(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
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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 / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Avalon Studios
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
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Starring: the Fabulous Human Torch! (Table of Contents: 1)

Human Torch / 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: 2)

Human Torch / 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-resistant, 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 of Sue & Johnny's house & brief recap of the Fantastic Four's origin.

Part 2: "The Flaming Fury Strikes Back!!" (Table of Contents: 3)

Human Torch / 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: 4)

Human Torch / 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: 5)

Human Torch / 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
The Human Torch is tricked and trapped by the renowned genius the Wizard, who impersonates the Torch to frame him for crimes. The Torch escapes, captures the Wizard and clears his name with the help of his sister the Invisible Girl.
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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: 6)

Human Torch / 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 he commits crimes all over town in order to make The Torch appear a criminal, and "prove" that he is superior to him. 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 pictures 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: 7)

Human Torch / 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: 8)

Human Torch / 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: 9)

Human Torch / 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: 10)

Human Torch / 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..."
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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: 11)

Human Torch / 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: 12)

Human Torch / 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)
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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: 13)

Human Torch / 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: 14)

Human Torch / 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: 15)

Human Torch / 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]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

The Threat of the Torrid Twosome (Table of Contents: 16)

Human Torch / 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)
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Indexer Notes

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

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 17)

Human Torch / 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: 18)

Human Torch / 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)
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Indexer Notes

A SILVER Age Sub-Mariner/Human Torch battle.

"The Painter of a Thousand Perils!" (Table of Contents: 19)

Human Torch / 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: 20)

Human Torch / 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
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Imps from Pandora's Box! (Table of Contents: 21)

Human Torch / 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: 22)

Human Torch / 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: 23)

Human Torch / 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: 24)

Human Torch / 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: 25)

Human Torch / 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: 26)

Human Torch / 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: 27)

Human Torch / 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: 28)

Human Torch / 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)
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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: 29)

Human Torch; 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: 30)

Human Torch; 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: 31)

Human Torch / 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: 32)

Human Torch / 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: 33)

Human Torch / 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: 34)

Human Torch / 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)
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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: 35)

Human Torch / 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: 36)

Human Torch / 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
The Human Torch fights and defeats Spider-Man’s old enemy Sandman.
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The Human Torch Battles the Thing! (Table of Contents: 37)

Human Torch / 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: 38)

Human Torch / 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!
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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: 39)

Human Torch / 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: 40)

Human Torch / 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: 41)

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: 42)

Human Torch / 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: 43)

Human Torch / 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: 44)

Human Torch / 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: 45)

Human Torch / 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: 46)

Human Torch / 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: 47)

Human Torch; 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: 48)

Human Torch / 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: 49)

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
Dr. Doom
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3 Against the Torch! (Table of Contents: 50)

Human Torch / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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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)
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[untitled] (Table of Contents: 51)

Human Torch; 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)
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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: 52)

Human Torch / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

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Stan Lee
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Rosen
Editing
Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Job Number
x-717
Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing
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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: 53)

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
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Paste-Pot Pete (Table of Contents: 54)

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
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Indexer Notes

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

[untitled] (Table of Contents: 55)

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
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The Sub-Mariner Must Be Stopped! (Table of Contents: 56)

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)
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Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents: 57)

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
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Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents: 58)

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)
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The Mystery Villain! (Table of Contents: 59)

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
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The Mystery Villain! (Table of Contents: 60)

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
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A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up (Table of Contents: 61)

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
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[untitled] (Table of Contents: 62)

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: 63)

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
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The Terrible Trio (Table of Contents: 64)

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
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The Terrible Trio! (Table of Contents: 65)

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
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The Defeat of Dr. Strange! / Meet.. the Beatles! (Table of Contents: 66)

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
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Indexer Notes

Split cover. Ben and Johnny wear Beatle wigs.

Meet the Beatles! (Table of Contents: 67)

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)
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The Bouncing Ball of Doom! (Table of Contents: 68)

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
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The Bouncing Ball of Doom! (Table of Contents: 69)

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)
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The Sinister Spacetrap! (Table of Contents: 70)

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
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The Sinister Space Trap! (Table of Contents: 71)

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)
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A Nameless Land! A Timeless Time! / The Terrible Toys! (Table of Contents: 72)

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
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Indexer Notes

Split cover.

