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 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 8:39 AM   
 By:   Michael Scorefan   (Member)

I haven't followed the FF in some time and the "killing" of Johnny Storm was just a blatant fakeout. Only three runs of the FF really got them right, as far as I’m concerned. Lee and Kirby’s, naturally, John Byne’s and Mark Waid / Mike Wieringo. They got the whole family aspect; not super-heroes but adventurers. Explorers. Johnny and Ben grew to love each other as brothers, but as brothers they had a playful give and take. Reed was the ultimate brilliant leader who kept them all together. Sue was arguably the strongest member of the team when she really let loose.

I agree about the three runs, and would add Walt Simonson's run as well. It was relatively short compared to the three runs above, but Simonson definitely got what made the series work. Plus, Simonson gave us one of the best and most creative Fantastic Four versus Doctor Doom stories ever. (Fantastic Four #350 and 352 to be precise.)

Are we to gather that Marvel is more pissed about the FF being with Fox than Spider-Man being with Sony? Because we haven’t heard much of anything about them shutting down Spidey’s books. Or the X-Men for that matter.

Oh wait, they must sell really well….


Marvel is only publishing one or two FF related books, whereas they are publishing a dozen or so X-Men related books, so letting FF die will have far less of an impact on Marvel's publishing revenue. Spider-Man is Marvel's flagship character, and the title Amazing Spider-Man was just relaunched and is selling very well, so he isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

I guess with this feuding going on, the likelihood of seeing Hugh Jackman as Wolverine or Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man joining the Avengers on film is about as likely as an Avengers/Justice League movie happening.

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Warlok   (Member)

So 3 different studios have Marvel rights?

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 9:08 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

So 3 different studios have Marvel rights?

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Missing is the best of the lot - Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu! (Do the Sax Rohmer people hold or share the rights to that property?)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 10:32 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Missing is the best of the lot - Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu!

Who?

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 10:45 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

So 3 different studios have Marvel rights?



Cool graphic! Is there a bigger one to be had?

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 10:47 AM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Missing is the best of the lot - Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu!

Who?


Ahem.

I'm assuming you're kidding, but if not:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=71745&forumID=7&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Are we sure Marvel isn't just canning the FF book like they did Amazing Spider-Man - which so obviously came back right in time for the second Marc Webb film?

 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 12:06 PM   
 By:   drop_forge   (Member)

Are we sure Marvel isn't just canning the FF book like they did Amazing Spider-Man - which so obviously came back right in time for the second Marc Webb film?

Amazing Spider-Man was replaced for a time by Superior Spider-Man, which was [writer] Dan Slott's "brilliant" concept of putting the mind of Doc Ock (Otto Octavius) in Peter Parker's headspace.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 3, 2014 - 9:25 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Missing is the best of the lot - Shang-Chi, Master of Kung Fu!

Who?


Ahem.

I'm assuming you're kidding


I wasn't (Shang-Chi doesn't have the name recognition that most of the others do), and thanks for the link.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 4, 2014 - 3:37 AM   
 By:   Joe E.   (Member)

There's some uncertainty over whether Marvel is really canning the FF books over the movie rights:

http://io9.com/whats-really-going-on-with-marvel-fox-and-the-fantasti-1585366506

 
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