Essential Human Torch #1

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
[October] 2003
Page count
504
Cover price
14.99 USD
Colour
Black & white
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/174695

Credits

Editing
Jeff Youngquist

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colours
Avalon Studios
Editing
Jeff Youngquist

Reprint history

Printed in
from Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #2 (1964) [pin-up page]

Notes

Reprints the Human Torch stories from Strange Tales #101-134 and Strange Tales Annual #2. The cover art is from a pin-up page from Fantastic Four Annual #2.

Show/hide 1. Starring: the Fabulous Human Torch! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Destroyer [Charles Stanton]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #101 (October 1962)
Show/hide 2. The Human Torch (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
v-846
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (flashback); Thing [Ben Grimm] (flashback); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (flashback); Destroyer [Charles Stanton] (Intro)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #3 (July 1966)
The Human Torch
Also printed
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #101 (October 1962)
The Human Torch
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #1 ([1977?])
The Human Torch Part 2: The Faming Fury Strikes Back!!
 
Australia
Marvel Tales (Yaffa/Page, 1977? series) #2 ([1979?])
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #101 (October 1962)

Synopsis

In Glenville, Johnny lives with his sister Sue. While she's known as a member of the Fantastic Four, he tries to keep a low profile. We get to see the house, much of which is chemically fire-resistent, and equipped with various crime-fighting equipment. But even in the suburbs danger lurks, as someone called The Destroyer is hell-bent on wrecking a local amusement park nearing completion.

Notes

Part 1 of 2. Contains diagram & Sue & Johnny's house & brief recap of the Fantastic Four's origin.

Show/hide 3. Part 2: "The Flaming Fury Strikes Back!!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Destroyer [Charles Stanton]

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Human Torch (Yaffa, 1977? series) #3 (1980)
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #101 (October 1962)

Synopsis

Ben shows up, but Johnny refuses help, saying it's his fight. After another encounter with The Destroyer, Johnny gets a hunch when he realizes the targets so far have been the roller coaster and the parachute jump. Atop the coaster, he looks out to sea and spots a Commie sub! The Destroyer turns out to be Charles Stanton, publisher of the town's newspaper, who'd been smuggling info to the Reds until the building of the amusement park increased the risk that the submarine might been seen.

Notes

Part 2 of 2. Destroyer no relation to the Stan Lee character from Mystic Comics #6 (October 1941), the Lee-Kirby character from Journey Into Mystery #118 (July 1965) or the Jim Starlin character from Iron Man #55 (February 1973).

Show/hide 4. "Who Needs You"? [panel 1] / "Secret of the Hidden Planet"? [panel 2] / "Prisoner of the Wizard"! [panel 3] (Sci-fi stories (panels 1 and 2); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (panel 3)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Sci-fi stories (panels 1 and 2); Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (panel 3)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #102 (November 1962)

Notes

Cover divided into 3 panels.

Show/hide 5. Part 1: "Prisoner of the Wizard" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 7 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard (Origin, Intro); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Destroyer (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #102 (November 1962)

Synopsis

As a crowd of theatre-goers watch a newsreel about Johnny (showing his adventure against The Destroyer), one in the crowd, The Wizard, thinks it would be a great challenge to match his skills against The Torch. The Wizard considers himself the world's greatest brain. He's designed an ultra-modern home, created inventions that have brought him fame and fortune, solved "impossible" puzzles, beaten chess champions & calculating robots, and even been a master escape artist. He sees beating Johnny as somehow "the ultimate achievement", and tricks Johnny into rescuing him when a digging machine he's trying out appeares to go wrong. Showing off his home in gratitude, he suddenly douses Johnny with flame-retarding chemicals!

Notes

Part 1 of 2. 1st appearance (and origin) of The Wizard.

Show/hide 6. Part 2: "Wizard's Wiles!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #101 (November 1962)

Synopsis

The Wizard makes Johnny a prisoner, and with a special suit, impersonates him, commits a bank robbery, performs a mass jail-break, extorts money from commuters on a bridge, all to make The Torch appear a criminal, and "prove" that he is superior to him. "You must have flipped your cork!" says Johnny. (I'll say!) Later, The Wizard shows Johnny photos that prove he committed the crimes Johnny appears guilty of, but as Johnny won't kill an unarmed man, he'll have no choice but to watch as The Wizard burns the evidence. But the photos fly from The Wizard's hands on their own, and Johnny calls the police, turning over the pics and the Wizard. After they leave, we find he beat the Wizard with help-- from his sister!

