Written by: Stan Lee
Drawn by: Jack Kirby
Inking: Dick Ayers
Lettering: Art Simek
I think it's clear where the inspiration for this image comes from: Glaucomys sabrinus, the North American flying squirrel. Although the dialogue mentions Reed's body being a parachute, I much prefer him using his body to create a glider effect, as seen.
It's not an image or usage we've seen in the 50 issues since, sadly.
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