Fantastic Four Annual #1: It's... ASBESTOS 16

Fantastic Four Annual #1, page 7, panel 1 Written by: Stan Lee

Drawn by: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

This isn't just any old asbestos netting.

With fibres hand-woven in a tradition stretching back generations, strengthened with the cutting edge technology of unstable molecules, and absolutely not carcinogenic in any way, this is the finest asbestos netting.

Asbestos netting. Reassuringly expensive.

And with that obscure reference to 1990s beer adverts shown in the United Kingdom out of the way, let's take a look at some of the alarming suggestions thrown out by this scene. Not that Reed has spent time devising various pulley-mounted restraining devices for his young friend. More that he appears to have installed theses pulley-mounted restraining devices in Sue's bedroom (as evidenced by the water damage to Sue's wardrobe later on the page).

That's pretty presumptuous!

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