Friday, May 20, 2005

Why Sue Storm is a goddess among women

Marvel has just brought Essential Fantastic Four Volume 1 back into print. Go fetch! Posted by Hello


Blogger Brian Cronin said...

My favorite part of that trade is the bit towards the end (it may even be in Essential 2, I forget) where they break the fourth wall at the end of the issue to have the three guys plead with the readers to accept Sue, as so many anti-Sue letters were being sent.

If you come across it, make sure to share it with us, as I forget the specifics of it...

5/20/2005 08:12:00 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

Now if only they'd finally release Essential FF Vol. 4.

5/23/2005 06:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Puffy Treat said...

You want the details? HA! It's in Essential #1 (or the second FF Masterworks), "A Visit With the Fantastic Four". Right after the first Impossible Man story.

Sue is feeling depressed. She's gotten PILES of letters claiming that she's just a weepy load that bogs the book down.

(Which was true at the time. She was.)

Okay, Reed goes on this weird tangent Abraham Lincoln and Lincoln's mother, then says something to the effect of:

"Lincoln's Mother was the most important person in his life, even though you never heard of her. Sue is like that!"

...yeah. It ended up being a "defense" of Sue that was painfully sexist and degrading.

On a brighter note, it did lead to Sue taking a more proactive role in upcoming stories. By the time "The Micro World of Dr. Doom" rolled around, she was pulling her share.

And not too much later they made her the most powerful member of the team.

6/04/2005 12:10:00 PM  

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