Fantastic Four #26: Reed's Stretchy Body 63

Fantastic Four #26, page 17, panels 1-4
Fantastic Four #26, page 17, panels 1-4

fantastic four #26: reed's stretchy body 63

Unforgettably Written In The Grand Manner by: Stan Lee

Powerfully Drawn In The Heroic Manner by: Jack Kirby

Inked by: George Roussos

Lettered by: Art Simek

This rather wonderful four-page sequence comes early on in the final fight between the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, and the Hulk. Things are still shaky, thanks to the heroes of the early Marvel universe being miles away from the cohesive Avengers seen in the current comics. New to their powers, having yet to fight alongside other heroes, the Avengers are as much of a threat as the Hulk.

This daring rescue sequence comes when Iron Man accidentally blasts Johnny with his repulsers, extinguishing his flames. Whilst the team trip over each other, Reed and Ben show everyone what real team-work is, combining their unique powers to look after their own.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #26 on our twenty-seventh episode: Hulk Goes Home And Plays With His Trains with special guest-host Michael Bailey.