History Awesome / FantasticFour

15th Nov '17 7:45:04 AM Njein
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** Toward the end of Creator/GrantMorrison's "1234" FF mini-series, as Doctor Doom attempted to "regain control of the board" after his [[TheChessmaster attempts at manipulating the FF failed]], Sue conked him on the head with a candlestick, shouting, "Shut up!" She then [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech berated him for wasting his intellect on revenge schemes]], "when you should be curing cancer or taking your people to the stars," and then warning him that if he tried anything like that again, she would use her force fields to give him an aneurism. Not many people can force Doom to live through a HumiliationConga, but Sue pulled it off.

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** Toward the end of Creator/GrantMorrison's "1234" FF mini-series, as Doctor Doom attempted to "regain control of the board" after his [[TheChessmaster attempts at manipulating the FF failed]], Sue conked him on the head with a candlestick, shouting, "Shut up!" She then [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech berated him for wasting his intellect on revenge schemes]], "when "[[CutLexLuthorACheck when you should be curing cancer or taking your people to the stars," stars]]," and then warning him that if he tried anything like that again, she would use her force fields to give him an aneurism. Not many people can force Doom to live through a HumiliationConga, but Sue pulled it off.
26th Feb '17 6:37:35 PM themisterfree
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** Walt Simonson's "Into the Time Stream" arc featured Reed shouting angrily at the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Black Celestial]], goading it to follow his team(including Iron Man and Thor) through time and space, finally tricking the Celestial into diving into a black hole created by Galactus. All this while he believed that his wife had just died.

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** Walt Simonson's "Into the Time Stream" arc featured Reed shouting angrily at the [[SufficientlyAdvancedAlien Black Celestial]], goading it to follow his team(including team (including Iron Man and Thor) through time and space, finally tricking the Celestial into diving into a black hole created by Galactus. All this while he believed that his wife had just died.



* In the animated series episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Super Skrull"]], after the title character has just defeated Reed, Sue, & Johnny...
-->''Super Skrull:'' With you three defeated, I-
-->''Thing:'' Hey pal, [[BigDamnHeroes it's]] [[CatchPhrase clobberin']] [[PreAssKickingOneLiner time!]]


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* In the episode [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin "Super Skrull"]], after the title character has just defeated Reed, Sue, & Johnny...
-->''Super Skrull:'' With you three defeated, I-
-->''Thing:'' Hey pal, [[BigDamnHeroes it's]] [[CatchPhrase clobberin']] [[PreAssKickingOneLiner time!]]
* Also, '''ComicBook/GhostRider''', of all people, pulling a BigDamnHeroes moment in "When Calls Galactus"- both the FF and Thor have been getting their butts kicked by Galactus (who is attempting to eat Earth again), only for Ghost Rider to suddenly show up out of nowhere (to the confusion of Ben and the awe of Johnny- who had though Ghost Rider to only be a myth), and confront Galactus. Ghost Rider (at least in this continuity) is summoned whenever innocent blood is shed- and Galactus is a prime offender (what with eating planets for lunch). He unleashes the Penance Stare on him, forcing him to "feel the torment of a billion, billion, extinguished souls. Experience the pain of eternal guilt." This knocks Galactus unconscious and the Rider promptly leaves him "in mortal hands". It may have been short, but that was kickass.
13th Feb '17 9:12:53 AM DLMaximum1
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** Speaking of the Hulk, Ben has stood up to him on numerous occasions, despite the fact that he's never won a single fight against him. During World War Hulk, when Hulk was more angry and powerful than he'd ever been, Ben still went toe-to-toe with him. Informed that he couldn't possibly win, Ben responded "People been tellin' me that all my life, fella. But Mama Grimm's blue-eyed boy never walks away when it's ''clobberin' time.''"

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** Speaking of the Hulk, Ben has stood up to him on numerous occasions, despite the fact that he's never won a single fight against him. During World ''World War Hulk, Hulk'', when Hulk was more angry and powerful than he'd ever been, Ben still went toe-to-toe with him. Informed that he couldn't possibly win, Ben responded "People been tellin' me that all my life, fella. But Mama Grimm's blue-eyed boy never walks away when it's ''clobberin' time.''"



