Fantatic Four (1961) #16
Ant-Man teams up with the Fantastic Four to take down Dr. Doom in the Microverse! (Synopsis from Goodreads)
Writer: Stan Lee
Illustrator: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Published: July 10, 1963
Fantastic Four (1961) #16 is the type of issue I really enjoy. I loved the crossover with Ant-Man. The Fantastic Four have met several other characters now and I love watching all the different heroes interact. I also find it hilarious that they always doubt the existence of these other heroes. After everything they have seen, you would think they would know better than to doubt these stories.
Plus it was the return of Doctor Doom. I feel like he is one of the most iconic Fantastic Four villains. He just never gives up. They have “killed” him off twice now, but he still hasn’t died. That is one determined supervillain.
Tiny Thing is one of the most adorable things I have ever seen. The art in this issue was really enjoyable for me. I thought that Kirby did a really good job. I can see such a difference in his artwork from the first Fantastic Four issue. However, I do not like Sue’s changes. I think it’s a time period thing, but I really don’t like it.
The micro-world they created in this issue was really cool also. It was so similar yet so difference from our world. It was a really interesting concept. It felt very Ant-Many, which makes sense with his special appearance.
I hope the Fantastic Four issues continue to improve because they are on the right track!
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