This is a well-constructed arc, even if it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.  It begins with Reed’s birthday…


And in the second act, we meet Nathaniel Richards ,Reed’s daddy.  This is his first appearance, and we see him holding a red-headed boy who he calls his son.   Nathaniel time-traveled to a future, alternate Earth.  From here, it all gets very, very complicated, but in the end Daddy Richards decides to stay in the alternate future…


This is one of the more contrived Byrne stories—it’s hard to imagine Reed not maintaining contact with his father and newborn brother.  (Or maybe it isn’t, actually—Reed is typically pretty emotionally reserved.

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