(2018)

Marvel, 2018 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
39.99 USD; 52.00 CAD
Pages
524
On-sale date
2018-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Worldwide, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [white on red]
ISBN
978-1-302-91334-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781302913342
Editing
Cory Sedlmeier
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Card stock covers; glossy interiors
Binding
Trade paperback
Publishing Format
Collected edition

Issue Notes

Contents: The Human Torch stories from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #101-134, and Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #2.


Human Torch and The Thing (Table of Contents)

The Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Paul Mounts
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]

The Human Torch and The Thing (Table of Contents: 1)

The Human Torch / credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]

Indexer Notes

The image is taken from the splash page of Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #119.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Human Torch / credits, title page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]

Indexer Notes

Credits page. The image of the Thing is taken from a pin-up page in Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #127.

Contents (Table of Contents: 3)

The Human Torch / table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]

Indexer Notes

Contents page. The image of The Human Torch and The Thing is taken from the cover of Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #130).

Starring: the Fabulous Human Torch! (Table of Contents: 4)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Destroyer [Charles Stanton]
Reprints

The Human Torch (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-846
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Destroyer [Charles Stanton]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (flashback); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (flashback)
Synopsis
In his home town of Glenville, Johnny Storm investigates sabotage at an amusement park. He finds that the sabotage was aimed at a structure that blocked messages to a Communist submarine. The messages were from the editor of the newspaper, a Communist spy.
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Indexer Notes

First Silver Age Human Torch solo story. This story is divided into two parts: an untitled part one (7pp) and Part 2–"The Flaming Fury Strikes Back!" (6 pp). Contains diagram of Sue & Johnny's house & brief recap of the Fantastic Four's origin. Splash bills Johnny as "America's Favorite Superhero".

This spin-off series no doubt the result of publisher Martin Goodman feeling that "The Human Torch" has been good luck for him, dating all the way back to Marvel Comics #1 (October 1939). The plot about spies trying to scare townsfolk away from where a submarine is docking may have served as the inspiration for the 1967 Spider-Man cartoon, "Return Of The Flying Dutchman".

Prisoner of the Wizard! (Table of Contents: 6)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
science fiction; superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]
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Indexer Notes

Cover divided into 3 panels.

Prisoner of the Wizard (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard (introduction, origin) [Bentley Wittman]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]
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

This story is divided into two parts: "Prisoner of the Wizard" part one (7pp) and Part 2–"Wizard's Wiles!" (6pp). The last page includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1.

Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (Table of Contents: 8)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu
Reprints

Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-823
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu [later spelled "Xemu"] (introduction); Valeria (introduction); Phineas (introduction); Theos; George Bentley; Mr. Harris (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo)
Synopsis
The Human Torch discovers an impending invasion from the 5th Dimension, but he is captured by that dimension’s tyrannical ruler. The Torch is freed by the tyrant’s opponents and helps them his troops, freeing his subjects and saving Earth from invasion.
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Indexer Notes

This story is divided into three parts: an untitled part one (5pp), Part 2—"Trapped in Another World!" (5pp) and Part 3—"The End of Zemu!" (3pp). Zemu next appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #158 (May 1975) as "Xemu". Valeria and Phineas next appear in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #159 (June 1975).

Human Torch battles the most fantastic foe of all (Table of Contents: 10)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]
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The Human Torch Meets Paste-Pot Pete! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
V-977
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski] (introduction)
Synopsis
Human Torch stops Paste-Pot Pete from stealing an experimental missile from the military.
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The Return of the Wizard! (Table of Contents: 12)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]
Reprints

The Return of the Wizard! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-8
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]; 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. Thanks to her, he's caught, and both are almost killed in a bomb blast. But Johnny manages to free them both, get rid of the bomb, and corral the "superior intellect".
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The Threat of the Torrid Twosome! (Table of Contents: 14)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Acrobat [Carl Zante]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]
Reprints

The Threat of the Torrid Twosome (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
John Duffy

