Fantastic Four #18: Flame On 46

Fantastic Four #18, page 8, panel 1

Fantastic Four #18, page 8, panel 1

Written by: Stan Lee

Drawn by: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

All this talk about bringing in water cannons to the UK to quell any rioting seems like our politicians are missing the point – simply get a teenager to burst into flames! As shown here, it’s a fairly effective method of crowd dispersal. Well, more like it turns a single-minded crowd into a mass of panicky individuals. But still, they’re likely to have forgotten about up mobile phone shops in their terror…

It’s also a rare instance of Flame On being rendered as a sound effect, devoid of speech bubble. A part of me like to think that Johnny made the letters appear in flame above his head… and then I remember that I rather dislike that sort of thing, and go take a cold shower to calm down.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #18 on our seventeenth episode: No Funny Title Springs To Mind


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