Re: Fantastic Four inspiration - Angry Red Planet?
Vulture Capitalist wrote:
(ETA: Allow me to quibble!
I'm sorry, I haven't read Challengers of the Unknown or really know anything about them, but your list of their names and "professions" seems to pretty easily map to the four elements.
Ace ( a pilot) = air (he flies for a living)
Red ( a daredevil) = fire (his name, daredevils tend to be "fiery")
Rocky ( a boxer ) = earth (his name, boxers are "rooted")
Prof (a marine scientist) = water (he studies life in the water and you mentioned he's a diver)
A daredevil equaling fire is a bit of a stretch. The "daredevilish" thing Red is noted for is mountain climbing. Rocky was no doubt named for Rocky Graziano.
The boring one, the one with Khan, the one where Spock returns, the one with whales, the dumb one, the last one, the one with Kirk, the one with the Borg, the stupid one, the bad one, the new one, the other one with Khan.