Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Marvel History Post 116: Fantastic Four # 23

Issue: Fantastic Four # 23
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: February 1963

Brief Summary:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Fantastic_Four_23

Commentary:

Reed is haughty with the other members of the team, prompting them to suggest that someone else lead the Fan 4. It's good to see the bickering among Marvel's first family hasn't completed died down by issue 23.  


Torch busts out of an asbestos rug, thus providing hope that his days of being defeated by asbestos are drawing to a close.  This hope is quickly dashed when he's trapped in a car lined with it.


Doom almost kills the team by using a solar wave, which instantly transports them to outer space.  This is a rather substantial failure, as Doom himself gets thrown into the vastness of space.  Stan doesn't try to obscure the fact that Doom will be back, though, mentioning it in the final caption box at the issue's end.


Favorite Panel:


Good friends at play. 


Next:

Journey into Mystery # 101