Posted by jloneblackheart (5482 posts) - - Show Bio

Contest

Who is your favorite original member of the Fantastic Four? Write a detailed paragraph explaining who your favorite is and why.

Contest ends Wednesday, May 16th at 9PM EST.

Quality submissions will be counted and winner picked out at random.

Rules:

Original Team Members Only

One entry per person (I can see your IP address!)

Must have over 100 posts

Prize

Winner receives a free digital download for the Marvel Comics App (Apple iOS or Android) of:

Fantastic Four: Season One

In Manhattan's most famous skyscraper, the Baxter Building, scientific genius Reed Richards hatches a plan that will change the lives of those he loves most -- and the very course of human history -- in a way no one could have ever imagined. Revisit the story that irrevocably altered comics and pop culture in this all-new graphic novel, modernizing the journey of Reed Richards, Susan Storm, Johnny Storm and Ben Grimm as they travel to the stars -- and return with fantastic, devastating results! Plus: Witness the FF's cataclysmic first battles with the Mole Man, Dr. Doom and Prince Namor, the mysterious Sub-Mariner, in a way you've never seen before. You only think you know the story!

#1 Posted by jloneblackheart (5482 posts) - - Show Bio

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#2 Posted by Maniac2312 (920 posts) - - Show Bio

My problem is I don't really have a favorite per say, I think they are best as a team/family unit. Wait, does that count? My favorite member is the collected four, their personalities, conflicts, etc. are a character and that's why I like the FF in general. Apart they are just four more hero's getting lost in the shuffle of a world full of hero's, together they are a fantastic force to be reckoned with taking on all comers and usually coming out on top.

Silly question time.....does this download work on android phones??

#3 Posted by jloneblackheart (5482 posts) - - Show Bio

@Maniac2312: It says "Marvel Comics App for Apple iOS Devices" and "Marvel Comics App for Android Devices." You need to download the app and once you use the download code it will be available under the "My Comics" tab.

#4 Edited by Maniac2312 (920 posts) - - Show Bio

@jloneblackheart: I did see that :) I'm just amazed is all, lol, I was just trying to picture reading a comic on my tiny phone.

I was hoping commenting on this would bring more entries for you :/

#5 Posted by tonis (6183 posts) - - Show Bio

Although each member has admirable qualities that together make for a fantastic team, for me I'd have to say the ever loving blue eyed Thing has always been my favorite member of the group. He's their powerhouse and tough as nails but at the same time has shown he has a gentle and kind heart who really cares for his team mates. His big brother like relationship with Johnny has always brought laughs and entertainment as they bickered and he is a big reason why I enjoyed the early years of the FF so much. Most of all though, it's been his inner strength that's always impressed me the most. Being the most visibly affected by the cosmic rays he's constantly proven that although he may look like a monster he's very much human inside and that's always inspired me about him as a character.

#6 Posted by NlGHTCRAWLER (2899 posts) - - Show Bio

Ben Grimm.... because he's awesome and is an uber stud.

#7 Posted by SC (13349 posts) - - Show Bio

Great idea jloneblackheart! Cool comp! **smile** 
 
My favorite of the original Fantastic Four, I'll go with Reed Richard's. As a kid, I was always fascinated by quirky scientific geniuses who were a bit or a lot odd. Henry Cavendish, Alan Turing, Richard Feynman, Nikola Tesla and Kurt Gödel, and so on. Reed Richards is essentially the comic book version of these quirky scientific minds. I think he can be like many of the best characters, hard to write well, and opportunity is there to be written dreadfully and one dimensionally. It takes a good writer to give a comic character who is supposed to be leagues more intelligent than the writer that sort of authentic credibility. Anyway, when I thin he is written right, I think we the reader get to go to some pretty interesting places not many other characters can take us. Story arcs like the Council of Reeds, Reed always harboring this guilt about what has happened with Thing and I mean being the guy who gets one up in the intellect department against Dr Doom is no lean feat. I do confess I am annoyed when they try and give the character the crux of being socially dimwitted and awkward though. In this sense I think they could go more the Feynman route than Cavendish route. Feynman was brilliant but a brilliant peoples person too, with the ability to capture the attention of a room when he spoke. (as opposed to say Cavendish who freaked out around people and would literally hide away and not even share his accomplishments) Oh and I just think that people don't appreciate intelligence as much as they should. I like all the FF4, but yeah. Cheers!     

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#8 Posted by Meteorite (3351 posts) - - Show Bio

My favourite would easily have to be Johnny Storm. Everyone shows some hotheadedness and is impulsive at times, so it's easy to relate to him and see his point of view. Despite this, however, he's quite clearly deeper than he seems, as we've seen that he's always loyal to the team, and will always ready to tackle some new menace or old villain. On top of all of this, his powers are quite creative and interesting, and it's good to see that he's no more a one-trick pony that he is a rip-off of the original Human Torch.

#9 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3866 posts) - - Show Bio

Sue Storm. Why? Because she rocks. Elaborate? Sure.

