Fantastic Four #18: Reed's Stretchy Body 38

Fantastic Four #18, page 7, panel 3 Written by: Stan Lee

Drawn by: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

Away from the dastardly plotting on the Skrull planet, the Fantastic Four are going shopping. But because this is decades before the media-savvy 2000s, they completely fail to do anything to conceal their presence in the store. So, it's no surprise that a riot breaks out when the shoppers discover bona fide celebrities in their midst.

Thankfully, being super-heroes, they can easily escape, with Reed using his body to create a sort of retractable escape pole. Except that's not what it is at all, but it's fairly hard to describe. What I do like is that it's Reed retracting his body, dragging Johnny and Sue out from the mob. Even if I'm clearly struggling to analogise it!

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #18 on our seventeenth episode: No Funny Title Springs To Mind