John Byrne Draws...
FANTASTIC 4EVER update: What John Byrne would have done as stated in a post on his website.

Since it will never happen — a few items that I would have wanted for the first year or so of FANTASTIC 4EVER:
• Since it would be “the next issue” after my last, start with the Thing returning from the Beyonder’s world, and the rest of the FF still trapped in Central City.
• Just to let everybody know things are going to be DIFFERENT this time around, Ben is attacked and apparently killed by what turns out to be the Super Skrull. In the battle Alicia’s apartment building is destroyed. Alicia, and Franklin, who she is babysitting, are killed. For real.
• Okay, of course it’s a time travel story, since the FF are caught in Central City where time is wonky. They manage to emerge 100 years in our future — to find the Skrulls have successfully invaded and conquered the Earth. They find She-Hulk still alive — and Ben, badly damaged but still fighting with the “underground”.
• Using Doctor Doom’s time machine (which they have to recapture, of course), Reed, Sue and Johnny go back, using the moment at which the Super Skrull attacked Ben in our time as their target. They can be 100% precise in targeting, so they arrive after the battle has started. They defeat the Super Skrull, rally the other heroes, prevent the Skrull invasion.
• Then they learn of the fate of Franklin and Alicia. Ben wants to use the time machine to undo their deaths. So does Reed — but he knows they can’t. They were able to cross their own timeline because they were actually “removed” from it, while in Central City. But they can’t ACTUALLY cross their own timeline.
• Months later, dedication of new FF headquarters, replacing the Baxter Building destroyed earlier. New tower is The Franklin Richards Building. Most of the main floor is occupied by the Alicia Masters Gallery.
And, onward…

FANTASTIC 4EVER update: What John Byrne would have done as stated in a post on his website.

Since it will never happen — a few items that I would have wanted for the first year or so of FANTASTIC 4EVER:

• Since it would be “the next issue” after my last, start with the Thing returning from the Beyonder’s world, and the rest of the FF still trapped in Central City.

• Just to let everybody know things are going to be DIFFERENT this time around, Ben is attacked and apparently killed by what turns out to be the Super Skrull. In the battle Alicia’s apartment building is destroyed. Alicia, and Franklin, who she is babysitting, are killed. For real.

• Okay, of course it’s a time travel story, since the FF are caught in Central City where time is wonky. They manage to emerge 100 years in our future — to find the Skrulls have successfully invaded and conquered the Earth. They find She-Hulk still alive — and Ben, badly damaged but still fighting with the “underground”.

• Using Doctor Doom’s time machine (which they have to recapture, of course), Reed, Sue and Johnny go back, using the moment at which the Super Skrull attacked Ben in our time as their target. They can be 100% precise in targeting, so they arrive after the battle has started. They defeat the Super Skrull, rally the other heroes, prevent the Skrull invasion.

• Then they learn of the fate of Franklin and Alicia. Ben wants to use the time machine to undo their deaths. So does Reed — but he knows they can’t. They were able to cross their own timeline because they were actually “removed” from it, while in Central City. But they can’t ACTUALLY cross their own timeline.

• Months later, dedication of new FF headquarters, replacing the Baxter Building destroyed earlier. New tower is The Franklin Richards Building. Most of the main floor is occupied by the Alicia Masters Gallery.

And, onward…

Blog comments powered by Disqus