Fantastic Four #11: It's A Marvel Comic 9

Fantastic Four #11, page 1, panel 1 Script: Stan Lee

Art: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

Let's celebrate moving on to another issue of Fantastic Four with a glorious full-page Kirby panel!

It was traditional for Stan Lee to proclaim that he was doing things for the first time in his magazines. After all, we've already seen the Fantastic Four face such real world issues as financial destitution, a problem that would hardly have bugged Bruce Wayne or Clark Kent.

The 'first' that we see in the image today is so remarkable as an event that I wonder if it's ever been done again. The Fantastic Four go to the newsstand to pick up the latest issue of their own title, only to find the place is crammed with fans. Unwilling to wait in line, they head off home again.

Surely the Marvel Universe version of Martin Goodman would have placed them on a comp list?

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #11 on our ninth episode: Episode 9 - Patriotic Pedestrians Proceeding from Planet Poppup Prefer Poorly Produced Podcasts!


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