Drawn by: Jack Kirby
Inking: Dick Ayers
Lettering: Art Simek
Another superb Flame On today as Johnny gives chase to Namor to rescue his sister. This panel encapsulates so much that is great about Kirby and Ayers working together - it's a small panel (one of eight on this page) and yet it's bursting with detail, from the insinuation of Johnny's physique beneath his flame to the richly rendered building in the background.
At the same time, it shows the frustrations of these small panels - Kirby designs this panel to be a feature moment, yet it feels lost on the page, tucked away in the top corner to allow space to be given to the soapy Namor/Dorma/Sue love triangle. If this annual had come two years later, this moment would have been given more space to breathe, and would have had been more impactful.
Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four Annual #1 on our sixteenth episode: The Best Of Annuals, The Worst Of Annuals.