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FF 1962 quote

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:42 am
by wolframbane
I cam across an interesting quote regarding the ages of the FF.

Back in the golden age, the comics were not afraid to give the characters' ages. Sean Kleefeld pointed out that, in one of the letter columns in 1962, Stan Lee himself stated: "Mr. Fantastic and Ben Grimm are both in their late thirties, having graduated college when they were very young. Sue Storm is in her twenties, and Johnny is just seventeen. (We can't tell you Sue's EXACT age because, being a female, she'd never talk to us again!)"

Would anyone know what 1962 FF issue they were referring too?

Re: FF 1962 quote

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:48 pm
by Nathan P. Mahney
It's in Fantastic Four #11.

You can check the letters page out here if you don't have a copy: ... f011_2.jpg

Re: FF 1962 quote

Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:25 pm
by wolframbane
Kewl!! Thanks Nathan!!

Re: FF 1962 quote

Posted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 9:29 pm
by Paul Bourcier
I guess that, back then, a hero being in his late thirties was not an unimaginabke thing. :wink: