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I, Roddy Weed, am about to give you the real, honest-to-goodness
lowdown on the true origin of the fab foursome created by STAN LEE
and JACK KIRBY in 1961. For instance, did you know that the actual
prototypes of the FF were ROBIN HOOD & 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.
had four main comrades in his band of SHERWOOD FOREST fol-
lowers. Namely, LITTLE JOHN, WILL SCARLET, FRIAR TUCK,
and MAID MARION. Pay attention now, while I exclusively reveal
the astounding, irrefutable conclusions of many minutes of pains-
taking research and several seconds of convoluted contemplation
on the pertinent points which prompt my cataclysmic claim.
Friar 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 noble spirit
that echoes his modern-day counterpart. Likewise, Ben's orange-
hued epidermis is reminiscent of Tuck's ruddy complexion.
of his fiery alterego being the living embodiment of Will's surname.
Just like Will, Johnny is sometimes a bit hot-headed (willful even),
further confirming the uncanny similarities 'twixt the two men. No
doubt Will often used flaming arrows to lay his enemies low just
as Johnny has done when tossing fireballs at the bad guys.
archetype on whom the FF's arch-foe, DOCTOR DOOM, is based.
Just like John, Doom lives in a castle; just like John, who conceals
his true persona under the guise of benign ruler of a country, Doom
hides his true visage under a mask. And in the same way that John
hates Robin and his band and tries to kill them, Doom's mission
is to wipe Reed and his team from the face of the Earth.
azine, signing off for the foreseeable future - so that you'll all miss