Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Marvel History 132: Fantastic Four # 25

Issue: Fantastic Four # 25
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: April 1964
Commentary:


Thing refutes on opportunity to return to his normal appearance, stating his reason as Alicia loves him just the way he is.  Ain't love grand?  The logic of this is lost on Reed.


There's a connection between this issue and Avengers # 3, which was the last appearance of the Hulk.  Even without his own comic, Hulk is still well integrated into the fabric of the early Marvel Universe.  Also, Stan does a good job of keeping his chronology of events straight...and then he goes and refers to Hulk as "Bob" Banner all issue.


This is a two-parter, so we've got to wait till next issue to find out how the battle royale between Thing and Hulk wraps up.

Favorite Panel:




You tell me who you think wins round one.

Next: Journey into Mystery # 103