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July 29, 2008

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George C

"Pick me up GENTLY"... then fire me out of a freakin' bazooka!

Hilarious!

phillyradiogeek

"Wyatt WIngfoot will not miss!"

Just ask She-Hulk. Ooh!

John Nowak

I've got to ask, though ...

Why would Reed fly out of a bazooka when the trigger is pulled? It's just a tube.

Mark Engblom

""Pick me up GENTLY"... then fire me out of a freakin' bazooka!"

I think Reed just wanted to be picked up gently by Wyatt Wingfoot. It must be the t-shirt.

""Wyatt WIngfoot will not miss!"

Just ask She-Hulk. Ooh!"

"Hey-Ohhhhhh!" (Ed McMahon reacting to saucy Johnny Carson joke sound bite)

"I've got to ask, though ...

Why would Reed fly out of a bazooka when the trigger is pulled? It's just a tube."

John....it's Reed Richards! The guy knows stuff, even when logic and natural physics don't support his actions! Sheesh!

Wes C

YOU DO NOT QUESTION THE ACTIONS OF REED RICHARDS!!!

EVER!!!

My favorite part is Reed asking Wyatt if he has a portable bazooka in reach. Wyatt's response is as nonchalant as the guy in the
old Grey Poupon commercials: "But of course".

Reed Richards: Patriarch of the Marvel Universe.

'nuff said?

suedenim

Another "hey, now that I think about it" bit from this sequence....

OK, he's super-compressed, but Reed Richards still weighs, like, 175 pounds or whatever, right? And Wyatt can lift him with one hand?

Mark Engblom

"My favorite part is Reed asking Wyatt if he has a portable bazooka in reach. Wyatt's response is as nonchalant as the guy in the old Grey Poupon commercials: "But of course".

Yet, like all cars driven during the 60's and 70's, you probably wouldn't find a single seat beat anywhere in that dune buggy. Portable bazookas, yes...but seat belts? What for?

(speaking as someone who has no childhood memory of ever wearing a seat belt)

"Reed Richards: Patriarch of the Marvel Universe.

'nuff said?"

" 'NUFF SAID!"

Mark Engblom

"OK, he's super-compressed, but Reed Richards still weighs, like, 175 pounds or whatever, right? And Wyatt can lift him with one hand?"

You question the strength of He of the Tight White T-Shirt? Hey, I figure if he can "gently lift" the 175 pound Ball of Reed, he can hoist him up to his shoulder as well.

By the way, Wyatt Wingfoot is one of my favorite Silver Age supporting characters. I loved how the guy would show up and go through these adventures completely unfazed....despite having zero super-powers and wearing only a t-shirt (which never, ever got dirty).

Wes C

Yeah, Wyatt's one of my faves too.
He has some giant... ummm... "endowments"

He's gone toe to toe with some powerful bad guys and lived to tell about it.

I can just imagine a supervillain trying to figure out who he is and why he's there.

Then Wyatt points to the Human Torch:
"See that flaming dude?"
"I'm his college roommate!!!"

Let the battle commence!

Mark Engblom

"He has some giant... ummm... "endowments"

If you're referring to panel 2, I believe that's the portable bazooka. ;)

Pj

I dunno, I'd say to take on She-Hulk, Wyatt'd have to have quite a bazooka of his own.

Oh, and I have never seen this Reed shrinking trick before. Stan Lee just made things so because he was Stan Lee.

Mark Engblom

Actually, knowing how these comics were put together at that time, Kirby most likely came up with the Reed Ball sequence, and Stan dialogued it later.

You know, Stan Lee routinely (and wisely) ignored Kirby's hyperbolic margin notes for narration and dialogue....but that "Wyatt Wingfoot will not miss!" balloon, to me, seems like a rare instance when Stan incorporated Jack's margin notes. It's just feels like pure Kirby.

Ralph C.

"BUKOOOM!" I should use this as much as possible in my daily life....

"I got myself a hot date tonight... BUKOOOM!"

(Some of these posts seem to be a bit racier than usual, huh? Good thing we're all adults here.) :-)

Let's all try to use "BUKOOOM!" at least once a day.... until we get bored with it-- then we'll pick up another Marvel comic and find a new sound effect word to use.

John Nowak

>John....it's Reed Richards! The guy knows stuff, even when logic and natural physics don't support his actions! Sheesh!

You're right, of course; I don't know what I was thinking.

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