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Fantastic Four

(Silver Age Debut:Fantastic Four # 1)

Fantastic Four

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



Powerman-(Luke Cage)

She-Hulk-(Jennifer Walters)

Ant-Man II-(Scott Lang)


Associates, Colleagues, & Opponents

Friends & Allies

The Avengers

Nick Fury and SHIELD

Namor, The Sub-Mariner (at times)

The X-Men (at times)

The Inhumans

The Silver Surfer

Uatu the Watcher

Alicia Masters (Thing's girlfriend)

The Black Panther


Iron Man

Enemies, Foes, and Opponents

Dr. Doom

The Hulk (at times)

The Mole Man


The Frightful Four

The Wizard, Sandman, Paste Pot Pete/Trapster (and others)

The Red Ghost

The Mad Thinker

Skrulls (alien race)


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 - 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.




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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.

Marvel Two-in-One #2 Review:The Thing and Human Torch Hit Monster Island


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