FANTASTIC FOUR #13: The Watcher Appears

In these early Lee/Kirby issues, there’s so many ideas thrown at you in rapid succession…I wonder what they could have been like in today’s more decompressed world of storytelling.  The team barely questions it when they travel to the moon and find a bald guy…

…who warns them about another bald guy who has three super apes…

Oh, and guess how he got his powers?

Space radiation!

And also, Thing stuffs Reed into a tumbler.

And there’s a panel…

That I’m pretty sure inspired one of John Byrne’s amazing splash pages…
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Creators: Lee/Kirby
First appearances: The Watcher (he’s not called Uatu yet) and The Red Ghost.
Grade: A

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