Fantastic Four #12: Flamin' 'Eck 18

Fantastic Four #12, page 10, panel 6 Script: Stan Lee

Art: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

Come on Reed, get stretchin'! Johnny's crazy power usage is getting out of control!

And if we ever needed an explanation of why Johnny's power usage could be classed as 'unlikely', then this is it. Banner's assistant has dropped his wallet on the floor, and instead of walking over to it and picking it up, Johnny decides to try and use a 'flaming lasso' trick that he's been thinking of.

It really is rather lucky that instead of setting fire to the flammable wallet and incinerating everything within, Johnny manages to pick it up from afar and bring it over to him. The reason for this being lucky? Without the evidence contained within (a Communist party membership card, making the assistant a literal card-carrying Communist), the finger of suspicion would never have moved away from the Hulk.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #12 in our tenth episode: Hulk? Smash!