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Acrobat [Carl Zante] (introduction); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Miracle Man [Joshua Ayers] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie] (flashback); Doctor Doom [Victor von Doom] (flashback)
Synopsis
The Acrobat tricks the Human Torch into helping him rob a bank before double crossing him. The Torch chases and captures the thief with the help of the Fantastic Four.
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The Human Torch vs. the Mighty Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents: 16)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]
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The Master of Flame vs. The Monarch of the Sea!! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-88
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis
The Human Torch goes looking for Sub-Mariner in order to beat him and win more respect. He traps Sub-Mariner beneath the ocean floor and returns to the surface.
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Indexer Notes

Sub-Mariner last appears in Fantastic Four (Marvel, 1961 series) #9 (December 1963), and next appears in Fantastic Four Annual (Marvel, 1963 series) #1 (1963). This is the first Sub-Mariner story of the 1960s not drawn by Jack Kirby. Sub-Mariner exhibits the powers of a puffer fish and an electric eel, never seen again after this story!

The Painter of a Thousand Perils (Table of Contents: 18)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing (image); Invisible Girl (image); Mister Fantastic (image); The Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile]
Reprints

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

The 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
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Terry Szenics

Job Number
X-145
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile] (introduction); "Scar" Tobin; Scar's Gang [Nick; Sam; Eddie]; Mister Fantastic (image); Invisible Girl (image); Thing (image); Wizard (flashback); Zemu (flashback)
Synopsis
A counterfeiter caught by the Human Torch finds magic paints and uses them to escape from prison and strike back at the Torch. The Torch realizes what is happening and uses the magic paints to fool the Painter and defeat him.
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Imps from Pandora's Box! (Table of Contents: 20)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sorcerer [Dorian Murdstone]
Reprints

The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box (Table of Contents: 21)

The 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
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Marty Epp

Job Number
[X-183 ?]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sorcerer [Dorian Murdstone] (introduction); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Pandora (flashback); Circe (flashback)
Synopsis
The Human Torch fights a sorcerer that unleashes the evils imprisoned in Pandora’s Box for his own profit.
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The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete (Table of Contents: 22)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My flame is dying out!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]
Reprints

The Human Torch vs. The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete! (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot) Ernie Hart [as H. E. Huntley] (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
John Duffy

Job Number
X-218A
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis
Johnny practices on his obstacle course, then thinks back on his adventures with The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete. By a wild coincidence, Pete breaks The Wizard out of jail and the two join forces. They frame Johnny as a spy, but their partnership is strained by Wiz's megalomania. "I'm a partner, not a servant, you know!" says Pete.
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How Can the Human Torch Defend Himself Against the Asbestos Man? (Table of Contents: 24)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My flames don't affect the Asbestos Man!!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Asbestos Man [Professor Orson Kasloff]
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Keywords
asbestos; gas masks; nets; shields

Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Ernie Hart [as H. Huntley] (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen [as Sam Harold]

Job Number
[X-309 ?]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Asbestos Man [Orson Kasloff] (introduction, origin); Blackie Barker; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo)
Synopsis
A frustrated scientist invents a fireproof suit in order to impress underworld hoods and become their partner in crime. The Torch is at first unable to defeat him, but with the advice of his sister he calms down and outsmarts the Asbestos Man.
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The Living Bomb! (Table of Contents: 26)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; Dick Ayers ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Eel [Leopold Stryke]
Reprints
Keywords
helicopters

The Human Torch Faces the Threat of The Living Bomb! (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Jerry Siegel [as Joe Carter] (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-365
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Eel [Leopold Stryke] (introduction, origin); Ted Braddock (TV commentator); Charles Lawson; Moxie Gahagan; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Wizard (cameo)
Synopsis
A TV host starts a public campaign against the Human Torch. The Torch’s efforts to regain his popularity fail, but when he stops the high tech thief the Eel from detonating a powerful bomb he is redeemed.
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The Amazing Spider-Man Face-to-Face With... The Human Torch (Table of Contents: 28)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
Reprints

On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 29)

The Human Torch / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-356
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fox [Reynard Slinker] (introduction); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Deputy Police Inspector Rudd
Synopsis
An art thief frames Spider-Man and the Human Torch tries to hunt him down. Spider-Man convinces the Torch of his innocence, and the two track down the thief together.
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Indexer Notes

Features Spider-Man's first rendezvous with the Torch on top of the Statue of Liberty, which was referenced many times since.

