27 Facts About Fantastic Four


Fantastic Four is a superhero team appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Since the 1961 introduction, the Fantastic Four has been portrayed as a somewhat dysfunctional, yet loving, family.

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Fantastic Four have been adapted into other media, including four animated series and four live-action films.

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Fantastic Four regularly pointed to a team he created for rival publisher DC Comics in the 1950s, the Challengers of the Unknown.

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Comics historian R C Harvey believes the Fantastic Four was a continuation of the work Kirby previously did, and so "more likely Kirby's creations than Lee's".

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Fantastic Four used the pseudonym John Harkness, which he had created years before for work he didn't want to be associated with.

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Simonson later recalled that working on Fantastic Four allowed him the latitude to use original Avengers members Thor and Iron Man, which he had been precluded from using in The Avengers.

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New volume for the Fantastic Four was released in August 2018, written by Dan Slott, as part of Marvel's Fresh Start event.

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Fantastic Four's was seen again in a 1973 issue of Fantastic Four, having become a heavyset but cheerful wife and mother.

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Fantastic Four is formed after four civilian astronauts are exposed to cosmic rays during an unauthorized outer space test flight in an experimental rocket ship designed by Dr Reed Richards.

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Fantastic Four has had several headquarters, most notably the Baxter Building, located at 42nd Street and Madison Avenue in New York City.

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Several allies of the Fantastic Four have served as temporary members of the team, including Crystal, Medusa, Power Man, Nova, She-Hulk, Ms.

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Fantastic Four Incorporated, known as Fantastic Enterprises, is a fictional organization appearing in American comic books published by Marvel Comics.

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Fantastic Four's characterization was initially different from all other superheroes at the time.

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The Fantastic Four guest-starred in the "Secret Wars" story arc of the 1990s Spider-Man animated series, and the Thing guest-starred in the "Fantastic Fortitude" episode of the 1996 The Incredible Hulk series.

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The Fantastic Four appeared in the 2010 series The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

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Fantastic Four has been the subject of four animated television series.

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The third Fantastic Four was broadcast as part of The Marvel Action Hour umbrella, with introductions by Stan Lee.

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Different Fantastic Four members appear briefly and with little or no dialogue and are mentioned various times throughout the first season of The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes.

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In 2005, the second film adaptation, Fantastic Four directed by Tim Story, was released by 20th Century Fox.

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The sequel, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, directed by Story and written by Don Payne, was released in 2007.

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In July 2019 at the San Diego Comic-Con, producer and head of Marvel Studios Kevin Feige, announced that a Fantastic Four film set within the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in development.

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All of the Fantastic Four appear as playable characters in the game Marvel: Ultimate Alliance with Doctor Doom being the main enemy.

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The members of the Fantastic Four are featured in Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2, although the team is separated over the course of the game, with Mister Fantastic being 'locked' into the Pro-Registration side of the game's storyline and the Thing briefly becoming unavailable to the player - just as he left America in protest of the war - until he returns to assist in preventing civilian casualties during the conflict.

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The Fantastic Four appear in Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order this time as playable DLC alongside additional members of Marvel Knights and the X-Men.

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The Fantastic Four are playable characters in Marvel Heroes, and Lego Marvel Super Heroes.

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Fantastic Four starred in their own virtual pinball game Fantastic Four for Pinball FX 2 released by Zen Studios.

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