The Thing Benjamin "Ben" Grimm , who is superhumanly big and strong that comes with a measure of invulnerability — but also remarkably monstrous , and unlike the others , can't switch it off. The characters first appeared in "Fantastic Four" vol. The four were connected even before the same Negative Space Wedgie gave them all their powers — Reed and Sue were sweethearts and eventually got married, Johnny is Sue's younger brother, Ben is Reed's best friend since college previously Reed's buddy from World War II , until Comic-Book Time forced a Retcon — and are as much a family if occasionally a dysfunctional one as a team. Reed is the World's Smartest Man, and his genius is often at least as useful as the powers he got from the accident. The royalty payments from all his inventions fund the Four's adventures, despite the fact that they never get implemented in the world around them , and lets them live in high style in the time between.
You can help by adding to it. September Franklin first appears in Fantastic Four Annual 6 November , and was created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby , although he didn't receive his name until two years later in Fantastic Four 94 January In trying to be realistic, as we always did Sue Storm and Reed Richards in The Fantastic Four had been married for quite a while, and I figured the most natural thing in the world would be for them to have a baby.
You can help by adding to it. Since Stan Lee wanted The Fantastic Four to be driven by the familial interactions between the teammates rather than by action, the primary impetus for Susan Storm's creation was to be the female lead with Reed Richards a. Mister Fantastic being the male lead , but he was also determined that she be a full member of the team.