MRS. JARVIS


Real Name: Jarvis (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human (English)

Occupation: Mother

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dr. Bernstein, Glory Garsen, Hawkeye (Clint Barton), Edwin Jarvis

Enemies: Bruiser

Known Relatives: Edwin Jarvis (son)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An apartment in Manhattan, New York; formerly a home in the Bronx, New York

First Appearance: (mentioned, identified only as Edwin Jarvis' mother): Avengers I#54 (July, 1968);
(fully seen): Avengers I#201 (November, 1980)

Powers/Abilities: Mrs. Jarvis is an elderly woman who enjoys watching wrestling on television. She is generally distrustful of her son's employers, the Avengers. Mrs. Jarvis once had cancer, but has proven to have mended up well-- which her son Edwin credits to her genes' amazing recuperative powers.

History: (Avengers I#75 (fb) - BTS) - Mrs. Jarvis had always wanted her son Edwin to become a Certified Public Accountant.

(Iron Man I#127 (fb) - BTS) - Mrs. Jarvis had a popular recipe for bread pudding that her son Edwin ultimately began using himself.

(Avengers I#54 (fb) - BTS) - Mrs. Jarvis made her home in the Bronx area of New York City.

(Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes I#5/Hawkeye: Blindspot#2 (fb)) - One night after dinner at a restaurant, Edwin Jarvis and his mother were saved from a band of criminals by Hawkeye.

(Hawkeye: Blindspot#2 (fb)) - After defeating the thugs, Hawkeye assured Mrs. Jarvis that she was safe but Mrs. Jarvis argued that she had seen Hawkeye on television and accused him of being a thug like the ones he had just defeated. Edwin Jarvis interjected, explaining that Hawkeye had just saved their lives and that he was a hero. Edwin and Mrs. Jarvis then watched as Hawkeye leapt away, warning them to be careful and avoid alleys, as not all "thugs" were as nice as he.

(Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes I#5) - Hawkeye's rescue of Edwin and Mrs. Jarvis inspired Edwin to help Hawkeye become an Avenger.

(Avengers I#280 (fb)) - When Mrs. Jarvis came down with cancer, Edwin intended to place her into a chemotherapy program, but the android Ultron warped Edwin's mind with his encephalo-beam, making Edwin believe that Tony Stark wouldn't grant him a loan for the chemotherapy, and that he would have to betray the Avengers to Ultron in order to receive money for her.

(Avengers I#54 - BTS) - While under the thrall of Ultron, Edwin Jarvis ventured from Avengers Mansion and the Wasp asked for a ride since her chauffeur Charles was running late. Once he had dropped the Wasp off, Jarvis claimed he was going to visit his mother in the Bronx but when the Wasp left, he thought to himself how he shouldn't have told the Wasp he was going uptown, only to catch a subway heading downtown.

(Avengers I#280 (fb)) - Edwin was ultimately freed from Ultron's control, and Tony Stark paid for his mother's medical bills.

(Iron Man I#127 - BTS) - As Edwin Jarvis did the dishes at Avengers Mansion, he thought to himself how he was glad that everyone had enjoyed his mother's bread pudding recipe.

(Avengers I#201/2) - One day while returning home with her groceries, Mrs. Jarvis was assaulted by Bruiser, who threw her groceries into the gutter. When she told Edwin what had happened, he confronted Bruiser, and taught him a lesson, defeating him in single combat and rallying the neighbors to drive him out of town.

(Avengers I#209 - BTS) - Edwin took a day off, spending it with his mother.

(Avengers I#239 - BTS) - Edwin took another day off to see his mother.

(Avengers I#252 - BTS) - The Vision arranged for Edwin to take a day off with his mother at Montauk Point so that Avengers Mansion would be deserted when he attempted to take control of the Earth's computers.

(Thor I#356 - BTS) - When the overexaggerating Hercules told a story to a group of children of how he had bested Thor in strength and Edwin Jarvis questioned the account, not recalling any of it, Hercules claimed Edwin did not remember such events because Edwin had taken his beloved mother on a vacation to Miami Beach during that time.

(Avengers I#278 - BTS) - The Wasp and Captain America both made visits to see Mrs. Jarvis after Edwin was horribly beaten by the Masters of Evil, and helped reassure her during the traumatic events.

