Fantastic Four #3: Reed’s Stretchy Body 4

Fantastic Four #2, page 21, panel 6

Writer: Stan Lee

Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inker: Sol Brodsky

Uncredited Letterer: Art Simek

Escaping from a re-united Fantastic Four in the atomic-powered tank, the Miracle Man shoots out a tyre on the Four’s car with hypnotism with his gun. Ever resourceful, Reed contorts hit body into a tyre to allow the car to continue. The car, however, is an antique racing car that happened to be parked nearby, and you have to wonder how it manages to keep pace with the atomic-powered tank.

Still, I like this use of Reed’s powers. It’s inventive, resourceful, visually interesting, and shows a little bit of his character as he points out that he can’t keep it up forever.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #3 in our second episode: Secret Invasion Tie-In

 

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