Fantastic Four #7: Fear Of The Thing 6

Fantastic Four #7, page 3, panel 2

Writer: Stan Lee

Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inker: Dick Ayers

I really like today’s instance of Fear Of The Thing. It’s an fictional Fear, coming as it does from Ben’s imagination as he tries to come up with a reason for getting out of the celebratory dinner hosted by the US government. The thing that causes this little unreal rampage is some unexpected photographers, showing not only a wonderful sense of self-awareness from Ben (little more than a drop of a hat would cause his outbursts in these early issues) but also highlighting a theme more associated with Hulk – fear of the monster within.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #7 in our fifth episode: The Strangest Tales Of All


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