Saturday, August 4, 2018
There Isn't That Much Excitement For the Return of a Fantastic Four Comic-Book, Is There?
"The Fantastic Four," comic ended, the most recent attempt at a movie tanked at the box office, and everyone stopped even pretending they had any interest in the Fantastic Four. Then things got more complicated. Marvel started the process to acquire Fox and all the properties that were sold to it years ago such as, "X-Men," and, "Fantastic Four." Then Marvel announced some months ago that they were pleased to be bringing back the, "Fantastic Four," comic and the crowd went...really, really mild. Yes, apparently there wasn't much clamoring for the Fantastic Four to return in a comic-book, with most people greeting the news with a shrug. My reasoning for this is that people who seem to really like reading a comic with the Fantastic Four don't seem to read much else from Marvel, and vice-versa. While the team were a big deal some decades ago, as time has gone on people view them kind of as a quaint and outdated idea. It's a happy little family that goes on big science adventures. They're fun, but lack the gravitas of some other Marvel heroes. Hence, the Fantastic Four come back in a comic, and nobody seems to care. I mean, it is back in a matter of weeks, and the response is crickets.