Fantastic Four #10: Reed’s Stretchy Body 16

Fantastic Four #10, page 3, panel 2

Fantastic Four #10, page 3, panel 2

Script: Stan Lee

Pencilling: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Uncredited Lettering: Art Simek

This is the sixth panel I’ve posted from this issue of Fantastic Four #10, and we’re nowhere near establishing any kind of plot. But when we’re knocking tropes off left right and centre, does it really matter?More importantly, when Kirby’s having this much fun this early on with Reed’s body, does the lack of any sign of the plot in the first three pages really matter? I love the curves of Reed’s elongated form, and the way that Kirby subtly suggests that Reed is dragging himself out from the crowd using his arms for momentum. There’s great humour in this panel.

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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