Toon Zone talks with Marvel’s Chris Yost about the Fantastic Four animated series, which premieres Saturday at 8 p.m. Eastern on Cartoon Network:
Toon Zone: Would you say that you’re drawing inspiration primarily from the seminal Lee-Kirby run on the comic, or have other creator’s runs been taken into consideration, such as John Byrne, Mark Waid or Walt Simonson’s work?
Yost: I’m a huge comic book fan, and there’s nothing in FF lore we didn’t look at when drumming up episodes for this series. There’s a good mix of Lee/Kirby, Byrne and Waid in there, but it’s more like elements from their great runs, all thrown together into a new bag.
And I desperately wanted to do the Doom/Reed time travel fight from Walt Simonson’s run, but it made my head blow up too much.
Animated Bliss has summaries for the first four episodes.