Reed chooses not to go to Heaven because wants to figure things out for himself, recognizing that enlightenment is a process, not a destination/goal. Pretty deep stuff for a comic. This one really made me think.
Turns out, God = Jack Kirby. (Why not Stan Lee?) And by rejecting an offer to prematurely get into Heaven, their gift is an original sketch from God himself. That’s gotta be worth something on the convention circuit.
My only complaint on this issue is that this sketch should have been drawn by Kirby, or in Kirby’s style.