Notes

Part 2 of 2. The Wizard's next appearance in Strange Tales #105 (February 1963).

Show/hide 7. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Human Torch (Yaffa, 1977? series) #3 (1980)
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #103 (December 1962)
Show/hide 8. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
v-823
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; George Bentley (real estate developer); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #103 (December 1962)
Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #5 (November 1966)
Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
 
United States
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #3 (January 1975)
Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
 
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #3 ([March 1975?])
Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
 
Australia
The Human Torch (Yaffa, 1977? series) #3 (1980)
Prisoner of the 5th Dimension Part 2: Trapped in Another World Part 3: The End of Zemu
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #103 (December 1962)

Synopsis

Perfectly good houses sink into the ground after they're built. Reed suggests sabotage; a farmer blames "swamp demons". When Johnny investigates, he sees strange men with blue skin using an "electro gamma wave" ray gun to make the houses sink. The farmer, confronted, proves to be one of them as well, and he uses an "anti-matter electron" gun to make Johnny's flame go out!

Notes

Part 1 of 3.

Show/hide 9. Part 2: Trapped in Another World! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-823
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu (despot) (Intro); Valeria (Intro); Phineas (Intro); Theos (Intro)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #103 (December 1962)
Part 2: Trapped in Another World!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #5 (November 1966)
Part 2: Trapped in Another World!
 
United States
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #3 (January 1975)
Part 2: Trapped in Another World!
 
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #3 ([March 1975?])
Part 2 Trapped in Another World!
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #103 (December 1962)

Synopsis

Johnny is transported to another dimension, where, in a futuristic city, he's taken before Zemu, a despot who plans to conquer Earth, and had been trying to drive away the real estate developers from the dimensional passageway. Imprisoned in a water tank, Johnny is freed by Valeria, whose father Phineas wishes to overthrow the tyrant. Zemu's troops attack, threatening to kill the others if Johnny doesn't surrender. But he frees his new friends...

Notes

Part 2 of 3. 1st appearances of Zemu, Valeria, Phineas & Theos.

Show/hide 10. Part 3: The End of Zemu! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 3 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
V-823
Characters
Zemu; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Valeria; Phineas; Theos; Mr. Harris (teacher)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #103 (December 1962)
Part 3: The End of Zemu!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #5 (November 1966)
Part 3: The End of Zemu!
 
United States
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #3 (January 1975)
Part 3: The End of Zemu!
 
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #3 ([March 1975?])
Part 3 The End of Zemu!
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #103 (December 1962)

Synopsis

Johnny uses his flames to create a tornado to take out the asbestos-covered armored tanks, then writes a message in the sky to inspire an uprising! Zemu is quickly overthrown, the people can now live free, and Valeria wishes Johnny could stay. Back in school, Johnny daydreams about her, thinking "I'll never be able to get her out of my mind..." (Ah, so young!)

Notes

Part 3 of 3. Zemu, Valeria & Phineas would return in Fantastic Four #158 (May 1975).

Show/hide 11. Paste-Pot Pete (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #104 (January 1963)
Show/hide 12. The Human Torch Meets Paste-Pot Pete! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
v-377
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete ("Master Criminal") (Intro)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #104 (January 1963)

Notes

1st appearance of Paste-Pot Pete. Next appearance in STRANGE TALES #110 (July 1963). Pete became The Trapster in FANTASTIC FOUR #38 (May 1965).

Show/hide 13. "The Return of the Wizard!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #105 (February 1963)
Show/hide 14. "The Return of the Wizard!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #105 (February 1963)
"The Return of the Wizard!"
Also printed
Australia
Strange Tales (Horwitz, 1963 series) #1 ([April 1963?])
 
Australia
Strange Tales (Horwitz, 1963 series) #1 ([April 1963?])
The Return of the Wizard
 
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #7 (March 1967)
"he Return of the Wizard!
 
United States
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #5 (May 1975)
"The Return of the Wizard!"
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #105 (February 1963)

Synopsis

Johnny and Sue team-up to battle the Wizard.

Show/hide 15. "The Threat of the Torrid Twosome!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Acrobat [Carl Zante]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #106 (March 1963)

Notes

Dick Ayers per Henry Kujawa (22 August 2007). Originally listed George Roussos.