Even the Flaming Human Torch is Helpless Before the Super-Natural Power of the Plantman! (Table of Contents: 30)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations)
Inks
Don Heck; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Plantman [Sam Smithers]
Reprints
Keywords
dew

The Coming of the Plantman! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot); Jerry Siegel [as Joe Carter] (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
[X-398 ?]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Plantman [Sam Smithers] (introduction, origin); Doris Evans (introduction); Mr. Evans (introduction)
Synopsis
The Human Torch saves his new girlfriend Doris’s father from a disgruntled gardener who gains the ability to control plants.
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Captain America Returns to Challenge the Human Torch! (Table of Contents: 32)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Captain America [Carl Zante; also as The Acrobat]
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The Human Torch Meets... "Captain America" (Table of Contents: 33)

The Human Torch / comic story / 18 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue); Jack Kirby (co-plot, uncredited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-449
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Acrobat [Carl Zante; disguised as Captain America]; Doris Evans; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis
The Human Torch is upstaged by the return of Captain America, but the Torch realizes that it is his old enemy the Acrobat in disguise and defeats him.
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The Human Torch Trapped By Spider-Man's Fatal Foe... The Uncanny Sandman! (Table of Contents: 34)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (inset)
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The Sandman Strikes! (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, script); Dick Ayers (co-plot, un-credited)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sandman [Flint Marko]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (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: 36)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master [Philip Masters]; Alicia Masters
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In the Clutches of the Puppet Master! (Table of Contents: 37)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
George Roussos [as Geo. Bell]
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Ray Holloway

Job Number
X-515
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master [Philip Masters]; Alicia Masters
Synopsis
The Puppet Master manipulates the Thing into fighting the Human Torch, hoping to pick off the Fantastic Four one at a time.
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The Return of the Eel! (Table of Contents: 38)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko (Eel figure)
Inks
Sol Brodsky; Steve Ditko (Eel Figure)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Eel [Leopold Stryke]
Reprints

The Return of the Eel! (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, script); Dick Ayers (co-plot, un-credited)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

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.
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The Return of the Wizard, Master of Evil! (Table of Contents: 40)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko (inset)
Inks
Chic Stone; Steve Ditko (inset)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard [Bentley Wittman] (disguised as the Human Torch); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
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The Man Who Became the Torch! (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, script); Dick Ayers (co-plot, un-credited)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-593
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]
Synopsis
The Wizard breaks jail, and begins pulling crimes using a new anti-gravity flying device he's invented. Via trickery and disguise, he captures Johnny, then Sue, and begins impersonating Johnny, while planning bigger and bolder crimes with which to use his anti-gravity device. With the help of Reed and Ben, Sue and Johnny escape, and Johnny goes after The Wizard, who attempts to escape by flying higher and higher with his anti-grav disc. But it malfunctions, and, unable to control it, he just keeps going higher and higher...
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The Human Torch Goes Wild! (Table of Contents: 42)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Rabble Rouser [Vitold Niyazov]
Reprints

The Torch Goes Wild! (Table of Contents: 43)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot, script); Dick Ayers (plot, un-credited)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-605
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Rabble Rouser [Vitold Niyazov, later called Weinberg]; Prince Nagamo; Doris Evans (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Spider-Man [Peter Parker] (cameo)
Synopsis
A demagogue drums up public opinion against the Torch, as part of a communist plot against an American ally. The Torch regains the public trust by stopping him and using his own mind control devices to turn him to the American side.
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The Human Torch Meets The Iceman! (Table of Contents: 44)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Barracuda
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The Torch Meets The Iceman! (Table of Contents: 45)

