Fantastic 4 = 2 Fantastic?

To try to figure out what the Fantastic Four did between the stuff I read as a kid (pre-Byrne) and now, I did a little Wikipedia-dipping.

Possibly because years worth of story are crammed into a few paragraphs of text the whole thing is just a little nuts.

Take the mind-bending experiences of Sue for example. At some point she turned into a villain named Malice and then got cleaned up, but then got a little Malice back in her head:

Subsequently, Susan’s personality was influenced by Malice, causing her to become more aggressive in battle, even creating invisible razor-like force fields she used to slice enemies. She also took to wearing a more revealing costume, which included a cut-out “4” in the chest, showing her cleavage.

The dark side of her brain demands the showing of more cleavage … what a totally unexpected development in a comic book!

Don’t worry, it’s all taken care of very simply:

Her son Franklin, who had traveled forth and back in time, had become the adult hero Psi-Lord, and he was able to free his mother and absorb the influence of Malice into himself. He eventually defeated Malice by projecting her into the mind of the Dark Raider, an insane alternate universe counterpart of Reed Richards who later died in the Negative Zone.

Read Sue’s Wiki page for much, much more…


One Response

  1. You know, given the second-skin nature of the FF uniform as it was, I don’t think that anything needed to be revealed. Just a thought …

    Other than that … wow. I was never a big FF fan, myself. Much more of an Avengers guy, mostly Cap. Still, there was the interaction. Of course, as I understand it, the FF was on the wrong side … err, … against Cap in the recent Civil War story arc. I might need to look into that.

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