Though traditionally a quartet, there have been upwards of 20 members of the Fantastic Four over the years.  In addition to the long-term She-Hulk membership, The Black Panther was the team leader at one point, Power Man was hired to fill in for a depowered Thing, and even several of Johnny Storm’s girlfriends (Crystal, Namorita AND Ms. Thing) made the cut.  Even now, the core four members are joined in action by Richards children Franklin and Valeria, leading to today’s Future Foundational query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) finds that I lean towards Spider-Man, especially in his black-and-white costume, asking: Which of the OTHER GUYS in the Fantastic Four do you most consider a REAL member?


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  1. Lemmy Caution (@_Lemmy_Caution) on

    My first thought is Spidey, but i actually think of him as a member of the Fantastic 5, and that’s What If.

    So i pick She-Thing. I just always liked Sharon even as the wrestler Ms. Marvel.

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