Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Bad Things Happen When Youy Ignore Stan's Advice

From the letters page of Fantastic Four #88 (1969), shortly after the birth of Franklin Richards:


Don't worry, Linda Johnson, Franklin growing up too fast wouldn't be a problem...44 years later, still not a problem...

But the portion I highlighted in Stan's response has me interested. I must find this issue--presumably a DC comic--where a child was born and "became a super-sized menace all in the space of one uninspired issue" (ah, nobody sticks the shiv like Stan...). A DC comic prior to (cover date) July 1968 with a baby being born and then running amok...the hunt is on!! (Suggestions are welcome, of course!)

Fortunately, Marvel followed Stan's advice, and never ever did a story where a child was born and became a full-sized threat in the same issue...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why didn't you people listen to Stan?!?!?!??

2 comments:

Siskoid said...

And he remembers it VIVIDLY too... Possibly in the last few years before 1968?

Narrowing it down.

NINE9INCHE STUD said...

and forty-fifty years later,when Franklin Richards should well beyond grown up,he is still a child.
as the Avengers,I still think is about one of biggest crap stories about a woman getting pregnant and having an adult kid-right there with same that happaned on Star Trek