The Human Torch #4

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
March 1975
Page count
36
Cover price
0.25 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Modern Age size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/28353

Credits

Editing
Len Wein

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Paste Pot Pete! (Human Torch) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Human Torch
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Paste-Pot Pete; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Miss March 1975

Credits

Script
Len Wein ?
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Marie Severin ? (layout)
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colours
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Notes

Ron Wilson pencils per Nick Caputo, Aug 2007.

Show/hide 1. The Human Torch Meets Paste-Pot Pete! (Human Torch) Comic story, 13 pages

Featuring

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

Credits

Script
Stan Lee (Plot)
Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colours
?
Letters
Artie Simek
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Fantastic Four (Newton, 1975 series) #4 ([April 1975])
The Human Torch Meets Paste-Pot Pete!

Synopsis

Human Torch stops Paste-Pot Pete from stealing an experimental missile from the military.

Notes

First appearance of Paste-Pot Pete. Next appearance in STRANGE TALES #110 (July 1963). Pete became The Trapster in FANTASTIC FOUR #38 (May 1965). 1st time a villain in this series got away at the end. A genuine animosity seems to have developed very quickly, perhaps as a result of such a "ridiculous" looking baddie almost killing Johnny during their fight. Don Simpson paid tribute to Pete (and Spider-Man) with his character "The Slick" in BIZARRE HEROES. Splash slightly reformatted & page numbers removed for this reprint.

Show/hide 2. The World's End (The Original Human Torch) Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Original Human Torch
Genre
Superhero
Code
E-584
Characters
Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Professor Marko (villain) (Intro, Death); Gorodok (Intro, Death)

Credits

Script
Hank Chapman
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Ernie Bache
Colours
?
Letters
Dick Ayers
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Notes

"The Original" added to reprint splash to distinguish story from lead feature. Inks credit and job number from the Atlas tales website, original indexer credited Dick Ayers on inks.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 90138

Entry created

Cover added

Index completed

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