Membership: Unnamed

Purpose: To obtain membership in the Frightful Four

Affiliations: Brute, Captain Ultra, Frightful Four, Osprey, Texas Twister, Thundra, Tigra

Enemies: None

Base of Operations: Baxter Building lobby

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#177 (December, 1976)

History: (Fantastic Four I#177) - After capturing the Fantastic Four within the Baxter Building, the Wizard, Sandman and Trapster began to hold auditions to complete the Frightful Four's roster, and then execute the Fantastic Four with a complete lineup.

Around a dozen people answered the advertisement the Wizard put out, and Mr. Collins was annoyed to find them in the Baxter Building's lobby, but couldn't do anything about the crowd unless an actual super-villain was present. The people comprising the would-be Frightful Four candidates were mostly ordinary people who weren't very serious about becoming super-villains.

When Tigra came to the Fantastic Four's rescue, the Wizard offered membership to whoever could help them defeat the Human Torch and Thing. At the sound of this, all of the remaining candidates ran away, except for the Brute, who had hidden in their ranks and wound up becoming the Frightful Four's last member.

Comments: Created by Roy Thomas, Mike Friedrich, Bob Wayne, George Perez and Joe Sinnott.

by Prime Eternal

The Frightful Four Wannabes should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Fantastic Four I#177, page 10, panel 2
Fantastic Four I#177, page 23, panel 6

Fantastic Four I#177 (December, 1976) - Roy Thomas & Mike Friedrich (writer), George Perez (pencils), Joe Sinnott (inks), Roy Thomas (editor)

Last updated: 11/25/05

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