Quote:I don't like that retcon either. My big annoyance has always been that Johnny and Ben aren't really allowed to grow up and have their own wives, children etc. Their lives always fall apart so they can be stuck in Reed and Sue's little family without having families of their own.
Quote:Now you've got a retcon that literally says they can't grow as people and the 4 have to be stuck with each other...in a book that's about them being split up. Grr.
Quote:I wish we could see Johnny and Ben growing without Reed and Sue instead of settling into this depressing malaise.
Quote:All this retcon says is that they have to be in the same universe. They could be in different galaxies and retain their full power. Different planets, different countries, different cities. They can absolutely lead lives that have nothing to do with one another if they want to.
Why place such a limitation on a group of characters whose niche is as explorers (or using the term coined by Mark Waid - "Imaginauts")? To place some false sense of "heroism" on them by introducing a flaw they never had previously in order to make them deal with it?!? That's not interesting, or even worth spending $ to read it play out.
I hope that this "fresh start" Marvel announced today includes the Fantastic Four, because at this point they could really use one.
Well, the Universe is infinite, why do we need multiverses that are invfinite, too? Just playing Devil's Advocate, I'd prefer this thing didn't exist but it's not a deal breaker for me (unless Johnny and Ben end up depowered)