> ...and probably the Trapster, since he's exactly the kind of character McDuffie can 'make fresh' and see the full potential of, even if it's a fairly limited potential.
> That leaves us with one vacancy, and in the past, it has most often been filled by a woman (perhaps it always has; I'm not sure: Medusa, Llyra, Thundra...who else? Was Titania ever in the FF?).
She was indeed. During the Englehart run, she was part of a Frightful Four lineup made up at the time of Wizard, Trapster, Hydro-Man and herself. It's actually one of my more favorite Frightful Four teams.
> What female criminals are available and likely? The alien female Halflife? Titania, in fact? Quicksand?
She'd be an interesting substitution for Sandman, I think.
>Dragonfly of the Ani-Men? God forbid, even Spiral? Princess Python? Cybermancer, who is apparently back in action? Llyra, again? Sharon Ventura, somehow? Any guesses? Will McDuffie go out on a limb?
> I understand your feelings about the T'Challa-SS fracas--which we're only going to see more of next issue--but I was 'becalmed' by the reasoning I gave above.
> The SS cannot be stopped by Storm, the Torch, or the Thing, and certainly not by T'Challa.
> I really didn't mind seeing the Panther jumping on the board, since we were shown the trajectory of his 'bounce'---it was clearly underscoring the excellent, the uber-excellence, of his panther skills. I love seeing T'Challa back in his more traditional/original costume.