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‘Til Death Do Us Part

First Divorce in Comics: Avengers #217
First Divorce in Comics: Avengers #217

Although the subject of Divorce seems to be something comic industry publishers avoid with their major characters It has occurred with a few.

The first time divorce was depicted in comics it was in the pages of the Avengers. Hank Pym, who was having another psychological breakdown, physically assaulted the Wasp. The Wasp announced her intention of divorcing Hank in #214 and confirmed that she received the divorce in the Dominican Republic in 1981’s #217. The two were divorced while Hank was imprisoned for a crime he did not commit.

Famous Divorces in Comics

The Wasp announced her intention of divorcing Hank Pym in Avengers #214 . After leaving the Wasp and begging for forgiveness for brutally assaulting she continued wit the proceedings. The divorce finalized in 1981’s Avengers #217.

The Atom and his wife Jean Loring during the run of 1984’s “Sword of the Atom Special” #1 confirmed the end of their marriage.

Donna Troy married her college professor Terry Long in 1985. After a long but difficult marriage due to Donna's super heroics they split up sometime after the “Team Titans” series ended in 1994. Terry and Donna’s son would later die in a car accident in “Wonder Woman” #12.

The Inhuman Crystal and her marriage to Quicksilver was effectively over after a long and drawn out difficult marriage. Their official divorce was handled off-panel at some point in the late 1990s.

The Black Panther married his childhood sweetheart the X-Man known as Storm, in 2006.informed her in “Avengers vs. X-Men” #9 that the High Priest of the Panther Clan had annulled their marriage.

Hawkeye and Mockingbird seemed headed for divorce after he discovered she let Phantom Rider die without aiding him. They would briefly reconcile, however soon afterwards Mockingbird was killed in 1993’s “Avengers West Coast” #100.

Patsy “Hellcat” Walker was once married at a young age to her high school sweetheart Buzz Baxter, who would later become the villain Maddog. Patsy divorced her husband before assuming the mantel of Hellcat. She would later remarry the Damion Hellstrom, although she would go mad, die, and be resurrected before also divorcing Hellstrom.

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