(September 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

Fire and Water! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Ron Wilson
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
Danny Crespi ?

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

Indexer Notes

Pays tribute to the various Torch/Sub-Mariner battles of the early 1940's!

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

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

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

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)
Synopsis:
Johnny is frustrated that his partners don't take him seriously. Reminded by a photo that Sue still has a crush on Sub-Mariner, Johnny decides to impress them by challenging Namor to a fight! Flying over the water, his flame gives out, and mistaken for a stowaway, he's put to work mopping the deck of a ship! But when they're caught in a dense fog, Johnny proves who he is by guiding the grateful crew to safety. Johnny writes a message in flames challenging Namor, who at first isn't interested, but soon a major free-for-all erupts. At one point Namor uses an idol to hypnotize Johnny so he can clobber him, then sends him toward home tied to the back of a porpoise. But Johnny revives, and using his flame to the utmost pursues Namor underwater, trapping him in an tunnel. Exhausted, Johnny's picked up by the same ship again. Namor frees himself, impressed that The Torch is more powerful than he realized, though still a teenager. Namor wonders if he might one day convince The Torch to join him and beat the Fantastic Four! Back home, Johnny collapses, and Sue makes a snide comment about how tiring working on hot rods must be.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Fifth modern-day appearance of The Sub-Mariner. Previous appearance in FANTASTIC FOUR #14 (May 1963); next appearance in FANTASTIC FOUR ANNUAL #1 (November 1963). Although this story came out a month before FF #14, it feels much more like a sequel. First non-Jack Kirby Sub-Mariner story of the 1960's. Sub-Mariner exhibits the powers of a puffer fish and an electric eel, never seen again after this story! Splash page slightly reformatted and page numbers removed for this reprint.

Human Torch - Fugitive at Large! (Table of Contents)

The Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond] / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Stan Lee ?
Pencils:
Dick Ayers (signed)
Inks:
Ernie Bache
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Editing:
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre:
Superhero
Characters:
Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Comrade Rak; other unnamed Communist spies
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

"The Original" added to reprint splash to distinguish story from lead feature, this story is also reprinted in Marvel Super-Heroes (Marvel, 1967 series) #13 (March 1968) and in Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1966 series) #121 (November 1980). Inks credit by Dr. Michael Vassallo (May 2009). Previous indexer had Dick Ayers for both pencils and inks.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Fire and Water!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  2. 1. The Master of Flame Vs. the Monarch of the Sea!!
    Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
  3. 2. Human Torch - Fugitive at Large!
    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