August 8, 1961. Four days after the birth of Barack Obama and 12 days before my own, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee let loose another of their creations. After the Astounding X-Men, Marvel Comics debuted "The Fantastic Four" 50 years ago. Dr. Reed Richards, Sue Storm (nee Richards), Johnny Storm and Ben "The Thing" Grimm have become iconic in pop culture in general. But they never had a great movie adaptation.