MRS. JARVIS

Real Name: Jarvis (first name unrevealed)

Identity/Class: Human (English)

Occupation: Mother

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Dr. Bernstein, Glory Garsen, Edwin Jarvis

Enemies: Bruiser

Known Relatives: Edwin Jarvis (son)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An apartment in Manhattan, New York

First Appearance: 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: Earth's Mightiest Heroes#5) - One night after dinner at a restaurant, Edwin Jarvis and his mother were saved from a band of criminals by Hawkeye. This 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. Edwin was ultimately freed from Ultron's control, and Tony Stark paid for his mother's medical bills.

(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.

(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.

(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.

Comments: Created by Roger Stern, David Michelinie, George Perez and Gene Day (but was first mentioned in a story by Roy Thomas).

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
Mrs. Jarvis should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Avengers I#298, page 2, panel 5


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)
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)
Avengers 1999 Annual (July, 1999) - John Francis Moore (writer), Leonardo Manco (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes#5 (March, 2005) - Joe Casey (writer), Scott Kolins (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)

Last updated: 03/17/05

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