(October 2003)

Marvel, 2003 Series
 
Volume:
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Price:
14.99 USD
Pages:
504
Indicia frequency:
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Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
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Brand:
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ISBN:
?
Barcode:
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Editing:
Jeff Youngquist
Color:
Color cover; Black and White interior
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Squarebound Trade Paperback

Issue Notes

Reprints the Human Torch stories from Strange Tales #101-134 and Strange Tales Annual #2.


[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Chic Stone
Colors:
Avalon Studios
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Starring: the Fabulous Human Torch! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Destroyer [Charles Stanton]
Reprints:

The Human Torch (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (Plot); Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
v-846

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (flashback); Thing [Ben Grimm] (flashback); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (flashback); Destroyer [Charles Stanton] (Intro)
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.
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Indexer Notes

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

Part 2: "The Flaming Fury Strikes Back!!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Destroyer [Charles Stanton]
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.
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Indexer 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).

"Who Needs You"? [panel 1] / "Secret of the Hidden Planet"? [panel 2] / "Prisoner of the Wizard"! [panel 3] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover divided into 3 panels.

Part 1: "Prisoner of the Wizard" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard (Origin, Intro); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Destroyer (cameo)
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!
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Indexer Notes

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

Part 2: "Wizard's Wiles!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]
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!
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Indexer Notes

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

Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Jack Kirby (signed)
Inks:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu
Reprints:

Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (Plot); Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
v-823

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; George Bentley (real estate developer); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo)
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!
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3.

Part 2: Trapped in Another World! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (Plot); Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
V-823

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu (despot) (Intro); Valeria (Intro); Phineas (Intro); Theos (Intro)
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...
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Indexer Notes

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

Part 3: The End of Zemu! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (Plot); Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
V-823

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zemu; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Valeria; Phineas; Theos; Mr. Harris (teacher)
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!)
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Indexer Notes

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

Paste-Pot Pete (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete
Reprints:

The Human Torch Meets Paste-Pot Pete! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (Plot); Larry Lieber (Dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
v-377

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete ("Master Criminal") (Intro)
Reprints:

Indexer 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).

"The Return of the Wizard!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard
Reprints:

"The Return of the Wizard!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Johnny and Sue team-up to battle the Wizard.
Reprints:

"The Threat of the Torrid Twosome!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Acrobat [Carl Zante]
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Indexer Notes

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

The Threat of the Torrid Twosome (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
John Duffy
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
Reprints:

The Master of Flame Vs. the Monarch of the Sea!! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Larry Lieber
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-88

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

A SILVER Age Sub-Mariner/Human Torch battle.

"The Painter of a Thousand Perils!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

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

"The Painter of a Thousand Perils!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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
Reprints:

Imps from Pandora's Box! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Thing
Reprints:

The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete; Wizard
Reprints:

The Human Torch Vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Co-Plot); Dick Ayers (Co-Plot); Ernie Hart [as H.E. Huntley] (Dialogue)
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
John Duffy
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-218a

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Paste-Pot Pete; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Reprints:

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Asbestos Man [Professor Orson Kasloff]
Reprints:

"Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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 [Sue Storm] (out of costume)
Reprints:

"The Living Bomb!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Eel [Leopold Stryke]
Reprints:

"The Living Bomb!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel [as Joe Carter]
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-365

Genre:
superhero
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)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Amazing Spider-Man Face-to-Face with... the Human Torch (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Spider-Man / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Human Torch, on the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Spider-Man / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Invisible Girl (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer 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.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Plantman [Sam Smithers]
Reprints:

"The Coming of the Plantman!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Doris Evans (Intro); Plantman [Sam Smithers] (gardener, Intro); Mr. Evans (Doris' father, Intro)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jerry Siegel's 2nd Human Torch story.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Captain America [Carl Zante; also as The Acrobat]
Reprints:

The Human Torch Meets... "Captain America" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Kirby (Plot); Stan Lee (Dialogue)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-449

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Captain America [Carl Zante; also as The Acrobat]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Doris Evans; Captain America [Steve Rogers] (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer 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).