*** ''They marked the sky victorious--the Earth stood, her heroes the difference. They had endured together. Old friends. New ones. And the generation to follow. They watched until the second sun flickered out...the light extinguished. The sign of the abandoned. The left behind...and the lost. But it also meant a second chance. It singaled a new day--a future...regained. For if we live, there is hope. And if we hope, there is tomorrow. And if tomorrow...then...forever.

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*** ''They marked the sky victorious--the Earth stood, her heroes the difference. They had endured together. Old friends. New ones. And the generation to follow. They watched until the second sun flickered out... the light extinguished. The sign of the abandoned. The left behind... and the lost. But it also meant a second chance. It singaled a new day--a future... regained. For if we live, there is hope. And if we hope, there is tomorrow. And if tomorrow...then... then... forever.
13th Feb '17 9:10:26 AM DLMaximum1
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** fantastic four #40 Crushing Dr. Doom's hands in battle, dealing the megalomaniac a defeat he would obsess over for years.

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** fantastic four ''Fantastic Four'' #40 -- Crushing Dr. Doom's hands in battle, dealing the megalomaniac a defeat he would obsess over for years.



* Let us not forget Doctor Doom. Special mention goes to ''Triumph and Torment'', where he managed to save his mother's soul by manipulating both Mephisto and Doctor Strange. Simultaneously. Or the time he got one over Reed Richards â by saving his wife, his daughter and his teammate when Richards couldn't do anything. And then rubbed it in his face by ''naming the newborn child.''
* Sue Richards has her big moments too. Like taking out the most recent incarnation of the Frightfull Four by herself. If there was any doubt about her being the strong member of the team then it has vanished after that.

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* Let us not forget Doctor Doom. Special mention goes to ''Triumph and Torment'', where he managed to save his mother's soul by manipulating both Mephisto and Doctor Strange. Simultaneously. Or the time he got one over Reed Richards â by saving his wife, his daughter and his teammate when Richards couldn't do anything. And then rubbed it in his face by ''naming the newborn child.''
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* Sue Richards has her big moments too. Like taking out the most recent incarnation of the Frightfull Frightful Four by herself. If there was any doubt about her being the strong member of the team then it has vanished after that.



* Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men (1987)

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* Fantastic ''Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men X-Men'' (1987)



** The first few issues are Doctor Doom's. After acquiring magic armour [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild made from his childhood sweetheart]]]], he proceeds to beat on the FF while belittling Reed Richards.

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** The first few issues are Doctor Doom's. After acquiring magic armour armor [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild made from his childhood sweetheart]]]], he proceeds to beat on the FF while belittling Reed Richards.
17th Jan '17 2:42:53 AM gabknight2005
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** Franklin manages to prevent Kitty from committing suicide, to stop the LetsYouAndHimFight between the FF and the X-Men by [[WhatTheHellHero berating them]] while riding Lockheed and to convince Doctor Doom to help Richards cure Kitty with the most effective PuppyDogEyes.
16th Jan '17 2:36:53 PM grid
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** Crushing Dr. Doom's hands in battle, dealing the megalomaniac a defeat he would obsess over for years.

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** fantastic four #40 Crushing Dr. Doom's hands in battle, dealing the megalomaniac a defeat he would obsess over for years.
28th Dec '15 3:14:06 PM Anddrix
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** The first few issues are DoctorDoom's. After acquiring magic armour [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild made from his childhood sweetheart]]]], he proceeds to beat on the FF while belittling Reed Richards.

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** The first few issues are DoctorDoom's.Doctor Doom's. After acquiring magic armour [[spoiler:[[PoweredByAForsakenChild made from his childhood sweetheart]]]], he proceeds to beat on the FF while belittling Reed Richards.
18th Nov '15 7:38:26 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* When ''The Comics Journal'' decided to celebrate the New Millennium by naming the Top 100 Comics of the 20th Century, Lee and Kirby's original run on ''Fantastic Four'' was one of just five mainstream superhero comics to make the list [[note]] Lee and [[Creator/SteveDitko Ditko's]] ''[[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man]]'', Jack Cole's ''ComicBook/PlasticMan'', C.C. Beck's ''ComicBook/CaptainMarvel'', and Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' also made the list, if you're curious.[[/note]]--and it was the highest-ranked superhero comic on the list, at #30. Mind you, ''The Comics Journal'' didn't just base their choices on books' popularity and level of recognition, but also on the level of artistic and literary merit demonstrated by the contributions of individual cartoonists and writer-artist teams (which is likely why ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' weren't honored). So ''Fantastic Four'' was honored on the same Top 100 list as ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', ''ComicBook/LilAbner'', ''ComicBook/{{Pogo}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'', and the cartoons of Al Hirschfeld. It's just a shame that Creator/JackKirby didn't live long enough to see his life's work honored like that.

