Saturday, October 26, 2013

Big Trouble for the FF!

One story that Kirby used quite a lot during his time on the Fantastic Four was of having Ben Grimm go rogue and actually coming to blows with the rest of the team. Sometimes he was being emotionally manipulated. Sometimes he was just pissed off. And sometimes the reason was mind control. The latter was the plot device of choice for Kirby in most of these stories.

Thus it was during the 41-43 story arc, one that I quite enjoyed as a kid and which stands up today. Kirby had, by this time, begun to use some rather sophisticated themes in his writing, diverging from the purely children's yarns he had utilized in the very earliest incarnations of the title.

My copies of FF 41 through 43. Ben goes rogue! The FF were in big trouble!

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