Fantastic Four #21: Reed’s Stretchy Body 52

Fantastic Four #21, page 16, panel 1

Fantastic Four #21, page 16, panel 1

Written by: Stan Lee

Drawn by: Jack Kirby

Inked by: George Bell

Lettered by: Art Simek

It’s hard to sympathise with comic book henchmen. Cities like Gotham and New York are full of bozos who would happily put on any crazy costume if it meant they got to wield a gun or punch a lycra-clad teenager in the face. And to make it even harder, these specific henchmen have signed up with Hitler, who is wearing a tie-dye Klan costume. Sympathy is in short supply.

And then they make a completely stupid move, like not questioning a perfectly flat, brand-new blue road in the jungle. Of course it’s Reed who, presumably, was quite happy to lie face-down in the jungle whilst a dozen henchmen trample across his back.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #21 on our twenty-first episode: Powered By Hateful Hate From A Hate Raygun, with special guest host David Wynne.


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