Fantastic Four #17: Flamin' 'Eck 23

Fantastic Four #17, page 3, panel 4 Story: Stan Lee

Art: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

Thankfully, the comic-reading malaise lasts as long as it takes for a flashback scene to recap recent events, and then the team are off to look for Doom. Strangely enough, they decide that the only place he can be is in New York, so they head off to partake in some highly ineffective searching.

Heat Sonar is Johnny's useless contribution to the search. Forgetting that Doom's metallic armour is far more likely to absorb the heat than reflect it, that the temperature of his heat rays will drop the further they get from his body, and that he has no process or ability to distinguish the heat reflection of one person from the next, Johnny effectively wastes his time  and power floating uselessly above the streets of New York.

Don't forget to let us know your favourite under-rated Fantastic Four stories!

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #17 on our fifteenth episode: Whence Came The Man of Asbestos