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Dance of the Puppets

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The wig room

Back in the early days when things weren't so frenetic, the Fantastic Four would have time to relax and unwind a bit between cosmic threats and internal strife in the superhero community. Mister Fantastic would tinker around with complicated machinery to refract tides, the Thing would read newspapers and smoke cigars while weightlifting double decker busses, Johnny would be throwing darts made of fire at a dartboard with a picture of Spider-Man on it, and Sue? Sue would be in the Wig Room.

Because a girl is a girl, even when she's a full-fledged partner of the Fantastic Four. And don't all girls while away the hours trying on different coloured wigs?


Blogger Blockade Boy said...

Sue should have tried on that curly brown wig with the built-in visor. It's perfect for glamorous poker games!

Note to self: pester Jeremy about letting me turn his walk-in closet into a wig room.

12:36 am  
Blogger Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

If the closet is full of wigs, then where do you put the shoes?

12:51 am  
Anonymous David M said...

So, are these wigs made of unstable molecules, or what?

5:45 am  
Blogger Ragnell said...

To be fair, she looks gorgeous as a brunette.

9:18 am  
Anonymous lilacsigil@gmail.com said...

My mother (who would have been 20 or so when this comic was published) preferred to keep her hair short for work (as a surgical nurse), but had a cool collection of long hairpieces and a few wigs in assorted colours. I'd say Sue was being practical, except that her real hair is hardly easy-care!

10:55 am  
Blogger Amy Reads said...

Omigoodness, I think every great girl-hero needs a wig room! And a shoe room! Surely Reed has built a shoe room for his darling wife, right? I mean, she *is* "a full-fledged partner of The Fantastic Four..."
Thanks for the laugh!

2:34 pm  
Blogger SallyP said...

Ah c'mon...tell me you wouldn't want to try on wigs! It's not like they let her do much else back then.

5:18 pm  
Anonymous Vincent J. Murphy said...

Hmmm, maybe it's a "Wig/Danger Room" where the wigs attempt to take over her brain and force her to be out of character many, many years later.

Hmm, I think I found an out for her Civil War characterization: alien symbiotic wig!

5:28 pm  
Blogger Bully said...

Hmm, come to think of it, we've never seen Sue and Medusa in the same room, have we?

7:42 pm  
Blogger Timothy Liebe said...

WHY do I envision Ben slapping Johnny on the back and saying, "To the WIG ROOM, Chum!"...?

I like Vincent's idea for a "Wig/Danger Room". Maybe that brunette wig can suddenly attack Sue, and she can wrestle it into submission...?

Tim Liebe
Dreaded Spouse-Creature of Tamora Pierce - and co-author of Marvel's upcoming WHITE TIGER comic!

11:05 pm  
Blogger Nimbus said...

Trying desperately to fit in a merkin joke here but failing miserably. Ah well, probably for the best.

To the Wig room! Priceless.

11:52 am  
Blogger Romanticide said...

Never had thought it!! Sue is the mother of all cosplayers!!!! O.o

4:26 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Costume wigs are a great way to bring Sue into today's new world.

10:09 pm  

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