Characters Appearing: Alicia Masters, Black Bolt, Gorgon, Human Torch, Invisible Woman, Karnak, Lockjaw, Maximus, Medusa, Mr. Fantastic, Silver Surfer, Thing, Triton, Wyatt Wingfoot
Fantastic Four #55
Issue(s): Fantastic Four #55
Unfortunately the Silver Surfer is visiting her at her summer home...
....and by the time the Thing tracks her down there he's not listening to reason (i mean honestly, the Surfer walks around with no pants on; the world can see he's got nothing going on down there. Then again, no one knows what the Thing's got... Ok, getting too Mallrats, sorry), so he attacks.
The Surfer basically humors him (although he gets a little mad at one point) and after a protracted "fight" Reed and Sue show up and stop Ben from fighting any more.
Meanwhile Johnny and Wyatt arrive in the Himalayas in time to see a group of villagers fleeing from a monster. It turns out to be Lockjaw.
The Silver Surfer says he is in a world he never made. That's Howard the Duck's tagline. What does it mean?!?! I never made my world either.
The issue ends with the cutest picture of the Thing's head looking up as he wonders what will happen the next time the Surfer shows up.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Triple Action #1
That was an awesome fight.
Posted by: David Banes | November 14, 2013 6:30 PM
Was newlywed Reed touching up his hair? In the first panel above he's missing his usual grey temples. I imagine this leading to a conversation with Sue: "No honey, I think the grey is sexy! Lay off the Clairol!"
Posted by: Gary Himes | June 13, 2014 11:17 PM
I thought it was great to bring the Surfer back, give him a fight all to foreshadow Doom getting his powers.
Posted by: david banes | October 31, 2014 3:19 AM
Another entertaining Lee/Kirby story with some of Lee's trademark soap opera thrown in.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | November 8, 2016 7:44 PM
That first panel in fnord's write-up perfectly encapsulates the wonderful playfulness of the mid-1960s FF issues by Lee & Kirby...
Invisible Woman: Benjamin J. Grimm! You're just being obdurate!
The Thing: My religion's got nothing to do with it!
Posted by: Ben Herman | December 20, 2016 1:33 PM
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