Wednesday, February 22, 2012
What can I say, I was in a goofy mood the day I made this one. I always thought it was interesting that the two most popular stretching heroes in comics were so different from each other, apart from their power set. Reed Richards was a brilliant inventor and family man who had science based adventures while Eel O'Brien was a wise cracking lowlife trying to make up for a past criminal history whose adventures often veered into the surreal. And while I really dig both characters, my favorite stretchy guy was always Ralph Dibny - The Elongated Man, who was kind of between their two extremes.
Reed Richards will eventually be seen on film again in the Fantastic Four reboot movie and I hope we will have much better stretching effects this time around! I have heard talk of a Plastic Man movie for years, but nothing solid ever seems to come of it. It's looking like we are going to see a Stretch Armstrong film first, which just doesn't seem right!