Strange Tales #116

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
January 1964
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
None
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/18187

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee, Editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Human Torch Battles the Thing! (Human Torch) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master [Philip Masters]; Alicia Masters

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Colours
Stan Goldberg, colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1978 series) #4 ([July 1980?])
The Human Torch Battles the Thing!
 
United States
Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (December 2001)
Strange Tales #116  (black & white)
 
United States
Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([October] 2003)
The Human Torch Battles the Thing!  (black & white)
 
United States
Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([October] 2003)
Untitled  (cover)
Printed in
Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 ([December] 2010)
 
Doctor Strange Omnibus (Marvel, 2016 series) #1 (2016)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Human Torch (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 ([September] 2006)
 
The Human Torch & The Thing: Strange Tales - The Complete Collection (Marvel, 2018 series) #[nn] (2018)
 
Doctor Strange Epic Collection (Marvel, 2016 series) #1 (2018)
Show/hide 1. The Human Torch in the Clutches of the Puppet Master! (Human Torch) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-515
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master [Philip Masters]; Alicia Masters

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
Art
Dick Ayers, penciller [credited]
 
George Roussos, inker [credited]
Colours
Stan Goldberg , colourist
Text
Ray Holloway, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1978 series) #4 ([July 1980?])
In the Clutches of the Puppet Master!
 
United States
Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([October] 2003)
In the Clutches of the Puppet Master!  (black & white)
Printed in
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #19 (March 1969)
 
Spellbound (L. Miller & Son, 1960 series) #50 (1964)
 
I Fantastici Quattro (Editoriale Corno, 1971 series) #14 (5 Ottobre 1971)
 
Marvel Masterworks: The Human Torch (Marvel, 2006 series) #1 ([September] 2006)
 
The Human Torch & The Thing: Strange Tales - The Complete Collection (Marvel, 2018 series) #[nn] (2018)

Synopsis

The Puppet Master manipulates the Thing into fighting the Human Torch, hoping to pick off the Fantastic Four one at a time.

Notes

Puppet Master last appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #14 (May 1963), he next appears in Fantastic Four #28 (July 1964). The story was "Based upon an idea by Tommy and Jimmy Goodkind, Hewlett Harbor, New York".

Show/hide 2. The Radio Text story, 2 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural
Code
[F-946]
Characters
Bill Barton; Mr. Sparks

Credits

Writing
, author
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, typeset

Reprint history

Original
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #133 (April 1955)

Synopsis

A ham radio enthusiast picks up a genie on one frequency but wastes his three wishes before he knows what's happening.

Notes

Text story with illustration.

Show/hide 3. Return to the Nightmare World! (Doctor Strange) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Doctor Strange
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-517
Characters
Nightmare; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Ancient One [Yao] (cameo); Wong (unnamed); Dr. Warren

Credits

Writing
Stan Lee, scripter [credited]
 
Steve Ditko, scripter [credited] (co-plot)
Art
Steve Ditko, line art [credited]
Colours
Stan Goldberg , colourist
Text
Artie Simek, letterer [credited]

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Strange Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1978 series) #4 ([July 1980?])
Return to the Nightmare World!
 
United States
Marvel Masterworks (Marvel, 1987 series) #23 (1992)
Return to the Nightmare World
 
United States
Essential Dr. Strange (Marvel, 2001 series) #1 (December 2001)
Nightmare World!  (black & white)
Printed in
Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange (Marvel, 2010 series) #1 ([December] 2010)
 
Marvel Masterworks: Doctor Strange (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([September] 2003)
 
Doctor Strange Master of the Mystic Arts (Simon and Schuster, 1979 series) #[nn] (1979)
 
Marvel Collectors' Item Classics (Marvel, 1965 series) #6 (December 1966)
 
Capitaine America (Editions Héritage, 1970 series) #78/79 ([Mars 1978])
 
Terrific! (IPC, 1967 series) #5 (13 May 1967)
 
Doctor Strange Omnibus (Marvel, 2016 series) #1 (2016)
 
The Avengers (Marvel UK, 1973 series) #5 (October 20, 1973)
 
Doctor Strange: Lords of Fear (Marvel, 2017 series) #[nn] (2017)
 
Doktor Strange der Magier (BSV - Williams, 1975 series) #8
 
Doctor Strange Epic Collection (Marvel, 2016 series) #1 (2018)
 
Doctor Strange, Master of the Mystic Arts (Pocket Books, 1978 series) #[1] (June 1978)

Synopsis

Nightmare has discovered the ability to capture humans and bring them to his world for study while they sleep. The police ask Strange's help, as a "last resort," to discover the cause behind a rash of people unable to awaken. Strange tracks the cause down to the Nightmare World, and has a rematch with his old foe.

Notes

Nightmare last appears in issue #110 (July 1963).

Show/hide 4. Another Marvel Masterpiece Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Advertises Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #22 (January 1964). Printed between the pages of the Dr. Strange story.

Show/hide 5. Another Marvel Masterpiece Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
, line art
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Notes

Advertises Tales of Suspense (Marvel, 1959 series) #49 (January 1964). Printed after the Dr. Strange story.


Notes

Includes 10 pages of paid advertisements. On-sale date from 1963 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

Status

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AusReprints ID

  • 16833

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