Major Spoilers Question Of The Day: Fantastic You Edition


In honor of this week’s Fantastic Four #1, we go back to one of the old-school wells of comic-book discussion, the nature of cosmic ray effects.  There are a lot of explanations about the Fantastic Four and their abilities, especially as to the classical four “elements” and who represents which.  Even if one were to poo-poo the Earth/Air/Fire/Water or the Father/Mother/Adolescent/Infant interpretation (Ben even wears a diaper), it’s clear that the four members of the FF are well-balanced not only in terms of abilities but in their general characterization and temperament as well.  If I were a Beatle, I’d be John; if I were a Monkee, I’d be Mike; which segues into today’s quartet-inspired query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) figures that for our purposes, there’s some sort of universal constant involved in cosmic radiation, leaving us locked into elemental shapes, asking: Cosmic Ray Attack!  Which Fantastic Four member would *YOU* be?