Fantastic Four #6: Reed’s Stretchy Body 8

Fantastic Four #6, page 4, panel 6

Writer: Stan Lee

Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inker: Dick Ayers

Moving on into Fantastic Four #6, and Reed’s Stretchy Body is clearly the early focus of this blog…

It’s another instance of Reed doing little more than stretching really far, so what is it about this panel that draws my attention? First of all, it’s a non-combat maneuver. The team are answering their fan mail, and Reed decides to drop in on a hospitalised young fan. Second of all, it’s the first time unstable molecules are mentioned. It’s a handy little phrase that neatly explains how the team’s costumes can mimic their biological powers.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #6 on our fourth episode: Super-Villain Team Up


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