Among the most exciting of DC’s upcoming ‘Dark Matter’ announcements for me is ‘The Terrifics’, featuring a team of Mister Terrific, Plastic Man, Phantom Girl and Metamorpho, specifically designed to evoke the classic Fantastic Four.  With Marvel not having the FF in their own title for a couple of years now, it seems like the kind of friendly competition/rivalry that I remember from the big two companies when I was young (as opposed to the mean-spirited jabs that seem to be norm after the turn of the century.)  Not only does the concept intrigue me, but the characters and creators seem like something new and different, even with the familiar elements, leading to today’s doppelgangery query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) would love to see Marvel respond with a series featuring their take on the likewise MIA Legion Of Super-Heroes, seein’ as how turnabout is fair play, asking: Do you enjoy when comics companies engage in friendly rivalry, ala The Terrifics?


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