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  1. Interesting JSA fact for Earth-Two fanatics

    Today is Roy Thomas' 80th birthday. He was born on November 22, 1940. According to Mike's Amazing World of Comics, that was the approximate day that All-Star Comics 3 was released. So Roy and the...
  2. It's about a shape-shifter who disguised themself...

    It's about a shape-shifter who disguised themself as someone else in order to gain favor and get intimate with another character. Some, including myself, call that sexual assault.

    As to using...
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    It's semantics at this point, but John Byrne...

    It's semantics at this point, but John Byrne wrote the first Johnny and Alicia paring. At that time, Alicia was really Alicia. Tom DeFalco retconned that into being Lyja. In Marvel's defense, the...
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    Shape-shifting isn't a real world possibility,...

    Shape-shifting isn't a real world possibility, but using someone's else's identity in order to have sex is a rreal world situation, as Jerry Springer as many cases sound. Acting as one's own twin is...
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    Franklin's power loss is a recurring trope in the...

    Franklin's power loss is a recurring trope in the FF series. His mutant status hadn't been that big of a deal previously. However, Hickman started his run and the listing with Franklin being a...
  6. 60's Cast - 60's Team: Vance Astro - Keir...

    60's Cast - 60's Team:

    Vance Astro - Keir Dullea
    Martinex - Peter Sellers
    Yondu - Charles Bronson
    Charlie-27 - Andre the Giant
    Nikki - Goldie Hawn

    Nikki is added in...
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    Slott's retcon has Franklin making himself a...

    Slott's retcon has Franklin making himself a mutant. Up until he used the last of his power in issue 670, everyone though he was a mutant, Including Chuck and the X-Men. Even if Hickman knew that...
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    Through Marvel Two-In-One and his West Coast...

    Through Marvel Two-In-One and his West Coast Avengers run, Ben's developed a wide variety of friends and has shown an ability to get along with all sorts of people. Even going back to Lee and Kirby...
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    I'm still not sure what's actually going on, but...

    I'm still not sure what's actually going on, but Xavier and his Cerebro helmet would certainly be the best bet of testing Franklin's mutant status. As to why telling him is important, his family is...
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    Am I being unoriginal (certainly possible), or...

    Am I being unoriginal (certainly possible), or have I tied into something universal? This is a movie which reminds me a lot of the event FF: One More Day
    ...
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    Hello, my name is N'Kalla, you kidnapped and...

    Hello, my name is N'Kalla, you kidnapped and impersonated my mother, prepare to die.
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    I got an unusually friendly vibe from Bentley and...

    I got an unusually friendly vibe from Bentley and Val in their meeting. Seems kind of weird as they really haven't been separated for that long but certainly a while anyway. What would matter is...
  13. It certainly would be fun to see these two with...

    It certainly would be fun to see these two with other kids. Franklin with Power Pack was a perfect example of this happening. And yes, I know that was a long time ago. At this point though, the...
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    "An Eye for an Eye" Legion of Super-Heroes #1-5

    "An Eye for an Eye" Legion of Super-Heroes #1-5
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    Everyone knows that. It was done to prevent the...

    Everyone knows that. It was done to prevent the Goku vs. Franklin crap that was going to break the interwebs.
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    Even accepting Marvel pushed for Doom to swing...

    Even accepting Marvel pushed for Doom to swing over to the villain side, the handling of Doom made him seem like a pure mustache twirling black hat wearing villain and not the nuanced Doom we've seen...
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    A friend (not me, although I was with him at the...

    A friend (not me, although I was with him at the con) was very interested in what an artist meant by saying he had gotten non-comics work. My friend was an artist who was planning an art career, but...
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    The DeFalco run gets some good words here. I...

    The DeFalco run gets some good words here. I liked it. I won't go so far as to say I loved it, but it changed things (pun unintended) up enough to be something that was true to the idea of the...
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    The early days of Marvel used radiation for all...

    The early days of Marvel used radiation for all sorts of stuff. Hank McCoy's father worked in a nuclear plant and was exposed to radiation. Franklin Richard's parents were both exposed to powerful...
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    I don't think an explanation is really needed. ...

    I don't think an explanation is really needed. Powers have never really been defined by the source of them. There are strictly mutant powers or strictly radiation, or strictly gamma radiation...
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    Slott was also aware of the reaction to his...

    Slott was also aware of the reaction to his unpopular (for us anyway) handling of Dr Doom. I don't take this as a "oops, guess I was wrong" conclusion, just that "I heard your complaints". The...
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    It wasn't a driving test per se. It was a weird...

    It wasn't a driving test per se. It was a weird flight/meta device test and regular 16 year limits didn't apply. Also licenses are given to those under the typical legal age when they are the only...
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    I finished reading FF 671. While admitting that...

    I finished reading FF 671. While admitting that the Xavier/Franklin revelation was a hiuge pile of smelly animal waste (AKA pile of $#!+), I like the rest of the book, except for Val's hissy fit. ...
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    Franklin meets Rikki Barnes!!!!!!!!!! I wuvs...

    Franklin meets Rikki Barnes!!!!!!!!!!

    I wuvs this so much.
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    That would be something I've thought of as well....

    That would be something I've thought of as well.



    Franklin grew up with a dad who could stretch, a mom who turned invisible and made force fields. His uncles turned into fire and became a...
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