Vindicator (Heather Hudson)

The Religious Affiliation of
Heather Hudson

Religion: Catholic CBR Scale: S

Name: Vindicator

Alter Ego: Heather Hudson

Other Names: Heather McNeil Hudson; Guardian; Vindicator II

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #139 (Nov. 1980): "...Something Wicked This Way Comes!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (as Heather Hudson) The Uncanny X-Men (vol. 1) #139 (Nov. 1980): "...Something Wicked This Way Comes!"; (in costume but unnamed) Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #32 (Mar. 1986): "Short Story"; (as Vindicator) X-Men/Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #1 (Dec. 1985): "The Gift, Part 1"; (as Guardian) Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #34 (May 1986): "Honor"

Creators: John Byrne, Chris Claremont, Terry Austin

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 249

   Comic Book Appearances: 246

   TV, Film Appearances: 2

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: Alpha Flight; Alpha Prime

Occupation: florist, government agent, homemaker, secretary

Nation: Canada

Birth Place: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Race: white

Gender: female

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From: Robert Diehl, "Index to Alpha Flight Vol. II: 1 / 3", 3 October 2000 on the Chronology.Net: A Multiverse of Discourse website (; viewed 21 June 2006):

Issue: Alpha Flight II: -1
Date: Jul-97
Synopsis: Note: this is a "Flashback" issue, introduced and concluded by Marvel creator Stan Lee. Logan helps a nervous Mac to his hasty wedding ceremony, to which Heather's parents object because it isn't Catholic.

Issue: Alpha Flight II:16
Date: Nov-98
Heather's Catholicism and Flex's forearm save her from Dargil.

From: Ronald Byrd, ""Unofficial Wolverine Chronology, Pt.3", 13 November 2001 on The Danger Room website (; viewed 21 June 2006):

Logan is also present when the Hudsons renew their vows in a Catholic ceremony months after their first, less formal marriage.

This character is in the following 96 stories which have been indexed by this website:
Alpha Flight & Inhumans Annual 1998 (Nov. 1998)
Alpha Flight
Dark X-Men: The Beginning #2 (Sep. 2009): "Weapon Omega" (1-panel cameo)
Death Metal #2 (Feb. 1994): "Deathwish!"
Death Metal Vs. Genetix #1 (Dec. 1993): "Offspring, Part One"
Doctor Strange, Sorcerer Supreme #1 (Nov. 1988): "Love is the Spell. The Spell is Death!" (cameo)
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Fanfare (vol. 2) #2 (Oct. 1996): "Instinct"
Marvel Holiday Special #1 (Dec. 1991): untitled illustration
Marvel Team-Up Annual #7 (May 1984): "The Collected Spider-Man" (cameo)
Secret Wars II #4 (Oct. 1985): "Love Is the Answer!"
The Uncanny X-Men
Wolverine (vol. 3) #50 (Mar. 2007): "Puny Little Man" (mentioned)
X-Men/Alpha Flight (vol. 1) #1 (Dec. 1985): "The Gift, Part 1"

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