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How could Mr. Fantastic’s computer see distant planets in real-time in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer?

Is the scene in the video clip below the one you're thinking of? REED RICHARDS: I've been cross-referencing the Surfer's radiation through every astronomical database. Altair Seven... Rigel Three... ...
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Why did the 70's Fantastic Four cartoon replace Johnny Storm with a robot?

From https://comicvine.gamespot.com/herbie/4005-23720/ “In 1978, when the Fantastic Four was being made into an animated series, the character of the Human Torch was unavailable. Though a popular ...
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Why did the 70's Fantastic Four cartoon replace Johnny Storm with a robot?

According to comic book writer, Mark Evanier, Marvel had licensed the rights to use the Human Torch in television to Universal Studios at the time, as part of the same deal which led to the 1978 The ...
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Why hasn't Reed Richards cured Alicia Masters of her blindness?

Reed and the Fantastic Four have made at least one effort to restore her sight, in Fantastic Four Vol.1 #19 The loss of her eyesight (as a result of a chemical explosion) is evidently not curable by ...
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Can Pyro control The Human Torch?

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 ...
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Spider-Man and Fantastic 4 crossover comic with Double Identity Scene

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 ...
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What is the original "origin story" of the Fantastic Four?

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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How could Mr. Fantastic’s computer see distant planets in real-time in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer?

The film's novelisation indicates that these planets are "not far" from Earth. He pointed to a large monitor to his right and scrolled through a series of satellite photos of dead and ...
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How tall is Galactus?

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....
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Why doesn't Ben need additional power to change himself again into the Thing in the 2005 Fantastic Four movie?

The chamber is capable of accurately replicating the storm, but to revert the individual to their original form requires additional power to "control the storm". "Reed, stop," Sue ...
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Is the Thing a man covered in rocks or a man made of rocks?

Initially, it was not actual rock, but a "rock-like hide". Over the years (and changes in his powers), it's become more rocky in appearance, and is more often referred to as being actual ...
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What kind of rock is Ben Grimm made of?

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 ...
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Was the Fantastic 4 reboot movie supposed to be in the same universe as X-Men?

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 ...
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Fantastic Four: Franklin controls Galactus

It's from Fantastic Four: Issue #604, published May, 2012.
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Has The Trapster Ever Used His Paste-Gun to Try and Suffocate Someone?

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 ...
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Why are Invisibility and Force Fields coupled together in certain super heroes?

In Sue Storm's earliest appearances, her sole power was the ability to turn herself invisible. She couldn't turn other people or objects invisible, and couldn't project force fields either. Stan Lee ...
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Why does he call himself Mister Fantastic?

A couple of answers have been given as to why Reed chose the name Mister Fantastic over the years. While none, to my knowledge, specifically address "why choose a generic name as opposed to ...
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How many calories does the Human Torch burn?

According to his write-up in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Vol 1, Johnnie Storm's energetic fire mainly comes from the food that he consumes, which, in addition to giving him the ...
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Could Sue create force fields from the start?

I think the answer you're looking for is "no": Sue didn't demonstrate the ability to generate force fields for the first few years of the Fantastic Four's run, though it did appear quite early. ...
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Does the Thing from Fantastic Four regenerate lost body parts or lost stone/skin?

I have found no listed source of a healing factor. And, to quote the other question linked above: In a battle against Wolverine (Fantastic Four vol. 1, #374 (Mar. 1993)), his face was cut open by ...
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What is the original "origin story" of the Fantastic Four?

As far as I can tell, there's never been any deviation from the whole "cosmic rays in space" origin. The 1967 cartoon had this as its origin According to the Marvel ...
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How could Mr. Fantastic’s computer see distant planets in real-time in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer?

This (viewing distant parts of space in real-time) is a long-running and common issue throughout Marvel and other superhero comics for decades. When explicated, the usual justifications are some kind ...
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Is there anything in Marvel canon comparing the power levels/abilities between Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) and Jim Hammond (the original Torch)?

Let's go over the categories specified in the official power charts one-by-one. Intelligence: Jim Hammond and Johnny Storm's power charts in Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe A-Z Vol 1 #5 rate ...
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Is there anything in Marvel canon comparing the power levels/abilities between Johnny Storm (The Human Torch) and Jim Hammond (the original Torch)?

Well, the Power Grid is based in the Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe, it seems pretty official. You can find all your requested data in the section Powers and Abilities of their corresponding ...
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Has Mister Fantastic ever used his elasticity to impersonate someone?

In the latest movie, he did it when he was buying parts at the store when he was hiding from the government. Not impersonating someone, that we saw at least, but he was using his powers to change his ...
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Why couldn't Doom instantly kill the Fantastic Four?

Mr. Fantastic states it while they are fighting him. I can't remember his exact words, but they were something along the lines of 'we got our powers from the same place as him, we can beat him.' Also ...
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What is the original "origin story" of the Fantastic Four?

The main core of the FF's origin has not changed comics, only certain aspects are amended to keep the story somewhat contemporary. In the original book, reed and his team are testing a "missile" to ...
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Can Pyro control The Human Torch?

Coming from the comics: Generally, the Human Torch has been portrayed as surrounding himself with flame, rather than transmuting his body into some sort of plasma. If he were truly made of flame, he ...
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How could Mr. Fantastic’s computer see distant planets in real-time in Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer?

What Mr. Fantastic needs is not weird Clarkean technology but more like weird Smithian technology. In early science fiction it was a rather common idea that that a telescope X light years away from ...
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