Show/hide 16. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Carl Zante [Acrobat] (Intro); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Miracle Man (flashback); Sub-Mariner (flashback); Dr. Doom (flashback)

Credits

Script
Larry Lieber
Art
Dick Ayers
Letters
John Duffy
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #106 (March 1963)

Notes

The Acrobat (1st app.; villain; next appears in #114, disguised as Captain America)

Show/hide 17. Untitled (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #107 (April 1963)
Show/hide 18. The Master of Flame Vs. the Monarch of the Sea!! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-88
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)

Credits

Script
Larry Lieber
Art
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #107 (April 1963)

Notes

A SILVER Age Sub-Mariner/Human Torch battle.

Show/hide 19. "The Painter of a Thousand Perils!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing (image); Invisible Girl (image); Mr. Fantastic (image); The Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #108 (May 1963)
Show/hide 20. "The Painter of a Thousand Perils!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard (flashback); Zemu (flashback); "Scar" Tobin (gangster chief) (Intro); The Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile] (counterfeiter) (Intro); Nick (gangster); Sam (gangster); Eddie (gangster); Illusions created by Wilhelm Van Vile, the "Painter of a Thousand Perils": Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Thing

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (Plot)
Robert Bernstein (Dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Terry Szenics
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #108 (May 1963)
"The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
Printed in
Australia
Climax Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1962 series) #4 ([June 1965?])
The Painter of a Thousand Perils!
Also printed
United States
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #10 (September 1967)
"The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
 
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #8 (1975)
The Painter of a Thousand Perils!
 
United States
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #8 (November 1975)
"The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #108 (May 1963)
Show/hide 21. Imps from Pandora's Box! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #109 (June 1963)
Show/hide 22. The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl, Thing

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (plot)
Robert Bernstein (dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Marty Epp
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #109 (June 1963)
Show/hide 23. The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete; Wizard

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #110 (July 1963)
Show/hide 24. The Human Torch Vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-218a
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Paste-Pot Pete; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (Co-Plot)
Dick Ayers (Co-Plot)
Ernie Hart [as H.E. Huntley] (Dialogue)
Art
Dick Ayers
Letters
John Duffy
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #110 (July 1963)
Show/hide 25. Untitled (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Asbestos Man [Professor Orson Kasloff]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #111 (August 1963)
Show/hide 26. "Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Asbestos Man [Professor Orson Kasloff] (Intro) (Origin); Blackie Backer (racketeer) (Intro); Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl (out of costume, as Sue Storm)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (Plot)
Ernie Hart [as H. Huntley] (Dialogue)
Art
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Harold
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #111 (August 1963)
Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man!
Also printed
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #9 (November 1975)
Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man!
Show/hide 27. "The Living Bomb!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Eel [Leopold Stryke]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #112 (September 1963)
Show/hide 28. "The Living Bomb!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-365
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Ted Braddock (TV commentator); The Eel [Leopold Stryke] (Intro); Charles Lawson (inventor); Moxie Gahagan (fence); Wizard (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Baldy (gangster; cameo)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Joe Carter]
Art
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #112 (September 1963)

Notes

A Marvel Comics story written by Superman's co-creator!

Show/hide 29. The Amazing Spider-Man Face-to-Face with... the Human Torch (Human Torch [Johnny Storm] and Spider-Man) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm] and Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #2 (1963)
Show/hide 30. Human Torch, on the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm] and Spider-Man) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm] and Spider-Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Invisible Girl (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (plot)
Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #2 (1963)

Notes

Spider-Man's first guest appearance (published the same month as Amazing Spider-Man #5) and the first of many Spider-Man/Human Torch team-ups. They had previously met in Amazing Spider-Man #1 and 3, but this is the first time they joined forces to fight crime.

Show/hide 31. Untitled (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Plantman [Sam Smithers]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #113 (October 1963)
Untitled
 (black & white)
Also printed
Australia
Newton Holiday Spectacular (Newton, 1975?) ([1975?])
Untitled
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #113 (October 1963)
Show/hide 32. "The Coming of the Plantman!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Doris Evans (Intro); Plantman [Sam Smithers] (gardener) (Intro); Mr. Evans (Doris' father) (Intro)

Credits

Script
Jerry Siegel [as Joe Carter]
Art
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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First print
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #113 (October 1963)
The Coming of the Plantman!  (black & white)
Also printed
Australia
Newton Holiday Spectacular (Newton, 1975?) ([1975?])
The Coming of the Plantman!
From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #113 (October 1963)

Notes

Jerry Siegel's 2nd Human Torch story.

Show/hide 33. Untitled (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Captain America [Carl Zante; also as The Acrobat]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #114 (November 1963)
Show/hide 34. The Human Torch Meets... "Captain America" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 18 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-449
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Captain America [Carl Zante; also as The Acrobat]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Doris Evans; Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (Plot)
Stan Lee (Dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #114 (November 1963)

Notes

Johnny battles a criminal posing as Captain America -- a try-out for the return of the real Captain America 5 months later, in Avengers #4 (Mar, 1964).

