Mister Fantastic (Reed Richards) is a fictional character, a superhero that appears in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Created by writer Stan Lee and artist/co-plotter Jack Kirby, the character first appeared in The Fantastic Four #1 (Nov. 1961). He is a founding member of the Fantastic Four. Richards possesses a mastery of mechanical, aerospace and electrical engineering, chemistry, all levels of physics, and human and alien biology. BusinessWeek listed Mr. Fantastic as one of the top ten most intelligent fictional characters in American comics. He is the inventor of the spacecraft which was bombarded by cosmic radiation on its maiden voyage, granting the Fantastic Four their powers. Richards gained the ability to stretch his body into any shape he desires. The character of Reed Richards was portrayed by Ioan Gruffudd in the 2005 film Fantastic Four, and its 2007 sequel Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.
Reed Richard's name is briefly mentioned twice in the first episode of Spider-Man Unlimited. First mentioned in an interview, he is later seen again when Spider-Man gets some equipment from Reed which aids him in building his new stealth-uniform. In the comic book series, he is revealed to be The Brute, a Hulk-like creature that attacks Bestials.
Counter Earth BioEdit
In the Earth-751263 Reed Richards is one of the few human beings to be allowed to live at the top of the cities instead of The Basement, he along with Ben Grimm, Sue Storm and Johny Storm were on a spacecraft on a mission to reach The High Evolutonary's secret base when they were bombarded by cosmic radiation, this killed Johny Storm, made Sue Storm fall into a deep coma and Ben Grimm remained unchanged. However Reed Richards Became The Brute.
Mister Fantastic was ranked as the 41st Greatest Comic Book Character of All Time by Wizard magazine  IGN also ranked Reed Richards as the 40th Greatest Comic Book Hero of All Time stating that Mister Fantastic numbers among the very smartest men in the Marvel Universe; IGN also quoted that "Sure, his obsession with science sometimes comes at the detriment of his family life, but a kinder and nobler hero you'll rarely find." 
- MDP: Mister Fantastic - Marvel Database Project
- Official Marvel Picture site
- Official Fantastic Four movie webpage
- Official Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer movie webpage