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Nose Norton

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Subj: Re: Question of the Week- Overrated comics...
Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 05:46:47 pm EDT (Viewed 123 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Question of the Week- Overrated comics...
Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 05:48:17 am EDT (Viewed 128 times)





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    As for the Fantastic Four, Byrne's take on Reed Richards turned me off. He went for the stuffy, pipe-smoking college professor of the very first issues of the comic, completely ignoring the bulk of Stan and Jack's body of work, where Reed had morphed into something more along the lines of the 1950s scientific adventurer, who would have been highly athletic even without powers, a spelunker and a scuba diver, a skydiver and a rescue ranger, while still being a whiz in the laboratory.


I agree with you about Byrne's depiction of Reed being different, but it didn't bother me all that much because I really enjoyed the stories at the time. For me, the true Reed will always be the guy who was slugging it out with Doom in FF 200, but I also enjoyed Byrne's take.






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