“A lot of us were born in the 60′s. It was a big generation. A lot of things came out of the 60′s. Fantastic things. And a lot these things are still here. Like people who are 50. Like the brand Marc O’Polo. Like some of the cars that we loved. And we still make them shiny and drive around in them. So it’s a retro year and I’m part of it.” -Mads Mikkelsen
Listen, he technically hasn’t done anything wrong.
But every single picture he’s in, he looks fantastic.
There are like 50 RTX pics where someone just spontaneously came up to him, said, “hey can I get a picture?” And he was like sure, and then he looked stunning.
On the fly picture taking is not allowed to be this photogenic. @thetrevorc , Imma need you to stop and share with the rest of us. My selfie game needs help and can’t take the pressure.
I’ll start with a more recent inspiration of mine. I’ve known about Bakshi since high school and watched Fritz the Cat, which I thought was cool since it was super adult but I don’t think I was mature enough to really “get it”. About a year ago I rediscovered him and it just clicked. I became obsessed. Instead of looking at his work as smut or X-rated, I saw it as rebellion against popular animation in general. Does it all have to be pretty? Does it all have to be “Disney” animated? Does it all have to have straight forward story? Bakshi says no it doesn’t and I agree. My favorite films of his are mostly his early ones. Cooskin and Heavy Traffic might tie for his best film…with Wizards and Fritz close behind them. Hey Good Lookin’ is odd, underrated and virtually unknown but is also a personal favorite of mine. No one seems to appreciate the design sense of these films. The characters looks like no other and have an ugly, gritty yet appealing look to them. Some are even kind of graphic looking (IE Coonskin). Bakshi’s use of live action backgrounds as well as real footage looks way cool behind these gritty characters. His choice of music is also fantastic. From classic 50’s rock n roll, to more 60’s 70’s psychedelics and funk, it all fits super well the images. I’m not a fan of his rotoscope films but I do like his adaptation of The Lord of The Rings. Take a look at these five films I mentioned and I dare you tell me there is no merit to them. Bakshi creates from his heart and his gut, and both are pretty damn big. That’s why I dig him.
Hey- I'm a huge She Hulk fan; what would you say are the best FF comics that feature her? Can you recommend any?
I love Jen and I love her relationship with the FF, so, yeah, there are plenty of comics to recommend!
Some background: Ben asks Jen to take his place in the FF at the end of Secret Wars and she returns to Earth as a member of the FF in Fantastic Four #265. She remains a member of the team until Fantastic Four #300, when Ben rejoins the team after Johnny’s wedding to Alicia who is really Lyja, a shapeshifting Skrull spy. Jen appears in nearly all of those 35 issues, so I tried to pick out the ones that are mostly about her.
Ben and Jen meet for the first time! There’s a lot of flirting from Jen at first and Ben does not approve of that (he’s still dating Alicia) or Jen’s driving, but they eventually get over their differences and go on to become very close friends.
how can you compare colin farrell's performance to johnny depp's when the later just had a tiny cameo
look, i got like 4 of these and they’re basically all the same, so i’ll just respond to this one.
farrell established a grindelwald that was dark, obviously evil and misguided, but kind of still down to earth? like his actions made sense in their own twisted way and you felt like he really was a calm, collected, manipulative mastermind. so far so good. but immediately after he was turned back, grindelwald acted differently. it didn’t take more than the 30 seconds to see that. he was staring weirdly, talking differently and combined with the strange hairdo and overall appearance i’d guess they’re going down the ‘deranged psychopath’ train.
which is fitting. cos that’s the only thing depp has been doing for the last few years. idk maybe it’s my bias against domestic abusers that makes me overly critical, but nearly all of depp’s recent bigger roles were eccentric weird guys (potc, mortecai, dark shadows, alice in wonderland, into the woods). some might say it’s not his faut, he’s being typecast, bla bla, but i’m almost convinced it’s the only thing he CAN do at this point? idk what happened, but if you look at him in interviews or his appearance in general, you don’t get the impression of a well adjusted man.
so, if you’re okay with a possibly genius evil mastermind being portrayed as a zany old dude with weird hair and you’re willing to ignore the whole convicted domestic abuser thing: good for you.
i, for my part, am already mourning the potential this character had.
