Meet The Fantastic Four
Leader of the Fantastic Four
REAL NAME: Reed Richards
OCCUPATION: Scientist, adventurer
BASE: New York City
HEIGHT: 6 ft. 1 in.
WEIGHT: 180 lb..
FIRST APPEARANCE: Fantastic Four #1 (November, 1961)
POWERS: A scientific genius, specializing in physics, aeronautics; Mr. Fantastic can stretch, reshape, compress, or expand his entire body or parts of his body into any shape. He can also stretch his neck, limbs, or torso up to 1,500 feet without pain. He can create a canopy, sheath, umbrella, or parachute with his body.
ALLIES: Susan Storm (Invisible Woman), Ben Grimm (the Thing), Johnny Storm (Human Torch), Layla the Skrull, Alicia Masters
FOES: Gormuu, Doctor Doom, Frightful Four, Galactus, Puppet Master, the Skrulls, Annihilus, Blastarr, Diablo
ISSUE #1: In November 1961, issue number one of Fantastic Four ushered in the Marvel Age of Comics and introduced millions to what would become the Marvel Universe. Comic books would never be the same.
ESSENTIAL STORY LINES
Fantastic Four #5: Victor Von Doom blames Reed for the facial scar he receives when a machine explodes. He dons a mask and becomes Doctor Doom, Mr. Fantastic's worst enemy.
Fantastic Four Annual #6: The cosmic radiation that gave Sue her invisibility power affects her red blood cells, putting her life and the life of her unborn child in danger.
(taken from The Marvel Encyclopedia)