History ComicBook / FantasticFour

4th Nov '17 3:13:31 PM Corlagon
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* ShoutOut: ComicBook/{{Tintin}} managed to have a cameo in volume 3, issue #1 of the series, drawn by Scott Lobdell and Alan Davis where Reed and Sue (in disguise) meet the reporter during a protest march, where he is addressed as French, but quickly points out: ''"For the record, I'm Belgian."''. Later in the story he is seen again fleeing, while shouting Haddock's catchphrase: ''"Billions of blistering blue barnacles"''. [[http://www.comicscube.com/2011/07/easter-eggs-in-comics-tintin-in.html]]

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* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
** Annual #12 sees the Thing fighting an out-of-control robot and crashing into ''Series/TheGongShow''.
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ComicBook/{{Tintin}} managed to have a cameo in volume 3, issue #1 of the series, drawn by Scott Lobdell and Alan Davis where Reed and Sue (in disguise) meet the reporter during a protest march, where he is addressed as French, but quickly points out: ''"For the record, I'm Belgian."''. Later in the story he is seen again fleeing, while shouting Haddock's catchphrase: ''"Billions of blistering blue barnacles"''. [[http://www.comicscube.com/2011/07/easter-eggs-in-comics-tintin-in.html]]
1st Nov '17 2:29:15 AM Anicomicgeek
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* AdaptationDecay: The ''Fantastic Four'', with the exception of Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm, get less and less fantastic the more they are adapted:
** This is even apparent in ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'' which is Marvel giving them this treatment. Instead of the ExperiencedProtagonist of the original, you have teenagers, instead of a Richard Feynman-esque extroverted scientist like Reed you have a repressed BasementDweller teenager [[spoiler:who eventually becomes a genocidal madman because Susan dumps him]]. The movies likewise make Reed Richards more of a HollywoodNerd pining for Susan when in the comics, Susan crushed on Reed first, and Susan Storm, whose role in the original Lee-Kirby stories was fairly sexist even for its time, gets [[spoiler:downgraded to a a bunch of NakedPeopleAreFunny jokes in the Tim Story movies and in Josh Trank's film, not even being invited to the trip into the Negative Zone, with Susan's position taken by Doom]].
** This also applies to the Four's villains, Doctor Doom above all. The original Doom was a sorcerer and scientist and dictator of Latveria. He was a poor Romani boy with a tragic backstory who overthrow the corrupt ruler of his land and MajoredInWesternHypocrisy. In Ultimate Fantastic Four, he's the descendant of an aristocratic family who becomes an arrogant Eurotrash hothead, in the movies, he's refashioned into a Osborn/Luthor-esque CorruptCorporateExecutive and in Josh Trank's film, he's given an entirely different set of powers and otherwise not given his classic features.



* FollowTheLeader: By Stan Lee's [[WordOfGod own account]], the Fantastic Four were conceived as a way to cash in on the success of [[Creator/DCComics DC]]'s ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' series.
28th Sep '17 4:40:03 AM HelloLamppost
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** Earlier, Comicbook/LukeCage had filled in for Ben for a few issues during a period when Ben was depowered.
11th Sep '17 12:20:25 AM JulianLapostat
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* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: The overall ethos of the Fantastic Four is that the universe(s), the multi-verse(s) and the many other crazy places visited by the Four was awesome, or at least it is awesome to them. The famous moment when Reed Richards enters the Negative Zone cements this:
--> '''Reed Richards''': I've done it! I'm drifting into a world of limitless dimensions! It's the Crossroads of Infinity -- The junction to everywhere!
8th Sep '17 7:11:56 PM JulianLapostat
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* AuthorAppeal: The series was brought about by Stan Lee's wife Joan suggesting to him that he write something ''he'd'' like to read as opposed to his editor or the readers.

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* AuthorAppeal: The series was brought about about, according to one version, by Stan Lee's wife Joan suggesting to him that he write something ''he'd'' like to read as opposed to his editor or the readers.
6th Sep '17 12:31:37 AM WolfMattGrey
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* AllianceOfAlternates: The Interdimensional Council of Reeds, led by three versions of Reed Richards with Infinity Gauntlets. Earth-616's Reed quickly discovers that their ForScience attitude clashes with his own morality and sense of family.
1st Sep '17 11:51:42 AM BeastC
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* AuthorAppeal: The series was brought about by Stan Lee's wife Joan suggesting to him that he write something ''he'd'' like to read as opposed to his editor or the readers.
24th Aug '17 10:51:15 AM yugi195
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* AlternateReedRichardsIsAwesome: The TropeNamer, natch. A major part of Hickman's run is that while every other alternate Reed is awesome, it comes at the cost of being maladjusted, eventually leaving their families behind, something Reed is horrified by.

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* AlternateReedRichardsIsAwesome: AlternateUniverseReedRichardsIsAwesome: The TropeNamer, natch. A major part of Hickman's run is that while every other alternate Reed is awesome, it comes at the cost of being maladjusted, eventually leaving their families behind, something Reed is horrified by.
22nd Aug '17 7:58:30 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FauxActionGirl: The Invisible Girl, originally; [[TookALevelInBadass though she slowly got better over time]], it wasn't until the JohnByrne run in the 1980s that she toughened up into a real ActionGirl.

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* FauxActionGirl: The Invisible Girl, originally; [[TookALevelInBadass though she slowly got better over time]], it wasn't until the JohnByrne Creator/JohnByrne run in the 1980s that she toughened up into a real ActionGirl.
11th Aug '17 3:17:15 PM Scorntex
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* AllTheOtherReindeer: A Marvel staple... which is actually usually averted. The Fantastic Four are one of the more beloved heroes in the Marvel universe.

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* AllTheOtherReindeer: A Marvel staple... which is actually usually averted. The Fantastic Four are one of the more beloved heroes in the Marvel universe. Though on occasion, either thanks to Skrulls, or a HatePlague, or just the average Marvel citizen, it is played straight.


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* AlternateReedRichardsIsAwesome: The TropeNamer, natch. A major part of Hickman's run is that while every other alternate Reed is awesome, it comes at the cost of being maladjusted, eventually leaving their families behind, something Reed is horrified by.


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* ArcWords: Hickman's run has "solve everything" and "all hope lies in Doom"


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* BadFuture: Mark Millar's run revolves around one. Some time in the late 21st century, after most of Earth's heroes were killed off, Earth goes to utter crap. All the powerful and rich run for it, leaving everyone else behind to starve and die.


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* YouCantFightFate: A theme of Hickman's run. Despite everything Nathaniel and Valeria can think of, the Mad Celestials always end up killing the Fantastic Four. Much of the run is spent with Val trying to find a way to ScrewDestiny.
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