Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Marvel History 247: Fantastic Four # 38

Issue: Fantastic Four # 38
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: May 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Fantastic_Four_38


Commentary:

The most important development of the issue, and one of the most important in the Marvel Universe so far, is that Paste-Pot Pete comes to the realization that Paste-Pot Pete is just a horrible name.  So he starts calling himself the Trapster.  This probably isn't going to win any prizes at the super-villain awards show, but it's a small step, and I for one am proud of Pete.

Then he goes and does a thing like using remote controlled asbestos tape, and all my new found respect just goes right out the window.

Anyways, the team beats the Frightful Four, although at issue's end, we see Thing transforming back to his normal human form in a cliffhanger moment.


Quick Thoughts:

  • Medusa notes that the Wizard's evilness frightens even her
  • Invisible Woman is able to hold up a force field even after being knocked unconscious

Favorite Panel:

The power of the Wizard is put on display in a rare full page splash in the middle of the issue.

Next: Journey into Mystery # 116