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Another blast from the past. Back when I was a high school senior or college freshman, there was an interview with Chris Claremont in The Comic Reader in which he noted that the “voice” he imagined when writing Cyclops was a young Henry Fonda. Those of you who remember Fonda’s series of TV commercials for the GAF Viewmaster will understand what inspired this page. [Those of you who don’t can check one out here, and take in the early analytical genius of Clarice Starling, as well.]
A few years later, I read in an issue of FOOM magazine (Friends Of Ol’ Marvel!) that when Stan Lee co-created the team, he thought of Cyclops as a young Anthony Perkins. Which brings with it a whole different set of associations…

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