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* When ''The Comics Journal'' decided to celebrate the New Millennium by naming the Top 100 Comics of the 20th Century, Lee and Kirby's original run on ''Fantastic Four'' was one of just five mainstream superhero comics to make the list [[note]] Lee and [[Creator/SteveDitko Ditko's]] ''[[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man]]'', Jack Cole's ''ComicBook/PlasticMan'', C.C. Beck's ''ComicBook/CaptainMarvel'', ''[[ComicBook/{{Shazam}} Captain Marvel]]'', and Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' also made the list, if you're curious.[[/note]]--and it was the highest-ranked superhero comic on the list, at #30. Mind you, ''The Comics Journal'' didn't just base their choices on books' popularity and level of recognition, but also on the level of artistic and literary merit demonstrated by the contributions of individual cartoonists and writer-artist teams (which is likely why ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' weren't honored). So ''Fantastic Four'' was honored on the same Top 100 list as ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', ''ComicBook/LilAbner'', ''ComicBook/{{Pogo}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'', and the cartoons of Al Hirschfeld. It's just a shame that Creator/JackKirby didn't live long enough to see his life's work honored like that.
17th Nov '15 8:20:23 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* This is the series that ''built'' the Franchise/MarvelUniverse. Keep in mind that Creator/MarvelComics was financially struggling and nearly bankrupt when Creator/StanLee and Creator/JackKirby took a crack at creating their own superhero team in 1961, knowing full well that they probably wouldn't get another chance if it flopped. Not only was the book a success--silencing the naysayers who assumed that superhero comics would never be popular again after UsefulNotes/{{the Interregnum}} of the 1950's--it kicked off an entire line of equally popular and beloved superheroes who ''all'' got to play in the universe that Stan and Jack created with ''Fantastic Four''. ComicBook/SpiderMan? The ComicBook/XMen? The ComicBook/IncredibleHulk? ComicBook/TheAvengers? ComicBook/DoctorStrange? It's unlikely that ''any'' of those heroes ever would have seen the light of day if not for ''Fantastic Four'''s success. Every hero and villain in the Marvel Universe--from ComicBook/AntMan to Baron Zemo--owes their existence to this book.
* When ''The Comics Journal'' decided to celebrate the New Millennium by naming the Top 100 Comics of the 20th Century, Lee and Kirby's original run on ''Fantastic Four'' was one of just five mainstream superhero comics to make the list [[note]] Lee and [[Creator/SteveDitko Ditko's]] ''[[ComicBook/SpiderMan The Amazing Spider-Man]]'', Jack Cole's ''ComicBook/PlasticMan'', C.C. Beck's ''ComicBook/CaptainMarvel'', and Creator/AlanMoore's ''ComicBook/{{Watchmen}}'' also made the list, if you're curious.[[/note]]--and it was the highest-ranked superhero comic on the list, at #30. Mind you, ''The Comics Journal'' didn't just base their choices on books' popularity and level of recognition, but also on the level of artistic and literary merit demonstrated by the contributions of individual cartoonists and writer-artist teams (which is likely why ''ComicBook/{{Superman}}'' and ''ComicBook/{{Batman}}'' weren't honored). So ''Fantastic Four'' was honored on the same Top 100 list as ''ComicStrip/CalvinAndHobbes'', ''ComicBook/LilAbner'', ''ComicBook/{{Pogo}}'', ''ComicBook/{{Maus}}'', and the cartoons of Al Hirschfeld. It's just a shame that Creator/JackKirby didn't live long enough to see his life's work honored like that.
26th Sep '15 2:18:47 AM Morgenthaler
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* Johnny using the DieOrFly method to escape Doom's missile:
-->'''Sue''': Don't even think about it.
-->'''Johnny''': Never do. ''(jumps off the building)'' FLAME ON!
** Cue awesomest CrowningMusicOfAwesome.
* Dr. Doom ends up on the wrong end of most of them:
** "You missed me."
** And:
--->'''Dr. Doom''': Susan, let's not fight.
--->'''Invisible Woman''': No. Let's!
** And:
--->'''Dr. Doom''': It's time to end this!\\
''[Thing punches through the wall behind him]''\\
'''[[BigDamnHeroes The Thing]]''': Actually, Vic - [[MythologyGag it's clobberin' time!]] (punch) ''Damn'', I've been waiting to do that!
*** And that's ''after'' Ben willingly transformed back into The Thing after being restored to human form, just so he could save his friends.
*** Just to clarify the above line - after saying it, Ben then punches Doom ''across the room'', into the opposite wall, which then cause the (rather large) logo of Doom's company to fall on top of him.
** And then Reed leads the team in their defeat of Doom. WITH SCIENCE.
* The movie itself is not the greatest, but ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer'' provides Reed Richards with one of the greatest moments he's had in any medium (although it should be noted that it was [[WarrenEllis stolen from a comic book]]):
-->'''General Hagen''': Let me make it clear for you and your pack of freaks here. I'm the quarterback. You're on my team, got it? But I guess you never played football in high school, did you Richards? \\
'''Reed Richards''': No, you're right, I didn't. I stayed inside and studied, like a good little nerd. And fifteen years later, I'm one of the greatest minds of the 21st century, I'm engaged to the hottest girl on the planet, and the big jock who played quarterback in high school? Well he's standing right in front of me asking me for my help. And I say he's not gonna get a damn thing, unless he does exactly what I tell him, and starts treating my friends and me, with some respect. \\
''[Pause]'' \\
'''General Hagen''': Give him what he wants. \\
''[The general storms off]'' \\
'''Susan Storm''': I am so hot for you right now. \\
'''Johnny Storm''': [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Me too]].
** Which is pretty much taken word for word from the Ultimate Galactus mini-series where he said this to Nick Fury.
* Johnny taking on all four of their abilities to take on Dr. Doom.
-->'''Johnny''': To quote a friend of mine... *becoming visible* It's clobberin' time!

