Hey, I noticed that a lot of people are hating on reed richards/mr.fantastic because he spends too much time on his work or something like that. Is that true and if not, do you know why he gets so much hate? I'm just curious.
First off, let’s cut through to the heart of the matter here: this allegation has nothing to do with how much time Reed does or doesn’t spend in his lab. What Reed haters are implying with this argument is that Reed loves science more than he loves his own family, which I think is just absurd. Saying that Reed Richards doesn’t care about his family is about as ridiculous as saying that Steve Rogers doesn’t care about America, that Wonder Woman doesn’t care about women, that Magneto doesn’t care about mutant rights, or that Superman doesn’t care about truth and justice. Reed’s boundless, unconditional love for his family is and always has been his defining feature. It’s what drives and motivates him more than anything, and his love for science is very much secondary to it. I’ve read more FF comics than I haven’t at this point, and let me tell you that there is simply no point in the FF’s 50+ year history where Reed hasn’t loved his family more than anything, where it hasn’t been at the heart of who he is and everything he does. Honestly, the haters don’t have a leg to stand on.
In Fantastic Four v3 #10, Reed explicitly tells Sue that she and Franklin matter much more to him than science:
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