You see those heads running down the left hand side of the cover on Justice League of America? Those were drawn by Murphy Anderson. This was something I really dug about JLofA back in the early 70s. And I really loved that drawing of Black Canary. I mean, I really loved it. Other artists, not so much. But there was something about that image. This was like my ideal, when I was around thirteen years old.
Of course Johnny couldn't be allowed to move too far from the quartet's base of operations. He couldn't leave NY for Crystal any more than he could permanently leave to pursue college. But though Lee kept Johnny in NY for exigent reasons, it does seem true to Johnny's character that he wouldn't ever go live with his wife's people-- few of whom ever showed him any respect or regard,except possibly Triton. Quicksilver was much more of a "gypsy" (literally!) type of character, so I could see him severing his connections with the normal world and living with the Inhumans-- though later writers emphasized that he too felt victimized by the Inhumans' insularity.
Your mileage, etc.
I might be mis-remembering this, but wasn't one of the motivations behind removing Crystal from the FF a desire on Kirby's part to use her in an aborted Inhumans series he'd been planning to do before he decided to leave Marvel?
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The Inhumans ran in Amazing Adventures #1-10, sharing the book with Black Widow through #8. Kirby scripted and drew #1-4 before Roy Thomas and Neal Adams took over. The last two issues were drawn by Mike Sekowsky, of all people. They also had their own book, The Inhumans, which ran for 12 issues from 1975-77, scripted by Doug Moench and featuring a young George Perez, Gil Kane and Keith Pollard on art.
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Amazing Adventures #1 was dated Aug 1970, the same month as Fantastic Four #101 ... right as Kirby was leaving. The plot thicks.
Happily for my memory, Astonishing Tales #1 with Ka-Zar and Dr. Doom was actually released the same month. No wonder I had trouble remembering what was happening.
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I concur with the people who mentioned Psylocke. For a kidn just barely beginning to hit puberty, she was just too much.
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The regular FF mag on sale at the time was FF #68, part of the "Thinker drives the Thing crazy" storyline, so at that time Crystal was just hanging about on the periphery of the group. It would be roughly another year before she even joined the FF as a member (an issue I reviewed here.)
Even when Kirby finally got his shot at doing an Inhumans strip in 1970-- possibly Lee's attempt to mollify the King by letting him script himself at last-- I don't think he included Crystal in those stories as a major player. But then, they were pretty forgettable stories.
I have to go with Jim Mooney's Supergirl. She was cute, powerful, not that much older than me; she had a sweet girl-next-door personality and flew around in a skirt.
I also had a thing for Pam Hawley, Sgt. Fury's British girlfriend. But that may have been because of her accent.
And my first exposure to Vampirella definitely left an impression.
Vampirella? First saw her in 1977. Never saw a woman dressed or built like that in any of my DC and Marvel comics, that's for sure.
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