(Avengers I#298) - During the demonic invasion "Inferno," Mrs. Jarvis' television set went on the fritz in the middle of a wrestling match, and couldn't contact anyone on the telephone. Edwin offered to set out and find a repairman for her, but wound up in an adventure saving the lives of other people affected by the demonic invasion.

(Iron Man I#327 - BTS) - After Tony Stark had been killed and subsequently replaced by his young Earth-96020 counterpart, Edwin Jarvis was summoned to the showing of Tony Stark's video will, in which Tony left a guaranteed annual stipend to Edwin for his lifetime of service to the Avengers, a stipend intended to be used to make sure Mrs. Jarvis never wanted for anything for the rest of her life. The video of Tony Stark continued, stating that the stipend was further intended to make sure that all of Mrs. Jarvis' needs were met and that Edwin Jarvis' every wish be granted.

(Avengers 1999 Annual (fb)) - After the Avengers had seemingly perished during Onslaught, Edwin fell into despair, spending most of his days in front of the television, worrying Mrs. Jarvis and Edwin's girlfriend Glory Garsen. However, when the Avengers returned from Counter-Earth, Edwin shook himself out of his ennui, hugged his mother and Glory, and set out to prepare for the Avengers' return.

(All-New, All-Different Avengers I#4) - When Edwin Jarvis was rehired by the Avengers, he woke up on his first day and got ready, passing Mrs. Jarvis, who was on an IV machine and being cared for by an in-home nurse, on his way out the door. As he passed by, Mrs. Jarvis told Edwin to get along, as he didn't want to be late on his first day. Sighing, Edwin just replied with "Yes, mother." before leaving. When Edwin arrived at the Avengers' new hangar headquarters in New Jersey, Iron Man asked how Mrs. Jarvis was doing and Edwin replied that she was still a battleship.

Comments: Created by David Michelinie, George Perez and Dan Green (but was first mentioned in a story by Roy Thomas, John Buscema and George Tuska).

Jarvis' mentions his mother in Avengers I#54 but it's very possible that she was mentioned prior to that issue. If anyone knows of any other mentions of Mrs. Jarvis, please email so that the profile can be updated accordingly.

by Prime Eternal, update by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Mrs. Jarvis should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Avengers I#298, page 2, panel 5 (Mrs. Jarvis kicking her television, main image)
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes I#5, p1, pan6 (younger Mrs. Jarvis, headshot image)
All-New, All-Different Avengers I#4, p1, pan4 (Mrs. Jarvis hooked to an IV machine)


Avengers I#54 (July, 1968) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils), George Tuska (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Avengers I#75 (April, 1970) - Roy Thomas (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Stan Lee (editor)
Iron Man I#127 (October, 1979) - David Michelinie (script, plot), John Romita, Jr. (pencils), Bob Layton (finishes, plot), Roger Stern (editor)
Avengers I#201 (November, 1980) - David Michelinie (writer), George Perez (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Avengers I#209 (July, 1981) - J.M. DeMatteis (writer), Alan Kupperberg (pencils), Dan Green (inks), Jim Salicrup (editor)
Avengers I#239 (January, 1984) - Roger Stern (writer), Al Milgrom (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers I#252 (February, 1985) - Roger Stern (writer), Bob Hall (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Thor I#356 (June, 1985) - Bob Harras (writer), Jackson Guice (pencils), Bob Layton (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers I#278 (April, 1987) - Roger Stern (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers I#280 (June, 1987) - Bob Harras (writer), Bob Hall (pencils), Kyle Baker (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Avengers I#298 (December, 1988) - Walt Simonson (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Tom Palmer (inks), Mark Gruenwald (editor)
Iron Man I#327 (April, 1996) - Terry Kavanagh (writer), Jimmy Cheung (pencils), Mark McKenna (inks), Nel Yomtov (editor)
Avengers 1999 Annual (July, 1999) - John Francis Moore (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes I#5 (March, 2005) - Joe Casey (writer), Scott Kolins (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Hawkeye: Blindspot#2 (May, 2011) - Jim McCann (writer), Paco Diaz, Tomeu Morey, Nick Dragotta, Brad Simpson (art), Tom Brennan (editor)
All-New, All-Different Avengers I#4 (March, 2016) - Mark Waid (writer), Mahmud Asrar (art), Tom Brevoort, Wil Moss (editors)

Last updated: 01/21/18

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