This is the first time that the Fantastic Four meet the Uncanny X-Men.
Puppet Master controls Professor X, and gets him to tell the X-Men to attack the Fantastic Four. They do all kinds of cool things to them, like freezing Thing’s feet, and wrapping Reed up like a garden hose.
At the start of the issue, Ben and Alica have a little conversation and we see that she is a sculptress. This is just another layer to the coolness that is the relationship between Puppet Master, his daughter, and Thing. I love this triangle–it’s one of my favorites in Marvel Comics.
Awesome Android is in this issue, too. Briefly.
Last but not least: Thing falls in a hold again.
I told you it happens a lot during the Lee and Kirby days….
Y’know, I was gonna do a feature of “Thing falling into holes” but I just don’t have time. But trust me, it happens a lot.
Creators: Stan and Jack
First: Meeting of X-Men and F4.