posted on Apr, 25 2006 @ 03:03 PM
The Fantastic Four movie definitely was awful film. I would have hoped that they could have produced the heck out of this film as it really is a
worthwhile comic. But, alas, they literally wasted this comic - book story simply, as a previous poster stated, to hang on to the rights. Pity.
But this was not my first choice for the worst comic-book based movie. In my opinion, that dubious distinction goes to Howard the Duck. Howard was
never my favorite comic but, I will admit, that when it came out, it was terrifically over-priced and there were many distribution irregularities
which made it a "hot commodity" on the comic book convention circuit for several months. I made a bundle on selling this comic.
When the Howard the Duck comic came out, for some reason, Detroit and much of the Midwest did not receive an adequate supply. Fortunately, I knew the
publication distributor in Windsor, Ontario -- just across the river from Detroit. I bought up his entire supply at wholesale prices and sold them
for ten bucks a copy! In those early weeks after the release of the book, they were actually being sold by some dealers for twice that amount. Of
course, I decided not to speculate and just sold as many I could by underselling the dealers who were trying to make as much off of each book as
possible. I decided, of course, to "jack the price" to a reasonable level -- still undercutting other unscrupulous dealers (more unscrupulous than
me) and to take the money and run.
Within a couple of months, the price dropped considerably and there were a lot of comic book dealers who were stuck with piles of Howard the Duck.
I'm sure that they felt cheated in some way.....just in the same manner as I felt cheated after forking out the five bucks it cost, at the time, to
see the movie.