When Did Reed get so Ripped?

I recently started reading  Hickman's Fantastic Four run (amazing by the way) and noticed that while Eaglesham's art's really nice, he draws the most awkward Reed Richards I've ever seen ever. His He-Man meets man of science steez is very, very off putting to me. I mean Look at this pic. Reed looks like when he's not couped up in his lab he's hittin' the gym with Luke Cage. I swear he looks like cable or something. Same goes for his Johnny. Both of them are overly jacked up and look like WWE action figures. Everything else during his issues look great, but it always distracts me how wrong Reed and Johnny look, especially Reed. 

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27 Comments
Posted by PrinceIMC

Don't like it though if you think about it he should be able to stretch himself to look like that whenever he wants. Why he would do that I don't know.
Posted by Green Skin

He's just stretching himself that way to look like he has muscles. 

Posted by DH69

since whats-his-face started drawing him :p, god i suck when it comes to names XD

Posted by FadeToBlackBolt
@JonesDeini: I tend to agree. Reed looking like a body-builder just seems wrong.
Posted by SC

Eaglesham  is a fan of the old school, chiseled jaw, broad muscles type of art styles. He talked about it when he... I'll try and find the interview. I don't mind so much. It can be a bit jarring. 

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Edited by katanalauncher

It's not like he have dedicated work-out machines and exercise routines. 

It's not like his job involves any physical activity.
Hell, he could exercise and solving worlds problem at the same time.
Posted by JonesDeini
@FadeToBlackBolt: 
Word he looks like Fury and Cable had a baby
@katanalauncher: 
Not saying he shouldn't be in shape, but more in the way Spider-Man is. Eaglesham drew him WAAAAY too huge, man. 
Posted by Mercy_

Yeah........I don't like it. He's supposed to be lanky with a bit of muscle tone, like the way Hitch draws him. This is....kind of yuck.

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Posted by JonesDeini
@The Dark Huntress: 
He looks like a wwe action figure...
Posted by Mercy_
@JonesDeini said:
" @The Dark Huntress: 
He looks like a wwe action figure...
"
It looks like the Liefeld 90's school of art. I don't approve >_<
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Posted by JonesDeini
@The Dark Huntress: 
Bingo, honestly. This image is the one that stopped me from reading this run initially
Posted by JonesDeini
@Green Skin: 
Ummm I just think he's badly drawn lol
Posted by Green Skin
@JonesDeini said:
" @Green Skin: 
Ummm I just think he's badly drawn lol
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It's not that it's bad, just that it doesn't fit his character.
Posted by JonesDeini
@Green Skin: 
It's not a bad drawing, just a bad drawing of Reed.
Posted by JonesDeini
@Green Skin: 
As the book went along Eaglesham really toned it down with the muscle and all around his art's great. Still prefer epting's pencils overall but Eaglesham's a talented artists, just was thrown off by his Reed and to a lesser extent Johnny. 
Posted by TheGoldenOne
@Green Skin said:
" @JonesDeini said:
" @Green Skin: 
Ummm I just think he's badly drawn lol
"
It's not that it's bad, just that it doesn't fit his character. "
This^
Posted by FortressoftheMoon

   Whatcha gonna do when the Mr Fantasticmaniacs run wild on you! Whoooooooo!


 

 


 

Edited by JonesDeini
@FortressoftheMoon said:
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   Whatcha gonna do when the Mr Fantasticmaniacs run wild on you! Whoooooooo!


 


 

"

Ha!!!
Posted by Violet-Eyed Dragon

that does not look like mister fantastic

Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k

My guess is, that he boxes to gain more muscles. Thus he increases his scretching ability. Or maybe he`s just drawn that way. Drawers can, after all, make mistakes the same way anyone can. 

Posted by JonesDeini
@kfhrfdu_89_76k said:
My guess is, that he boxes to gain more muscles. Thus he increases his scretching ability. Or maybe he`s just drawn that way. Drawers can, after all, make mistakes the same way anyone can. 
I've seen some more of Dale's work and it turns out that's just how he likes to draw all superhero males. His civilians, surprisingly, don't look like He-Man action figures. 
Posted by ARMIV

I don't know when he got so ripped. All I know is that he looks kinda like


Posted by JonesDeini
@ARMIV
LMAO!!!! Word, man. 
Posted by kfhrfdu_89_76k
I would like to rephrase what I wrote earlier:
My guess is, that he boxes to gain more muscles. Thus he increases his scretching ability. Or maybe he`s just drawn that way. Drawers can, after all, make mistakes the same way anyone can. 
It actually isn`t a mistake to draw with your own style. But I still think that he shouldn`t look THAT muscled. And neither Johny.  But well, I can read the stories and regard all that.
Posted by Superskrull86

I always imagined Reed as that wimpy nerd scientist, not a buff body-builder.

Posted by JonesDeini

@Superskrull86 said:

I always imagined Reed as that wimpy nerd scientist, not a buff body-builder.

I always assumed he'd be of average musculature with a tall, slender frame. Maybe a little cut due to him being pretty well practiced at Judo.

Posted by PowerHerc

@DH69 said:

since whats-his-face started drawing him

Yes, that's when. :)