Fantastic Four Annual #1: Property Damage 17

Fantastic Four Annual #1, page 6, panel 1

Fantastic Four Annual #1, page 6, panel 1

Written by: Stan Lee

Drawn by: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

We’ve arrived at one of the most important comics published in the early years of the Fantastic Four, the first Annual. This huge comic is probably the largest-scale Fantastic Four adventure published before the Galactus Saga (currently being covered by the podcast – check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #49 here, and we’ll be covering Fantastic Four #50 this weekend), and is truly deserving of the description ‘epic’.

It starts as a good Fantastic Four story should do, with Ben and Johnny having a spat, and destroying bits of the Baxter Building in the course of their fight. In this case, it’s a fire-proof (not asbestos, sadly) vault door, that Ben rather cheekily suggests could be put onto a credit card to cover the costs.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four Annual #1 on our sixteenth episode: The Best Of Annuals, The Worst Of Annuals.

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