Real Name: Ted
Terrestrial human (Post-World
War II era to pre-modern
Group Membership: None
Reed Richards; presumably Nathaniel Richards
The House Un-American Activities Committee, Joe McCarthy
Maj. John Richards (father, deceased), Laura Richards (mother,
Richards (brother), Evelyn Richards (sister-in-law), Reed Richards
(Mr. Fantastic, nephew), Hamish Richards (nephew), Tara Richards
(Huntara, niece), Morag Richards (niece-in-law),
Angus Richards (nephew once removed), unidentified Richards nephew,
Franklin Benjamin Richards (grand nephew),
Valeria Richards (grand niece), Kang, his divergent counterparts
and offspring (common ancestry)
Base of Operations:
Mobile in the USA
Amazing Spider-Man II#535 (November, 2006)
Ted Richards did not possess
any superhuman powers but was a skilled writer and a quite charismatic
and funny person. He also had a stubborn streak and a dislike for
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
(Amazing Spider-Man II#535 (fb)) -
During the days of Joe McCarthy and the House Un-American Activities
Committe, Ted Richards, a funny, eccentric and accepting writer, would
take his nephew Reed up the street twice a week for ice cream, where
they would talk about the world. Not a scientist like most of his
family, Ted developed a quirky outlook on life, often taking to
strangers, wearing the wrong colored socks, and eating at small
restaurants. Eventually, the House Un-American Activities Committee
subpoenaed Ted during their search for Communist agents amongst the
arts. A stubborn and strong-willed man, Ted told the Committee to "go
to Hell" when they had him testify about whether or not he was a
Communist and ordered him to give names of people who might be
(Amazing Spider-Man II#535 (fb) - BTS) - Holding Ted for contempt of Congress for six months, the Committee blacklisted Ted, ruining Ted's writing career and even alienating Ted from his own family. Ultimately, Ted lost his life savings, his home and eventually, his life.
Comments: Created by J. Michael Straczynski, Ron Garney and Bill Reinhold.
I chose not list Reed Richards'
in-laws as Ted's
relatives, as Ted had died long before Reed had married Sue Storm. I
also chose not to list Cassandra
(Warlord) of Other-Earth for a similar reason. Ted had died long before
to Other-Earth and met Cassandra, so the focus is on blood relations.
Profile by Proto-Man.
Ted Richards has no known connections to
Amazing Spider-Man II#535, p14, pan3 (Ted Richards, main image)
Amazing Spider-Man II#535, p14, pan6 (Ted Richards testifying before Congress)
Amazing Spider-Man II#535 (November, 2006) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Bill Reinhold (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)
First Posted: 05/13/2014
Last updated: 05/12/2014
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