One of the biggest surprises for me reading the reactions on Twitter regarding the death of the fallen FF member was how many "non-comics" people commented on it. If there is any doubt whether the Fantastic Four are as much a part of the pop-culture landscape as Spider-Man and Iron Man, this is your answer. As for the reactins? They ranged from the heartfelt to the...well...onto the Tweets:
@xerjester: "So. Marvel's killing the Human Torch. I guess he didn't realize... *sunglasses* that this is a no smoking section. YEEEEEEEAAAAAAA-*gunshot*"
@drhastings: "Why is the death of the Human Torch news? Remember the death of Superman, Batman, Robin, Thor, Capt. America, Bucky, Green Goblin, Aunt Ma--"