Mr. Fantastic

Mr Fantastic

Real Name
Reed Richards
First Appearance
The Fantastic Four (Vol. 1) #1 (Nov. 1961)
Stan Lee, Jack Kirby
Team Affiliations
Future Foundation, Fantastic Four, Avengers, Defenders, Illuminati
Invincible Man, Reed Benjamin
Base of Operations
New York City
Extreme superhuman elasticity, malleability, and endurance, Resistance to most physical assaults and electricity, Virtual immunity to psychic powers
Skills and Abilities
Supergenius-level intellect, Leadership Experience, Fighting Experience
Countless inventions

Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards) is a superhero in the Marvel Universe and the leader of the Fantastic Four. He has the ability to extend his body at extreme lengths.


A brilliant scientist, Reed Richards convinced his friends to test an experimental rocketship.  When they arrive in space, they find themselves bombarded with cosmic rays that cause their ship to crash back to Earth.  Upon getting their bearings, the four friends discover that the rays have given them super-powers.  Reed discovers he can stretch his body like elastic and decides lead the friends as a team of explorers and superheroes the Fantastic Four as Mister Fantastic.


Reed Richards was born to Nathaniel and Evelyn Richards in Central City, California.

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