Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Marvel History Post 123: Fantastic Four # 24

Issue: Fantastic Four # 24
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: March 1964
Commentary:


The bad guy in this issue (Infant Terrible) is another of Stan's all too powerful galactic forces, a common foe for the Fan 4.  Sue references at one point that Infant Terrible is even more powerful than Molecule Man.  There's no reference to Mole Man, and that's likely because no power on Earth (above or below ground) can combat him.  


Kudos to Stan for trying to vary his formula in villains, although I think the cure for formulaic super heroics in this case would be more personality, not less.  

Quick Thoughts:
  • Life magazine gets a reference.  How quaint.
  • Some of the early tension between Thing and Richards resurfaces for a brief moment
Favorite Panel:


Yeah, who else is into disembodied legs.  Anyone?  Anyone?

Next: Journey into Mystery # 102