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List of Fantastic Four members
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List of Fantastic Four members

The Fantastic Four (q.v.) is a team of comic book superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe.

Table of contents
1 Founding Members
2 Later Recruits
3 New Fantastic Four
4 Close Associates

Founding Members

The team was founded in Fantastic Four vol. 1 #1 {November 1961) with the following cast. Although several other characters have been members over the years, the team has always returned to this core roster.

Mister Fantastic is the team's leader. He is married to the Invisible Woman. The Human Torch is her younger brother. And The Thing is Mister Fantastic's best friend. As such, Fantastic Four has sometimes been interpreted as the adventures of a close-knit family of heroes.

Later Recruits

Others have joined the team as full members of the Fantastic Four for a variety of reasons: Core members temporarily departing, or temporary roster reshuffling.

New Fantastic Four

In Fantastic Four vol. 1 #347- 349 (December 1990 - February 1991) a female Skrull alien who was both a shape-shifter and a telepath managed to capture the team. Impersonating the Invisible Woman, she falsely reported the other members to be deceased and recruited four other heroes as a new Fantastic Four to avenge them. Members of this short-lived team included:

Close Associates

A number of characters are closely affiliated with the team, share complex personal histories with one or more of its members but have never actually held an official membership. They include but are not limited to: