History ComicBook / FantasticFour

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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13th Jan '17 8:07:43 AM Kirayoshi
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** Issue #606, the team shrunk down to microscopic size to remove an inoperable brain tumor brain tumor from their postman and very good friend Willie Lumpkin.
8th Jan '17 3:40:23 PM nombretomado
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Also see ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', an (obviously) UltimateUniverse version where the main difference is that the Four are younger and a little less mature. The book lasted until the ''{{Ultimatum}}'' event, after which Johnny moved to ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' and then ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen''.

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Also see ''ComicBook/UltimateFantasticFour'', an (obviously) UltimateUniverse version where the main difference is that the Four are younger and a little less mature. The book lasted until the ''{{Ultimatum}}'' ''ComicBook/{{Ultimatum}}'' event, after which Johnny moved to ''ComicBook/UltimateSpiderMan'' and then ''ComicBook/UltimateXMen''.
28th Oct '16 10:41:37 PM NESBoy
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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.

There have been several TV adaptations of the family, all [[AnimatedAdaptation animated]]; ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967'', a 1967 Creator/HannaBarbera series with many episode plots taken straight from the comics, ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1978'', the 1978 series with H.E.R.B.I.E the Robot in place of the Human Torch, ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'', a 1990s series that aired along with ''Iron Man'' as part of the "Marvel Action Hour/Marvel Action Universe", and ''[[WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes]]'', a 2006 Main/{{animesque}} [[Main/InternationalCoproduction French co-production]]. Ben also appeared in his own show in the late 1970s as part of ''Main/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing''; on that show he was reimagined as a mild-mannered teenager, who had the power to turn back and forth from the comic-book alter ego with the help of a magic ring. ("Thing Ring, do your thing!") ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' features the four as allies to the eponymous team.

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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.

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''.

There have been several TV adaptations of the family, all [[AnimatedAdaptation animated]]; ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1967'', a 1967 Creator/HannaBarbera series with many episode plots taken straight from the comics, ''WesternAnimation/TheFantasticFour1978'', the 1978 series with H.E.R.B.I.E the Robot in place of the Human Torch, ''WesternAnimation/FantasticFour'', a 1990s series that aired along with ''Iron Man'' as part of the "Marvel Action Hour/Marvel Action Universe", and ''[[WesternAnimation/FantasticFourWorldsGreatestHeroes Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes]]'', a 2006 Main/{{animesque}} [[Main/InternationalCoproduction French co-production]]. Ben also appeared in his own show in the late 1970s as part of ''Main/FredAndBarneyMeetTheThing''; on that show he was reimagined as a mild-mannered teenager, who had the power to turn back and forth from the comic-book alter ego with the help of a magic ring. ("Thing Ring, do your thing!") Oh, [[NeverTrustATitle and he never actually meets]] [[WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones Fred and Barney]]. ''WesternAnimation/TheAvengersEarthsMightiestHeroes'' features the four as allies to the eponymous team.
23rd Oct '16 2:17:55 AM Kirayoshi
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** ComicBook/SpiderMan sometimes takes this role for Franklin. Notably when he consoled Franklin after Johnny Storm's death. In a VideoWill he left behind, one of Johnny's reasons for asking Spider-Man to take his place in the team line-up was because he knew Franklin would be thrilled.
17th Oct '16 2:17:03 PM MegaJ
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The World's Greatest Team. The Dysfunctional TrueCompanions. Creator/MarvelComics' First Family.

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The World's Greatest Team. The Dysfunctional TrueCompanions. Creator/MarvelComics' First Family.
3rd Sep '16 12:03:52 PM nighttrainfm
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* MundaneUtility: Given the domestic feel of their comics, this also happens a lot - most obviously, Reed using his stretching powers to use multiple workstations at once.
3rd Aug '16 3:11:15 PM Morgenthaler
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* CasualHighDrop: During Creator/JohnByrne's tenure, he had She-Hulk substitute for Ben Grimm. While fighting against the mask of Doctor Doom (who'd presumably died), she fell from a top-story window of the Baxter Building, and plummeted many stories to the street below. Of course, this won't hurt She-Hulk much; she instead aimed to miss the people and cars to minimize the collateral damage. How thoughtful.
31st Jul '16 10:34:40 AM nombretomado
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* FollowTheLeader: By Stan Lee's [[WordOfGod own account]], the Fantastic Four were conceived as a way to cash in on the success of [[DCComics DC]]'s ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' series.

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* FollowTheLeader: By Stan Lee's [[WordOfGod own account]], the Fantastic Four were conceived as a way to cash in on the success of [[DCComics [[Creator/DCComics DC]]'s ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' series.
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