Susan Storm being the only founding female member of the Fantastic Four fights alongside her husband and her brother. Now, her children have been introduced to this "super" world, which includes all the negatives that put them in danger. She's caring, considerate, and is able to put up with everyone on the team, meshing them together, stuck like glue. Of all the Superhero Teams, they are the closest, and I believe that's because of Sue's numerous qualities and traits. Her husband is a genius, and so is Sue, in her own right. Insanity and brilliance often go hand in hand, as a note, and this doesn't spare Sue's husband, Reed. Being able to put up with his wild ideas, her brother's shenanigans, her children's safety, her own problems, worries, and much more, and yet still being able to keep a straight face and defend humanity makes her, the greatest Original Fantastic Four member, among ALL heroes in general.

#10 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

Sue Storm by far.

She was introduced as a supporting character for the others - I get that and yes -- I cringe - but her story can almost be used as a study for how women were perceived from the early 60's to now. From a "kissed only and not to be heard" wife to a powerful woman who threatened to place air bubbles in Wolverine's lungs. Invisible Girl to the Invisible Woman indeed. Not only is she a wonderful superhero -- to both genders - she is also a wonderful role model as partner, sibling, friend and parent. I always liked Sue -- always -- but her portrayal in Civil War was what got me more interested in her as a character. Principled and stead-fast, she is a leader in her own right, and yet doesn't need the accolades. She just gets what needs to be done -- and continues to do so. She understands the demons that pursue her genius husband, understands the youthful brashness that gets her brother into trouble and sees the soft heart and goodness in a man made of rock. Sue Storm is a female character done right.

#11 Posted by jloneblackheart (5482 posts) - - Show Bio

Time is up! I'll let you guys know the winner soon.

#12 Posted by jloneblackheart (5482 posts) - - Show Bio

All of you had great answers that I enjoyed reading. Unfortunately, there can only be one winner. I put your names into a glass and picked one at random.... And the winner is....

!!!

Thanks for participating everyone.

#13 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

@Meteorite: @jloneblackheart:

Congratulations! Figures the only one who liked Johnny would win, lol!

I had fun -- thanks for the contest! :)

#14 Posted by Maniac2312 (920 posts) - - Show Bio

Congratulations Meteorite, enjoy your new read :)

Thanks jloneblackheart for the contest, it's good to see why the members of the FF are still loved today :)

#15 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3866 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

@Meteorite: @jloneblackheart:

Congratulations! Figures the only one who liked Johnny would win, lol!

I had fun -- thanks for the contest! :)

#16 Posted by Hawkeye446 (3866 posts) - - Show Bio

@lykopis said:

Sue Storm by far.

She was introduced as a supporting character for the others - I get that and yes -- I cringe - but her story can almost be used as a study for how women were perceived from the early 60's to now. From a "kissed only and not to be heard" wife to a powerful woman who threatened to place air bubbles in Wolverine's lungs. Invisible Girl to the Invisible Woman indeed. Not only is she a wonderful superhero -- to both genders - she is also a wonderful role model as partner, sibling, friend and parent. I always liked Sue -- always -- but her portrayal in Civil War was what got me more interested in her as a character. Principled and stead-fast, she is a leader in her own right, and yet doesn't need the accolades. She just gets what needs to be done -- and continues to do so. She understands the demons that pursue her genius husband, understands the youthful brashness that gets her brother into trouble and sees the soft heart and goodness in a man made of rock. Sue Storm is a female character done right.

Pretty much what I wanted to say!

#17 Posted by oviouslyjeangrey (400 posts) - - Show Bio

invisible women

shes the most powerful.

#18 Posted by PowerHerc (85335 posts) - - Show Bio

The Thing.

He's the powerhouse and the backbone of the team. He's the first non-heroic/monstrous looking superhero. He's tough as nails, he's a go to guy when you need a friend and he's got courage that'd fill the Grand Canyon. He's not only the greatest original member of the Fantastic Four, he's one of the greatest fictional characters ever.

#19 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20443 posts) - - Show Bio

The Thing.

He's The Thing. I need no further explanation.

#20 Posted by asIsuspected (543 posts) - - Show Bio

@YourNeighborhoodComicGeek said:

The Thing.

He's The Thing. I need no further explanation.

#21 Edited by AmazingAngel (4121 posts) - - Show Bio

Johnny Storm, I picked up a FF comic book one time and he was singing friday.

Thats all the reason I need.

#22 Posted by Petey_is_Spidey (2953 posts) - - Show Bio

Invincible Woman.

#23 Posted by Mega_spidey01 (3078 posts) - - Show Bio

johnny storm.

#24 Edited by QueenCorp15 (1035 posts) - - Show Bio

Human torch (johnny storm)

#25 Posted by lykopis (10746 posts) - - Show Bio

It was a contest, people. A contest that ended. This is too funny.

#26 Posted by Bruticus112 (110 posts) - - Show Bio

The Thing, basically because I love his personality and fighting style.

#27 Posted by NICK31898 (2181 posts) - - Show Bio

Human Torch....

#28 Posted by leonkarlen123 (5551 posts) - - Show Bio

Human Torch because i love his immature style and the element fire is awesome

#29 Posted by Joygirl (19951 posts) - - Show Bio

I dislike them all. So, Sue, because boobs and the best powers.

#30 Posted by Pat_Grove (1 posts) - - Show Bio
#31 Posted by MasterKungFu (2295 posts) - - Show Bio

Thing cuz he's funny

#32 Posted by I_Aint_bias (60 posts) - - Show Bio

Invincible Woman.

She My Fav shirt less ;) but Johnny Storm when shirts on