Fantastic Four #3: It’s… ASBESTOS 18

Fantastic Four #23, page 7, panel 3

Fantastic Four #23, page 7, panel 3

Written by: Stan Lee

Illustrated by: Jack Kirby

Inked by: George Roussos

Lettered by: S. Rosen

There are two wonderful things about this panel.

First off, the Fantastic Four have an asbestos rug. I’m sure this is both stylish and comfortable, and not in any way an ugly grey fibrous sheet that no-one wants to walk on without protective footwear.

Secondly, Ben has the cheek to call Johnny out for his temper tantrums. Whilst there could be a line drawn between Johnny’s emotions and his spontaneous ignitions, it’s very clearly Ben who has the anger management issues in this period of the Fantastic Four. I’m sure he’s been responsible for more intentional destruction of items inside the Baxter Building than Johnny has!

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #23 on our twenty-third episode: (Asbestos) Grease Is The Word


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