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William Roberge
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Posted: 21 February 2021 at 3:37pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Iíve thought the idea that having Mr. fantastic stretch his neck looks well, weird. After reading through one of IDWís Artist Edition of the Fantastic Four it looks like all the way back to issue 33 Marvel did too.
Iím only speculating. What do you think?
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 21 February 2021 at 3:46pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Whoa!
Yeah, that looks more like a Plastic Man move.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 21 February 2021 at 3:48pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Definitely a Plastic Man move. Jack did it rarely.
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Richard Stevens
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Posted: 21 February 2021 at 4:17pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

If you think about it, Reed would always stretch his body because Reed would always bring tools, in this case his hands.
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Jim Burdo
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Posted: 22 February 2021 at 8:45am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

There's a rule that stretching characters always look silly if they stretch their neck.
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Eric Jansen
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Posted: 22 February 2021 at 9:55am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

With so many of these behind the scenes glimpses and seeing rejected covers, etc., it really seems that Stan Lee (as editor here and I'm assuming the one who called for the change) really had all the right instincts for what worked and what didn't.  
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John Byrne

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Posted: 22 February 2021 at 10:57am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Stanís contribution should never be underestimated.

Bill Mantlo (I think) told a story of visiting Kirbyís studio and watching him finish a page. When he was done he set it aside saying ďNo, itís a good page, but Lee would never accept it.Ē

Stanís vision was clearly defined.

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Marc Baptiste
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Posted: 22 February 2021 at 11:24am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

A good editor is GOLD - a bad editor - SHUDDER!!!

Marc
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