TODAY IN COMIC BOOK HISTORY: NOV. 27, 1961
The day Marvel hit the reset button on comics and threw the superhero rulebook out the window. Now costumed heroes had personal problems, they were feared by the general populace and often bickered with one another.
Fantastic Four #1 introduced the the titular superhero team which operated more like a superhero family. What started off as a way to cash in on the popularity of DC’s Justice League of America, by Marvel’s then publisher Martin Goodman, turned into something more and paved the way for the Marvel Age of Comics.
Created by Jack Kirby & Stan Lee, the Fantastic Four became one of the best selling comic books of the 60s and introduced a variety of Super Villains and Heroes alike, some of whom would eventually get their own books (Galactus, Namor, Silver Surfer, The Inhumans, Doctor Doom, Black Panther ext.).
For a detailed look at the team members and their origins watch this video.