Jody Williams

Jody Williams

Religion: not determined yet

Name: Jody Williams

Classification: real/historical person real/historical person  

Publisher(s): Marvel

Earliest Appearance Listed in This Database: Marvel Knights 4 #3 (May 2004): "Wolf at the Door: Part 3"

Creators: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Steve McNiven, Mark Morales

Number of Appearances: 7

Occupation: activist, teacher

Worked for: The University of Houston

Birth Place: Brattleboro, Vermont, USA

Gender: female

Note: won Nobel Peace Prize for work against land mines

The Fantastic Four once lost all of their fortune to an embezzler and were evicted from the Baxter Building. Willie Lumpkin, their longtime mailman and friend, asked Susan Storm Richards (Invisible Woman) how they could continue to be heroes without all their money.

In response, the Invisible Woman told Willie about Jody Williams: "Jody Williams... had a younger brother who was disabled. When they were children, other kids tormented him on the playground, but she -- Jody -- protected him... She grew up to be an activist. With almost no support, with almost no money -- with one fax machine -- Jody did more to campaign against the use of landmines than anyone else. She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997, this housewife. You don't need a fortune to do good. You don't need to travel the galaxy to fight injustice. What's happening to us isn't a tragedy, Willie, it's an opportunity.

Jody Williams

This character is in the following story which has been indexed by this website:
Marvel Knights 4 #3 (May 2004): "Wolf at the Door: Part 3" (mentioned)

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