Fantastic Four #11: Flame On 20

Fantastic Four #11, page 9 (again), panel 5

Fantastic Four #11, page 9 (again), panel 5

Script: Stan Lee

Art: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

Let’s try this again, shall we? Evil WordPress ate my last attempt at writing this post.

In this final excerpt from Fantastic Four #11, the team still haven’t conjured up any kind of plan to deal with the omnipotent shape-changing menace. So, they just attack him blindly with all of their powers. Which is why, when the Impossible Man takes to the skies, Johnny yells his catchphrase and gives chase.

Now, those of you reading this blog who are not seasoned comics readers may be looking at this panel and wondering to yourself, “Wow, there’s a distinct lack of backgrounds, walls and floors there. It’s almost as if this panel was rushed by Kirby and Ayers.” Well, the more experienced readers will, of course, recognise that for this panel only, the entire Fantastic Four have been shunted into the Phantom Zone. Or the white room from Invincible. Yeah, that’s it…

Sadly, none of the remaining panels from this issue are eligible for inclusion in the blog, so we are denied the enjoyment of watching an entire planet ignore the ADHD-ridden alien. My particular favourite is the shot of the boxers in the ring casually leaning against the ropes, yawning, whilst the Impossible Man desperately tries to get attention.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #11 on our ninth episode: Episode 9 – Patriotic Pedestrians Proceeding from Planet Poppup Prefer Poorly Produced Podcasts!

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