History Awesome / FantasticFour

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!----
6th Aug '15 5:50:54 PM firejewel
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* Another moment of Reed Richards not being useless comes from the 2nd issue, where the Skrulls first made their appearance. How did he convince the leader of the Skrull invasion fleet ''not'' to invade Earth? By showing him photos that were clipped out of ''Strange Tales'' and ''Journey into Mystery'', two Marvel comics still in circulation at the time, and passing them off as photos of "Earth's most powerful warriors (a group of monsters), hidden space mines, and an army of giant, monstrous insects (really, just super-sized ants)." The leader of the Skrulls, convinced, asked Richards to go with them, but Richards stayed behind voluntarily, an action that earned him a medal commemorating his bravery. After capturing the three Skrulls that still were on the loose, he managed to convince them that they would be happy living their lives off as '''''cows.''''' And they did so, without any argument (though that would come back to bite Reed later when their milk and meat ended up in the food supply...).



** Another moment of Reed Richards not being useless comes from the 2nd issue, where the Skrulls first made their appearance. How did he convince the leader of the Skrull invasion fleet ''not'' to invade Earth? By showing him photos that were clipped out of ''Strange Tales'' and ''Journey into Mystery'', two Marvel comics still in circulation at the time, and passing them off as photos of "Earth's most powerful warriors (a group of monsters), hidden space mines, and an army of giant, monstrous insects (really, just super-sized ants)." The leader of the Skrulls, convinced, asked Richards to go with them, but Richards stayed behind voluntarily, an action that earned him a medal commemorating his bravery. After capturing the three Skrulls that still were on the loose, he managed to convince them that they would be happy living their lives off as '''''cows.''''' And they did so, without any argument (though that would come back to bite Reed later when their milk and meat ended up in the food supply...).
14th May '15 3:44:52 PM nombretomado
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** Toward the end of 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 GrantMorrison's 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.
17th Nov '14 1:57:41 PM jgoemat
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** Sue Storm figures out it must have been Doom behind the diary which leads to this awesome confrontation at the victory part when Kitty's saved:

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** Sue Storm figures out it must have been Doom behind the diary which leads to this awesome confrontation at the victory part party when Kitty's saved:



--> '''Sue''': Be careful, Victor. A lioness is most dangerous... defending mate and cub and den.

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--> '''Sue''': Be careful, Victor. A lioness is most dangerous... defending mate and cub and den. den.
*** She usually uses her powers to protect or hide, but if you think about it, she could project a force field inside Doom's head and expand it to make it pop like popcorn.
17th Nov '14 1:55:21 PM jgoemat
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* Fantastic Four vs. the X-Men (1987)
** Shadowcat (Kitty Pryde) is losing molecular cohesion and will soon die. The X-Men turn to Reed for help because he invented a machine that might help, but he says it won't work so they turn to Dr. Doom who says he can replicate Reed's research.
** Dr. Doom had planted a diary that made it seem like the accident that granted the FF powers was actually a cold calculated plan by Reed, making him doubt himself. Reed must face his demons internally and wins the struggle, eventually doing the calculations in his head to save Kitty's life when Doom's computer fails.
** Sue Storm figures out it must have been Doom behind the diary which leads to this awesome confrontation at the victory part when Kitty's saved:
--> '''Doom''': A fascinating theory, madam. Have you any proof?
--> '''Sue''': Have you, Victor, ever considered how '''deadly''' my force field can be -- if I decided to fight by your rules?
--> '''Doom''': Is that a challenge, Susan -- your will and natural strength, versus my technology?
--> '''Sue''': Be careful, Victor. A lioness is most dangerous... defending mate and cub and den.
14th Jan '14 6:39:18 AM LadyMomus
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*** Pompous, melodramtic, and 100% pure awesome.
* The "Unthinkable" arc by MarkWaid.

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*** Pompous, melodramtic, melodramatic, and 100% pure awesome.
* The "Unthinkable" arc by MarkWaid.Creator/MarkWaid.



** Doom loses Mister Fantastic for a second, giving him the time he needs to use the magic weapon to summon the rest of the team. Doom demands he say where he says, and he steps ouf the shadows.

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** Doom loses Mister Fantastic for a second, giving him the time he needs to use the magic weapon to summon the rest of the team. Doom demands he say where he says, and he steps ouf of the shadows.
4th Jan '14 6:15:31 AM ChrisDV
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--->'''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!

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--->'''Dr. Doom''': It's time to end this!
--->''[Thing
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''[Thing
punches through the wall behind him]''
--->'''[[BigDamnHeroes
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'''[[BigDamnHeroes
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** And then Reed leads the team in their defeat of Doom. WITH SCIENCE.
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