The Terrible Toys! (Table of Contents: 73)

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
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Enter: The Watcher! (Table of Contents: 74)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Watcher
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The Challenge of... the Watcher! (Table of Contents: 75)

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

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Stan Lee
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Bob Powell
Inks
Wally Wood
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Art Simek
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Stan Lee (Original Editor)

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Watcher (guest star); Mr. Fantastic (cameo); Invisible Girl (cameo)
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[Back Cover] (Table of Contents: 76) (Expand) /

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

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [untitled]
    Human Torch
  2. 1. Starring: the Fabulous Human Torch!
    Human Torch
  3. 2. The Human Torch
    Human Torch
  4. 3. Part 2: "The Flaming Fury Strikes Back!!"
    Human Torch
  5. 4. "Who Needs You"? [panel 1] / "Secret of the Hidden Planet"? [panel 2] / "Prisoner of the Wizard"! [panel 3]
    Human Torch
  6. 5. Part 1: "Prisoner of the Wizard"
    Human Torch
  7. 6. Part 2: "Wizard's Wiles!"
    Human Torch
  8. 7. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    Human Torch
  9. 8. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    Human Torch
  10. 9. Part 2: Trapped in Another World!
    Human Torch
  11. 10. Part 3: The End of Zemu!
    Human Torch
  12. 11. Paste-Pot Pete
    Human Torch
  13. 12. The Human Torch Meets Paste-Pot Pete!
    Human Torch
  14. 13. "The Return of the Wizard!"
    Human Torch
  15. 14. "The Return of the Wizard!"
    Human Torch
  16. 15. "The Threat of the Torrid Twosome!"
    Human Torch
  17. 16. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome
    Human Torch
  18. 17. [untitled]
    Human Torch
  19. 18. The Master of Flame Vs. the Monarch of the Sea!!
    Human Torch
  20. 19. "The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
    Human Torch
  21. 20. "The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
    Human Torch
  22. 21. Imps from Pandora's Box!
    Human Torch
  23. 22. The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box
    Human Torch
  24. 23. The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete
    Human Torch
  25. 24. The Human Torch Vs. the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete!
    Human Torch
  26. 25. [untitled]
    Human Torch
  27. 26. "Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man!"
    Human Torch
  28. 27. "The Living Bomb!"
    Human Torch
  29. 28. "The Living Bomb!"
    Human Torch
  30. 29. The Amazing Spider-Man Face-to-Face with... the Human Torch
    Human Torch; Spider-Man
  31. 30. Human Torch, on the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man!
    Human Torch; Spider-Man
  32. 31. [untitled]
    Human Torch
  33. 32. "The Coming of the Plantman!"
    Human Torch
  34. 33. [untitled]
    Human Torch
  35. 34. The Human Torch Meets... "Captain America"
    Human Torch
  36. 35. [untitled]
    Human Torch
  37. 36. The Sandman Strikes!
    Human Torch
  38. 37. The Human Torch Battles the Thing!
    Human Torch
  39. 38. In the Clutches of the Puppet Master!
    Human Torch
  40. 39. "The Return of the Eel!"
    Human Torch
  41. 40. The Return of the Eel!
    Human Torch
  42. 41. [untitled]
    Human Torch; Dr. Strange
  43. 42. The Man Who Became the Torch!
    Human Torch
  44. 43. The Rabble Rouser!
    Human Torch
  45. 44. The Torch Goes Wild!
    Human Torch
  46. 45. The Human Torch Meets the Iceman!
    Human Torch
  47. 46. The Torch Meets the Iceman!
    Human Torch
  48. 47. Prisoner of the Plantman!
    Human Torch; Dr. Strange
  49. 48. Prisoner of the Plantman!
    Human Torch
  50. 49. 3 Against the Torch!
    Human Torch; Dr. Strange
  51. 50. 3 Against the Torch!
    Human Torch
  52. 51. [untitled]
    Human Torch; Dr. Strange
  53. 52. The Birth of the Beetle!
    Human Torch
  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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