Fantastic Four #27: Flame On 65

Fantastic Four 27, page 14, panel 5

Fantastic Four 27, page 14, panel 5

Presented by the most talked-about team in comics: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, author and illustrator extraordinary

Inked by: George Roussos

Lettered by: S. Rosen

It’s a rare off-panel ignition for Johnny, and one that doesn’t quite add up. The ‘Flame On’ cry almost always accompanies Johnny’s ignition, and it’s just not clear how he gets himself in an elevated position to launch his fiery attack without having already ignited.

But let’s face it, this is just nit-picking. More important are the artistic shortcomings of the panel. I don’t like pointing out faults in Kirby’s artwork, but the lack of backgrounds and the lack of detail on the Atlanteans gives the feeling that this panel has been somewhat rushed.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #27 on our thirtieth episode: Horny Namor

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