Fantastic Four #14: Property Damage 13

Fantastic Four #14, page 12, panel 2

Fantastic Four #14, page 12, panel 2

Script: Stan Lee

Art: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

Today’s post comes in form of  moral lesson regarding the charging of special rates for unusual vehicles in parking lots.

Let’s say that you had decided to drop your current job and open a parking lot somewhere close to downtown New York. One day, one of the city’s most famous super-heroes, the one with the shocking, mutated, rocky appearance, comes to park his car in your lot. You take one look at his unusual vehicle, a module from the Fantasticar, and decide that if he comes from an organisation rich enough to produce such a wacky automobile, he must be capable of paying a premium. So, you charge him double.

What you don’t know is that he’s on his way to see his sweetheart to tell he that he’s about to become the first surface-dweller to set foot in the undersea kingdoms, looking to rescue a team-member from the clutches of a super-powered being, the one who recently attempted to flood New York single-handedly. So, when he decides to stack the other cars in your lot into a giant tower to teach you a lesson, maybe you should think about your pricing policies and revise them to be more even-handed.

After all, you wouldn’t want him to come back…

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #14 on our twelfth episode: HYPNOFISH!!!

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