A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 73
Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!
Today we look at a great feat by the Thing in the pages of Lee/Kirby’s Fantastic Four.
If any particular issue could demonstrate just how magical the Jack Kirby/Stan Lee run on Fantastic Four run was, I think Fantastic Four #95 is a good choice.
It’s not a particularly important issue, and it was well after Kirby had soured on the book (he would leave the book within a few months) and he clearly had ceased to try new things so much as re-visit old ideas (basically a matter of “why give Lee new ideas when I don’t get anything out of it and he doesn’t listen to what I come up with anyways”).
And yet, they still delivered moments like this, which made the book as good as any other superhero comic out there.
The set-up is basically that a bad guy has knocked down part of an apartment building, causing the rest of the building to begin to collapse…enter the Thing (and the awesomeness of Jack Kirby)…
The moment, of course, is that shot of the Thing holding the entire building up.