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

Script
Stan Lee (plot, script); Jack Kirby (plot, un-credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
[unknown, not X-649]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Iceman [Bobby Drake]; Doris Evans; Barracuda; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Angel [Warren Worthington III] (cameo); Marvel Girl [Jean Grey] (cameo); Professor X [Charles Xavier] (cameo)
Synopsis
Johnny's riled because a newspaper compares Iceman (of The X-Men) to him. On a cruise liner, Bobby tries to pick up Doris, until Johnny arrives. Before the potential rivalry goes too far, The Barracuda (a modern-day pirate) and his men arrive and take over the ship. Johnny & Bobby team up to stop them.
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Prisoner of the Plantman! (Table of Contents: 46)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ? (top image); Steve Ditko (bottom image)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Plantman [Sam Smithers]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Baron Mordo [Karl Amadeus Mordo]
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Prisoner of the Plantman! (Table of Contents: 47)

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Script
Stan Lee; Dick Ayers (co-plot)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-666
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Plantman [Sam Smithers]; Doris Evans; Mr. Evans (flashback); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis
After improving his plant ray, The Plantman captures Johnny to get him out of the way while he pulls a robbery. After, Doris, worried about her father, begs Johnny to stop the villain. They have a duel at the Botanical Gardens...with predictable results.
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3 Against The Torch! (Table of Contents: 48)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations); Steve Ditko (Doctor Strange)
Inks
George Roussos; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations); Steve Ditko (Doctor Strange)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Terrible Trio [Handsome Harry Phillips; Yogi Dakor; Bull Brogin]; Doctor Doom [Victor von Doom]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
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3 Against The Torch! (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue); Dick Ayers (co-plot)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
George Roussos [as George Bell]
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-703
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Terrible Trio [Handsome Harry Phillips; Yogi Dakor; Bull Brogin]; Doctor Doom [Victor von Doom] (flashback); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (flashback); Thing [Ben Grimm] (flashback); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis
In flashback we see the how Dr. Doom used "The Terrible Trio" to trap the Fantastic Four, then discarded his underlings by sending them into another dimension! With Doom gone, the three return to Earth, where they're foolish enough to try taking on The Torch again, figuring 3 against 1 would be no contest. WRONG! After, Sue gives Johnny hell for how his "roughneck" friends must have messed up "her" house.
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He Flies! He Fights! He's Our Newest Villain... The Beetle! (Table of Contents: 50)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Beetle [Abner Jenkins]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Loki; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]; Thor
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The Birth of the Beetle! (Table of Contents: 51)

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

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Carl Burgos
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-717
Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Storm [Human Torch]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Beetle [Abner Jenkins] (introduction, origin); Alicia Masters; Doris Evans
Synopsis
Mechanic-inventor Abner Jenkins creates the identity of The Beetle. While taking the Fantasti-Car for a double-date, Johnny & Ben wind up being humiliated by The Beetle. But when he tries to rip off the NY World's Fair, the rematch goes the other way.
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...To Battle the New Menace of Paste-Pot Pete! (Table of Contents: 52)

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Pencils
Dick Ayers (signed)(upper section); Steve Ditko (lower section)
Inks
Dick Ayers (signed)(upper section); George Roussos (lower section)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Cleopatra VII; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
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The Human Torch and The Thing Team Up to Battle the Menace of... Paste-Pot Pete (Table of Contents: 53)