Fantastic Four (1961) #1: The team’s origin story and the introduction to the Mole Man. For extended takes on the origin, see Fantastic Four v3 #11-12 and Mythos: Fantastic Four.
(A related read: Fantastic Four v3 #60, where Reed reveals why he chose to make the Four celebrities.)
The Mole Man would next return in Fantastic Four #22, in which it’s discovered that Sue can turn objects invisible and create force fields.
Fantastic Four #2 introduces the Skrulls to the Marvel universe for the very first time. The Skrulls are able to shapeshift, but have to use technology to duplicate the Fantastic Four’s powers, unlike the Super-Skrull, who first appears in Fantastic Four #18.
Fantastic Four #4 features the return of Namor, who Johnny finds in a flophouse when he becomes the first member of the team to dramatically quit. He’d later menace the Fantastic Four by teaming up with Victor Von Doom in Fantastic Four #6, take advantage of the Four’s bankruptcy by inviting them to star in a film in #9 – yes, Namor had a Hollywood film studio at one point – and kidnap Sue to his underwater kingdom in #14.
Speaking of, Doctor Doom appears for the first time in Fantastic Four #5.
He had a tiger back then, because the Silver Age is great. Doom later switches his consciousness with Reed’s in #10 and shrunk and captured the Fantastic Four in #16-#17.
Fantastic Four #8 introduces Phillip Masters, the Puppet Master, and his step-daughter Alicia, who would become Ben Grimm’s on-again, off-again girlfriend and the person who is probably closest to the family.
Fantastic Four #12 features the first of many fights between Ben and the Hulk. They’d later face off in Fantastic Four #25-26, a fight that also involved the Avengers.
Fantastic Four #19 is the first appearance of Pharaoh Rama-Tut, a time traveler who would be known as Kang the Conqueror, while Diablo the Alchemist makes his debut in Fantastic Four #30.
Fantastic Four #31-32 contain a lot, featuring the Mole Man, the Super-Skrull, and the fate of Sue and Johnny’s father, Franklin Storm. Sue and Reed get engaged in Fantastic Four #35, but the celebrations are quickly crashed by the first appearance of the Frightful Four (and the first appearance of an Inhuman, the mysterious Madam Medusa) in Fantastic Four #36. Speaking of the engagement, Sue decides she can’t marry Reed until they get revenge for her father, and the team goes to the Skrull planet in Fantastic Four #37. (Damn, Sue.) Reed and Sue get married in Fantastic Four Annual #3.
Fantastic Four #44-47 explores the Inhumans, introducing important characters like Black Bolt, Crystal, Gorgon, and Maximus the Mad. The saga concludes in Fantastic Four #48, which launches us into The Coming of Galactus (Fantastic Four #48-50), and features the first appearance of the Silver Surfer and Galactus. (#50 is also the first appearance of family friend Wyatt Wingfoot, because after traveling across the cosmos to save the planet, Johnny still has to attend college orientation.)
The Negative Zone appears for the first time in Fantastic Four #51. Its ruler, Annihilus, first appears in Fantastic Four Annual #6, which also features the birth of Sue and Reed’s son, Franklin Richards.
Fantastic Four #52 marks the first appearance of T’Challa, the Black Panther, and the country of Wakanda. The Fantastic Four remain in Wakanda until Fantastic Four #54.
Honestly, I could probably pull Fantastic Four issues all day, but in terms of must-reads for lore, those Lee/Kirby issues are my top picks. To skip forward some 150~ issues, I have mixed feelings about John Byrne’s run but I do feel it’s important, lore-wise, and I generally really like its Ben and Johnny. I don’t think any other run has looked at Johnny’s longing to be in love quite as well. Also, it has She-Hulk on the team, which is always a plus. Rather than pulling out individual issues, here I’m just going to gesture vaguely at the entire run – Fantastic Four #232-295. If you can get your hands on the Fantastic Four Visionaries trades, it’s the best way to read it since they include other related issues Byrne wrote from series like The Thing, X-Men, and Marvel Team Up, but looking at amazon they are kind of pricey.
I also recommend Strange Tales #101-134, which stars Johnny and introduces a lot of huge Fantastic Four villains, such as the Wizard and the Trapster (aka Paste Pot Pete). Continuity-wise, it runs alongside the early issues of Fantastic Four before Sue and Reed were married, when Johnny and Sue still lived in Long Island.