Fantastic Four #16: Reed's Stretchy Body 27

Fantastic Four #16, page 18, panel 1 Script: Stan Lee

Art: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

We joke on the show about Reed's paranoia, concerned every few minutes with how his latest creation and/or best friend might just turn against humanity. But today's awesome piece of hyperbolic paranoia comes from Princess Pearla, the heir to the throne of a microscopic kingdom that has been taken over by Doctor Doom.

Pearla knows that the Lizard Men of Tok have been summoned to take over her land, and she explains how the evil lizards will utilise the Fantastic Four to aid their invasion. I guess that the Lizard Men of Tok are ferocious warriors, feared throughout the Microverse, yet they have never mastered the art of chopping down a tree to bridge a narrow ravine.

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