Show/hide 35. Untitled (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #115 (December 1963)
Show/hide 36. The Sandman Strikes! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sandman (2nd app., 3 months after Amazing Spider-Man #4); Mr. Fantastic; Spider-Man (flashback, cameo)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #115 (December 1963)

Synopsis

Reed tells Johnny the news that The Sandman has broken jail, and he thinks of the villain's earlier battle with Spider-Man. Johnny runs across him on the George Washington Bridge, but Sandman eludes him. Meanwhile, atop the Empire State Building, Spider-Man uses a loudspeaker to send out a message daring Sandman to fight him! Before long, Sandman shows up and knocks Spidey right off the building. But the Torch also shows up, and he & Sandman battle inside the building. Running thru a set of sprinklers, Sandman figures the Torch's flame will be put out, but suddenly realizes he's turning to mud-- his own weakness! After clobbering Sandman & turning him over to the police, Johnny departs, while Spidey thinks he doesn't like the Torch cutting in on "his" action.

Show/hide 37. The Human Torch Battles the Thing! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #116 (January 1964)
Show/hide 38. In the Clutches of the Puppet Master! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-515
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master; Alicia Masters; Reed Richards [Mr. Fantastic] (cameo); Sue Storm [Invisible Girl] (cameo)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Ray Holloway
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #116 (January 1964)

Synopsis

We learn in flashback how the Puppet Master escaped death at the tentacles of a giant octopus. He then takes control of Johnny, and sends him after Alicia romantically, in order to set him and Ben against each other. 8-page fight ensues!

Notes

1st Human Torch/Thing team-up in Strange Tales. The story was "Based upon an idea by Tommy and Jimmy Goodkind, Hewlett Harbor, New York".

Show/hide 39. "The Return of the Eel!" (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Eel

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko [Eel figure]
Inks
George Roussos
Steve Ditko [Eel Figure]
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #117 (February 1964)
Show/hide 40. The Return of the Eel! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-546
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Eel [Leopold Stryke]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #117 (February 1964)

Synopsis

Having served his time, The Eel is released from jail, but Johnny's suspicious because he left prison wearing his Eel costume. Taking a security guard job at an aquarium, The Eel begins pulling crimes, but eventually, Johnny tracks him down and defeats him again.

Show/hide 41. Untitled (Human Torch [Human Torch] (w. Dr. Strange panel)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Human Torch] (w. Dr. Strange panel)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic, Thing

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange)
Inks
George Roussos
Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange)
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #118 (March 1964)

Notes

Dr. Strange's 1st cover appearance.

Show/hide 42. The Man Who Became the Torch! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-593
Characters
Invisible Girl, Mr. Fantastic, Thing

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #118 (March 1964)
Show/hide 43. The Rabble Rouser! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #119 (April 1964)
Show/hide 44. The Torch Goes Wild! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-605
Characters
Spider-Man, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl, Thing (cameos, all)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #119 (April 1964)
Show/hide 45. The Human Torch Meets the Iceman! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Iceman

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #120 (May 1964)
Show/hide 46. The Torch Meets the Iceman! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Iceman (guest app.), Prof. X (cameo), Angel (cameo), Marvel Girl (cameo), Mr. Fantastic (cameo), Invisible Girl (cameo), Thing (cameo)

Credits

Script
Jack Kirby (plot)
Stan Lee (dialogue)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #120 (May 1964)

Notes

Early X-Men guest appearance (same month as X-Men #5, May, 1964).

Show/hide 47. Prisoner of the Plantman! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (w. Dr. Strange panel)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (w. Dr. Strange panel)
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange)
Inks
Steve Ditko
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #121 (June 1964)
Show/hide 48. Prisoner of the Plantman! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl, Thing

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Art
Dick Ayers
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #121 (June 1964)
Show/hide 49. 3 Against the Torch! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (w. Dr. Strange panel)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (w. Dr. Strange panel)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Dr. Doom

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange)
Inks
George Roussos
Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange)
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #122 (July 1964)
Show/hide 50. 3 Against the Torch! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-703
Characters
Dr. Doom, Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl, Thing (all in flashback to Fantastic Four #22)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
George Roussos
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #122 (July 1964)
Show/hide 51. Untitled (Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (left half) / Dr. Strange (right half)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm] (left half) / Dr. Strange (right half)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Thing (left half) / Loki, Thor (right half)

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #123 (August 1964)

Notes

Split cover. The left half features the Human Torch, and the right half features Dr. Strange.

