Saturday, February 4, 2012

Fantastic Four # 39

Issue: Fantastic Four # 39
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Jack Kirby
Publication Date: June 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Fantastic_Four_39


Commentary:

The Fantastic Four lose their powers, and Reed tries to replicate them using science.  He lights Johnny Storm on fire, hoping to put a spark back in the team (killing it with the puns here).

It's a rough time for the team to come up empty handed, as Dr. Doom is brought out of the hypnotic suggestion that he had defeated the Fantastic Four (as seen here).  Also, Matt Murdock returns as the team's legal counsel, which was decided after his encounter with them and Electro (seen here).

The team has to really on Daredevil's skills and Reed's smarts to survive, as Dr. Doom uses their own weapons against them.  The issue ends on a cliffhanger, as the team is still powerless and in combat against Doom.

Doom's really got to seal the deal on this one.  His enemies are powerless!  If he doesn't defeat them now (he won't), how does he still get off with being so arrogant?

Favorite Panel:

Daredevil under fire.

Next: Journey into Mystery # 117