Saturday, October 1, 2011

Marvel History 138: Fantastic Four # 26

Issue: Fantastic Four # 26
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: May 1964

Thing and Hulk continue their fight from last issue, and then the Avengers get involved for a big old superhero throw down.  So, really, Planet Hulk was kind of just rehash.  Can you believe that?  Retreading old plot ideas in superhero comics?  That seems insane!

Regardless, the threat of the Hulk in the MU is one of the early continuing story lines.  Hulk keeps cropping up in different places, and in this ish, even the combined might of the Avengers and Fan Four struggles to take him out.

Quick Thoughts:

  • There's a little bit of animosity between Richards and Iron Man.
  • Hulk points out Mjolnir is the one thing he fears

Favorite Quote: "You've even got muscles in your voice!" Thing, to Thor

Favorite Panel: Reed starts to lose his grip, in more ways that one.

Next: Avengers # 5