Saturday, October 8, 2011

Marvel History 148: Fantastic Four # 27

Issue: Fantastic Four # 27
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: 1964
Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Fantastic_Four_27

Commentary:


Well, Reed goes out to pick up an engagement ring for Sue, and while he's out, Namor sleazes his way in and captures her, vowing to make her fall in love with him in 24 hours.  


We've seen this gimmick before, and believe it or not, it's 47 years later, and Namor's still trying to ingratiate himself with other people's girlfriends, as recent issues of Uncanny X-Men will attest.  Dude owns three fourths of the world; can't he find a mermaid to satiate his lust?


Dr. Strange makes a guest star appearance.  He helps Torch and Thing catch up with Reed, who finds Namor on his own, and then also separates everyone before real damage can be done.  Also, Reed lays on the passion in a display of emotion that, for him, is pretty impressive. Alas, he does not pop the question before issue's end.


Favorite Panel:


Next panel, Thing tells Reed what he wants for Christmas.


Next: Journey into Mystery # 105