SPIDER-WOMAN #44 (1982)


Last issue, Viper, the female head of Hydra, put Jessica Drew’s roommate Lindsay in the hospital and possibly crippled her for life.  This issue, Spider-Woman hunts Viper down, seeking vengeance.  When she finally catches up to her, Spider-Woman learns that Viper is possessed by the demon Ch’Thon, who also is tied to Spider-Woman’s origin, and…Viper is Jessica’s mommy!

Later, in Captain America #281, this gets undone and explained as a deeper magical manipulation by Morgana LeFay, which causes Viper to suffer from constant delusions.

Creators: Claremont and Leiloha
Grade: B-
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