Writer Karl Kesel’s run on Fantastic Four was pretty enjoyable, but his work doesn’t get much recognition nowadays. Despite the stories being average, Gabriele Dell’Otto’s cover for Fantastic Four #56 is worth the book's price alone. Showing off the Thing's sheer brutality and savagery, Dell’Otto found a way to make Ben Grimm's rocky façade look beautiful amongst the abject destruction that he has caused.

The story inside is the first time that it’s revealed that the Thing is actually Jewish, which is a character development that's still strictly enforced. It’s a nice tale and features some great art by Stuart Immonen, but the star of this issue is easily the cover. Dell’Otto’s painting shows off the diversity in modern comic art.