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Luckily, numbered among Reed Richard's many discoveries are Unstable Molecules, which come in very handy for the Fantastic Four and for superheroes in general. They're used in the creation of the FF costumes : A synthetic material created by the famous scientist Reed Richards, which can be altered easily and adapt to a certain environment, allowing them ...


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The following movies and TV shows are part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (Earth 19999). They share a common timeline. Iron Man (1,2,3) Captain America (The First Avenger, Winter Soldier, Civil War) Thor (1, The Dark World, Ragnarok) The Avengers (1, Age of Ultron, Infinity War Part 1, Infinity War Part 2) Guardians of the Galaxy (1,2) Ant-Man The ...


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Long time Comic Aficionado, so I am going to take this one: So we can all be on solid ground, neither superhero group is by our current knowledge of genetics, physics, biochemistry, mathematics even remotely possibly able to perform any of the feats they have displayed over their 40+ years of comic history. Not even remotely. With that scientific ...


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The Thing has rarely been (as far as I can recall) depicted as bleeding even when he fought incredible powerful or vicious combatants such as Tryco Slatterus (Former Champion of the Universe) Thundra or the Hulk. To be fair, it seems a bit odd, the Thing also rarely fights opponents who have the ability to cut him, so that might explain why we've rarely seen ...


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Yes. The clothes that Reed Richards wears, including not only his Fantastic Four suit but also, seemingly, the normal clothes that he wears are made out of unstable molecules. This allows his clothes to stretch with him, as in this suit: In at least one case, an opponent has taken advantage of this situation, by neutralizing the elastic nature of Reed's ...


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Yes In Fear Itself, while possessed by an Asgardian demon hammer, Thor punched a hole in his chest and while you don't necessarily see blood coming from the wound, Thor's hammer is covered in it. So that seems to show that he can and does bleed if anyone is actually able to penetrate his skin that far.


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Pyro is entirely capable of controlling Johnny Storm (The Human Torch), up to and including making his flames hotter, physically controlling his body and making him fight other superheroes (at least according to Marvel Adventures: Spiderman #31). He can't even turn his flame off to regain control of himself. As long as Pyro knows where Torch is, he can ...


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This happened in Fantastic Four #511 "Hereafter" which was released in 2004. You can find the script here, but to answer your second question, God says that the method they used to contact him couldn't be used again. It's pretty clear that they can't return to God for help in the future.


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This is Spider-Man Team-Up #1 - Fantastic Four: The Chameleon Strikes! from 2006. He encounters a shirty receptionist. This is the doppelganger scene And the resolution. It's not Johnny that throws the spiders, it's Ben. Torch does catch the imposter though.


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The reason he does not have Dr. Fantastic in his name has to do with his origins at the hands of Jack Kirby and Stan Lee. According to Stan Lee, “I was utterly determined to have a superhero series without any secret identities. I knew for a fact that if I possessed a super power I’d never keep it secret. I'm too much of a show off. So why should our ...


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The original comic serial (Fantastic Four #001 - 1961) had our four heroes going up in a rocketship which was bombarded by cosmic rays.


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In the 2005 film version of Fantastic Four, Reed (and crew) are wearing specially designed suits that contain 'unstable molecules': SUE: The synthetics act as a second skin, adapting to your individual needs ... REED: Material made from self-regulating unstable molecules? I've been working on a formula for this. Later, when they're exposed to ...


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28 Feet 9 Inches (9.07 meters) Height 28'9" (variable) Although he can be any size he want, he's usually about that size. Source: Marvel Wiki As to how he eats planets, he doesn't use his mouth. Rather, he converts the planet to cosmic energy and absorbs it. See this answer for a more detailed explanation.


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Short Answer: In the Marvel Universe on Earth-616, Galactus used a device or series of devices called the Elemental Converter. This device refines the life-force of a planet and makes it able to be integrated into his cosmic armor which sustains and energizes him. He does not need the Elemental Converter, but it makes the process smoother and more ...


