fantastic four #23:
sue's force fields of awesome 6
Written by: Stan Lee
Illustrated by: Jack Kirby
Inked by: George Roussos
Lettered by: S. Rosen
It would be a terrible thing to suggest that this issue of The Fantastic Four is light on plot. I'm sure there are strong thematic reasons why, in an issue featuring Doctor Doom recruiting a bunch of Z-list semi-powered goons to be his henchmen, the Fantastic Four should go through a leadership crisis.
However, three pages is a bit too much, considering most of this time is spent on Johnny and Ben fighting. Any thematic links are lost by making the election a joke, and when Sue gets fed up and breaks up the fight, the reader can't help but empathise with her.
Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #23 on our twenty-third episode: (Asbestos) Grease Is The Word