April 1981: Fantastic Four 232 – Or I’m not sure how close you’d want to be to Sue Storm

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Fantastic Four 232 was written and drawn by John Byrne, with inks by Bjorn Heyn and opens with Diablo monologuing about how the Fantastic Four will soon fall to his power, before his landlady comes to his door to complain about the smells from his apartment. He complains about having to use potions to disguise himself, but it’s just as impractical to conjure images of his victims, surely?

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Anyway, he conjures up four elemental creatures who seek and destroy the Fantastic Four. First an earth elemental finds Susan (Invisible Girl) Richards, who is getting a hair cut. When the hairdressing staff leg it, Sue makes her costume visible and ditches her usual clothes. Now lets think about that for a second, she’s wearing a full set of clothes, over a spandex (or unstable molecular fabric equivalent) jumpsuit. Imagine how hot that’d be. All I’m saying is, I’d not be down-wind…

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