16: The Peril and the Power! (with Rhett Thomas)

Comics historian Rhett Thomas joins Douglas Wolk to talk about Fantastic Four #57-60, Silver Surfer: Loftier than Mortals #1-2 and “The Silver Burper” from Not Brand Echh #1! Topics include the unwieldiness of the device with which Doctor Doom steals the Silver Surfer’s power, the curious creative relationship between Jack Kirby and Stan Lee in 1966, and who owns a hundred pair of stretch socks.

Lee and Kirby parody themselves in Not Brand Echh #1…
…and, more than 20 years later, Michael Eury and Alan Kupperberg reprise that gag with Peter Porker and the Punfisher in Marvel Tales #214.