The Human Torch; The Thing / comic story / 14 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, script); Dick Ayers (co-plot, un-credited)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-752
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Doris Evans
Synopsis
Trying to tell Johnny that Paste-Pot Pete was paroled (for helping The Avengers), Ben & Johnny get into a brawl. Tired of being thought of as a clown, Pete completely redesigns his costume, then takes on The Thing while he's flying his part of the Fantasti-Car. As he's about to go help Ben, Johnny's told by Doris that if he leaves in the middle of their date, he needn't bother returning. After a fierce battle, Ben & Johnny triumph, and after an "explanation," Doris forgives Johnny.
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The Sensational Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents: 54)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]; Doctor Strange [Stephen Strange]
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The Sub-Mariner Must Be Stopped! (Table of Contents: 55)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-772
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Sub-Mariner [Namor McKenzie]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo)
Synopsis
Ben and Johnny's hi-jinks are interrupted by the arrival of a pair of LIFE Magazine reporters, who are there to interview Reed and Sue. When the news reports Sub-Mariner is heading for NYC, Ben and Johnny figure they can make an impression by tackling him on their own. Taking out the "U-Car," they find Namor, who seems to be expecting them. A fight breaks out, ending when Namor leaves, feeling he's been "lied to." Reed and Sue arrive and Ben and Johnny are chastising for ruining the peace talk Reed spent weeks to set up. A betrayed Namor vows that their next fight will be to the finish.
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Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents: 56)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mad Thinker; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Puppet Master; Dormammu; Doctor Strange
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Pawns of the Deadly Duo! (Table of Contents: 57)

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Script
Stan Lee; Dick Ayers (co-plot)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-788
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mad Thinker; Puppet Master; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis
The Mad Thinker once again wants to tackle the F.F., though The Puppet Master at first wants nothing to do with it. Under mind-control, Ben fights Johnny while in mid-flight. However, the shock of seeing Johnny falling to his death causes The Thing to change back to Ben Grimm, freeing him from control. He rescues Johnny, then gets help from Reed. A specially-designed helmet worn by Ben causes psychic feedback. Reed hopes The Puppet Master, knowing they have a defense against him, will never strike at them again.
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The Mystery Villain! (Table of Contents: 58)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko (inset)
Inks
Chic Stone: Steve Ditko (inset)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mystery Villain; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Doctor Strange; Dormammu
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Indexer Notes

Doctor Strange image taken from interior story.

The Mystery Villain! (Table of Contents: 59)

The Human Torch; The Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue); Dick Ayers (co-plot)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Job Number
X-809
Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Wizard (flashback); Paste-Pot Pete (flashback); Sub-Mariner (flashback); Willie Lumpkin (mailman, cameo)
Synopsis
Following a race, Ben and Johnny complain to Reed that they've done pretty good and don't need a leader. Reed tells them they're free to work on their own. Ben and Johnny take part in a high-speed race, but discover on arrival that they're the only two contestants. On the salt flats they suddenly realize their cars are running out of control and it looks like they have been set up for a trap. They find themselves in an underground cavern facing an unknown villain with a question mark on his mask. Before it's over, they're ready to admit they're happy Reed is on their side.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 60)

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Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Job Number
X-809
First Line of Dialogue or Text
It's Clobberin' Time!
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Thing [Ben Grimm]
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The Scarlet Witch and the Dazzling Quicksilver (Table of Contents: 61)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Doctor Strange; The Demon's Disciple (unnamed)
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Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch (Table of Contents: 62)

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Script
Stan Lee; Dick Ayers (co-plot)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Frank Giacoia [as Frank Ray]
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Very Brief Cameo Flashbacks: Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; The Avengers [Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Giant-Man [Hank Pym]; Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Thor]; Daredevil [Matt Murdock]; Fantastic Four [Invisible Girl; Mr. Fantastic0; Mastermind; Magneto; Blob; X-Men [Angel [Warren Worthington III]; Beast; Cyclops; Iceman; Marvel Girl [Jean Grey]]
Synopsis
Quicksilver wants to leave Magneto's group but his sister Wanda reminds him that she is in his debt. The Scarlet Witch takes her brother's lead and they seek out the Fantastic Four for advice. They encounter Ben and Johnny at FF headquarters where a misunderstanding turns into a brawl. When it's over Quicksilver and his sister decide they cannot trust homo sapiens and return to Magneto.
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The Terrible Trio (Table of Contents: 63)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Yogi Dakkor; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Handsome Harry Phillips; Bull Brogin; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
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The Terrible Trio! (Table of Contents: 64)

