The Invisible Woman (Susan “Sue” Storm-Richards), previously known as the Invisible Girl, is a fictional superheroine appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics. The character is a founding member of the Fantastic Four and was the first female superhero created by Marvel during the Silver Age of Comics. So, get to know all you can about Invisible Woman with these interesting facts.
Susan Storm debuted as the Invisible Girl in Fantastic Four #1 in 1961. Over the years, she changed her name to Invisible Woman.
After being exposed to cosmic rays, Susan gained the power to bend light, rendering her invisible. She then became a founding member of the Fantastic Four with her partner, Reed Richards, her brother, Johnny Storm, and Reed’s friend, Ben Grimm.
She can make other objects go invisible too.
At first, Susan Storm’s only power was to turn invisible. After two years, the writers added her abilities to create invisible force fields and shoot blasts of psionic energy.
Fantastic Four #23 (1963)
Susan married the leader of the Fantastic Four, Reed Richards. Marvel writer, Stan Lee, showed up at Sue’s wedding. This was incorporated into the film, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Fantastic Four Annual #3 (1965)
Even though she’s on a team with a rock guy and a man made of fire, she is the most powerful member of the Fantastic Four. How you may ask? Well…
She can defeat the Hulk by forcing him to inhale a microscopic force-field and then expanding it to the “size of Yankee stadium.”
Hulk #15 (2015)
Sue can use her invisibility to make her enemies optic nerves go invisible, rendering them blind.
Fantastic Four #561 (2008)
There was a man who was in love with Sue Storm but never had the nerve to ask her out. When she fell for Reed Richards, he became insanely jealous. Years later, Reed learned that this man was responsible for many attacks against the Fantastic Four. He said he worked “in the background, pitting villains against you or creating opportunities so villains would think they were acting of their own volition… since the beginning of the Fantastic Four’s existence.” He calls himself The Quiet Man. His real name is unknown.
Fantastic Four #14 (2015)
It was incredibly dangerous for Sue to use her powers while she was pregnant. Although she had two children, she nearly lost both of them during the pregnancy.
Fantastic Four 267 (1984)
Fantastic Four #54 (2002)
Fantastic Four Annual #6 (1968)