In honor of the upcoming Fantastic Four reboot movie from Marvel and the fact today is April 4th (4/4–I couldn’t have planned that better if I tried) I’ve decided that now is as good a time as any to go over some of the various opening themes from the various Fantastic Four cartoons over the years.
First up, we’re goin’ all old-school on ya with the 1967 F4 cartoon opening:
-A bit dated by today’s standards, but still iconic and full of action. My rating: B.
Next up, the 90’s syndicated Marvel Action Hour. This block boasted 2 openings for the team. Here’s season 1’s intro:
OK, this one’s a tad corny, but I think it sums up the goofy, upbeat nature of the team’s adventures pretty well. My rating: A.
Now, season 2’s intro:
I guess the producers felt the first opening was a tad too campy and wanted something more serious and epic in tone, but I personally found this intro to be a tad generic; it could have been for any superhero show in the 90’s. But still, it’s not without its’ merits. My rating: B-.
Finally, the opening to Cartoon Network’s Fantastic Four: World’s Greatest Heroes. A vastly underrated show, IMO.
(Note how Victor Von Doom was accompanying the team into space during the initial shot. This series was made hot on the heels of those live-action movies, but we’ll forgive them for that.)
Honestly the only thing I didn’t like about FF:WGH was Ben’s outfit. A ‘4’ spray painted on the chest? Really? Plus, the white gap on Ben’s pants made it look like he was in his low-riding underwear.
Not as good as the others, but still pretty good. Of course now, I’ll be hearing that “aaAAaaah!” in my head all day. My rating: B.
So there you have it. The intros to the Fantastic Four cartoons.
‘Kay, let’s wrap this up. Now!