Fantastic Four #29: Reed's Stretchy Body 78

Fantastic Four #29, page 9, panels 1-2
Fantastic Four #29, page 9, panels 1-2

Fantasticast Four #29: Reed's Stretchy Body 78

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

It feels like ages since we last saw Reed stretch himself properly, and whilst this selection doesn't necessarily show his full capabilities, it is utterly insane. Reed is wrapped around a super-strong gorilla, ineffectively attempting to prevent him from doing anything with his arms. The gorilla then hooks Reed on to the back of a passing delivery truck, stretching him out like an elastic band, hoping that he'll snap back.

First of all, pity the poor driver, speeding through the streets of New York only to see a bunch of super-powered simians tussling with the greatest super-heroes in town. Secondly, did the truck driver drive right through the gorilla? It looks like he's standing right behind the truck, and he's hooking Reed onto the corner of the vehicle closest to the reader, rather than the one closest to him. Finally, I really hope that the next panel is just a giant 'TWANG' sound effect.

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

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