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints:

The Sandman Strikes! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

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

The Human Torch Battles the Thing! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master; Alicia Masters
Reprints:

In the Clutches of the Puppet Master! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
George Roussos
Letters:
Ray Holloway
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
X-515

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master; Alicia Masters; Reed Richards [Mr. Fantastic] (cameo); Sue Storm [Invisible Girl] (cameo)
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!
Reprints:

Indexer 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".

"The Return of the Eel!" (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Eel
Reprints:

The Return of the Eel! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-546

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Eel [Leopold Stryke]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)
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.
Reprints:

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Human Torch]; Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic; Thing
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Dr. Strange's 1st cover appearance.

The Man Who Became the Torch! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-593

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic; Thing
Reprints:

The Rabble Rouser! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Torch Goes Wild! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-605

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spider-Man (cameo); Mr. Fantastic (cameo); Invisible Girl (cameo); Thing (cameo)
Reprints:

The Human Torch Meets the Iceman! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iceman
Reprints:

The Torch Meets the Iceman! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Iceman (guest star); Professor X (cameo); Angel (cameo); Marvel Girl (cameo); Mr. Fantastic (cameo); Invisible Girl (cameo); Thing (cameo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Prisoner of the Plantman! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Prisoner of the Plantman! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl; Thing
Reprints:

3 Against the Torch! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Doom
Reprints:

3 Against the Torch! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
George Roussos
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-703

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Doom (flashback to Fantastic Four #22); Mr. Fantastic (flashback to Fantastic Four #22); Invisible Girl (flashback to Fantastic Four #22); Thing (flashback to Fantastic Four #22)
Reprints:

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing (left half); Loki (right half); Thor (right half)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

The Birth of the Beetle! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Carl Burgos
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-717

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Thing
Reprints:

Indexer 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.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Paste-Pot Pete (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-752

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner
Reprints:

The Sub-Mariner Must Be Stopped! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-772

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sub-Mariner (guest star); Mr. Fantastic (cameo); Invisible Girl (cameo)
Reprints:

Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-788

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Girl (cameos)
Reprints:

The Mystery Villain! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Mystery Villain! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Art Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-809

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic
Reprints:

A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents)

The Thing / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Paul Reinman
Letters:
Sam Rosen
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
x-809

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch
Reprints:

Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch
Reprints:

The Terrible Trio (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Terrible Trio! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Defeat of Dr. Strange! / Meet.. the Beatles! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange; Human Torch and the Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Split cover. Ben and Johnny wear Beatle wigs.

Meet the Beatles! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
John Lennon (The Beatles); Paul McCartney (The Beatles); George Harrison (The Beatles); Ringo Starr (The Beatles); Alicia Masters (cameo); Mr. Fantastic (cameo); Invisible Girl (cameo)
Reprints:

The Bouncing Ball of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Bouncing Ball of Doom! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic (cameo); Invisible Girl (cameo)
Reprints:

The Sinister Spacetrap! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

The Sinister Space Trap! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Mr. Fantastic (cameo); Invisible Girl (cameo)
Reprints:

A Nameless Land! A Timeless Time! / The Terrible Toys! (Table of Contents)

Dr. Strange; Human Torch and the Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Split cover.

The Terrible Toys! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Alicia Masters
Reprints:

Enter: The Watcher! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Watcher
Reprints:

The Challenge of... the Watcher! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Watcher (guest star); Mr. Fantastic (cameo); Invisible Girl (cameo)
Reprints:

[Back Cover] (Table of Contents)

Human Torch and the Thing / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
George Roussos
Colors:
Avalon Studios

