So I thought I'd pick out four of the very best panels from the TPB -- one for each main character -- to share with you. I'm sure other 80 Page contributors will copy this brilliant idea with other books, but let's be honest, it makes the most sense with Fantastic Four. So let us begin, shall we?
|The other speech bubble is from
Reed Richards, who's dressing Ben.
This respect makes Ben reconsider going back with the others -- it's a neat glimpse into who he is as a character. Which is kinda awesome.
|Oh that Reed, always bankrupting
the Fantastic Four...
It's so nice to see a scene that shows that while he's really smart at science even Reed can lose on the stock markets. This one is from Fantastic Four #9 which sees the team making their money back by making a movie for Sub Mariner's film production company. No, seriously.
(By the way, don't get me wrong, Stan Lee and Jack Kirby were both mega-guilty of making Reed smart at everything, just like everyone else. Like the fact that he's a judo master!)
|Lookin' good in red, Sue!
(Seriously, taking Sue hostage in early FF is a really, really dumb thing to do. She will fuck your shit up. She certainly did to Doom in this story.)
|Johnny was deliberately drawn in this more
firey form early on, by #3, though, he'd
settled down to looking more like the original
And this of course is from Fantastic Four #1. Flying is Stan Lee's favourite super power (see also: Angel being his favourite X-man), so it's not surprising to see Johnny's elation here. But it's such a great character moment. While everyone else is reacting with horror to their new powers Johnny (despite setting fire to a goddamn forest) is just delighted.
It's awesome, and those, my friend, were four of the best.