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Script
Stan Lee; Dick Ayers (co-plot)
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Frank Giacoia [as Frankie Ray]
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doris Evans ("Dorrie"); Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Yogi Dakkor; Handsome Harry Phillips; Bull Brogin; Thing [Ben Grimm]
Synopsis
On the golf course, Doris nags Johnny by comparing him to "gentlemanly" Peter Parker. When the latest emergency arises, she says a girl like her should have her head examined. Johnny falls into a trap of The Terrible Trio, but manages to send out a distress signal to Ben, who takes on these losers and saves Johnny's life in a railway yard.
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The Defeat of Dr. Strange! Meet.. the Beatles! (Table of Contents: 65)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange; Baron Mordo; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]
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Meet the Beatles! (Table of Contents: 66)

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Script
Stan Lee (co-plot, dialogue); Bob Powell (co-plot)
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Alicia Masters; Doris Evans ("Dorrie"); John Lennon; George Harrison; Paul McCartney; Ringo Starr
Synopsis
Ben and Johnny have another one of their "fights," then have to clean up Reed's lab as a result. They take Alicia and Doris on a double-date to see The Beatles, the girls getting to meet the rock stars in person and get autographs; but Ben & Johnny wind up having to go after some crooks who robbed the box-office. A wild free-for-all at Coney Island ensues, but by the time our heroes get back to the theatre, the show's over! Doris says, "Maybe someday I'll understand why anyone would want to be a super-hero!"
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The Bouncing Ball of Doom! (Table of Contents: 67)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Bob Powell; Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange figure); Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
Inks
Mike Esposito; Steve Ditko (Dr. Strange figure)
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mad Thinker; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Doctor Strange
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Indexer Notes

Doctor Strange image taken from page 3, panel 9 of Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #128.

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

The Human Torch; The Thing / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Bob Powell (co-plot)
Pencils
Bob Powell; Jack Kirby ? (see notes)
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; The Mad Thinker; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo); Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Dr. Vega (engineer)
Synopsis
The Mad Thinker's latest plot involves a flying, electronics-laden metal ball, which nearly manages to destroy a dam.
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The Sinister Spacetrap! (Table of Contents: 69)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone ?
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Professor Jack; Doctor Strange; Baron Mordo
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Indexer Notes

Doctor Strange vignette taken from interior story.

The Sinister Space Trap! (Table of Contents: 70)

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Script
Larry Ivie; Bob Powell (co-plot)
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Mike Esposito [as M. Demeo]
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Mr. Pearson (N.A.S.A.); Professor Jack; Doris Evans
Synopsis
Sometime after the FF visit the Skrull home world, Mr. Pearson of NASA pays a visit to tell them of a security risk, Professor Jack. Doris gets upset after Johnny stands her up for the 113th time. Posing as "Doug Brown", Johnny acts as Jack's assistant, in order to keep an eye on him. Good thing, too, as sabotaging the space program is on his agenda.
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A Nameless Land! A Timeless Time!; The Terrible Toys! (Table of Contents: 71)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doctor Strange; Shazana; Shazana's sister; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Ice Queen
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The Terrible Toys! (Table of Contents: 72)

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Script
Stan Lee (plot, dialogue); Bob Powell (plot)
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Mike Esposito [as Mick Demeo]
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Ice Queen (robot); Puppet Master; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Doris Evans; Alicia Masters
Synopsis
Deciding to switch his M.O., The Puppet Master builds robotic "statues" he can control, and undergoes plastic surgery so no one will recognize him. The masquerade is short-lived, as he lures Johnny & Ben into a trap in a department store.
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Enter: The Watcher! (Table of Contents: 73)

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Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Watcher; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Thing [Ben Grimm]
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The Challenge of...The Watcher! (Table of Contents: 74)

