Friday, February 3, 2017

Tooniversary: The Fantastic Four vs. Diablo (1967)

The petty squabbling between Fox and Marvel/Disney in recent times has resulted in Marvel breaking up The Fantastic Four in the books, at least until such time where Marvel/Disney can regain movie rights to the FF, considering that Fox has made three FF movies in the last 12 years, and all three have failed to live up to fan expectations. In fact, the movies have been progressively worse, culminating in the stink bomb that Fox coughed up in 2015.

Take heart, though, peeps. There's always the cartoons of the 60's, 70's, 90's, and even the abysmal World's Greatest Heroes series that Marvel outsourced to Mike Young and Moonscoop about a decade or so ago.

Hanna-Barbera's adaptation marks 50 years this year. To celebrate, let's take you back to the FF's first meeting with the alchemist known as "Diablo":



Rating: B.

2 comments:

Goldstar said...

I hope, in my lifetime, that I get to see a Fantastic Four movie that's actually good. In fact, my twin brother Silverstar and I put together a list of what we *don't* want to see in the next F4 film on our blog last year.

https://twinsanity.co/2015/08/08/talkin-nerdy-9-things-we-dont-want-to-see-in-the-next-fantastic-four-movie/

hobbyfan said...

I remember reading that piece. At least we share the same opinions on that big budget, amateur level abomination that came out in '15......