Name: Susan Storm Richards
Identity: Publicly known
Legal Status: No criminal record
Other Aliases: None
Place of Birth: Glenville, Long Island, New York
Marital Status: Married
Known Relatives: Reed Richards (husband), Franklin Richards
(son), Johnny Storm (brother)
Group Affiliation: Fantastic Four
Base of Operations: Pier Four, New York City
First Appearance: FANTASTIC FOUR #1
History: Susan Storm, the eldest of two children born
to a physician and his wife, grew up comfortably in suburban
Long Island. At age 12 she met her future husband, Reed Richards,
then a Columbia University graduate student living in her aunt's
New York City rooming house. Enamored of the shy but handsome
scientist, Sue promised to keep in touch with him. When she
moved to California to pursue an acting career, Sue again encountered
Richards, and the two began a romantic relationship.
An aeronautical engineer, Richards was working on a starship
that would make it possible to travel to other solar systems.
When the government threatened to cut off its partial funding
of the project, Richards decided to make an immediate test flight.
It would have been just him and his friend, pilot Benjamin Grimm
-- but Susan and her brother, Johnny, insisted on going along.
In space, the starship unexpectedly encountered intense radiation,
which caused the crew to abort the flight and crash to Earth.
Following the accident, the four discovered that the cosmic
radiation had triggered mutagenic changes in their bodies. Now
able to turn invisible at will, Sue became a founding member
of Reed Richards' team of adventurers, the Fantastic Four.
Height: 5 ft. 6 in.
Weight: 120 lbs.
Other Distinguishing Features: None
Known Superhuman Powers: Sue Richards' psionic ability
to manipulate ambient cosmic energy enables her to bend light
around her body without distortion, thus rendering herself invisible.
The cells of her body produce an unknown form of energy she
can mentally project around other people and objects -- rending
them invisible, as well. Richards' brain cells produce psionic
force she can shape into relatively simple forms - such as rectangle
planes, globes, cylinders, cones and domes. Also, she can mentally
project protective fields that are highly resistant to concussive
forces. And by projecting columns of psionic force beneath her,
she can travel through the air.
Other Abilities: None
Weapons / Paraphernalia: None
Rebecca Staab played her in Fantastic
Four the movie.
Jessica Alba played her in Fantasic Four movie (2005).