These Dads Are Doing It Right – Part 198 – Dads In Comic Books That Are Beyond Heroic 

This week for the These Dads Are Doing It Right series I am highlighting dads who are in comic books. These fictional characters model qualities that dads in real life strive to be for their family. In addition, if there are any other dads that you think we should check out leave their name and info in the comment section below. 

Great Dads In Comic Books 

Jonathan Kent

When it comes to dads in the comic book work, Jonathan Kent is right up there. He and Martha raised Clark as if he was their own. Kent was trying to share his values and morals into Clark, while knowing Clark was finding his own special powers. The Kents are loving parents who instill within Clark a strong moral compass. In addition they encouraged Clark to use his powers for the betterment of humanity. 

Scott Lang 

Scott Lang became Ant-Man because of fatherhood. It is tough finding a job when you are an  ex-convict. To add more fuel to the fire, he was stressing out with bills and a daughter with a rare medical condition. Scott found a doctor who could help. Unfortunately that doctor was abducted and taken to Cross Industries. Scott sneaked his way into the building. There he discovered the Ant-Man suit, learned its abilities, and rescued the doctor. This doctor saved his daughter Cassie. That was when Scott became Ant-Man. 


Odin is the All-Father and ruler of the Nine Realms. He and his wife Freyja had a son named him Thor. Odin has a lot of tough-love for Thor, but there are reasons for that tough love. When Thor was a child, Odin adopted a baby frost giant. That child was Loki and formed an unforgettable sibling rivalry. Odin is responsible for creating Thor’s superhero career. This was when he sent him to Earth to learn how to become worthy. Odin knows that how he raises his kids will have a huge impact on the universe. So being the dad Thor and Loki needs is important to him. 

Reed Richards

There are times where we see that the smartest person is not the best parent. Thankfully Reed Richards is not only the world’s smartest man in the Marvel Universe, but he’s also a devoted father. He has two children with his wife Susan Storm, named Franklin and Valeria. In the comic books, Franklin becomes the most powerful entity in the Marvel Universe. Franklin has the ability to warp reality, create new realities, and travel through time. Franklin has grown to create many universes and become an extremely powerful force of good. Valeria doesn’t have any super powers, but she is just as smart as her dad. Reed loves both of his kids and makes sure he does right by them. 

2 thoughts on “These Dads Are Doing It Right – Part 198 – Dads In Comic Books That Are Beyond Heroic ”

  1. I wrote a blog post after the first Ant Man movie came out about how much more I would have enjoyed it if I wasn’t so angry at how hard he had to fight just to see his kid. Good stuff, man.


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