Thursday, March 15, 2007

Greg Brady Moment Number 1

I'm not claiming for one minute that I invented the term, "Greg Brady Moment." But, for those of you who actually have lives and don't spend every minute surfing blogs and message boards, a "Greg Brady Moment" occurs where (1) characters who acquire super-powers inexplicably know how to use them perfectly from the onset or (2) characters use powers they never had before and never use again. This originates from the famous "Brady Bunch in Hawaii" storyline where Greg Brady enters a surfing competition and, even though he had never previously been seen surfing and never talked about it, was adept enough to compete. This is a famous example of the never-before seen power of the Thing - super breath:

If memory serves, even Stan Lee admitted this wasn't one of the Thing's powers in The Mighty Marvel No-Prize Book and this was never seen again.

So, while I don't claim credit for spotting that one, I do see another example of this in that very same issue of Fantastic Four:

Okay, when did Reed become fireproof? Never. And never again. Score one GBM for me!


FoldedSoup said...

Pick any single Silver-Age Superman issue at random for GBM #'s 2-5.

Seriously. "Super Math Skills?!?"

There's gotta be a "Super-Surfing" one.

HammerHeart said...

Reed isn't fireproof - but his unstable-molecules costume IS. It's made from the same material as the Torch's FF costume, therefore it is indeed fireproof.