Invisible Woman

Profile

  • Real Name: Susan ‘Sue’ Storm-Richards
  • AKA: Invisible Girl, Malice, Baroness von Doom, Captain Universe, Stormy, Mrs. R Nurse Franklin, Mrs. Invisible
  • Family: Marygay Jewel Dinkins (paternal aunt); Franklin Storm (father, deceased); Mary Storm (mother, deceased); Evelyn Richards (mother-in-law, deceased); Nathaniel Richards (father-in-law); Jonathan Storm (Human Torch) (brother); Lyja (ex-sister-in-law); Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic) (husband); Franklin Richards (son); Valeria Richards (daughter); Vil and Wu (wards); Bones (cousin): Venom (former symbiote)
  • Base of Operation: Formerly Baxter Building, Manhattan, New York City, New York; S.H.I.E.L.D. Station: Golgotha, Manhattan, New York City, New York; S.H.I.E.L.D. Helicarrier; Pier 4; Antarctic lab; Four Freedoms Plaza; Belle Porte, Connecticut
  • Identity: Public Identity
  • Citizenship: American
  • Martial Status: Married
  • Occupation: Adventurer, Regent of the Uhari throne at The Peak; formerly substitute teacher, actress, student
  • Education: Doctorate in unrevealed field; high school education
  • Gender: Female
  • Height: 5′ 6″ (1.68 m)
  • Weight: 120 lbs (54.43 kg)
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Hair: Blond
  • Origin: Humans mutated by cosmic rays
  • Universe: Marvel Prime Universe (Earth-616)

She is the first lady of Marvel Comics, both literally and figuratively. Introduced in Fantastic Four #1 by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, Sue had an ordinary life up until the death of her mother and her father being sent to prison for murder. Because of this, she had to move in with her aunt, in a boarding house with her brother, Johnny. There she met and fell in love with her future husband, a college student staying in the house called Reed Richards. When Reed’s experimental space was grounded, she help him steal it and launch it into space as one of it’s pilots. You probably know the rest (cosmic rays, crashed landing, superpowers etc), but what you probably didn’t know is after Reed set up the Fantastic Four business, it was Sue that ran the business and help Reed get his patents.

Sue and Reed’s marriage has become the longest marriage the longest in comic book history. They have separated and Sue has been tempted by other people like Namor and Doom, but she has been dedicated to Reed. She has also become a mother to 2 children, Franklin (named after her father) and Valeria (named by Doom). As well as helping to raise her brother, Johnny, and taking care of other children like the Future Foundation kids, this has made her a motherly figure. Now you may think this make her a weak character but no. While she did start off as a character that constantly had to be rescued, she soon became one of the strongest, most determined woman in comics. This was highlighted early in her career when she fell under the control of Psycho-Man and became Malice. After this event, she decided to no longer be a push-over, changing her name from Invisible Girl to Invisible Woman. She became the leaders for a time.

Sue has been and will always been a member of the Fantastic Four but she has joined other teams. When Reed and Sue left the the team to raise their son, they soon joined Cap and others in a new team of Avengers. She has also been an agent for SHIELD, the Lady Liberators, Daughters of Liberty and many more.

Out of the 4 prime member of the F4, Sue is the one that has gotten the least figures. Her only Marvel Legends figures from Toybiz was part of box set with the 3 other members plus Doom, HERBIE and Franklin. (She also has another one in another box set but that was an alternate universe IMO and the one that came in the F4 line was the ultimate version). It would be years later when she got her first solo figure in the Ronan the Accuser wave by Hasbro. She would later be part of a 2-pack with her brother. Both of these were during the Dark Days of ML. After Hasbro relaunched the line, it would be many year until she got a new figure, being a Walgreens exclusive. After Marvel got back the rights to movie and relaunched the comic, they launched a new F4 line with Sue of course being part of it.


Classic

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro  Walgreen Exclusive Marvel Legends Fantastic Four Invisible Woman with HERBIE

  • Background:
    • While they initially would wear normal clothes. Sue thought it would better to start wearing costumes so she designed what would become their classic costumes, to which all other costumes would be based. Like many classics, it would be drawn differently other the years, with things like the collar being larger or smaller depending on the artist.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you are collecting F4 figures and need a classic version, then this is the one to get. It can also be used for many other teams like the Avengers, which she wore this for. It might be harder to find now as it was an exclusive but not that expensive.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Negative Zone

Recommend Figure:  Toybiz Marvel Legends Fantastic Four Box set Invisible Woman with Mr. Fantastic, Thing, Human Torch, Franklin Richards, Herbie and Dr.Doom

  • Background:
    • During a trip to the Negative Zone, the team found that their costumes changed into different costumes. They would go onto wear these costumes for many years, with Sue wearing various versions of it (one can be seen below).
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you like the John Bryne run of the books and prefer that look of the team then I would recommend getting this version. However, the TB box sets were notorious for being short packed and hard to find, making the box set really expensive. Even loose they are pricey. Only get this if you want a complete Sue Storm collection. Otherwise I recommend waiting to Hasbro to remake it.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes. Just repaint the previous 2 with a new head.

Team Leader

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends Fantastic Four Ronan the Accuser wave Invisible Woman

  • Background:
    • Shortly after she was Malice and she wore a very questionable costume (see the Stripper version below), she changed her codename to Invisible Woman and began wearing a much better and safer costume. Shortly after Reed was believed killed by Doom, she became the team leader, having Ant-man (Lang) taking Reed’s place while searched for her husband.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • This is a figure I can’t recommend getting unless you have to have every Sue Storm or can find it with the BAF piece. This is a bad figure done during the dark days.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • Yes but it’s not that essential.

Fresh Start

Recommend Figure:  Hasbro Marvel Legends Fantastic Four Super-Skrull Wave Invisible Woman

  • Background:
    • After spending a few months helping create new realities (and with the relaunch of their comic), Sue rejoined the F4 with a new costume.
  • Why you need it for your collection?:
    • If you want the most modern version of Sue, then this is the one to get. It is also the most recent figure so it’s much more affordable. I also recommend getting it for the invisible shield effect.
  • Does it need a remake?:
    • No.

Needs

Below you will find a gallery of suits that still need to be made. I have included what I think are the possibilities of them being made. Note that these are my personal opinions and not fact. Please let me know if I have missed anything.

CREATED BY:

Stan Lee | Jack Kirby

Alternate Versions

Other Sue StormUltimate | Heroes Reborn | F4CU

Family

Human Torch (Brother) | Mr. Fantastic (Husband) | Powerhouse (son)