Fantastic Four #16: The Humanity of Benjamin J. Grimm 6

Fantastic Four #16, page 9, panels 3-5

Script: Stan Lee

Art: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

It's been a very long time since we've seen Ben pop back to human form. I wonder if he's forgotten what his regular face looks like?

Today's transformation comes in the middle of a spot of spring cleaning. It's probably the most typical sort of transformation for Ben. Reed has concocted a potion or serum that he happily feeds Ben without any concerns as to its side-effects, carcinogenic contents, any allergies Ben may have, etc.

As we all know by now, these transformations rarely stick, although it's a full three pages before we see Ben as The Thing again. Rather unusually, the transformation back happens off panel, and not a single member of the team comments on it.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #16 on our fourteenth episode: The Return of Doctor Doom