One might say the same of Spider-Man following what happens to Uncle Ben. However, in both instances, an external event happening to a guardian figure forces the hero into the role. What keeps the Fantastic Four intact? Later on, a lot will be made of how the Fantastic Four are a family, and this is what keeps them together. In these earlier stories, while Torch and Invisible Girl are certainly still brother and sister, there is not as much of a familial tie between these characters. Although some of the animosity between members has settled down since the very early issues, I have not yet noticed the group functioning as a family unit.
Oh, and the Thinker, who has thought of everything, did not think of the unexpected. Kind of lame. Hey, at least he wasn't a Red. Quick Thoughts:
- Another appearance of the Fantastic Four comics magazine within this issue. Still don't know why I'm obsessed with meta.
- The Thing, for the first time, shows that he cares about Torch when he tells him he'll miss him. Ain't that cute.
Next: Journey into Mystery # 93