|This article is written from the Real World perspective|
|Beginning date||September 9, 1978|
|End date||December 16, 1978|
|Number of Episodes||13|
|Producers|| Lee Gunther|
David H. DePatie
|Previous Series||Fantastic Four (1967)|
Fantastic Four, also titled The Fantastic Four, is a series based on Marvel Comics characters Fantastic Four that aired between September 9 and December 16, 1978. It is the second series based on the characters after Fantastic Four (1967).
The series only lasted thirteen episodes. Many episodes share the same name as it's predecessor.
The character of Human Torch does not appear on this series. Rumors stated that he was rejected out of fear that children would light themselves on fire to imitate him. Really, he was licensed for an unmade live-action project. He is replaced by the robot H.E.R.B.I.E., who was eventually adapted into the comics.
Marvel reedited and redubbed footage of this series, along with Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends and The Incredible Hulk (1982), into funny segments called "Marvel Mash-Up". The segments appeared on Disney XD along with The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes and Ultimate Spider-Man.
|Fantastic Four series|
|Pre-MAU||Fantastic Four (1967) • Fantastic Four (1978) • Fred and Barney Meet the Thing|
|Post-MAU||Fantastic Four: World's Greatest Heroes|