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Script
Stan Lee; Bob Powell (co-plot)
Pencils
Bob Powell
Inks
Wally Wood
Colors
Stan Goldberg ?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Watcher; Thing [Ben Grimm]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Kang; Merlin; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Invisible Girl [Sue Storm] (cameo)
Synopsis
Though he is not permitted to interfere, The Watcher tells Ben & Johnny of how Kang time-travelled to the days of King Arthur, imprisoned Merlin, and took over the country. In order for the timestream to remain intact, The Watcher sends the pair back in time to defeat Kang. After a hard battle, they send Kang packing, and The Watcher returns them to the present. Later, relaxing after a hard day's fighting, Reed & Sue accuse them of being "loafers."
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 75)

The Human Torch / illustration / 5 pages (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Dick Ayers
Inks
Dick Ayers

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Human Torch [Johnny Storm]

Indexer Notes

Original art from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #103 page 1, #106 page 6-8, and #108 page 1.

Strange Tales Annual #2 house ad (Table of Contents: 76) (Expand) /

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Strange Tales Annual #2 house ad (Table of Contents: 77) (Expand) /

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Flaming First Issue! (Table of Contents: 78)

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Pencils
John Romita
Inks
Joe Sinnott
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
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The Human Torch Goes Wild! (Table of Contents: 79)

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Pencils
Larry Lieber
Inks
John Romita
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wizard (disguised as Human Torch)
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To Die at the Hand of Xemu! (Table of Contents: 80)

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Pencils
Ron Wilson
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Xemu [Zemu]; Valeria
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Paste Pot Pete! (Table of Contents: 81)

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Script
Len Wein ?
Pencils
Ron Wilson; Marie Severin ? (layout)
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Danny Crespi

Genre
superhero
Characters
Paste-Pot Pete; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
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Wrath of the Wizard! (Table of Contents: 82)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard
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The Threat of the Torrid Twosome! (Table of Contents: 83)

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Script
Len Wein ?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; The Acrobat [Carl Zante]; Invisble Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Thing [Ben Grimm]
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Fire and Water! (Table of Contents: 84)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sub-Mariner [Prince Namor]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

Painter of a 1000 Perils! (Table of Contents: 85)

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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)
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 86)

The Human Torch / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Richard Isanove

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Story] Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner
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Indexer Notes

Cover sans text and logo.

