Strange character sketch on the back.
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UGLIEST Fantastic Four ever.
While I usually don't mind Vinnie's inks on Thor, I've got to admit that his F.F. stuff was pretty bad. This page is terrible.
My aim with WiK is to bring the best and the worst pages and everything in between. At least this isn't another Soul Love page.
The only saving grace to this page is Jack. What the heck was Colletta inking with here?--a Bic pen? And that reworking of Johnny's face in panel 3...if the eye were any closer to the bridge of his nose he'd be a Cyclops.
yep, you guys got me here; bad page all around....but there are some good colletta ff pages...i know it, i've seen them!!!
that Stan Lee would accept a page as poorly inked as this one. And where are the little flames on the Human Torch in panel #1? They're usually always there. Another Coletta omission perhaps?
The Torch's face in panel three appears to be an alteration by Marie Severin. Stan likely wanted a different expression on Johnnny's face. Colletta's inks were decidedly incompatable on the FF. I would point out that there were deadline pressures and Vinnie was probably the guy who was available at the time. Giacoia, whoi inked some of the earlier issues, was notoriously slow and didn't always come through when needed. Apparently Martin Goodman himself took a look at the interior artwork and was displeased with the results. If I recall the story correctly Stan told Martin they needed to pay a little more for a better inker, and a guy by the name of Joe Sinnott was hired and added his own special touch to the FF.
Many comments on this site make it sound as though Colletta was uniformly bad--but this really does show just how bad he could get. The Torch looks like he's a bale of hay. Everything is skinny and washed out.
It's a train wreck.