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THE FANTASTIC FOUR

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WHY HE'S COOL

They are the first family of comicbook superheroes! And the first heroes created by Stan Lee, ushering a new era of more realistic and dynamic superheroes. Featuring: Mr. Fantastic, who is a scientific genius and has an elastic body; the Invisible Girl (or Woman), can turn invisible, create invisible force shields and make others invisible; the Human Torch, can cover his body with fire, shoot flames and fly; the Thing, covered in large orange rocks, is invulnerable and super strong.

One day, Reed Richards built his own spaceship, then got his girlfriend, Sue Storm and her brother, Johnny Storm to come along on the maiden voyage. His best friend, Ben Grimm, was the pilot. Once in outer-space, they were exposed to cosmic rays which altered their DNA (yeah, cosmic rays don't work that way). As a man of science, Reed felt the group should use their new powers to better mankind, so the Fantastic Four was born. Living and working together in the tops floors of the Baxter Building in Manhattan.

Originally a teenager, the Human Torch is always getting into mischief with his powers. The Thing often feels sorry for himself, being a “monster”. Mr. Fantastic is a workaholic, often unaware of team issues. And the Invisible Woman is the long suffering heart and glue of the team. Like any family, you can see how they often bickering with each other. Eventually, Reed and Sue got married, and had a child, Franklin Richards.

The adventures of these sci-fi heroes take them into space, to fight Galactus; under the Earth's crust to battle the Mole Man; through time facing Rama Tut, and into alternate dimensions against Annihilus. But most of all they fight Dr. Doom, the greatest Marvel super-villain! An armored, Eastern European dictator, as smart as Mr. Fantastic.

 

MOVIE VERSION

Relatively speaking, there is no current movie version of the Fantastic Four. Each time a movie has been made about them, it was never very successful. A very low budget one was made in 1994 and was never released. Then in 2005 and 2007 there was FANTASTIC FOUR and FANTASTIC FOUR: RISE OF THE SILVER SURFER. Each one was fairly successful, neither was well liked. Lastly in 2015, a darker more gritty version was made, FANTASTIC FOUR. Critics hated it, so did fans and it flopped at the box office. So there is no telling when we will see another Fantastic Four movie, but you know we will.

 

COOL KID
Often better than a character pic, is the logo t-shirt.  While the Batman and Superman logo have been beaten into the ground, you don't see too many Fantastic Four logo t-shirts around.  As only another fan will understand!

COOL KID
This is a great looking key chain featuring the Silver Surfer!  The Herald of Galactus!  Know why you probably didn't understand that, any Fantastic Four fan will!  The Surfer first appeared in the Fantastic Four, in a story that is considered one of the great superhero stories of all time!  "The Coming of Galactus", they will love this!

NEWBIE
Here is the must have for the new fan, the original 18 issues of the Fantastic Four from the early 1960's.  Featuring the their first battles with Dr. Doom and the Thing's first fight with the Hulk! GOOD FOR KIDS

NEWBIE
Now this one doesn't seem to make sense, but it's currently the only way to read, Fantastic Four #48-50: "The Coming of Galactus", which is considered one of the greatest comicbook stories of all time!  Every Fantastic Four must read it and will love it! GOOD FOR KIDS

FAN
Here's one that every fan should have, but often don't!  Superstar writer and artist John Byrne had a huge run on the Fantastic Four, often breaking the mold.  As with these stories as She-Hulk replaces the Thing!  They will love it! GOOD FOR KIDS

FAN
Don't be fooled, this is a Fantastic Four book!  Actually it's two books, the X-Men vs the Avengers (which is nice) and even better the X-Men vs the Fantastic Four!  Every superhero fan loves superhero vs superhero fights, and this is a good one for the FF fans! GOOD FOR KIDS

DIEHARD
Now this is cool.  Great poster any diehard fan would love to have!  Painted by the superstar artist Alex Ross, featuring the before and after of the Fantastic Four. GOOD FOR KIDS

DIEHARD
Now of course every diehard fan will know almost everything in this book.  On the other they will love having all this info and classic artwork at their figure tips.  This book will make any fan happy, even the diehards! GOOD FOR KIDS