Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Farfetched Four

The Fantastic Four is a superhero team that got their powers when they were in space. It was radiation or something terrible, but instead of killing the characters, they became superheroes. Their powers are based on the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water.

The main scientist became all stretchy, so he flows like water. The scientist’s wife represents air because she can turn invisible. Her brother has the power to spontaneously combust, so guess what he represents. Finally, the Thing is a big, chunky guy who is made out of rock; he represents earth. The first three superheroes look like regular people when they’re not using their powers; however, the Thing cannot change his appearance. He is hideous all the time and suffers from loneliness. Perhaps he could visit a museum, find a nice stone statue he likes, pray to Venus like Pygmalion did, and then get his own rocky wife?

1 comment:

  1. I always found it interesting that radiation in comic books = cool super powers and not slow painful death.