History ComicBook / FantasticFour

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.
19th Jul '17 5:45:17 PM ecuvulle6267
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* FlyingFirepower: The original Human Torch: one of the first characters to feature this powerset. Johnny Storm would later adopt the moniker, despite not being a robot.

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* FlyingFirepower: The original Human Torch: one of the first characters to feature this powerset. FlyingFirepower:
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Johnny Storm would later adopt the moniker, despite not being has flight and PlayingWithFire, with a robot.side order of WreathedInFlames.
** The android Dragon Man can fly and breathe fire.
** Nova, Johnny girlfriend. Though Richie does qualify for this trope as well) also had this power set, before becoming a Herald of Galactus.
19th Jul '17 5:42:57 PM ecuvulle6267
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* FlyingFirepower: The original Human Torch: one of the first characters to feature this powerset. Johnny Storm would later adopt the moniker, despite not being a robot.
10th Jul '17 4:37:51 PM JulianLapostat
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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.
23rd Jun '17 11:01:36 AM WolfThunder
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[[caption-width-right:350:Clockwise from top-right; Mr. Fantastic, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, and The Thing.]]
13th Jun '17 3:11:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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The series was relaunched again with All-New Marvel NOW! and ended with issue #645. However some characters are going to appear in other titles separately. Valeria was [[BigBad a main character]] in a ComicBook/{{Runaways}} ComicBook/SecretWars2015 tie-in, and now Johnny Storm is appearing in ''Uncanny Inhumans'' and ''ComicBook/UncannyAvengers'' and the Thing has joined the Guardians of the Galaxy. As for Reed and Sue Richards, they currently have their hands full rebuilding TheMultiverse, which was destroyed in the lead-up to ''Secret Wars''.

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The series was relaunched again with All-New Marvel NOW! and ended with issue #645. However some characters are going to appear in other titles separately. Valeria was [[BigBad a main character]] in a ComicBook/{{Runaways}} ComicBook/SecretWars2015 tie-in, and now Johnny Storm is appearing in ''Uncanny Inhumans'' and ''ComicBook/UncannyAvengers'' and the Thing has joined the Guardians of the Galaxy.ComicBook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy. As for Reed and Sue Richards, they currently have their hands full rebuilding TheMultiverse, which was destroyed in the lead-up to ''Secret Wars''.
22nd May '17 1:48:56 PM rafi
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* FantasticVoyagePlot: Fantastic Four #606.

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* FantasticVoyagePlot: Fantastic Four #606.#606 had the FF doing this to cure Willie Lumpkin of an inoperable brain tumor.
6th Apr '17 12:20:57 AM Scabbard
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* {{Tulpa}}: an alternative and fantastical origin story for Doctor Doom had Mr. Fantastic create him as one of these.

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* {{Tulpa}}: an An alternative and fantastical origin story for Doctor Doom had Mr. Fantastic create him as one of these.
15th Feb '17 9:35:01 PM WarriorsGate
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** Averted in issue #9. Johnny mentions Reed patented all his inventions and became incredibly wealthy, which is how he paid for the Baxter Building and his lab space, but lost it all in the stock market crash of 1962.
15th Feb '17 1:18:53 AM PaulA
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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Creator/JackKirby originally reworked his old Creator/DCComics [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challengers_of_the_Unknown Challengers of the Unknown]] to create the Four.
** DC later gave us two equivalents:
*** The original Comicbook/DoomPatrol were clearly inspired by the Fantastic Four.
*** [[CaptainErsatz Hank Henshaw and his crew]]. [[DrivenToSuicide It ended very badly for Henshaw's teammates]], and [[EnergyBeing Henshaw himself]] went [[AxeCrazy nuts]]. He might've been forgotten altogether, though, if [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman he hadn't been brought back]] as the [[Characters/SupermanRoguesGallery Cyborg Superman]].

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* AlternateCompanyEquivalent: Creator/JackKirby originally reworked his old Creator/DCComics [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Challengers_of_the_Unknown Challengers of the Unknown]] ComicBook/ChallengersOfTheUnknown to create the Four.
** DC later gave us two equivalents:
*** The original Comicbook/DoomPatrol were clearly inspired by the Fantastic Four.
*** [[CaptainErsatz Hank Henshaw and his crew]]. [[DrivenToSuicide It ended very badly for Henshaw's teammates]], and [[EnergyBeing Henshaw himself]] went [[AxeCrazy nuts]]. He might've been forgotten altogether, though, if [[ComicBook/TheDeathOfSuperman he hadn't been brought back]] as the [[Characters/SupermanRoguesGallery Cyborg Superman]].
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