Fantastic Four #24
Issue(s): Fantastic Four #24
Then a reality-warping alien comes to earth.
The "Infant Terrible" got himself mixed up with a bunch of mobsters.
Then Reed correctly guesses that it's just a baby, and he calls its parents to come get it.
This issue shows Sue Storm using her forcefield to reasonably powerful effect.
Wacky Silver Age fun, and the reality-warping scenario gives Kirby plenty of opportunity to go crazy.
Quality Rating: C-
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Collector's Item Classics #18
Inbound References (2): showAlicia Masters, Human Torch, Infant Terrible, Invisible Woman, Mr. Fantastic, Thing
Don Glut has a letter here.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | June 29, 2013 3:34 PM
I really like super-flat Reed on the first page, it really just shows him off in a bizarre but unique way. And while you could think the Infant Terrible is just another alien, I think the bug-eyes and particularly those weird flat feet just emphasize how bizarrely alien it is.
Posted by: Ataru320 | June 30, 2015 3:29 PM
The Infant Terrible is one of Jack Kirby's best weird-but-cool character designs. Obviously the are more than a few fans of this oddball alien since the recent "Kirby Monster Variant" by Paolo Rivera for Amazing Spider-Man Vol 4 #2 features him...
Posted by: Ben Herman | January 3, 2016 2:24 PM
You know the plot of this is quite similar to the Star Trek episode "The Squire of Gothos".
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | October 28, 2016 7:08 PM
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