The Fantastic Four #8

Stan Lee // Jack Kirby
November 1962
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A creepy puppeteer controls minds via radioactive clay. Mostly this is a formulaic tale told well—one where, once again, irony wins the day & not superheroics. Jack draws an A-1 setpiece, as the boys stop a jailbreak! And more pathos for the Thing as a blind girl falls for his inner nobility.

last issue: The Fantastic Four #7
next issue: The Fantastic Four #9

also indexed for Nov. ’62
The Incredible Hulk #4
Journey into Mystery #86: Thor

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