Monday, August 7, 2017
100 Days Of The King - Day 79
"Mister Fantastic" is without doubt the strangest named hero in the early Marvel canon. The Human Torch, the Invisible Girl and even the Thing are all more illustrative names than "Mister Fantastic". By all rights he should be "Stretching Man" or "Pliable Person" or something like that. But instead we get "Mister Fantastic", a name which doesn't tell us anything except he might qualify for a job in the Trump administration as communications director.
Perhaps it speaks to the fact that despite his highly visually interesting super powers, it's his intellectual prowess which is his real addition to the Fab 4. Whatever the case Reed Richards is a wonderful character with a wonky name. So as he says, "Keep Smiling".