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Cornelius

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Attok12

Subj: Oh, he's a Brute!
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 02:33:08 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Call Him...The Brute!
Posted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 at 10:07:11 am EDT

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Ah, the Brute, alias Reed Richards of Counter-Earth! I think my first issue of FF was this one....



It may even be my favorite issue of the FF. I really loved the Brute and thought he was pretty scary when I was a young Attok12. His fight against the then Invisible Girl was awesome. She managed to stand on her own against this guy, until he finally defeated her. And then, on the final page, the Brute threw Sue out the window to her death!!!! Now THAT'S what I call a final last page, not like the lame "Most shocking ending ever!" crap that Marvel gives us these days.

The Brute, I think, can still be a viable villain today! I mean, come on! He's bloody Reed Richards!!!! And Master of Evil leader worth his salt would be after this guy, a genius on par with the real Reed! Not only that, but he can turn into a big, strong, purple bastard, too!

Do any of you know that the Brute actually first appeared in WARLOCK #6-7 (not counting a Counter Reed first appearance in MARVEL PREMIERE #2)? When I found out, I tracked the issues down and bought them. They are pretty awesome issues. Here's the covers....



And here's another Brute cover:



I'm not sure if anyone knows this, but the Brute finally returned years later here:



And he also showed up (albiet briefly) during the Pacheco run of the FF in FF III#49.

This guy needs to make a comeback! With all the Skrulls running around, if I were writing the FF, I'd make people thing Reed was actually a Skrull and doing evil stuff --- only to make it turn out he wasn't a Skrull after all --- but the Brute!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!!! >:-D

I think my friend Tiger Shark agrees with me -- the Brute is a fabulous bad guy and could still be used if handled properly.

> Do any of you know that the Brute actually first appeared in WARLOCK #6-7 (not counting a Counter Reed first appearance in MARVEL PREMIERE #2)? When I found out, I tracked the issues down and bought them. They are pretty awesome issues. Here's the covers....



Yup. POWER OF WARLOCK #7 was my first issue. Then, before it could get up a head of steam, it was cancelled.

Roll on WARLOCK ESSENTIALS. All that freakin' Gil Kane and Jim Starlin.

And Kirby and Bob (DOOM PATROL/SUPERBOY/DAREDEVIL/CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN/AVENGERS) Brown.

But, yeah, bring back the Brute. Brain and brawn in one purple bod.

Corn
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