(Silver Age Debut:Fantastic Four # 1)
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The Fantastic Four- --1st appearance: Fantastic Four #1 (1961)
Marvel Comics' first modern superhero team, the Fantastic Four is made up of Mr. Fantastic, The Thing, The Human Torch, and the Invisible Woman.
Riding a space ship into space, scientist Reed Richards, his fiancé Susan Storm and her hot-headed brother, Johnny, and pilot Benjamin J. Grimm, were exposed to cosmic radiation, which caused their ship to crash back to earth. Soon after their crash landing, the four discovered they were now gifted with superhuman powers.
Seeking to help humanity with their new abilities, they took the name Fantastic Four, and embarked on a path to superhero fame and fortune.
Original Fantastic Four Lineup
Mr. Fantastic (Dr. Reed Richards) -Team leader, scientist. Powers: Full body elasticity
The Thing (Benjamin J. Grimm) -Powers: Superhuman strength, speed, stamina, and durability
The Human Torch II (Johnny Storm) -Powers: Fire manipulation, flight, the ability to absorb heat energy
Invisible Girl/Woman (Susan Storm Richards) - -Powers: Invisibility, force blasts, force field generation
Former Fantastic Four Members (often used as replacements for absent original team members
Ant-Man II-(Scott Lang)
Friends & Allies
Associates, Colleagues, & Opponents
Enemies, Foes, and Opponents
Nick Fury and SHIELD
Namor, The Sub-Mariner (at times)
The X-Men (at times)
The Silver Surfer
Uatu the Watcher
Alicia Masters (Thing's girlfriend)
The Black Panther
The Hulk (at times)
The Mole Man
The Frightful FourThe Wizard, Sandman, Paste Pot Pete/Trapster (and others)
The Red Ghost
The Mad Thinker
Skrulls (alien race)Super-Skrull
Kang the Conqueror/Rama-Tut/Immortus
Maximus the Mad (member of the Inhuman royal family)
Links and Resources on the Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four-Wikipedia article
Fantastic Four Movie--See the TV ad and the movie trailer.
Marvel: Fantastic Four --Official site of the comic book and related titles, with news and information about graphic novels and upcoming issues.
FF Plaza.com - The Ultimate Fantastic Four Web Site --Dedicated to The Fantastic Four comic books, with articles, databases, issue library, memorabilia, and news.
Fantastic Four: The Worlds Greatest Comic Magazine --Huge index of Fantastic Four comic book issues and cover art.
Fantastic Four Message Board --The place to discuss anything and everything related to the fabulous FF.
Fantastic Four Issue Index: Featuring details on each comic book issue, with characters, appearances, origins, and expert analysis.
Fantastic Four vol. 1 # 1--First appearance of the Fantastic Four and the Mole Man
Fantastic Four vol. 1 # 50--Featuring the Silver Surfer and Galactus.
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