(September 1974)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
?
Brand:
?
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Roy Thomas
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Flaming First Issue! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
John Romita
Inks:
Joe Sinnott
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

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

Indexer Notes

Symbolic cover; scene does not appear in the comic, but suggestive of Torch-Torch battle from Fantastic Four Annual #4 (November 1966). Cover pencil credits from Nick Caputo (April 5, 2004). Pencil originally credited to Sal Buscema. Sinnott inks per Nick Caputo, Feb 2011. Former indexer listed John Romita.

Johnny Storm, the Human Torch (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; John Romita (edit)
Inks:
Dick Ayers; John Romita (edit)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie Simek
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

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

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 2. Contains diagram & Sue & Johnny's house & very brief recap of the Fantastic Four's origin. Page 3 cut, last panel of page 2 replaced with new panel by John Romita. On splash page, "Starring...America's Favorite Superhero:" replaced with "Johnny Storm." Originally no credits; credits added, splash slightly reformatted, with new intro, and page numbers removed for this reprint.

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

Human Torch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee (Plot); Larry Lieber (Script)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Dick Ayers
Colors:
?
Letters:
Artie 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 Destoyer, 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 be seen.
Reprints:

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).

Horror Hotel! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Douglas ?
Inks:
Al Gabriele ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
3338

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Mercer
Synopsis:
A hotel is terrorized by a "man-killing beast," sending tenants fleeing. But when The Torch investigates, it seems almost no one has actually seen the monster. The "monster" turns out to be the work of a revenge-crazed madman who'd been fired by the hotel for thievery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Human Torch created by Carl Burgos (1939). New introudction and outro by Roy Thomas. Job Number from the Atlas Tales website.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Flaming First Issue!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Johnny Storm, the Human Torch
    Human Torch
  3. 2. Part 2: "The Flaming Fury Strikes Back!!"
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Horror Hotel!
    Human Torch
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa