Franklin Richards

The Religious Affiliation of
Franklin Richards

Religion: Episcopalian CBR Scale: I

Name: Franklin Richards

Other Names: Franklin Benjamin Richards; Tattletale; Psi-Lord; Messianic Franklin; Avatar; Ego-Spawn; Psilord; Zero Man

Classification: hero hero  

Publisher(s): Marvel

First Appearance: Fantastic Four Annual #6 (Nov. 1968): "Let There Be... Life!"

First Appearance (Additional Details): (as Psi-Lord, MC-2) What If...? (vol. 2) #105 (Feb. 1998): "Legacy...."

Creators: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Joe Sinnott

Super? (Has Super Powers/Special Abilities/Technology): Yes

Number of Appearances: 650

   Comic Book Appearances: 648

   TV, Film Appearances: 1

   Video Game, Computer Game Appearances: 1

Teams/Affiliations: Daydreamers; Fantastic Five; Fantastic Force; Generation X; Power Pack; The Fantastic Four

Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA

Race: white

Gender: male

Fantastic Four #245 (Aug. 1982): When young child Franklin Richards lost control of his powers, he appeared as virtually omnipotent adult form of himself as Messianic Franklin and later (in Fantastic Force #s 10-12) as "Avatar." Had vast ability to manipulate energy.

Franklin Richards

This character is in the following 121 stories which have been indexed by this website:
The Avengers
Captain America (vol. 3) #1 (Jan. 1998): "The Return of Steve Rogers, Captain America" (mentioned)
Captain Britain (vol. 1) #4 (3 Nov. 1976): "The Thing -- Amok!"
Dark Avengers/Uncanny X-Men: Utopia #1 (Aug. 2009): "Utopia: Part 1" (1-panel cameo)
Dark Wolverine #77 (Oct. 2009): "The Prince: Part 3" (mentioned)
Deadpool (vol. 3) #900 (Dec. 2009): untitled introductory text page (mentioned)
Earth X #2 (May 1999): "Chapter Two"
Fantastic Five
Fantastic Force
Fantastic Four
Fantastic Four Presents Franklin Richards
Fantastic Four Unlimited #2 (June 1993): "Pope Must Die!"
Fantastic Four: Atlantis Rising #2 (July 1995): "Assault on Atlantis"
Fantastic Four: What Lies Between (2007)
Heroes Reborn: The Return #1 (Dec. 1997): "The Judgment" (lead character)
The Irredeemable Ant-Man #5 (Apr. 2007): "Franklin Richards" (lead character)
Marvel Age Annual #1 (Jan. 1985)
Marvel Double-Shot #3 (Mar. 2003): "The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit"
Marvel Fanfare (vol. 1) #22 (Sep. 1985): "Pin-Ups by Steacy"
Marvel Holiday Special #1 (Dec. 1991): untitled illustration
Marvel Holiday Special 2004
Marvel Knights 4
Marvel Knights Spider-Man #6 (Nov. 2004): "Venomous: Part Two" (1-panel cameo)
Marvel Super-Heroes (vol. 2) #6 (July 1991): "Natives in a Strange Land"
Marvel Super-Heroes Secret Wars
Marvel Team-Up
Marvel Two-in-One
The Original Ghost Rider #19 (Jan. 1994): "Silent Night... Deadly Night!"
Power Pack
The Secret Defenders #25 (Mar. 1995): "Final Defense, Part 4: Dead on Arrival" (cameo)
Secret Wars II #6 (Dec. 1985): "Life Rules!"
Spider-Man and Power Pack (vol. 2) #4 (Apr. 2007): "Evolution Revolution" (lead character)
Superman / Fantastic Four (Apr. 1999): "The Infinite Destruction"
Thunderbolts (vol. 1) #2 (May 1997): "Deceiving Appearances"
Universe X Special: 4 (Oct. 2000)
What If...? (vol. 2) #105 (Feb. 1998): "Legacy...."
X-Men Forever (vol. 1) #1 (Jan. 2001): "The Destiny Pact" (mentioned)
X-Men Unlimited (vol. 1) #14 (Mar. 1997): "Innocence Lost" (lead character)

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