Real Name: Featherstone (full name unrevealed)
Occupation: Club member
Group Membership: An unidentified club
Affiliations: An unidentified club
Known Relatives: None
Base of Operations: A club in an unrevealed Earth location
First Appearance: Fantastic Four I#30 (September, 1964)
Powers/Abilities: Featherstone has no
superhuman powers but he was quite wealthy.
Height: Unrevealed (approximately 5'8")
Weight: Unrevealed (approximately 148 lbs.)
Eyes: Unrevealed (see comments)
Hair: White (balding)
History: (Official Marvel Index to the Fantastic Four I#2 - BTS) - Featherstone was a wealthy man.
(Fantastic Four I#30 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Featherstone joined a club.
(Fantastic Four I#30) - When news that the recently
escaped Diablo had miracle potions, Featherstone grabbed his hat and
prepared to leave the club. Another club member asked if Featherstone
was leaving early and Featherstone replied in the affirmative, further
remarking that he would pay any price for the chance to obtain Diablo's
Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby and Chic Stone.
While it can be assumed Featherstone was wealthy in Fantastic Four I#30, based on what he is wearing, his willingness to pay any price for immortality and the assumption that the "club" he is part of is a country club, his wealth was not definitively confirmed until his mention in the entry on Fantastic Four I#30 in the Official Marvel Index to the Fantastic Four I#2 (1986).
Featherstone's eye color was impossible to determine, as he was only seen in glasses that obscured his eyes.
During the Fantastic Four I#30, we see a Chronicle
newspaper with the headline "Diablo Youth Elixir Proven Worthless! Aged
Millionaire Taken to Hospital After a Severe--" and it makes me wonder
if that headline was meant to reference an unseen fate of Featherstone,
who sought Diablo's immortality serum. Of course, we have no
confirmation that Diablo's immortality serum and his youth elixir are
the same potion but Featherstone was an elderly, wealthy man (an "aged
millionaire" perhaps?) and he did seek long time, which could possibly
have been granted by a youth serum. It's just speculation of my part
but it sure makes me wonder...it could have easily been a different
millionaire who sought to be young again, not to live forever. MANY
wealthy people were seeking Diablo's potions during the story...the
other newspapers we see on that panel do reference others we see who
acquired Diablo's potions such as the military and their Protecto-Dome
provided by Diablo and a desert that had been made fertile by Diablo's
Profile by Proto-Man.
Featherstone should be distinguished from:
Fantastic Four I#30 (September, 1964) - Stan Lee (writer, editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Chic Stone (inks)
Official Marvel Index to the Fantastic Four I#2 (January, 1986) - George Olshevsky (compiler, designer), Mark Gruenwald (project editor)
First posted: 07/18/2022
Last updated: 07/18/2022
Any Additions/Corrections? please let me know.
Non-Marvel Copyright info
All other characters mentioned or pictured are ™ and © 1941-2099 Marvel Characters, Inc. All Rights Reserved. If you like this stuff, you should check out the real thing!
Please visit The Marvel Official Site at: http://www.marvel.com
Special Thanks to www.g-mart.com for hosting the Appendix, Master List, etc.!
Back to Characters