An intrepid group of astronauts: Reed Richards, Sue Storm, Johnny Storm, and Ben Grimm originally received their powers after being exposed to an immense amount of cosmic radiation during a trip into space. Mutated and given strange powers by this exposure, they became the Fantastic Four and dedicated their abilities to the good of humanity.
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Fantastic Four comic book series and storylines
- Fantastic Four (1961)
- Marvel Two-in-One
- Fantastic Four / Superman (crossover with Superman, from DC Comics)
- Fantastic Four (2018)
- New Fantastic Four
- Fantastic Four (2022)
- Fantastic Four 2099 (set in the Marvel 2099 universe)
- Heroes Reborn: Fantastic Four (set in the Heroes Reborn universe)
- Fantastic Five (set in the MC2 universe)
- Ultimate Fantastic Four (set in the Ultimate Marvel universe)
- Ultimate FF: spin-off of the previous book.
- Fantastic Four: Life Story
Films — Live-Action
- The Fantastic Four (1994), directed by Roger Corman and starring Alex Hyde-White, Rebecca Staab, Jay Underwood and Michael Bailey Smith.
- Fantastic Four Duology (2005-2007), directed by Tim Story and starring Ioan Gruffudd, Jessica Alba, Chris Evans, and Michael Chiklis.
- Fantastic Four (2015), directed by Josh Trank and starring Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell.
- Marvel Cinematic Universe:
- Fantastic Four (2025), directed by Matt Shakman.
- The Fantasticast - A podcast guide to the Fantastic Four, from the Marvel Age of Comics (with Fantastic Four #1 in 1961) to the modern day.
- In the mid-'70s, there was a radio adaptation which faithfully represented many key early Lee/Kirby plots, and which is notable for being one of the first acting roles for a just-starting-out Bill Murray (who played the Human Torch).
Theme Park Attractions
- Fantastic Four - the Beat 'em Up game for the PlayStation which predates any of the 2000s movies
- Fantastic Four Duology
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance (2006)
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2 (2009)
- Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order (2019; exclusive to a DLC expansion)
- Marvel: Avengers Alliance (2012 Facebook game)
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (2013)
- Marvel Puzzle Quest (2013; FF characters added in 2019)
- Marvel: Contest of Champions (2014; FF characters added in 2019)
- Marvel Future Fight (2015; FF characters added in 2019)
- Marvel S.T.R.I.K.E. Force (2018; FF characters added in 2019)
- Spider-Man (PS4) (2018; FF-related costumes for Spider-Man ("the Bombastic Bag-Man", which is Spidey wearing a spare FF suit and a Brown Bag Mask; and his Future Foundation uniform) were added in 2019 as franchise cross-promotion)
- The Fantastic Four (1967), a Hanna-Barbera series with many episode plots taken straight from the comics.
- The Fantastic Four (1978), with H.E.R.B.I.E the Robot in place of the Human Torch.
- The Thing, another Hanna-Barbera series part of Fred and Barney Meet the Thing (1979), a compilation show pairing an In Name Only version of Ben with episodes of The Flintstones. And for the record, the show's two halves never actually meet one another.
- Fantastic Four: The Animated Series, a 1990s series that aired along with Iron Man as part of the "Marvel Action Hour/Marvel Action Universe".
- Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes (2006), an Animesque French co-production.
- The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes (2010) features the Four as allies to the eponymous team.
- Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. (2015) has the Fantastic Four appear in a few episodes.