(May 1975)

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

Wrath of the Wizard! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Len Wein ?
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Al Milgrom
Colors:
?
Letters:
Danny Crespi

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

Indexer Notes

Kane & Milgrom credits per Nick Caputo Aug 2007. Original indexer credited Larry Lieber and Frank Giacoia. Pablo Marcos suggested by Henry Kujawa Aug 2007.

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

Human Torch [Johnny Storm] / comic story / 12 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]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)
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, getr rid of the bomb, and corral the "superior intellect."
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Second appearance of The Wizard. First time a "Human Torch" villain returned; Wizard would go on to a very long career, mostly with "The Frightful Four." Next appearance in STRANGE TALES #110 (July 1963), where he teams with Paste-Pot Pete for the 1st time. Wizard resembles actor Vincent Price; also resembles actor Ron Perlman (who was not around back then-- see page 9 panel 2). Credits moved on splash to accomodate reprint info. Page numbers removed. Panel 5 of page 12 & panels 2-6 of page 13 cut; Johnny's pointing out that Sue almost got him killed missing from the reprint as a result!

"In Korea!" (Table of Contents)

The Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond] / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers
Inks:
Ernie Bache
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)
Job Number:
E-572

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Colonel Kung (Red spy) (Intro)
Synopsis:
The Torch and Toro fight Communists in North Korea to rescue a US General & his daughter and prevent the secret of an "atomic cannon" from falling into Red hands.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer 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 for inks.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Wrath of the Wizard!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  2. 1. "The Return of the Wizard!"
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  3. 2. "In Korea!"
    The Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa