I know that the MCU isn’t a direct reflection of comics, but Marvel’s “First Family” being presented next to last is a difficult concept for me to wrap my head around. I feel like bringing them into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as a current event would be a mistake. The four should be an already established yet forgotten team from the 1960s. A footnote.
Have you ever wondered what happened to the first Fantastic Four movie that was supposed to hit theaters in 1994? The one that was produced by Roger Corman and starred Alex Hyde-White, Jay Underwood, Rebecca Staab and Michael Bailey Smith as the iconic superhero team. The one that was never officially released and only exists […]
Marvel Comics’ “Secret Invasion” is a major crossover event that occurred in 2008. The storyline revolves around the infiltration of Earth by the shapeshifting alien race known as the Skrulls, who have secretly replaced a number of Marvel superheroes with Skrull imposters.
Fantastic Four homage team Fan Art. I was watching the old FF cartoon, from the 60s when I had the idea to remake the team. Each is an almost an opposite of the original. Professor Prism is hard and rigid. He’s inflexible yet has no problem expressing his thoughts and feelings. Full Spectrum will blind her foes. […]
Jack Kirby was the master if the dynamic action comic book cover. He usually had a primary subject with some smaller secondaries or interesting background elements. These are some of the most engaging covers that make you was to purchase the book as they demanded attention.
I went down the rabbit hole of cover homages to the first appearance of Marvel’s first family, Fantastic Four No. 1 (1961), by Jack Kirby. It was a fun romp full of exciting takes on the cover’s composition. There were many fan made homages to wade through, but I wanted to only include industry printed […]
If you really want a good cinematic version of the Fantastic Four, you have to do yourself a huge favor and pick up the entire John Byrne run on the book. It spans issues #232 – #295, from July 1981 – October 1986. This is a real treat, and it cements Mr. Byrne’s legendary role as […]
The Marvel Treasury Edition was an oversized comic book that usually contained one hundred pages of comic classic goodness. Often these were old stories reprinted in a larger format or new content. Either way, they were the biggest bang for your buck.
So when Rob Bricken, formerly of Topless Robot then regular contributor to io9, asked a poignant question… “Why Are Superhero Movies So Much Better Than Superhero Comics?” Some may argue this. I won’t but some might. There are those who think that they are inferior because the stories that the movies convey are just bastardised […]
The Twisted Histories of Kang. There are few characters in all of comics that are as convoluted as Kang the Conqueror. He has more identities than a room full of Avengers on any given day. Nathaniel Richards, Iron Lad, Kid Immortus, the Scarlet Centurion, Rama-Tut, and Immortus. So many come from one. Of course he wasn’t originally plotted out this […]