Show/hide 52. The Birth of the Beetle! (Human Torch [Johnny Storm]) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-717
Characters
Thing

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #123 (August 1964)

Notes

A Silver Age Human Torch story pencilled by Carl Burgos, the creator of the Golden Age Human Torch. Human Torch/Thing team-ups begin. The Thing is billed as a guest-star in this story. He officially becomes co-star next issue.

Show/hide 53. Untitled (Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Dick Ayers
Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange)
Inks
Frank Giacoia ?
Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange)
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #124 (September 1964)
Show/hide 54. Paste-Pot Pete (Human Torch and the Thing) Comic story, 14 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-752

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #124 (September 1964)

Notes

The Thing becomes the Torch's co-star beginning with this story.

Show/hide 55. Untitled (Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #125 (October 1964)
Show/hide 56. The Sub-Mariner Must Be Stopped! (Human Torch and the Thing) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-772
Characters
Sub-Mariner (guest app.), Mr. Fantastic (cameo), Invisible Girl (cameo)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #125 (October 1964)
Show/hide 57. Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #126 (November 1964)
Show/hide 58. Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Human Torch and the Thing) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-788
Characters
Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl (cameos)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #126 (November 1964)
Show/hide 59. The Mystery Villain! (Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange)
Inks
Chic Stone
Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange)
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #127 (December 1964)
Show/hide 60. The Mystery Villain! (Human Torch and the Thing) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-809
Characters
Mr. Fantastic

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #127 (December 1964)
Show/hide 61. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (The Thing) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Thing
Genre
Superhero
Code
x-809

Credits

Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #127 (December 1964)
Show/hide 62. Untitled (Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #128 (January 1965)
Show/hide 63. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch (Human Torch and the Thing) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #128 (January 1965)
Show/hide 64. The Terrible Trio (Human Torch and the Thing) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #129 (February 1965)
Show/hide 65. The Terrible Trio! (Human Torch and the Thing) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #129 (February 1965)
Show/hide 66. The Defeat of Dr. Strange! / Meet.. the Beatles! (Dr. Strange (left half) / Human Torch and the Thing (right half)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Strange (left half) / Human Torch and the Thing (right half)
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #130 (March 1965)

Notes

Split cover. Ben and Johnny wear Beatle wigs.

Show/hide 67. Meet the Beatles! (Human Torch and the Thing) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero
Characters
John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr (The Beatles); Alicia Masters; Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl (cameos)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Chic Stone
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #130 (March 1965)
Show/hide 68. The Bouncing Ball of Doom! (Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Bob Powell
Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange)
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #131 (April 1965)
Show/hide 69. The Bouncing Ball of Doom! (Human Torch and the Thing) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl (cameos)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #131 (April 1965)
Show/hide 70. The Sinister Spacetrap! (Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing (w. Dr. Strange panel)
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Esposito
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #132 (May 1965)
Show/hide 71. The Sinister Space Trap! (Human Torch and the Thing) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl (cameos)

Credits

Script
Larry Ivie
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #132 (May 1965)
Show/hide 72. A Nameless Land! A Timeless Time! / The Terrible Toys! (Dr. Strange (left half) / Human Torch and the Thing (right half)) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Dr. Strange (left half) / Human Torch and the Thing (right half)
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Esposito
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #133 (June 1965)

Notes

Split cover.

Show/hide 73. The Terrible Toys! (Human Torch and the Thing) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Alicia Masters

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Mike Esposito
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #133 (June 1965)
Show/hide 74. Enter: The Watcher! (Human Torch and the Thing) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Watcher

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #134 (July 1965)
Show/hide 75. The Challenge of... the Watcher! (Human Torch and the Thing) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero
Characters
The Watcher (guest app.), Mr. Fantastic, Invisible Girl (cameos)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Wally Wood
Letters
Art Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #134 (July 1965)
Show/hide 76. Untitled (Human Torch and the Thing) Illustration, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch and the Thing
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colours
Avalon Studios

Reprint history

From GCD
from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #116 (January 1964) [cover]

Notes

The back cover art is reprinted from the cover of Strange Tales #116.


Notes

Reprints the Human Torch stories from Strange Tales #101-134 and Strange Tales Annual #2. The cover art is from a pin-up page from Fantastic Four Annual #2.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 43899

Cover added

  • 17/02/2010

Index completed

  • 17/02/2010