Hannah Conover is the wife of Reverend William Conover and a very religious woman. She and William had a traveling show where he preached the learnings of the Bible and of God. Her husband became a well known spokesman for the cause of human and mutant equality. This caused them great controversy, but also a lot of support, particularly by mutants whom where happy with them. Although the two had it good together, Hannah suffered from arthritis. This however did not stop them from their traveling religious group.
Hannah Conover was created by Chris Claremont and Marc Silvestri and first appeared in a cameo on a billboard -poster in Uncanny X-Men issue 232
(1988) before appearing fully in Uncanny X- Men Issue 233
Mayor Story Arcs
Meeting the X-Men
When a woman paramedic named Josey Thomas
, whom was actually an alien Brood, offered to cure Hannah from her decease, she went along. She was however infected by Josey and was implanted with a Brood Queen egg. The Brood mind took over for some time and she started performing acts of healing in William's traveling religious tent show. This while she actually did not cure them, but infected them with Brood eggs as well. Eventually, the X-men found out about the Brood on earth and attacked them near Hannah and William's traveling show. A large battle ensued. The X-Men managed to kill of most of the Brood disciples, but Hannah and her husband where left untouched, as was Josey Thomas.
Day of Wrath
Not much was heard from Hannah again untill some years later. Hannah had somehow managed to get her human side back in control, and suppressed her Brood thoughts and urges. She however began to experience nightmares, coming from the Brood Empress that was very displeased about Hannah and her resistance to the Brood. When X-woman Jean Grey was near Hannah during a vacation, she shared a nightmare with Hannah and alerted Professor Xavier to send the X-Men. Jean had however found out that Hannah was in control of her human side. The X-Men had a particular interest in saving her and her family because her husband, Pastor William Conover was a mutants-rights activist.
Meanwhile the Brood Empress sends her Brood assassins to kill Hannah.
While William wanted his wife close by, she ignored his please and she went into the big city, where she was attacked by the Brood's Firstborn. The X-Men arrived in time to save Hannah, but Wolverine was convincing his teammates to kill her, while Bishop postulates that she could change the Brood race's ways since there were friendlier Brood in his time. The X-Men continue their defense of Hannah Conover from the Brood Firstborn assassins onslaught. Hannah, suicidal, escaped the X-Men's watch and a battle ensued between the Firstborn assassins and her own Brood offspring. The X-Men arrive too late and Hannah's Brood is killed while Cannonball flies Hannah to safety while the team fights off the Firstborn.
Meanwhile Hannah's husband, Reverend Conover was captured by the Brood Firstborns as bait. Hannah sensed this and turns into a full Brood Queen in order to save her husband. After a brief fight, Hannah reverts back to her human self horrified at what she had become. The Reverend tells her she would be forgiven and the Firstborn walk up to Hannah and her husband, prepared to finish her.
The X-Men however returned in time to save her once more and theorize that if Iceman froze Hannah, the Brood would believe her dead, since their would be no brain-activity and the Brood share a telepathic link with Hannah. Iceman turns Hannah into a block of ice. The remaining Firstborn think her dead, and commit suicide, thinking their goal has been achieved. The X-Men take Hannah, still in stasis, back to their mansion to find a cure for her, while her husband prays for her and the X-Men. Xavier says he will send her to Muir Isle for treatment. Nothing has been heard from Hannah since.