Posts Tagged ‘Future Foundation


Everything But Imaginary #454: Now! It’s Marvel’s Turn

It’s Marvel’s turn — in October the Marvel Universe will begin a relaunch. New characters! New costumes! New #1! More money! This week, I pick apart the Marvel Now! initiative to look at positives, negatives, hopes, and fears.

Everything But Imaginary #454: Now! It’s Marvel’s Turn


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 258: Movie Night and More

Blake and Erin get together this week to talk about movies. They give their thoughts on the recent film Chronicle and the newest DCU animated film Justice League: Doom, plus a few other films that have crossed their Netflix queues lately, and look forward to John Carter and The Hunger Games. Moving on to other talk, we say farewell to Sheldon Moldoff and Ralph McQuarrie, celebrate the return of Community, talk about the pre-orders for Avengers Vs. X-Men and the Earth Two costume designs and more! In the picks, we talk about Hack/Slash #13 and The Shade #5. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 258: Movie Night and More

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2 in 1 Showcase Episode 246: Marvel Implosion?

Layoffs are one thing. Cancelled comics are something else. But a snowball seems to be rolling down from Marvel Comics, and this week, Blake tries to stand against it. Apologies in advance: this gets a little ranty. But he does dig good comics, and he gives his pick this week to Avengers Academy #22 Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 246: Marvel Implosion?


If Phineas and Ferb were in the Marvel Universe…

Reed Richards, leader of the Fantastic Four, has started a new initiative called the Future Foundation. In this new FF, Reed has recruited genius children to pool their minds and create projects that will make the world a better place.

Marvel Comics is owned by Disney.

Which of course leads to an obvious question…


Think about this. Phineas Flynn and Ferb Fletcher, over the course of a single summer, have created an arsenal of devices, inventions, and experiments that could change the course of human history:

  • Rocketships that can reach other stars and return in a single day.
  • Robots including (but not limited to) duplicates of themselves, mechanical bulls, a giant dog, and fighting treehouse-bots.
  • Remote-controlled flying baseballs.
  • A suit of superhero armor.
  • A shrinking ray.
  • Also, they're one-hit wonders.

    An enormous mechanical shark.

  • A portal to Mars.
  • An all-terrain vehicle that can literally go on all terrains.
  • Hologram projectors that create an environment indistinguishable from reality.
  • Soap bubbles strong enough to carry several people miles through the air.
  • The tallest building on the planet (it reached the moon).
  • A flying carpet.
  • A time machine. (Technically they didn’t invent the time machine, they just repaired one left behind by an earlier time-traveler. But let’s see you do that.)
  • Sentient “Aqua Primates” (Sea Monkeys) grown to the size of an adult human.
  • A cell phone with the ability to teleport a person via voice-command.
  • Enormous bowling balls controlled from a interior cockpit stabilized by an internal gyroscope.
  • The best-tasting ice cream in the world (made by milking cows on the moon).
Surely, Reed Richards could see the potential of these creations (especially that last one) in changing transportation, communication, entertainment, and all other areas of human endeavor. So why hasn’t he recruited them? My buddy Adam (of the Rebelcomix blog) suggests that it’s an issue of pride. Reed is a genius, but often lacks imagination. Having Phineas and Ferb around, Adam suggests, would embarass him. And I think he may have a point.
I imagine the interaction going something like this:
REED: Welcome to the Future Foundation, boys.
PHINEAS: Thanks for having us, Dr. R.
REED: Let me introduce you to the rest of the team. This is my wife, Susan…
SUE: Let me get you some snacks.
REED: …our newest member, the amazing Spider-Man…
SPIDEY: You know, you remind me of myself at your age. If my head was pointier.
REED: …and of course, my oldest friend, Benjamin Grimm.
PHINEAS: Whoa, it’s the Thing!
BEN: Heya, shrimp.
PHINEAS: Mr. Grimm, is it true that you can never change back to your human form?
BEN: Yep. Stretcho’s been tryin’ to figure out a way to change my body back ever since we got turned… nothin’ works.
PHINEAS: Golly, Dr. R — why don’t you just clone him a new human body and transfer his consciousness into that one?
REED: Well, because… because…
(long pause)
BEN: Would… would that work?
REED: Why… I think it might.
BEN: You mean ta tell me you’ve spent nearly fifty years tryin’ to change this body back, when you coulda just grown me a new body at any time?
REED: Well–
BEN: You mean ta tell me it took these kids twelve seconds ta solve a problem you’ve been workin’ on since 1961?
REED: Ben, calm down–
(Ben smashes several walls storming his way out of the Baxter Building. Everybody watches him go.)
FERB: Would this be a bad time to bring up the Skrull detector we invented? Right. Later, then.

2 in 1 Showcase Episode 228: Rampant Speculation

It’s a busy July 4th Weekend, so Blake fires off this quickie, answering some listener e-mail regarding the works of Kevin Smith and DC’s all-ages content, then moving on to a new segment on the show: RAMPANT SPECULATION! Each week, Blake and the crew will select a solicit for an upcoming book and try to figure out what it’ll be about, beginning with September’s Green Lantern: The New Guardians #1. And in the picks, Blake digs FF #5. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 228: Rampant Speculation


2 in 1 Showcase Episode 221: Nola Comic-Con 2011

It’s the first of a series of special podcasts from this year’s Nola Comic-Con! Blake, Mike and Kenny spend a few days on the convention floor, talking geek stuff like the finale of Smallville, the Neil Gaiman-penned Doctor Who, convention sketches, cosplayers, and why parking garages HATE Kenny “The Fan-Guy Fanguy.” In the picks, Kenny went with Birds of Prey #11 and Blake chooses FF #3. Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 221: Nola Comic-Con 2011

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2 in 1 Showcase Episode 215: Aquaman, FF and More Announcements!

This week at Megacon, Geoff Johns announced he’s going to be writing a new Aquaman series. Will there be other Brightest Day spin-offs? Also: Showtime cuts a deal for a Chew TV series and a new Captain America trailer gets our attention! In the picks, Blake doubles up with FF #1 and Green Lantern #64 before the big news — Other People’s Heroes is now available as an ebook! Contact us with comments, suggestions, or anything else at!

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Episode 215: Aquaman, FF, and More Announcements!

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