Fantastic Four #29: It's Clobberin' Time 3

Fantastic Four #29, page 6, panel 5
Fantastic Four #29, page 6, panel 5

Fantasticast Four #29: It's Clobberin' Time 3

Written with a dash of greatness by: Stan Lee

Drawn with a hint of glory by: Jack Kirby

Inked with a touch of drama by: Chic Stone

Lettered with a bottle of india ink by: S. Rosen

Is this the most underwhelming use of the phrase 'It's Clobberin' Time' ever seen in the pages of the Fantastic Four? It's got to be one of the (dare I say it) laziest panels it's ever been used on, with Ben and his combatant drawn in the roughest strokes. Even John Byrne, with his infamous 'Snowblind' issue of Alpha Flight, would have balked at this. As much as I hate to say that a Kirby panel was rushed, lazy, or poorly done, the fact that if you take away the speech balloon you can't tell which blurry blob is the Thing speaks volumes.

Unfortunately for everyone involved, the first blurry blob turns out to be one of the Red Ghost's stupid apes. Oh, happy happy joy joy.

Happy happy joy joy, happy happy joy

Happy happy joy joy, happy happy joy

etc.

Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four #29 on our thirty-second episode: Now With Genuine People Personalities