Thursday, June 25, 2009

Time Travel In Comics: Fantastic Four

Fantastic Four: A Death In The Family - is a one shot issue put out in 2006. Written by Karl Kesel and drawn by Lee Weeks. 

I don't want to spoil it, because you should go buy this issue, but looking at the title of the book I am sure you can guess what happened. And then after it happened, Johnny goes back in time to change the past and prevent it. After preventing it, we learn that this is an example of Branch Theory and that an alternate timeline was created as a result of his traveling back...

I think Reed in the first panel gives a pretty good explanation of Branch Theory in case you are still trying to understand the idea of diverging timelines. I also love Johnny's defense. 

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