History Fridge / FantasticFour

11th Oct '17 1:32:58 PM IdumeanPatriot
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!!The cartoon


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* The early comics have a ''lot'' of this, due both to ValuesDissonance and just bad writing. For example, the treatment of the [[RubberForeheadAliens Skrull]] agents in #2. Instead of imprisoning or executing them, Reed literally turned them into ''[[AndIMustScream cows]]''. This was (and still is, much of the time) treated as funny for the absurdity of it, but is actually really horrible if you stop to think about it. Imagine if that had been done to a ''[[WhatMeasureIsANonHuman human]]'' villain...

!!The cartoon
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8th Oct '16 5:25:57 AM VigilantSycamore
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* ReedRichardsIsUseless actually makes sense considering that most of the comics came out during the Cold War - in fact, if we apply comic book time to the Marvel Universe from the Fantastic Four's debut onwards, they're STILL in the Cold War. So let's say that Reed decides to release the Universal Translator to the public, or to the military? Suddenly, it becomes much easier to translate Soviet communications. What if the USSR replicates this technology? Then both sides of a nuclear standoff can spy on each other without needing a translator - and the same technology could be repurposed to hack any computer. How long until a nuclear war breaks out in that situation?



** Before they go in to stop Doom, Johnny clearly states that the building had been cleared out.

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** Before they go in to stop Doom, Johnny clearly states that the building had been cleared out.
16th Jan '16 4:41:27 PM nombretomado
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** Probably just a conicidence, since [[spoiler:Johnny returned from the dead 12 issues after he died in the first place]].
* In an issue of Mark Waid and Mike Wierango's run, the Fantastic Four basically meet God -- who turns out to be a comic book artist with an [[StanLee unseen collaborator]] who bears a striking resemblance to JackKirby. Which is not only a perfect tribute, but makes complete sense on a metaphysical level; who else would a comic book superhero view as God but the artist / writer who created them and the world they live in?

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** Probably just a conicidence, coincidence, since [[spoiler:Johnny returned from the dead 12 issues after he died in the first place]].
* In an issue of Mark Waid and Mike Wierango's run, the Fantastic Four basically meet God -- who turns out to be a comic book artist with an [[StanLee [[Creator/StanLee unseen collaborator]] who bears a striking resemblance to JackKirby.Creator/JackKirby. Which is not only a perfect tribute, but makes complete sense on a metaphysical level; who else would a comic book superhero view as God but the artist / writer who created them and the world they live in?
26th Sep '15 2:28:01 AM Morgenthaler
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!!The films:
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* The uniforms the Four wear are modified from the clothes they wore under their spacesuits from the first movie. You can also see them wearing them under the standard uniform jumpsuits of the Doom space station. That's right kids, the Fantastic Four are literally fighting evil in long underwear.
* Unlike the others who can activate their abilities at will, the Thing cannot switch his power off. This was because Ben Grimm was unshielded at the time of the accident and recieved a higher dosage of cosmic storm radiation, whereas the others had Reed's shielding partially mitigating the effects.
** The is best exemplified by his failed attempts with his machine. As [[ProfessorGuineaPig he steps out]] his body starts to go limp from losing control of his powers.
17th Jan '14 8:38:21 AM LadyMomus
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* I always used to think Mister Fantastic was a dumb superhero name, mainly because it's so non-descriptive of his powers. Then it hit me; this comic came out in the era that gave us the expression "Plastic Fantastic". So, it's basically a somewhat subtle way of saying "Yeah, he's basically our answer to PlasticMan." --Tropers/{{Cuchulainn}}

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* I always used to think Mister Fantastic was a dumb superhero name, mainly because it's so non-descriptive of his powers. Then it hit me; this comic came out in the era that gave us the expression "Plastic Fantastic". So, it's basically a somewhat subtle way of saying "Yeah, he's basically our answer to PlasticMan.ComicBook/PlasticMan." --Tropers/{{Cuchulainn}}
12th Nov '13 6:31:58 PM Cuchulainn
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* I always used to think Mister Fantastic was a dumb superhero name, mainly because it's so non-descriptive of his powers. Then it hit me; this comic came out in the era that gave us the expression "Plastic Fantastic". So, it's basically a somewhat subtle way of saying "Yeah, he's basically our answer to ComicBook/PlasticMan." --Tropers/{{Cuchulainn}}

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* I always used to think Mister Fantastic was a dumb superhero name, mainly because it's so non-descriptive of his powers. Then it hit me; this comic came out in the era that gave us the expression "Plastic Fantastic". So, it's basically a somewhat subtle way of saying "Yeah, he's basically our answer to ComicBook/PlasticMan.PlasticMan." --Tropers/{{Cuchulainn}}
12th Nov '13 6:31:31 PM Cuchulainn
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* I always used to think Mister Fantastic was a dumb superhero name, mainly because it's so non-descriptive of his powers. Then it hit me; This comic came out in the era that gave us the expression "Plastic Fantastic". So, it's basically a somewhat subtle way of saying "Yeah, he's basically our answer to ComicBook/PlasticMan." --Troper/{{Cuchulainn}}

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* I always used to think Mister Fantastic was a dumb superhero name, mainly because it's so non-descriptive of his powers. Then it hit me; This this comic came out in the era that gave us the expression "Plastic Fantastic". So, it's basically a somewhat subtle way of saying "Yeah, he's basically our answer to ComicBook/PlasticMan." --Troper/{{Cuchulainn}}
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12th Nov '13 6:30:46 PM Cuchulainn
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* I always used to think Mister Fantastic was a dumb superhero name, mainly because it's so non-descriptive of his powers. Then it hit me; This comic came out in the era that gave us the expression "Plastic Fantastic". So, it's basically a somewhat subtle way of saying "Yeah, he's basically our answer to ComicBook/PlasticMan." --Troper/{{Cuchulainn}}
27th Jan '13 3:16:28 AM ChrisDV
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** Probably just a conicidence, since [[spoiler:Johnny returned from the dead 12 issues after he died in the first place]].
8th Jan '13 8:02:24 AM TypoKiller
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* Unlike the others who can activate their abilities at will, the Thing cannot switch his power off. This was because Ben Grimm was EVA at the time of the accident and recieved a higher dosage of cosmic storm radiation, whereas the others had Reed's shielding partially mitigating the effects.

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* Unlike the others who can activate their abilities at will, the Thing cannot switch his power off. This was because Ben Grimm was EVA unshielded at the time of the accident and recieved a higher dosage of cosmic storm radiation, whereas the others had Reed's shielding partially mitigating the effects.
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