Drawn by: Jack Kirby
Inking: Dick Ayers
Lettering: Art Simek
We've arrived at one of the most important comics published in the early years of the Fantastic Four, the first Annual. This huge comic is probably the largest-scale Fantastic Four adventure published before the Galactus Saga (currently being covered by the podcast - check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #49 here, and we'll be covering Fantastic Four #50 this weekend), and is truly deserving of the description 'epic'.
It starts as a good Fantastic Four story should do, with Ben and Johnny having a spat, and destroying bits of the Baxter Building in the course of their fight. In this case, it's a fire-proof (not asbestos, sadly) vault door, that Ben rather cheekily suggests could be put onto a credit card to cover the costs.
Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four Annual #1 on our sixteenth episode: The Best Of Annuals, The Worst Of Annuals.