Strange Tales #1

Published
March 1963
Page count
?
Cover price
1/- [0-1-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Conforms with the Horwitz Publications Teenage Code of Approved Reading
 
Conforms with the Horwitz Publications Teenage Code of Approved Reading

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Return of the Wizard! (The Human Torch) Cover, 1 page

"Human Torch flames into action again!"

Featuring

Feature
The Human Torch
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Art
Maurice Bramley, line art [signed as Bramley]
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer

Reprint history

Compare
United States
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #105 (February 1963)
Show/hide 1. 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

Writing
Stan Lee, plotter
 
Larry Lieber, scripter (Script)
Art
Jack Kirby, penciller
 
Dick Ayers, inker
Text
Artie Simek, letterer [as 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 ([March 1963?])
 
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!"
 
United States
Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([October] 2003)
"The Return of the Wizard!"

Synopsis

In prison, The Wizard becomes a model prisoner-- just so he can become a trustee, work in the hospital, have access to chemicals... and break jail! The police soon have him surrounded in his house, but can't get in because of its defenses. He challenges the Torch to a battle to decide who is the better man. Against Sue's advice Johnny accepts the challenge, and he does pretty well until Sue shows up to "help" him (again!). Thanks to her, he's caught, and both are almost killed in a bomb blast. But Johnny manages to free them both, get rid of the bomb, and corral the "superior intellect".

Show/hide 2. Learn Guitar the Easiest Way Ever! (Melody School of Music) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Melody School of Music

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  • 46774

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