Fantastic Four #5: Reed's Stretchy Body 7

Fantastic Four #5, page 15, panels 4-7

Fantastic Four #5, page 15, panels 4-7

Writer: Stan Lee

Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inks: Joe Sinnott

Uncredited Letters: Art Simek

A glorious multi-panel post kicks off November at the Fantastic Flame On.

How often do you find yourself needing to board an enemy pirate vessel, only to find out that you've run out of grappling hooks and long planks of wood? Searching the hold, you can only find Mr Fantastic. I know, it happens like once a month, right? Well, thanks to Lee and Kirby, you no longer need to wonder how best to utilise your stretchy super-hero.

I'm a big fan of these few panels. I love the perspective in the first panel, with Reed threatening to stretch right out of the panel at the reader. I also like Reed's impatience, chiding Ben and the pirates for taking their time, and complaining that his back is hurting as The Thing and several pirates walk across it!

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #4 in our third episode: Super Villain Cavalcade