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Supermom is a webcomic written by Scott Bachmann and currently illustrated by Scott D.M. Simmons. It follows Elisabeth "Liza" Lang-Ramiro, once known as the hero Paragon as she tries to go from a life as a world-saving superhero to a life as a stay-at-home mother who means the world to her children and husband. This is not made any easier when her children develop their own powers, and she finds that the world needs her powers as much as ever.


This webcomic exhibits the following tropes:

  • Badass Normal / Non-Powered Costumed Hero: Night, Renegade, Desert Fox
  • Battle Couple: Night and Lady Liberty.
  • Brought Down to Normal: Liza finds herself suffering from this shortly after her children start gaining powers, including acquiring a nasty cold.
  • Expy:
    • Paragon to Superman - Idealistic Flying Brick
    • Night to Batman - Billionaire Badass Normal
    • The Blurr to Quicksilver - Can't slow down Speedster
    • Desert Fox to The Huntress albeit with a Thou Shalt Not Kill policy
    • Renegade to Jason Todd - Rebellious teen who advocates more lethal solutions
    • Luis is one to George R. R. Martin as the creator of a massively popular 5-book fantasy series that is in its second season as a TV Show and suffers from much Executive Meddling.
  • Family Versus Career: Liza begins to feel that her powers are needed in the world, and makes an agreement with her husband to resume a more limited role as superhero.
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  • Flying Brick: Liza is a classic case. Flight, invulnerability, and super-strength. Unlike most examples, that's all that she has. She doesn't have Super Senses, X-Ray Vision, or Heat Vision.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Part of Desert Fox's arsenal.
  • Hero Does Public Service: Desert Fox likes to help out with Habitat for Humanity. She saw enough destruction during the war.
  • Legacy Character: Liza believes herself to be the fourth Paragon. It's actually been passed down for hundreds of years until Paragon I became a public figure. Her son, Markie, seems to be inheriting her powers.
  • Mutant Draft Board / Super Registration Act: Played with. Technically, the law only requires people to register as military or police agents as vigilantism is illegal. However, Liza learns to her chagrin that the government is actively collecting children who gain powers under the cover of protecting the populace.
  • Shooting Superman: The criminals still shoot at Paragon, although it's somewhat justified in that she still feels pain for being shot, so it can be a distraction.
  • Superheroes Stay Single: While Liza is happily married to Leon in real life, the Paragon comic book has her break up with him because the editors feel it's more exciting.
  • Up, Up and Away!: Paragon adopts the one fist version.


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