Fantastic Four #26: Reed’s Stretchy Body 62

Fantastic Four #26, page 13, panel 4

Fantastic Four #26, page 13, panel 4

Unforgettably Written In The Grand Manner by: Stan Lee

Powerfully Drawn In The Heroic Manner by: Jack Kirby

Inked by: George Roussos

Lettered by: Art Simek

And we’re back.

Plenty has happened since we last checked in with Fantastic Four #26. The Hulk and The Thing briefly tussled, Reed miraculously recovered from his illness, and the Avengers entered the plot with fists raised and repulsers charged. Because this is a comic, the meeting of two groups of super-heroes couldn’t pass without a fight.

Stan and Jack are clearly in the early days of working out how heroes can tussle without intentionally attacking each other, which is why we get the rather lame contrivance of Iron Man passing his arm into the path of Reed’s stretching arm, and Reed being unable to react in any way to this.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #26 on our twenty-seventh episode: Hulk Goes Home And Plays With His Trains with special guest-host Michael Bailey.

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