Membership: Duplicates of the Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic and the Thing

Purpose: To serve Galactus and defeat the Fantastic Four

Affiliations: Galactus

Enemies: Fantastic Four (Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, Thing)

Base of Operations: None

First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#75 (June, 1968)

History: (Fantastic Four I#75) - When the Fantastic Four refused to turn the Silver Surfer over to Galactus, Galactus used his Power Cosmic to create duplicates of the Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic and the Thing to destroy them. As each of the FF battled their counterpart, they found themselves outmatched-- the duplicate of the Torch was immune to Johnny's flame, but could harm Johnny with its cosmic flame; the duplicate of the Thing was stronger than Ben Grimm; the duplicate of Mr. Fantastic could become as hard as metal, and created spikes to stab at Reed Richards.

    Reed suddenly realized that they should switch opponents, and he was able to smother the duplicate Torch's flames with his body. In turn, the Torch drove off the duplicate Thing, and the Thing hurled the duplicate Mr. Fantastic into the ocean. With their defeat, Galactus presumably reclaimed their energies into himself.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Joe Sinnott.

by Prime Eternal

Galactus' Fantastic Four duplicates should not be confused with:

Images taken from:
Fantastic Four I#75, page 9, panel 5

Last updated: 12/15/06

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