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Fantastic Five and Six by caanantheartboy Fantastic Five and Six by caanantheartboy
Not that I'd ever get the chance to work for Marvel, but I would totally love to do a mini-series where Franklin and Valeria manage their own little town of homeless people and down on their luck regular folk, and the madness that would ensue. :)
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh, this is just too good.
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RedStarryNight Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016
I'd have loved to have watched the conversations that led to this.
VALERIA: Hey, would you guys be willing to shrink down to maybe an inch high if you could sleep in dollhouses and eat stuff like relatively huge marshmellows?
HOMELESS GUY:...would these dollhouses have to be pink?
VALERIA: Nope!
HOMELESS GUY: Okay, I'm game. YOLO.
VALERIA: Yay!
Its too bad FF is done for as long as Disney can't have the film rights. I could read stuff like this all year long.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional Artist
The sad state of things is, I could create my own characters and do this story with them, but in the public consciousness, it would be ignored. Fun with legacy characters is preferred, I think. And fair enough - they're classics for a reason! It's just, there was a time when comics wanted to be socially relevant, and not just good guys fighting other good guys.
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RedStarryNight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Well, I think it would be possible, but you would have to wait quite a bit to establish your characters. Here, with Franklin and Valeria, it works because people are familiar with their personalities and that of Reed Richards, who is a little too deferential to authority (as established by the Civil War arc) for him to think of these things.
As I wrote this, I realized that you're actually right: you could do this with your own characters. Perhaps make the kids into something of a mix of Dexter (Dexter's Lab), Becker, House, and Mandy (Billy & Mandy). They go and do things that need to be done but their genius parents somehow never get around to. After an alien invasion is barely defeated they go up and turn the Moon into a Death Star-like weapon. They drop a cryo-bomb into volcanoes that threaten the eastern US. They invent an orbiting tractor beam that pulls meteors and asteroids to earth so they can be mined for rare minerals. They invent nanites that devour cancerous tissue. In general they do what they want and exasperate their parents. Further thoughts available as needed.

I see where you're coming from but I also see why many modern writers and artists tend to shy away. Not every issue that comes up is as cut and dried as, say, "don't beat up gay people" and it's not easy to convey a moral on something that has more than one side. Its also really easy to fumble on those kinds of stories, as Captain Planet did on more than one occasion; and I'm not sure the impact that Green Lantern and Green Arrow's respective racial and drug dramas were what the DC editors were hoping for.
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derekmetaltron Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015
Lol, loved this. Always wondered why with Pym particles they don't solve world hunger in like two seconds.
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Spartan404 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
I pretty sure Hank thought that, but with stuff he went through with the suit. I think putting in foods would be a unspeakable horror.
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derekmetaltron Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2016
I think given the two core things people tend to connect Hank Pym with he needs something good to correct the balance up nicely. ;)
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Desgar Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If Valeria and Franklin don't get the Nobel Prize yesterday, then Doom should invade Norway.  Just saying.
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dinu1999 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god, that last panel xD
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Ashoof Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015
this sold me on a comic book series that i've never been able to get interested into. nicely done. combination of likable characters and the artists style. love it.
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nightcrawlerfan19 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, Valerie's got sass.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Artist
Heck, yeah. Greater intelligence only brings peace of mind if everyone else around you has it too. ;)
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2Scribble Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Fairly accurate to the comics - Val and Reed debate things all the time. They even argue whether or not to have crusts on their sandwhiches (Reed doesn't like crusts and Val does) Reed likes having his little scientist-girl to bounce things off of lol

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nightcrawlerfan19 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Yeah, intelligence doesn't really help with peace of mind. That requires wisdom. Her father probably learned that after the accident.
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KyronicArtist Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, this is just too perfect.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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KyronicArtist Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
No problem.
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demiurgent Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would buy this series so fast.
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Allanlovesitinhere Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
love it !
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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Allanlovesitinhere Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
I'd support this series...
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MeddlerInc Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh ye gods, this is madness! I love it! :evillaugh:
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:iconcaanantheartboy:
caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Icon-UK Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
There is no part of this which is not elegantly logical and brilliant.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Professional Artist
High praise indeed. Thank you!
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polkanator Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
This is actually so brilliant I'm shocked Marvel hasn't gone down that road.  Way to go Mr. Fantastic.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks! I feel like comics these days are a little afraid of tackling real issues. No more Captain America punching Hitler on the cover, so to speak.

Maybe the audience for comics is so small lately, they don't want to risk alienating a single soul.
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Atlas0 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That was actually very interest :P
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Blaquepsmith Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Leave it to the next generation to actually try and solve problems with their gifts.
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LenSessions Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014
Plagiarism.  Valeria clearly stole this idea from her dad who saved Planet X with his reducing gas back in FF 7 (1962).  Of course, you could argue that he was too short sighted (or too much of a dick) to apply the same science that saved a whole culture to solving domestic social issues.
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fartherroom Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014
That would make me read Fantastic Four for the first time since Ellis & Immonen's Ultimate run.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Artist
Yeah, Ultimate FF started out pretty strong.
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fartherroom Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I could never really get into traditional 616 FF, but I loved the first 4 Ultimate trades. AND Ultimate Galactus. Just fun sci-fi adventures.
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TheStott Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you Valeria. Proving once again that Reed Richards is useless.

Well, he was apparently good for one thing...
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
"Yeah, Dad ... you seem to like hanging out with Doctor Doom more than us!"  :)
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chris76736 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Can you guys check out my deviantart. I have some good drawings!
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A-thonX Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! .....Although shrinking the homeless and putting them in a terrarium might not be a perfect solution, i'd rather put the 1% in there, but whateves. ^_^
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Artist
I'd do something else entirely to the 1%. ;)
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AlexGhost Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it. :3
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Artist
Thank you!
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chopperman69 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student General Artist
wow this is actually pretty brilliant and a little racist that the "inner-city living to regular folk" are black but either way nice work :D (Big Grin) 
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Artist
I don't see how "regular folk" is racist. We're all just regular folk.

I have been to New York, however, and "regular folk" would NOT apply to a lot of people there. ;)
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MorphiusX Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The genius & sass in her...!

(Honestly who is she & that boy...? *Looks through comments* Are they Read & Susan's kids?)
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Artist
Yep!
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MorphiusX Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. :O
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nightcrawlerfan136 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
She's every bit her mother. That sass. 
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Artist
When you're smarter than everyone around you, it's all sass, all the time. And science fiction would have us believe greater intelligence means more peaceful... bah!
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nightcrawlerfan136 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
True. Sue Storm already knew about this. She knew when they started. 
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canadamaestro Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Seems like a nice place to live... Other than having your roof lifted up while you're in bed or the bathtub of course.
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caanantheartboy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Professional Artist
But, but... marshmallows... as big as your head! Surely you could suffer some indignities for such a treat.
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