Fantastic Four #10: Flamin’ ‘Eck 6

Fantastic Four #10, page 2, panel 7

Fantastic Four #10, page 2, panel 7

Script: Stan Lee

Pencilling: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Uncredited Lettering: Art Simek

Boy, page 2 of this issue is a real gold mine for this blog. It’s reference-a-riffic!

I hinted at this a couple of posts ago – Johnny’s ability to melt things without generating heat. Now, whilst there are things which do melt easily with only minor changes in heat in the immediate surrounding area – check out an ice-cube any time you like – there is no way I am being sold on Johnny melting his way through the lock on the door without generating enough heat to do something nasty to the atomic pile powering that lock.

This clearly smacks of Stan skimming through a science article, possibly on a theoretical topic, and deciding to drop it into the story both as a way of showing how up to date with science that Marvel was, and of attempting to give Marvel comics credibility.

Not a fan.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #9 on our seventh episode: Don! Don! Don! Don-Don-Don! Don-Don-Don!

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