Marvel Classic Characters Fantastic Four #1 Mr Fantastic Statue from Dark Horse Deluxe. Appearing in 1961, the Fantastic Four was the first superhero team created by writer-editor Stan Lee and artist and co-plotter Jack Kirby. It ushered in the "Marvel Age" of comics and was an immediate success. The first statuette in the Fantastic Four Classic Character series is none other than Reed Richards as Mr. Fantastic. The ongoing character lineup will present these characters as they originally appeared, but they are deliberately different than what is common with a modern Marvel collectible sculpture, with features like a rougher surface texture, visible seam lines, and other slightly "distressed" aspects, such as paint application. Sculpted by Yoe! Studio. The statue is 5 1/2" tall, limited to 1,000 numbered pieces, packaged in its own tin box, with a pin-back button and character booklet.