Fantastic Four Annual #2: It's Clobberin' Time 4
A Stan Lee Story Spectacular
A Jack Kirby Illustrative Idyll
A Chic Stone Delineation Delight
A Sam Rosen Lettering Landmark
The fourth instance of Ben crying 'It's clobberin' time' is the first time that it's treated as a moment of awesome within the story. Ben is placed front and centre, running towards the reader, eager to engage with Doctor Doom in battle. He's pushing Reed out of the way, Doom's lifelong nemesis, so keen is he to land a punch.
It's still a rather small panel, and in the wider context of this very busy story, it doesn't really stand out. But Jack is understanding the value of providing hero moments for the team, and Stan knows the power of a good catchphrase. And, let's face it, this is a huge step up from blurry figures battling in the mist.
Check out our coverage of Fantastic Four Annual #2 on our thirty-fourth episode: The Doomcast, with special guest host Alan Middleton