Quote:Finally I find another person who enjoyed the DeFalco years. I really loved the idea of the FF as an extended family in that run and to me overall it just felt fun and energetic to me. It's where I first learned about Scott Lang. I'd love to see Lyja again too don't think we've seen her since Secret Invasion.
Quote:Reed was dead, Sue was grieving and sorta dating Namor, Johnny's life was turned up side down with the alien who tricked him into marriage, faked a pregnancy and later stalked him plus arson charges for destroying a college, Ben's face was disfigured by Wolverine, Franklin was kidnapped and replaced by a teen version, Shary gets horribly mutated, Sue attacks Agatha, Nathan jerks everyone around for months in Clone Saga era Jackal levels of obfuscation...you guys have a different idea of fun than I do
I tend to agree with your take on DeFalco's run.
Lyja didn't fake a pregnancy. It was worse than that.....she produced a golden egg which turned into some kind of killer bird creature. I'm not too keen on going back to see exactly what it was. I believe her Skrull masters implanted that in her as part of the plan when they had her impersonate Alicia.
DeFalco should have simply had Johnny and Alicia break up instead of making it worse with the I Married a Skull from Outer Space gimmick. He created that Editor story practically out of the gate just so he could screw over part of Walt Simonson's Fantastic Four where Doom removes the overwrite of Kristoff's memories where he thought he was Doom. And of course, after Simonson had Sharon return to her human form, DeFalco put's her right back even more hideous than before. He pretty much made her unusable after that. She reappeared in Robinson's Fantastic Four but she was more like a hardened criminal.
I have to admit that Lyja is one of my favorite characters to come about on the last 30 plus years, and my absolute favorite partner for Johnny. It was a pretty crazy way to clear up the marriage but the end result made me happy.
She Thing on the other hand.. blek.