The Human Torch #8 [British]

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

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #8.


Painter of a 1000 Perils! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Marv Wolfman ?
Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia ; John Tartaglione ?
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

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

Indexer Notes

Giacoia and possible Tartaglione inks per Nick Caputo, who notes that both men, along with Mike Esposito, often assisted on covers together.

"The Painter of a Thousand Perils!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Human Torch / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (Plot); Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns] (Script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
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); Mr. Fantastic (image); Invisible Girl (image); Thing (image)
Synopsis
Gang leader "Scar" Tobin is visited by counterfeiter Wilhelm Van Vile, a painter notorious for his carelessness. Van Vile demonstrates his new talent, the ability to make paintings magically come to life and follow his telepathic commands. Van Vile tells Tobin's gang how he found the paints, left behind by aliens in an underground cavern. He intends to create an army of criminals and defeating The Human Torch will be a good test-case. Despite sending painting-images of Reed, Sue and Ben to kill him Johnny triumphs, destroys the alien paints and rounds up the gang.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"Scar" Tobin apparently makes a one-panel cameo appearance in the Iron Man story in this month's TALES OF SUSPENSE #41 (May 1963). Credits moved, splash page reformatted with extra art added and page numbers removed for reprint.

The Un-Human! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Original Human Torch / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; The Un-Human (Introduction); Comrade X (Red Planet) (Introduction; no appearance); Dr. Carter
Synopsis
A spaceship flies over the city dropping a message from Comrade X of the Red Planet, stating that the earth must be destroyed so that his world's growing population can survive. A gigantic, monstrous eight headed creature wreaks havoc on the city and the flaming duo tackle it, but the creature is fireproof. Its fang-like tongue poisons Toro but The Torch rushes him to Dr. Carter, who tells him the boy's life can only be saved by a blood transfusion; luckily the Torch has the same blood type. As buildings continue to be destroyed the Torch uses the Doctor's chloroform to knock the creature out.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"The Original" added to reprint splash to distinguish story from lead feature.

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Painter of a 1000 Perils!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. "The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Un-Human!
    The Original Human Torch
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