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Grey Gargoyle

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Subj: Instead of the First Family, they were the new kids on the block and Dr. Doom had goat-hooved legs
Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 at 07:03:32 am EST (Viewed 293 times)
Reply Subj: Ultimate FF - what went wrong?
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 at 05:58:53 pm EST (Viewed 344 times)

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It was supposed to be a younger, fresher, re-imagined FF for today's readers. There is no Franklin or Valeria. Sue and Reed aren't even married. So what went wrong with this series?

On the surface, didn't Ultimate FF contain some things long-time FF readers wanted? So where did it fail?

They were so different from their Earth-616 counterparts that Reed could be turned into a villain without anyone batting an eye ...

The whole project was to turn the FF upside down and see if it works better.

Not only did it not work but, later, when Fox decided to reboot the FF, they used the ultimate version as the new template ... and it was a box office bomb ...