (December 1970)
Created by Roy Thomas
John Buscema
In-story information
Member(s) Current roster:
Invisible Woman
She-Hulk
Storm
Thundra
Valkyrie
Former members:
Black Widow
Enchantress (as Valkyrie)
Hellcat
Jazinda (honorary)
Medusa
Scarlet Witch
Spider-Woman
Tigra
Wasp

The Lady Liberators, also called the Liberators, are members of a fictional superhero team that appeared in comic books published by Marvel Comics. The original team's only appearance was in The Avengers #83 (December 1970), written by Roy Thomas.

Publication history[edit]

The Lady Liberators were created in the 1970s as a single-issue joke in The Avengers. Feminism was strong at the time, but the creators and audiences of the comic book industry was still overwhelmingly male. Roy Thomas created the group as a caricature of feminism, and the Valkyrie, a new character introduced in the story, was revealed to be a villain that manipuled the female heroes by pretending to be a female liberator.[1]

Fictional history[edit]

Valkyrie's team[edit]

The Lady Liberators were a group of female Avengers mind-controlled by the Enchantress. The original team consisted of the Wasp, Black Widow, Scarlet Witch, and Madame Medusa; and were led by Valkyrie (actually a disguised Enchantress).

She-Hulk's team[edit]

In the 2008 Hulk series, She-Hulk formed a new team of Lady Liberators consisting of the Invisible Woman, Storm, Valkyrie, Thundra, Spider-Woman, Tigra, Black Widow, and Hellcat to discover the identity of the Red Hulk and get vengeance on him for her humiliating defeat against him.[2]

Cover to Hulk #9. Art by Art Adams. The art is an homage to The Avengers #83.

References[edit]

  1. ^ W. Wright, Bradford (2001). Comic Book Nation: The Transformation of Youth Culture in America. United States: The Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 250. ISBN 0-8018-6514-X. Retrieved December 29, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Hulk (2008) #7". Marvel.com. 

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