Fantastic Four #8: Property Damage 9

Fantastic Four #8, page 19, panel 1

Fantastic Four #8, page 19, panel 1

Writer: Stan Lee

Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inker: Dick Ayers

Uncredited Letterer: Art Simek

Today’s ever-so-slightly wonky panel shows why the Fantastic Four may not necessarily be the best people to call if a prison riot occurs.

So, thanks to his wonderful clay, Phil The Puppet Master has caused a prison riot, whilst simultaneously escaping from the Four on his flying, jet-propelled robot horse. It’s not exactly clear why he does either of these things, but these things he does do.

Ben’s initial response to the prison riot is to rip a giant hole in the wall, an action not entirely recommended by the authorities. It’s not entirely clear why he does this either – his next actions involve hurling criminals into a pile of sand, twisting iron cell doors into a cage, and trapping the escaped prisoners. The same ones who wouldn’t have escaped if he hadn’t ripped a large hole in the wall.

Still, it makes for a gorgeous visual in an enlarged 2/3 page panel!

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #8 – with special guest Joshua Lapin-Bertone – on our sixth episode: Like A Puppet On A String


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