Stinger (Marvel Comics)

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XMEN Stinger.jpg
Art by Michele Bertilorenzi.
Publication information
Publisher Marvel Comics
First appearance X-Factor #5 (June 1986)
Created by Bob Layton
In-story information
Alter ego Wendy Sherman
Species Human Mutant
Team affiliations Alliance of Evil
Abilities Able to discharge electricity from her hands.

Stinger (real name Wendy Sherman[1]) is a fictional mutant in the Marvel Comics Universe.

Publication history[edit]

Stinger first appeared in X-Factor #5-6 (June–July 1986), and was created by Bob Layton.

The character subsequently appears in X-Factor #33 (October 1988), and New Mutants Annual #7 (1991).

Stinger appeared as part of the "Alliance of Evil" entry in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Update '89 #1.

Fictional character biography[edit]

A young valley girl with electrical-based mutant powers, Stinger is a member of the Alliance of Evil, Apocalypse's original strike force. Because of her youth, Stinger often handles situations recklessly, as seen when she accidentally kills Michael Nowlan's girlfriend, Susan. This is after Nowlan had escaped Apocalypse's services yet again and he had sent the team to bring her back.[2] Stinger stays with the Alliance of Evil when they defy the Mutant Registration Act,[3] and later battles the New Mutants with the team.[4]

She is later seen as a resident on Utopia and has befriended Iceman.[5]

Powers and abilities[edit]

Stinger can build static energy around her hands and discharge it as bioelectricity bolts.

Other versions[edit]

Age of Apocalypse[edit]

In the harsh reality known as Age of Apocalypse, Wendy was one of the thousands of refugees who took residence at Avalon. She was living there for five years when Apocalypse's troops found the secret place. She was the first to be possessed by the Shadow King who used her electric bolt powers to create havok on Avalon, until she was killed by Mystique.[6]

Other media[edit]

Video games[edit]

Stinger appears in Marvel Avengers Academy as of Feb 18, costume mirrors Ant-Man costumes from Hank Pym, but blonde hair and reference to being similar age to father in this time (as its a teen academy Scott Lang is present/recuit and Hank Pym is adult "teacher" established in game).[citation needed]


  1. ^ Nation X #1
  2. ^ X-Factor (1st series) #5-6
  3. ^ X-Factor (1st series) #33
  4. ^ New Mutants Annual #7
  5. ^ Nation X #1
  6. ^ X-Caliber #3

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