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The Fantastic Four

 
 

 

 

 

Prod. Notes:


 

September 1994 - February 1996,  syndicated

Marvel, New World Entertainment

 

Cast:

 

Mr. Fantastic/Reed Richards .......................................... Beau Weaver

Invisible Woman/Sue Storm .................................................... Lori Alan

Human Torch/Johnny Storm ................................ Brian Austin Green

Human Torch/Johnny Storm ......................................... Quinton Flynn

The Thing/Ben Grimm ...................................................... Chuck McCann

Dr. Doom .......................................................................................... Neil Ross

Dr. Doom ........................................................................... Simon Templeton

Alicia Masters ...................................................................... Pauline Lomas

Black Panther/T'Challa ......................................................... Keith David

Crystal .................................................................................... Kathy Ireland

Daredevil/Matt Murdock ............................................... Bill Smitrovich

Dick Clark .......................................................................................... Himself

Ego, the Living Planet ................................................................ Kay Kutor

Franklin Storm Sr. .................................................. Richard McGonagle

Galactus .......................................................................................... Tony Jay

Gary Owens ....................................................................................... Himself

Ghost Rider ......................................................................... Richard Greico

Gorgon ...................................................................................... Michael Dorn

Hulk/Bruce Banner ................................................................ Ron Perlman

Hydro-Man .............................................................................. Brad Garrett

Impossible Man ...................................................................... Jess Harnell

Karnak ..................................................................................... Clyde Kusatsu

Maximus the Mad ................................................................... Mark Hamill

Medusa ....................................................................................... Iona Morris

Miss Forbes .................................................................................... Joan Lee

Mole Man ................................................................................ Gregg Berger

Namor, the Sub Mariner .............................................. James Warwick

Princess Annelle ........................................................ Mary Kay Bergman

Psycho Man ............................................................................ Jamie Horton

Puppet Master ............................................................................... Neil Ross

Rick Jones ................................................................................ Benny Grant

The Seeker ........................................................................ Kerrigan Mahan

Silver Surfer ........................................................................... Robin Sachs

Silver Surfer ..................................................................... Edward Albert

Super Skrull .................................................................................. Neil Ross

Terrax the Terrible ............................................................ Ron Feinberg

Thor ............................................................................... John Rhyes-Davies

Trapster ................................................................................... Beau Weaver

Triton ....................................................................................... Rocky Carroll

Ulysses S. Klaw ........................................................... Charles Howerton

The Watcher ................................................................ Alan Oppheheimer

The Wizard .............................................................................. Ron Perlman

 

 

 

 

Synopsis:

 


 
In 1994, the original Marvel Comics superheroes returned to the small screen for their third animated series. Created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1961, The Fantastic Four went through considerably fewer cast changes than most superhero teams, and this cartoon version brought back the original foursome.

The Fantastic Four came into being thanks to a rocket designed by ace scientist Reed Richards. Pilot Ben Grimm (Reedís best friend) took the experimental rocket up for a test flight, bringing along Reed, Susan Richards (Reedís wife), and Johnny Storm (Susanís younger brother). When the ship passed through cosmic radiation too strong for its shields to withstand, the passengers were all bombarded with cosmic rays. Crash landing on earth, the four discovered that the radiation had left each of them with a strange, new power.

Reed, soon to be called Mr. Fantastic, became a pliable mass, with limbs that could stretch to seemingly endless limits. Sue gained the power of invisibility, and was thus named The Invisible Woman. Ben became The Thing, an incredibly strong, orange granite behemoth who constantly grumbled about his new lumpy appearance. Johnny gained the ability to "Flame on," encasing his body in fire and giving him the power of flight. The impetuous youth's new powers earned him the nom de superhero The Human Torch.

Unlike previous versions, this Fantastic Four ran storylines adapted straight from the comics, sometimes taking a more serious tone than earlier FF cartoons. Arch-nemesis Dr. Doom made his obligatory appearances, but the FF were also menaced by the planet-eating Galactus and his heralds, the shape-changing Skrulls, and Prince Namor, the Sub-Mariner, who wanted to make the Invisible Woman his undersea bride. Two and three-part stories were commonplace, and romantic flings (such as Johnnyís with the Inhuman Crystal) covered full seasons.

Aired back-to-back with Iron Man, The Fantastic Four formed half of the weekend syndicated Marvel Action Hour. The package ran for two seasons, with 26 episodes apiece for the two components. After its cancellation, The Fantastic Four returned to the comic world, waiting for another shot at the big time.

 


 

 
 
Episodes:
 

 

Season 1

 

The Origin Of The Fantastic Four, Part 1

The Origin Of The Fantastic Four, Part 2

Now Comes The Sub-Mariner

Incursion Of The Skrulls

The Ghost In The Machine

The Silver Surfer & The Coming Of Galactus, Part 1

The Silver Surfer & The Coming Of Galactus, Part 2

Superskrull

The Mask of Doom, Part 1

The Mask of Doom, Part 2

The Mask of Doom, Part 3

Mole Man

Behold The Negative Zone

The Silver Surfer & The Return Of Galactus

 

Season 2

 

And A Blind Man Shall Lead Them

Inhumans Saga, Part 1: And The Wind Cries Medusa

Inhumans Saga, Part 2: The Inhumans Among Us

Inhumans Saga, Part 3: Beware The Hidden Land

Worlds Within Worlds

To Battle The Living Planet

Prey Of The Black Panther

When Calls Galactus

Nightmare In Green

Behold, A Distant Star

Hopelessly Impossible

The Sentry Sinister

Doomsday

 


 

Opening Themes:

 


 

Season 1

Season 2

 

 

 

 

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