Just to mix it up, comic writers sometimes give a superhero a brand new power. In recent years, Superman developed a combustible ability called the Super Flare. The Flash seems to find a new power almost every month as he experiments with the Speed Force.
Only last year, Daredevil became a freaking god! Alterations in the status quo like are usually dismissed by readers as nothing more than a gimmick. But every once in a while, these tweaks drastically change the characters and stories for the better.
Case in point, let's look at the Fantastic Four member, Susan Storm. Upon her debut, her only ability was to turn transparent. Two years later, Jack Kirby and Stan Lee decided to give her the ability to generate force fields. Although Susan was originally considered the weakest of the Fantastic Four, this new development turned her into the most powerful member of the team.
However, this is one of over a dozen times Marvel's First Family developed new abilities. There's more to Ben Grimm's powers than "being the rock guy". Johnny Storm can do much more than turn into fire. Reed Richards' stretching abilities may seem silly but many readers don't realise how unstoppable he is.
Let's have a look at ten superpowers you didn't know the Fantastic Four have.
James Egan has written 80 books including
1000 Facts about Superheroes Vol. 1-3
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