Fantastic Four #27: Reed’s Stretchy Body 70

Fantastic Four #27, page 19, panel 6

Fantastic Four #27, page 19, panel 6

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

I rather like this panel. Reed rarely gets down and dirty with a villain, and his combat with Namor has lasted for the majority of this issue. There are times when it’s been like proper wrestling (with a few extra-length limbs thrown into the mix). Here, though, Reed seems to be channelling a little bit of The Absorbing Man (and, co-incidentally, I’m watching the first episode of the second season of Agents of SHIELD, featuring said villain) with his fist. Note how his legs function as handcuffs, wrapping around Namor’s wrists to continue the hold. It’s a great piece of choreography, and the kind of move we need to see in the upcoming movie.

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


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