|Also Known as:||Mr. Fantastic|
|First Appearance:||Fantastic Four #1|
|Team Affiliations||Fantastic Four|
|Created by||Stan Lee|
Dr. Reed Richards is a brilliant inventor and founding member of the Fantastic Four. In the original origin, Reed lead the founding members of the Fantastic Four into space (to beat the communist there) sneaking past the military’s personal. One thing that has remained true to their origin over time is that Reed with the rest of the team was bombarded with cosmic rays and upon crashing back to earth Transformed. Reed Richards, or Mr. Fantastic as he would come to be called after that fateful day developed elastic – stretching- powers.
In the early days after the change Reed would spend a great amount of his mental resources on trying and failing to find a cure for The Thing, the lone teammate made unable to have a normal life by the powers he gained. He is driven by a feeling of responsibility and guilt for what happened to the team. However his work for Ben, did not stop him from advancing the Fantastic Four though the development of many of the teams tools including the Fantasti-Car.
In these early issues Reed Richards is engaged to Sue Storm (the Invisible Girl at that point) although that dynamic will at times play out with a love triangle between the two of them and Namor.
In early continuity, Reed Richards had served during World War II along with Ben Grim, a fact seen in Sgt. Fury #3 as well as in other flashbacks.
It is also reveled that in Reed’s past he attended college with both Ben Grimm (his roommate) and the brilliant Dr. Doom whom becomes one of the primary adversaries of the Fantastic Four.
Fantastic Four #1 :First appearance, as well as his first mission and origin.
Fantastic Four #2 :Exhibits skill at hypnosis in dealing with the remaining Skrulls.
Fantastic Four #3
Fantastic Four #4
Fantastic Four #5 :College background as relates to going with Doctor Doom is revealed.
Fantastic Four #6
Fantastic Four #7
Strange Tales #101
Fantastic Four #8 :Works on a potion to cure the thing.
Strange Tales #103
Fantastic Four #9 :Bankrupts the Fantastic four with bad stock investments.
Fantastic Four #10 :is switched into Doctor Dooms body, has to convince the Fantastic Four of the truth.
Strange Tales #105
Fantastic Four #11
Fantastic Four #11 :Opens up on his feelings for Sue, depth given to his college days as well as time in the service. Tries to make Ben normal again.
Strange Tales #106
Amazing Spider-Man #1
Fantastic Four #12
Strange Tales #107
Fantastic Four #13
Sgt. Fury And His Howling Commandos #3
Fantastic Four #18
Amazing Spider-Man #5
Fantastic Four #19
Fantastic Four #20
Strange Tales #115
Fantastic Four #21
Amazing Spider-Man #8
Strange Tales #116
Fantastic Four #22
Fantastic Four #27
Fantastic Four #28
Tales Of Suspense #56
Amazing Spider-Man Annual #1
Fantastic Four #29
Fantastic Four #30
Fantastic Four Annual #2
Strange Tales #125
Fantastic Four #31