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There is one very central point where the X-men are more realistic, close to what you wrote: So, X-Men could be plausible (depending of the mutation of course), since we are all born with some mutated DNA. Correct. But, exposure to cosmic rays can't change your DNA like that, and even if it doesn't kill you instantly, the mutated DNA couldn't ...


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The powers of the Fantastic Four are: based on the classic elements, air, earth, fire and water. The powers are assigned as an element of their overall personality or psychological profile. There is nothing ironic about how their powers relate to each of them. The Human Torch's fiery, risk-taking personality is reflected in his becoming a being of flame. ...


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Presumably the combusion is a result of other particles in the air oxidizes around the Human Torch. Wikipedia says this about combustion In reality, as actual combustion reactions come to equilibrium, a wide variety of major and minor species will be present such as carbon monoxide and pure carbon (soot or ash). Additionally, any combustion in atmospheric ...


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I realize it's nearly a year, but someone might come across this in the future. Following the events of Fantastic Four: Three where the Human Torch was believed dead, the Fantastic Four title was rebooted as FF (Future Foundation). It is in this story arc that Spider-Man joins the FF and gains the white suit. All these stories are part of Jonathan Hickman's ...


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Yes, Reed Richards could survive a point blank shot with a Human handgun, even to his face. Even if he were unaware, his body's reflexive plasticity would be sufficiently squishy to absorb being shot point-blank to his face. Powers & Abilities Dense Flesh: Due to the great malleability and elasticity of his molecular structure, Mister Fantastic is able ...


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God bless the internet: here’s a fantastic guide that details all of the regular series issues that tie in to Secret Wars: http://home.hiwaay.net/~lkseitz/comics/secretwars.shtml As mentioned in other answers, the degree of integration varied between titles. Here’s some indicative examples of how it worked:  Spider-Man At the end of Amazing Spider-Man #...


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Yes and no. In an interview with JoBlo, X-Men franchise writer/producer Simon Kinsberg mentioned that the Fantastic Four reboot takes place in a shared Fox/Marvel universe along with X-Men and Deadpool. "Well this movie take space chronologically before those other films, so it’s more like those films have to acknowledge this than we acknowledge ...


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In the canon Marvel Universe It was integrated, sometimes clumsily, sometimes haphazardly. Some comics mentioned it more than others. Spider-Man did because Spidey came away with his cool, black symbiotic costume. Others barely mention it at all. It was much better integrated with Secret Wars II. Considering the character lineup, most of the heroes and ...


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Yes, he bleeds. Here is is bleeding while fighting The Champion. Notice the trail of blood he leaves as well as the blood coming from his mouth. The Thing is still "normal" underneath his rocky skin. He's got blood, organs, everything. His skin is ~2 inches thick (OHOTMU) and very durable. That's why it is rare that he bleeds.


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It's from Fantastic Four: Issue #604, published May, 2012.


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Yes he has. In Spider-Man #88 (1998) there is a story called "Who Did Joey Z?". It is the start of the arc called "Identity Crisis" (not to be confused by the DC story with the same name). The story begins when a petty crook called Joey Z is found by the police netted up Spider-man style. Things take a turn for the dark however when the police cut him down ...


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When Doom fell in the lava, Reed was trying to reach him out. Perhaps he got that power while trying to catch him, literally stretching his arms.


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From what I recall, the movie didn't show anything specific happening to Reed to give him the power that he ultimately got. My interpretation is that his change didn't happen until after he was back in our universe: He was trapped beneath a pile of metal and rubble, but he was desperately trying to reach his friend to see if he was OK. Since he couldn't ...


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It doesn't appear so. From the Wikipedia page for the first movie in the rebooted series: In August 2009, 20th Century Fox announced a reboot of the Fantastic Four film franchise. According to 20th Century Fox's consultant for their Marvel Comics based films, Mark Millar, it would take place in the same universe as the X-Men film series. ...


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Actually, in the comics it's not rock at all. In his first appearance, his skin was supposed to be akin to a dinosaur's hide. Over the years, the illustrators evolved it into a more rocky looking texture to make him seem even more like a monster. But in the comics, it's just really thick skin that has cracked to make the appearance of rocks. His skin is even ...


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