Fantastic Four #23: Sue's Force Fields Of Awesome 8

Fantastic Four #23, page 22, panels 5-7
Fantastic Four #23, page 22, panels 5-7

fantastic four #23:

sue's force fields of awesome 8

Written by: Stan Lee

Illustrated by: Jack Kirby

Inked by: George Roussos

Lettered by: S. Rosen

In our final extract from Fantastic Four #23, we see Sue achieving something pretty powerful - using her force-fields to successfully restrain the seemingly unstoppable Doctor Doom. It's quite a step-up for Sue, using her fields in a fully offensive capability as opposed to tactical or defensive uses seen previously.

In order to do this, however, Sue has to push her fields through the wall. It's not explained how Sue is able to do this, and I'd be very surprised if she exhibited such an unusual use of her force fields again. It's almost as if, running out of space in the comic, an ambiguous drawing from Kirby was given a token explanation by Lee, hoping that the momentum of the finale would let it slide with the readers.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #23 on our twenty-third episode: (Asbestos) Grease Is The Word