Fantastic 4 one of the best superhero teams
We all know the original team: Mister Fantastic Reed Richards and Sue Storm as the Invisible Woman, Johnny Storm as the Human Torch and Ben Grimm as the Thing. But at the 4 Fantastic have passed many Marvel characters.
The Invisible Woman was replaced by Medusa when he could not bear the pressure of public attention. The Thing was replaced by She-Hulk when he decided to stay in the parallel universe that allowed him to become human when he wished. When Sue Storm returned again she is replaced by Crystal. Later they would come Ms. Marvel, Powerman, Captain America, Ant-Man and many more. There was even a time when none of the original members of the Fantastic 4 team was present and consisted of Wolverine, Ghost Rider, Spider-Man and Hulk.
It is important to note that we are talking about a group formed in the early 60’s with over 50 years of history. It has taken many turns, that seem crazy to keep the public’s interest.
It was in November 1961 when the group debuted in Fantastic Four # 1, the first group of superheroes created by legends Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Being the first title in a team of superheroes, something new at the time, immediately constituted themselves as the cornerstone of the rise of Marvel Comics in the 60 ‘. Its pages would artists like Roy Thomas, John Buscema, George Perez, John Byrne, Steve Englehart, Walt Simonson and Tom DeFalco, and is one of several Marvel titles originating in the Silver Age of comics that has come to our days.
Despite creating a subgenre within the world of superhero comics they have always been somewhat different. Fantastic 4 have been portrayed as a somewhat dysfunctional family, but loving. Breaking convention with other comic archetypes of the time, they would fight and to keep grudges both deep and small, and avoid anonymous and secret identities in favor of celebrity status.
They also highlight his meetings with recurring characters, villains sometimes impossible, sometimes unpredictable allies. We have the evil monarch Doctor Doom, Galactus devourer of planets, the marine Prince Namor, the spaceman Silver Surfer, and shape-shifting aliens of the Skrulls.
But bad news come. As regards the comic, Fantastic 4 disappear. Because the film rights dispute between Marvel and 20th Century Fox the number 645 in the series was the last and each of the characters being located in different titles of the publisher. Susan Storm joining s.h.i.e.l.d., Reed Richards being part of the Illuminati. Secret Wars, Dr. Doom becomes a god, taking as his wife Susan and Valeria and Franklin as children. Upon completion of the event, The Richards family becomes the new Beyonders with Molecule Man. The thing becomes part of the Guardians of the Galaxy and Johnny Storm of the Inhumans Uncanny.