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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 220

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 the classic wedding of Reed Richards and Susan Storm from Fantastic Four Annual #3!

The gist of the issue is that Doctor Doom manipulates/hires/cajoles/what have you a bunch of super villains to attack the wedding of Mr. Fantastic and the Invisible Girl.

Jack Kirby and Stan Lee depict a multitude of mayhem, exemplified by this panel…

However, Watcher delivers a deus ex machina that ends the mayhem…

Leading to the wedding…

“The” moment is tough – the actual marriage or the Stan and Jack bit at the end?

I guess I go with the wedding itself.


Tom Fitzpatrick

August 9, 2009 at 5:32 am

Unnnh, er, I don’t know how to say this, but you have 3 identical panels.
Gremlins, perhaps?


Patrick Joseph

August 9, 2009 at 7:48 am

Tom: the panels are so awesome you have to read them thrice.

lol. I thought it was just the shrooms again, but those are three identical panels. it still holds very well today, thev dynamism of the panel. excellent composition.

First panel is great but it is nothing but a “Watermelon cantaloupe…” but still great panel.

Great scene. I also love Uncanny X-Men 98 when they show up complaining about Scott and Jean’s public display of affection.

Geez, you’d think that a man whose life has been devoted to knowledge would have at some point learned the meaning of “surrender.” That’s a pretty embarrassing gap in his education.

“One of the most eagerly awaited moments in the anals of modern literature…”

LOL, good to see Stan’s powers of over-the-top hyberbole meshing perfectly with his ego.

The kiss is the moment, and definitely a contender for “most iconic panels”.

The kiss is a pretty iconic panel.

But the Stan and Jack gag is the business.

I have got to go with the Stan & Jack moments at the end. That is just classic, old-school Marvel.

Bernard the Poet

August 9, 2009 at 1:26 pm

How did the sub-atronic time displacer know who was a super villain and who wasn’t?

i always liked the bit where stan and jack get thrown out talk about breaking the fourth wall. and the wedding was also memorable too.

the Stan and Jack bit at the end

ugh, the deus ex machina was HORRIBLE.

Coolest moment? Nick Fury in the first panel of the last page.

Stan and Jack was the moment for me. Reed and Sue’s marriage was all but a forgone conclusion, but who would have thought that the Fantastic Four’s Creators would get tossed out the door. A nice play on deus. Sudden inspiration on one panel, the actualy divinity of the FF on another.

Stan & Jack….I think someone should do a comic book story based on how Jack got thrown out of Marvel….think THAT will happen….NAAAAAHHHH.

Roquefort Raider

August 10, 2009 at 9:05 am

The Thing is wiping a tear from his eye, but sounds like he’s blowing his nose.

IIRC, when the wedding was retold in Marvels the X-Men didn’t attend in their costumes but in civilian clothes. It fits better to the outsider/”menace” status of the young team.

I also remember that Alex Ross added the agent who interrupted Fury, probably a nod to the Stan and Jack scene.

Why the hell would Sue allow Reed to wear his FF costume instead of a proper tuxedo? Especially since she is in a dress.

So he could stretch his wang immediately after the wedding.

I like the “we won’t speak of this again” line when the most useful machine ever solves everything and disappears. I think it’s acknowledgement of the cop out.

I like how they kicked out Stan in the movie, too. Too bad they couldn’t have Jack for that.

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