Question about Reed and issue #500

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i read a little description of FF #500 and saw that Reed was 'permanently' scarred by Doom... given that this was about 3, 4 years ago, whats happened since then to remedy his condition?!?!?!!
 
i'm Spider-Man said:
i read a little description of FF #500 and saw that Reed was 'permanently' scarred by Doom... given that this was about 3, 4 years ago, whats happened since then to remedy his condition?!?!?!!


He was touched by the hand of God so to speak.... one of Marvel's that is.

By the way, you can get FF issue summaries from my internet buddy Sean Kleefeld's labor of love at http://www.ffplaza.com

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was this a gag story?
 
no but how could an artist be IN the story? and use an ERASER to get rid of a scar?
 
3dman27 said:
no but how could an artist be IN the story? and use an ERASER to get rid of a scar?
Because the artist is the late JACK KIRBY, who co-created the FF and most of the Marvel Universe.
He's the "creator" that they meet.
Really, do yourself a favor and find those issues (#509-511) or the FF tpb "Hereafter."
 
Does anyone remember when Stan & Jack were thrown out of Reed & Sue's wedding by Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan?

That was awesome...
 
gerbstat said:
Does anyone remember when Stan & Jack were thrown out of Reed & Sue's wedding by Nick Fury and Dum Dum Dugan?

That was awesome...

That was a guest - star extravaganza. And don't forget Stan and Jack appeared as themselves in FF#10 - - and Doom blew up their ashtray!
 
well that's... insane...

i don't understand why he couldn't just fix the problem himself, given that he has elastic skin - he could've just warped his face to the right shape??
 
i'm Spider-Man said:
well that's... insane...

i don't understand why he couldn't just fix the problem himself, given that he has elastic skin - he could've just warped his face to the right shape??
he probably overlooked the obvious on that point
 
3dman27 said:
he probably overlooked the obvious on that point

Not to mention it was a pretty bad burn. He probably couldn't warp that given the consistency of his elastic skin. I mean, rubber-like substances aren't exactly great against fire.
 
i'm Spider-Man said:
well that's... insane...

i don't understand why he couldn't just fix the problem himself, given that he has elastic skin - he could've just warped his face to the right shape??

In the book it was said that because the scars were mystical in nature, they resisted Reed's efforts to eliminate the look by manipulatiing his face. It was also hinted that because of the events that took place during that run, it might have been a phsycological block for the guilt Reed felt over failing the team and his children.
 
Er, has it occurred to anybody that the artist(the late Jack Kirby) may actually be GOD in disguise. remember what it says about "entertaining angels unawares" in the Bible?
 
Fantasyartist said:
Er, has it occurred to anybody that the artist(the late Jack Kirby) may actually be GOD in disguise. remember what it says about "entertaining angels unawares" in the Bible?

In a manner of speaking. God might appear to anyone in a form they can comprehend or understand. (For the best example of this, see John Denver & George Burns in 1977's "Oh, God!")
It makes perfect sense then that God would have appeared to the FF as Kirby. The FF are fictional characters of his design. (And Stan's, as the scene in question implies when "the Creator" talks to his "collaborator" on the phone.)

I wonder if someone could post a shot of the last panel of that issue?
The "Creator" gives them a souvenir - a drawing. When they reappear in the Baxter Building Johnny asks what they were given and Reed says, "A happy ending." It's a great ending shot.
 

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