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The Fantastic Four by The-Mirrorball-Man The Fantastic Four by The-Mirrorball-Man
Reed Richards, Sue Richards, Johnny Storm, Ben Grimm, the Fantastic Four.

With this redesign I wanted these characters to look a little less like superheroes, in order to emphasize what is for me their most interesting aspects: they're sci-fi adventurers and scientists (hence the cargo pants and boots) and they have elemental powers (which is why each of them gets a specific colors). I assigned a specific number to each of them because Thunderbirds taught me how cool that is.

So, what do you think? :eager:

:pointr: And here's a link to my Fanart gallery. :happybounce:
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:iconruyc:
Ruyc Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014
your idea reminds me how groundbreaking they were in their very first issue
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They really were. It's one of the best idea in comics.
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:iconruyc:
Ruyc Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
indeed
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:iconmrwonderworks:
MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I Think It's Fun, Fun, Fun, FUNNNNTASTIC!
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thaaaaank you!
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:iconmrwonderworks:
MrWonderWorks Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
;)
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:iconepicamiture2099:
EPICamiture2099 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I like it it's a lot simpler and fresh
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconagent505:
Agent505 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Writer
I wonder if Johnny or Ben would be upset that they're numbered 3 and 4, shouldn't they all have four?
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know. Should everyone on a sports team wear the same number? Are they upset that they don't? ;)
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:iconagent505:
Agent505 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Writer
Interesting argument.
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I'm not totally sure it makes sense. 
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:iconthrudjelmer:
thrudjelmer Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014
Makes sense to me.
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:iconkmon13:
Kmon13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Artist
Nice I'm I big fan of the fantastic four did you have Dr. Doom too?
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! No, I don't think I can improve on Dr. Doom's costume.
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:iconkmon13:
Kmon13 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Artist
If all else fails go with the classics ... and you welcome.
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:iconthrudjelmer:
thrudjelmer Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Franklin makes 5, and Valeria makes 6.  I like the count up numbering rather than everyone wearing a 4.  :)
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, it just works. :)
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:iconnew-marvel-universe:
NEW-MARVEL-UNIVERSE Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Hobbyist
I like it just how in my eyes you made johnny look to old and Mr fantastic look the youngest in the team other than that it's great
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's true, I didn't think of that. I love the concept of a young Reed Richards, though.
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:iconwickedwormwood:
WickedWormwood Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Eh... Où est-ce que "la chose" achète ses boots? Il doit bien faire du 65 x]
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Euh... Ce sont des euh... des molécules instables. Voilà l'explication. ^^;
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:iconwickedwormwood:
WickedWormwood Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Mouaaais >.>
Passe pour cette fois.
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:iconshaunriaz:
shaunriaz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Nice designs. I really like the 1, 2, 3, 4 logos!
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, and thanks for the watch.
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:iconlolth2112:
lolth2112 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
An idea so simply but effective. The spirit behind it is correct, so the "common" element (legswear) to remaind that their are a team! BRAVO!
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it!
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:iconlolth2112:
lolth2112 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
Keep to amaze us boy! :D
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:iconroninreviews3:
RoninReviews3 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Nice ideas.
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconellocabruja:
ELLOCABRUJA Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
love it
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ;)
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:icongrishend:
Grishend Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great design! I love their re-designed looks. Well done :)
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconraito-dakku:
Raito-Dakku Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Very nice design!
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjaybles23:
jaybles23 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I really like it! My only question is how does the Thing's number patch stay on?
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unstable molecules! :D
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:iconjaybles23:
jaybles23 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Of course! How couold i have been so blind
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, unstable molecules can do many things, but they can't cure blindness. :D
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:iconjaybles23:
jaybles23 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Ha!
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:icondarkknightjrk:
DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Great design!

Though I have to question the idea of giving them different numbers. I don't think Ben or especially Johnny would want anything other than #1. :P
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! That's true. But hey, if they're not happy about it, they can make their own unstable molecule outfits! :D
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gurrupurru Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I absolutely love it :)
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ;)
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ElectricGecko Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
You swing a mean Thing. Annnndd... that sounded a little wrong.
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh. :D

Ben is surprisingly easy to draw, actually.
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DiegoTripodi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
I think these look great! My first thought about the cargo pants and boots was that it gave them a bit of a militar thing to the designs, but not so much because of the actual looks (the boots with no ties, at least in my mind, I tend to associate them with super-heroes) but because I found them reminiscent of an uniform, seeing them in all of the characters. That said, I think it actually works-- gives them a team thing to the designs, and I love the idea of having all 4 characters wearing different colors. ;)
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The-Mirrorball-Man Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree that it looks a little too militaristic. I realized that would be an issue while I was drawing this, which is why I gave them hoodies and brightly colored outfits to counterbalance the military look.
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