There are a lot of things from the movies and TV shows making their way into the comics these days, since both influence each other in an endless marketing cycle. This list is about characters who, these days, are important enough to the original comic book world they were spawned from that it's genuinely strange to think they weren't always there.
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Karnak was one of those characters you'd always ignore. A team-up between the Inhumans and the Fantastic Four? There he'd be, off to the side while flashier heroes got center-frame placement and big friendly smiles. Now he's the star of a great series that's pretty much giving the finger to every happening at Marvel.
In a way, nothing matters in the comics Marvel is publishing right now. The future of the company's superhero universe just got officially revealed today, via teasers that leaked out earlier this week. And the Fantastic Four — as a team and as a family — is nowhere to be seen. Secret Wars might hold the reason why.
Great Captain America movies. A blockbuster Batman trilogy. An Avengers film that's almost universally loved. It's clear that today's comics fans live in happier times. An era where they can expect basic levels of quality in the superhero movies we get. In 1994, things were not always so great. Exhibit A: the Fantastic Four movie produced by Roger Corman.