The Fantastic Four is not a team of comic-book superheroes. They were not created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. They are writers of Christian fantasy fiction, soon to embark upon a mission across 12 cities in the Eastern USA, where they hopefully won't be exposed to any cosmic rays.
- Mr. Fantastic (Wayne Thomas Batson), the leader of the group by virtue of having been a teacher in a parallel world, and author of the best-selling young adult fantasy series The Door Within.
- The Invisible Woman (Sharon Hinck), probably not Mr Fantastic's wife, and probably not even invisible. I am reliably informed that she is a wife, home school mother of four and writes Women's Fiction Alternate Reality Fantasy. I'm guessing that at least qualifies her as a woman.
- The Human Torch (Bryan Davis), author of the Oracles of Fire and Dragons in our Midst series of young adult fantasy novels.
- And finally, everybody's favourite, ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing, Christopher Hopper. Known for his great courage, strength and endurance; his skin is monstrous, craggy, orange, and looks as if made of rocks. Despite (or perhaps because of) this, he manages to be an international speaker, recording artist, youth pastor and author of The White Lion Chronicles. And if he ever finds out where I live, it will be clobberin' time.
For slightly more reliable author biogs, and more information about the tour, visit www.fantasyfictiontour.com.
If you surfed in here looking for Rise of the Silver Surfer, you want www.fantasticfourmovie.com.
Hilarious introduction, Steve! All this time I was afraid I would earn the role of "The Thing!"
Sorry, Sir Christopher!
OK--you get the award for the most creative and fun-reading intro to the tour yet! Awesome, Steve! Can't thank you enough for the plug. Btw, love your blog title. How'd you ever come up with that?
I guess I should leave a permanent link somewhere to this post, which explains the Old Testament Space Opera concept.
Oh wow. It's defintely not how I picked you four back on Spec Faith. Hee hee. :D
very creative! nice!
Great stuff, Steve. I wonder if we can make these names stick even after the tour. :-D
I'll try if you will!
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