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Healthcare Heroes

Celebrate nurses, doctors, and healthcare providers… with a spotlight on Marvel’s medical heroes!

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Donald Blake

in Journey Into Mystery (1952) #84

Thor’s original human alter ego Dr. Donald Blake was the physician to the heroes for years. This came in handy when the Avengers needed to call upon a doctor who could discreetly treat their members.

Doctor Strange

in Doctor Strange (2018) #19

In addition to being Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme, Stephen Strange is a top tier surgeon and medical prodigy. Although he lost his fine motor skills in a car accident, Strange’s surgeon skills were restored in this issue.

Jane Foster

in Valkyrie: Jane Foster (2019) #1

Physician Jane Foster has been one of Thor’s most steadfast companions, even taking on the mantle of the thunder god in THOR (2014) and MIGHTY THOR (2015). Outside the emergency room, Jane is a new Valkyrie, ferrywoman and guide to departed souls.

Cecilia Reyes

in X-Men (1991) #70

Dr. Cecilia Reyes was drafted into the X-Men when her expertise saved Cyclops’ life from an implanted bomb. While Cecilia doesn’t relish being a Super Hero, she has answered Krakoa’s call to be the primary doctor of the new mutant nation.

Leonard Samson

in X-Factor (1986) #87

Leonard Samson may have superhuman strength, but he’s also got superhuman patience as the psychologist for Super Heroes. Leonard has helped the Hulk on numerous occasions and lent his experience to X-Factor.

Claire Temple

in Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015) #16

Power Man first met the good doctor in LUKE CAGE, HERO FOR HIRE (1972) #2. Today, Claire’s a superhuman specialist, aiding the Defenders and even Captain America.

Amelia Voght

in Uncanny X-Men (1963) #309

More incredible than her mutant ability to transform into vapor or vaporize objects? Amelia Voght is a nurse. Read her intertwined history with the X-Men’s founder, Charles Xavier.

Faiza Hussain

in Captain Britain and MI: 13 (2008) #1

In this series, Faiza Hussain realized that she was the heir to King Arthur and became the new wielder of Excalibur. She also learned she can humanely perform a living cross section to diagnose and heal her patients. But her compassion is the super-power.

Linda Carter

in Doctor Strange: The Oath (2006) #1

A medical practitioner and detective, Carter broke onto the scene in her titular series NIGHT NURSE (1972). Today, she’s the go-to professional for street-level heroes, and has developed close bonds with Daredevil and Doctor Strange.

Christine Palmer

in Nightcrawler (2004) #1

One of the main trio from NIGHT NURSE (1972), Christine is still practicing at Metro-General Hospital. Here, she assists X-Man Nightcrawler with a supernatural mystery.