Fantastic Four #12: Reed’s Stretchy Body 19

Fantastic Four #12, page 15, panel 6

Fantastic Four #12, page 15, panel 6

Script: Stan Lee

Art: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

Ah, now, this is more like it.

I think we’re all used to Reed using his body to break somebody’s fault, but normally he’s stretched out between, say, a couple of lampposts to provide him something to brace against. Here, he does his best Great A’tuin impersonation (go check out the concept of the Discworld for an explanation behind that reference), using his own limbs for bracing.

Not that’s he’s stretched them out at all, meaning that the area of his body that Ben is about to crash into is at most a foot off the ground. I hope Reed is very, very rigid…

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #12 in our tenth episode: Hulk? Smash!

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