|proteus_lives (proteus_lives) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2009-06-07 04:42:00
|Current location:||Outer Dark|
|Entry tags:||char: mr. fantastic/reed richards, creator: mark waid, creator: mike wieringo, group: fantastic four, publisher: marvel comics|
The Scene that Defines Reed Richards
Greetings True Believers! After spending a week singing the praises of Doctor Doom, I'd thought I'd spend a moment on his most accursed foe. Reed Richards. Sometimes a story or scene or even a panel so perfectly defines a character, you kind of want to frame it. Another perfect example is the one Quicksilver X-Factor page by He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. This was posted on the Scans_Daily-That-Was. But I felt that it deserved another round.
These scans are from Fantastic Four #60/489. The story is that Reed has hired a PR firm to power up the image of the FF. So this PR agent follows them around for week and gets to know them. He realizes the true heroic natures of Reed/Sue/Ben and Johnny. But everyone wonders, why did Reed hire them in the first place? Why does he care? Find out.
Another sub-plot is that Reed didn't get invited to a Science-Big Brain meeting and everyone is pissed about it.
I like this guy's description of the FF. It's spot-on.
Reed tells the truth to Val.
Hugs for Reed for being a Science!woobie. It includes every part of his personality: genius, arrogance, love, emotional disconnect, family, Science! Of course Ben and Johnny save the day with their hi-jinks.
Anyone else want to post what they think is a "perfect" scene/story/panel for a character?