FANTASTIC-KIDS

Membership: 3 unnamed boys, unnamed girl

Purpose: To pretend to be the Fantastic Four

Affiliations: The Fantastic Four (Human Torch (Johnny Storm), Invisible Girl, Mr. Fantastic, Thing)

Enemies: None

Base of Operations: Manhattan, New York

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#11 (February, 1963)

History: (Fantastic Four I#11) - Four children were dressed up as the Fantastic Four to pretend to be them while playing in the streets. One child used a pair of wooden posts with gloves attached to the ends to simulate Mr. Fantastic's stretching ability; the strongest of the children (able to crush tin cans) stuffed up his shirt with a pillow to serve as muscles and wore a mask of the Thing's face; the last boy carried a pair of sparklers to simulate the Human Torch's flame; the only girl in the group would hide behind objects to become "invisible" like the Invisible Girl.

As they played, the real Fantastic Four came upon them, dressed in their civilian clothes. When the boy playing the Thing showed off his ability to crush a tin can, the Thing crushed a lamppost to demonstrate his own power. Mr. Fantastic used his genuine stretching power to pick some flowers that his young idolizer could give to the Invisible Girl. The Invisible Girl demonstrated her power of invisibility to her idolizer, and the Human Torch threw some fireballs for his fan, but warned him not to play with fire.

The Fantastic Four then continued on their way to the Baxter Building, as the Torch remarked, "I guess they'll have something to talk about for a while!" The Thing responded, "Sure-- they'll tell how they met four freaks in the street!"

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Dick Ayers.

by Prime Eternal

CLARIFICATIONS:
The Fantastic-Kids should not be confused with:


Images taken from:
Fantastic Four I#11, page 2, panel 1


Last updated: 09/10/05

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