TED RICHARDS

Real Name: Ted Richards

Identity/Class: Terrestrial human (Post-World War II era  to pre-modern era)

Occupation: Writer

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Reed Richards; presumably Nathaniel Richards

Enemies: The House Un-American Activities Committee, Joe McCarthy

Known Relatives: Maj. John Richards (father, deceased), Laura Richards (mother, deceased), Nathaniel 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)

Aliases: "Uncle Ted"

Base of Operations: Mobile in the USA

First Appearance: Amazing Spider-Man II#535 (November, 2006)

Powers/Abilities: 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 rules.

Height: 5'7" (by approximation)
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Unrevealed
Hair: Brown

History

(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 Communists.

(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 Nathaniel went to Other-Earth and met Cassandra, so the focus is on blood relations.

Profile by Proto-Man.

CLARIFICATIONS:
Ted Richards has no known connections to


images: (without ads)
Amazing Spider-Man II#535, p14, pan3 (Ted Richards, main image)
Amazing Spider-Man II#535, p14, pan6 (Ted Richards testifying before Congress)


Appearances:
Amazing Spider-Man II#535 (November, 2006) - J. Michael Straczynski (writer), Ron Garney (pencils), Bill Reinhold (inks), Axel Alonso (editor)


Last updated: 05/12/14

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