Weed, am about to give you the real, honest-to-goodness lowdown on the
true origin of the fabulous foursome created by STAN LEE and JACK
KIRBY in 1961. For instance, did you know that the actual predecessors
of the FF were ROBIN HOOD AND HIS MERRY MEN? Hard to believe?
Well, I, Roddy Weed, writer of the greatest blogazine in the history of
the world, am going to prove it to you right now.
HOOD, had four main companions in his band of SHERWOOD FOREST
followers. Namely, LITTLE JOHN, WILL SCARLET, FRIAR TUCK, and
MAID MARION. Pay attention now, while I exclusively reveal to you the
astounding, irrefutable conclusions of many minutes of painstaking
research and several seconds of convoluted contemplation on the
pertinent points which prompted my cataclysmic claim.
Tuck; John is grim-meined (hence Ben's surname) and a man of great
strength, while Tuck, despite his ungainly appearance (just like Ben's)
has a heart of gold and is possessed of a nobility of spirit that echoes his
modern-day counterpart. Likewise, Ben's orange-hued epidermis is
reminiscent of Tuck's ruddy complexion.
fiery alter-ego being the living emodiment of Will's surname. Just like
Will, Johhny can sometimes be a bit hot-headed (willful even), further
confirming the uncanny similarities between the two men. No doubt Will
often used flaming arrows to bring his enemies low, just as Johnny
has done when tossing his fireballs at the bad guys.
archetype upon whom the FF's arch-foe, DOCTOR DOOM, is based. Just
like Prince John, Doom lives in a castle; just like John, who conceals his
true persona under the guise of a benign ruler of his country, Doom hides
his true visage under a mask. And in the same way that John hates Robin
and his merry men and tries to destroy them, Doom's ultimate goal is to
eradicate Reed and his team-mates from the face of the Earth.
signing off for the forseeable future - so that you'll all miss me and
pine for my return. (What will you do without me?)