This is the one-hundredth and seventh in a series of examinations of comic book urban legends and whether they are true or false. Click here for an archive of the previous one-hundred and six. Click here for a similar archive, only arranged by subject.
This is a special theme week to coincide with this week's release of The Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer! Fantastic Four and Silver Surfer Urban Legends!!!
COMIC URBAN LEGEND: The Fantastic Four were going to wear masks originally.
As I mentioned in a previous Comic Book Urban Legends Revealed installment earlier this year, when the Fantastic Four first began, they were intentionally depicted without costumes.
With issue #3, though, Marvel decided to change that, and introduced the Fantastic Four costumes that we all know and love.
But could you believe that the costumes we all know and love were not their ORIGINAL costumes?
Thanks to the excellent research skills of comic historian Greg Theakston in the pages of his Pure Images #2, we can now see the original Fantastic Four costumes, complete with a different chest logo and, of all things, MASKS!!
Check out the original art and the corrected art that was published in Fantastic Four #3!