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

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

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [untitled]
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  2. 1. Starring: the Fabulous Human Torch!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  3. 2. The Human Torch
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  4. 3. Part 2: "The Flaming Fury Strikes Back!!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  5. 4. "Who Needs You"? [panel 1] / "Secret of the Hidden Planet"? [panel 2] / "Prisoner of the Wizard"! [panel 3]
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  6. 5. Part 1: "Prisoner of the Wizard"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  7. 6. Part 2: "Wizard's Wiles!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  8. 7. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  9. 8. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  10. 9. Part 2: Trapped in Another World!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  11. 10. Part 3: The End of Zemu!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  12. 11. Paste-Pot Pete
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  13. 12. The Human Torch Meets Paste-Pot Pete!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  14. 13. "The Return of the Wizard!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  15. 14. "The Return of the Wizard!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  16. 15. "The Threat of the Torrid Twosome!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  17. 16. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  18. 17. [untitled]
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  19. 18. The Master of Flame Vs. the Monarch of the Sea!!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  20. 19. "The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  21. 20. "The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  22. 21. Imps from Pandora's Box!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  23. 22. The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  24. 23. The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  25. 24. The Human Torch Vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  26. 25. [untitled]
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  27. 26. "Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  28. 27. "The Living Bomb!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  29. 28. "The Living Bomb!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  30. 29. The Amazing Spider-Man Face-to-Face with... the Human Torch
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Spider-Man
  31. 30. Human Torch, on the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Spider-Man
  32. 31. [untitled]
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  33. 32. "The Coming of the Plantman!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  34. 33. [untitled]
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  35. 34. The Human Torch Meets... "Captain America"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  36. 35. [untitled]
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  37. 36. The Sandman Strikes!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  38. 37. The Human Torch Battles the Thing!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  39. 38. In the Clutches of the Puppet Master!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  40. 39. "The Return of the Eel!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  41. 40. The Return of the Eel!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  42. 41. [untitled]
    Human Torch [Human Torch]; Dr. Strange
  43. 42. The Man Who Became the Torch!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  44. 43. The Rabble Rouser!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  45. 44. The Torch Goes Wild!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  46. 45. The Human Torch Meets the Iceman!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  47. 46. The Torch Meets the Iceman!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  48. 47. Prisoner of the Plantman!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Dr. Strange
  49. 48. Prisoner of the Plantman!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  50. 49. 3 Against the Torch!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Dr. Strange
  51. 50. 3 Against the Torch!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  52. 51. [untitled]
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Dr. Strange
  53. 52. The Birth of the Beetle!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  54. 53. [untitled]
    Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange
  55. 54. Paste-Pot Pete
    Human Torch and the Thing
  56. 55. [untitled]
    Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange
  57. 56. The Sub-Mariner Must Be Stopped!
    Human Torch and the Thing
  58. 57. Pawns of the Deadly Duo!
    Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange
  59. 58. Pawns of the Deadly Duo!
    Human Torch and the Thing
  60. 59. The Mystery Villain!
    Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange
  61. 60. The Mystery Villain!
    Human Torch and the Thing
  62. 61. A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
    The Thing
  63. 62. [untitled]
    Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange
  64. 63. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch
    Human Torch and the Thing
  65. 64. The Terrible Trio
    Human Torch and the Thing
  66. 65. The Terrible Trio!
    Human Torch and the Thing
  67. 66. The Defeat of Dr. Strange! / Meet.. the Beatles!
    Dr. Strange; Human Torch and the Thing
  68. 67. Meet the Beatles!
    Human Torch and the Thing
  69. 68. The Bouncing Ball of Doom!
    Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange
  70. 69. The Bouncing Ball of Doom!
    Human Torch and the Thing
  71. 70. The Sinister Spacetrap!
    Human Torch and the Thing; Dr. Strange
  72. 71. The Sinister Space Trap!
    Human Torch and the Thing
  73. 72. A Nameless Land! A Timeless Time! / The Terrible Toys!
    Dr. Strange; Human Torch and the Thing
  74. 73. The Terrible Toys!
    Human Torch and the Thing
  75. 74. Enter: The Watcher!
    Human Torch and the Thing
  76. 75. The Challenge of... the Watcher!
    Human Torch and the Thing
  77. 76. [Back Cover]
    Human Torch and the Thing
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