Pride Profile: Mother Panic. The only Young Animal imprint title to star an original character, Mother Panic was the brain child of Gerard Way and Tommy Lee Edwards, with Jody Houser brought in to helm the series. After a violent and unstable childhood, Violet Paige was sent to a ‘school’ that experimented on its students resulting in her gaining cybernetic parts and superhuman strength. Set in Gotham City, Violet eventually becomes the vigilante Mother Panic. Like playboy Bruce Wayne, she uses her public image as a young wealthy bi party girl as a cover, but there’s no Batman’s code against killing getting in her way.
And wouldn’t you know it, this is the same week we’re actually covering Mother Panic over at the World of Bats! It’s almost like we kinda planned this or something.
I hadn’t really read anything of this book before researching it for Pride Month, but I’ve definitely come to enjoy Violet and her little side of Gotham. It would have been REAL easy for her to become derivitive, but I think they did enough to make her feel more unique.