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\n[[AC:The film]]\n* Johnny using the DieOrFly method to escape Doom's missile:\n-->'''Sue''': Don't even think about it.\n-->'''Johnny''': Never do. ''(jumps off the building)'' FLAME ON!\n** Cue awesomest CrowningMusicOfAwesome.\n* Dr. Doom ends up on the wrong end of most of them:\n** "You missed me."\n** And:\n--->'''Dr. Doom''': Susan, let's not fight.\n--->'''Invisible Woman''': No. Let's!\n** And:\n--->'''Dr. Doom''': It's time to end this!\\\n''[Thing punches through the wall behind him]''\\\n'''[[BigDamnHeroes The Thing]]''': Actually, Vic - [[MythologyGag it's clobberin' time!]] (punch) ''Damn'', I've been waiting to do that!\n*** And that's ''after'' Ben willingly transformed back into The Thing after being restored to human form, just so he could save his friends.\n*** Just to clarify the above line - after saying it, Ben then punches Doom ''across the room'', into the opposite wall, which then cause the (rather large) logo of Doom's company to fall on top of him.\n** And then Reed leads the team in their defeat of Doom. WITH SCIENCE.\n* The movie itself is not the greatest, but ''Film/FantasticFour: Rise of the Silver Surfer'' provides Reed Richards with one of the greatest moments he's had in any medium (although it should be noted that it was [[WarrenEllis stolen from a comic book]]):\n-->'''General Hagen''': Let me make it clear for you and your pack of freaks here. I'm the quarterback. You're on my team, got it? But I guess you never played football in high school, did you Richards? \\\n'''Reed Richards''': No, you're right, I didn't. I stayed inside and studied, like a good little nerd. And fifteen years later, I'm one of the greatest minds of the 21st century, I'm engaged to the hottest girl on the planet, and the big jock who played quarterback in high school? Well he's standing right in front of me asking me for my help. And I say he's not gonna get a damn thing, unless he does exactly what I tell him, and starts treating my friends and me, with some respect. \\\n''[Pause]'' \\\n'''General Hagen''': Give him what he wants. \\\n''[The general storms off]'' \\\n'''Susan Storm''': I am so hot for you right now. \\\n'''Johnny Storm''': [[EvenTheGuysWantHim Me too]]. \n** Which is pretty much taken word for word from the Ultimate Galactus mini-series where he said this to Nick Fury.\n* Johnny taking on all four of their abilities to take on Dr. Doom.\n-->'''Johnny''': To quote a friend of mine... *becoming visible* It's clobberin' time!----
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