The super-elastic Mr. Fantastic, the force field-wielding Invisible Girl, the orange rock-covered Thing and the data-crammed robot Herbie make up a team of superheroes dedicated to thwarting would-be world-dominating villains.

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 Mr. Fantastic / ... 13 episodes, 1978
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 Sue Richards / ... 13 episodes, 1978
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 Ben Grimm / ... 13 episodes, 1978
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 H.E.R.B.I.E. / ... 13 episodes, 1978
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 Doctor Doom / ... 13 episodes, 1978
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Don Messick ...
 J.J. Colossal 13 episodes, 1978
Gene Moss ...
 Trapster 13 episodes, 1978
Nancy Wible
Joan Gerber
Vic Perrin
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In an attempted spaceflight, the crew of a ship are bombarded by cosmic radiation. Barely managing to crashland alive, the crew find themselves changed forever by their experience. Team leader, Scientist Reed Richard aka Mr. Fantastic gains the ability to stretch and shape his body to any shape, Sue Storm can become invisible and project telekinetic force fields as the Invisible Girl, and Pilot Ben Grimm becomes a superstrong rock creature known as the Thing. Together with their advanced robot assistant, H.E.R.B., this quartet faces the threats to the world as the Fantastic Four. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Don Messick, Mike Road, Ted Cassidy, & Vic Perrin were the only voice actors who have previously done voice work for Fantastic Four (1967). See more »

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During an episode featuring the villain Magneto, the character's voice changes completely between lines of dialog. This happens several times in the episode. See more »

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[opening narration]
Narrator: It was the world's strangest accident. While testing a new rocket ship, our heroes were bombarded by mysterious cosmic rays from outer space. Though they crash-landed safely, the strange and powerful rays had changed each one of them. Transforming their leader, Reed Richards, into the plastic-skinned Mr. Fantastic; Sue Richards into the "now you see her, now you don't" Invisible Girl; and Ben Grimm into a mighty-muscled powerhouse called The Thing. Now together with ...
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Great Cartoon Even Without The Human Torch
15 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

The New Fantastic Four was a fantastic (no pun intended) cartoon from the late 70's and even though it omitted a major character it was still highly enjoyable.

The Fantastic Four consisted of Mr Fantastic, The Invisible Woman, The Thing and The Human Torch. For some reason this show didn't feature the Human Torch; instead we got a robot called HERBIE who was annoying at first but became likeable after awhile.

The plots themselves were pure fun just like the original comics from the 60's/70's. All of the Fantastic Four's top foes such as The Frightful Four were here to battle the team. It was also great to see the Thing and HERBIE the Robot always arguing (they loved each other really).

All in all, a great cartoon series even if the robot had an annoying voice.


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