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  1. 0. Human Torch and The Thing
    The Human Torch
  2. 1. The Human Torch and The Thing
    The Human Torch
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  4. 3. Contents
    The Human Torch
  5. 4. Starring: the Fabulous Human Torch!
    The Human Torch
  6. 5. The Human Torch
    The Human Torch
  7. 6. Prisoner of the Wizard!
    The Human Torch
  8. 7. Prisoner of the Wizard
    The Human Torch
  9. 8. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    The Human Torch
  10. 9. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    The Human Torch
  11. 10. Human Torch battles the most fantastic foe of all
    The Human Torch
  12. 11. The Human Torch Meets Paste-Pot Pete!
    The Human Torch
  13. 12. The Return of the Wizard!
    The Human Torch
  14. 13. The Return of the Wizard!
    The Human Torch
  15. 14. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome!
    The Human Torch
  16. 15. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome
    The Human Torch
  17. 16. The Human Torch vs. the Mighty Sub-Mariner
    The Human Torch
  18. 17. The Master of Flame vs. The Monarch of the Sea!!
    The Human Torch
  19. 18. The Painter of a Thousand Perils
    The Human Torch
  20. 19. The Painter of a Thousand Perils!
    The Human Torch
  21. 20. Imps from Pandora's Box!
    The Human Torch
  22. 21. The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box
    The Human Torch
  23. 22. The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete
    The Human Torch
  24. 23. The Human Torch vs. The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete!
    The Human Torch
  25. 24. How Can the Human Torch Defend Himself Against the Asbestos Man?
    The Human Torch
  26. 25. Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man!
    The Human Torch
  27. 26. The Living Bomb!
    The Human Torch
  28. 27. The Human Torch Faces the Threat of The Living Bomb!
    The Human Torch
  29. 28. The Amazing Spider-Man Face-to-Face With... The Human Torch
    The Human Torch
  30. 29. On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man!
    The Human Torch
  31. 30. Even the Flaming Human Torch is Helpless Before the Super-Natural Power of the Plantman!
    The Human Torch
  32. 31. The Coming of the Plantman!
    The Human Torch
  33. 32. Captain America Returns to Challenge the Human Torch!
    The Human Torch
  34. 33. The Human Torch Meets... "Captain America"
    The Human Torch
  35. 34. The Human Torch Trapped By Spider-Man's Fatal Foe... The Uncanny Sandman!
    The Human Torch
  36. 35. The Sandman Strikes!
    The Human Torch
  37. 36. The Human Torch Battles the Thing!
    The Human Torch
  38. 37. In the Clutches of the Puppet Master!
    The Human Torch
  39. 38. The Return of the Eel!
    The Human Torch
  40. 39. The Return of the Eel!
    The Human Torch
  41. 40. The Return of the Wizard, Master of Evil!
    The Human Torch
  42. 41. The Man Who Became the Torch!
    The Human Torch
  43. 42. The Human Torch Goes Wild!
    The Human Torch
  44. 43. The Torch Goes Wild!
    The Human Torch
  45. 44. The Human Torch Meets The Iceman!
    The Human Torch
  46. 45. The Torch Meets The Iceman!
    The Human Torch
  47. 46. Prisoner of the Plantman!
    The Human Torch; Doctor Strange
  48. 47. Prisoner of the Plantman!
    The Human Torch
  49. 48. 3 Against The Torch!
    The Human Torch; Doctor Strange
  50. 49. 3 Against The Torch!
    The Human Torch
  51. 50. He Flies! He Fights! He's Our Newest Villain... The Beetle!
    The Human Torch; Doctor Strange
  52. 51. The Birth of the Beetle!
    The Human Torch
  53. 52. ...To Battle the New Menace of Paste-Pot Pete!
    The Human Torch; Doctor Strange
  54. 53. The Human Torch and The Thing Team Up to Battle the Menace of... Paste-Pot Pete
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  55. 54. The Sensational Sub-Mariner
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  56. 55. The Sub-Mariner Must Be Stopped!
    Human Torch; The Thing
  57. 56. Pawns of the Deadly Duo!
    Human Torch; The Thing; Doctor Strange
  58. 57. Pawns of the Deadly Duo!
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  59. 58. The Mystery Villain!
    The Human Torch; The Thing; Doctor Strange
  60. 59. The Mystery Villain!
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  61. 60. ["It's Clobberin' Time!"]
    A Marvel Masterwork Pin-Up
  62. 61. The Scarlet Witch and the Dazzling Quicksilver
    The Human Torch; The Thing; Doctor Strange
  63. 62. Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  64. 63. The Terrible Trio
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  65. 64. The Terrible Trio!
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  66. 65. The Defeat of Dr. Strange! Meet.. the Beatles!
    Doctor Strange; The Human Torch; The Thing
  67. 66. Meet the Beatles!
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  68. 67. The Bouncing Ball of Doom!
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  69. 68. The Bouncing Ball of Doom!
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  70. 69. The Sinister Spacetrap!
    The Human Torch; The Thing; Doctor Strange
  71. 70. The Sinister Space Trap!
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  72. 71. A Nameless Land! A Timeless Time!; The Terrible Toys!
    Doctor Strange; The Human Torch; The Thing
  73. 72. The Terrible Toys!
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  74. 73. Enter: The Watcher!
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  75. 74. The Challenge of...The Watcher!
    The Human Torch; The Thing
  76. 75. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
  77. 76. Strange Tales Annual #2 house ad
    The Human Torch
  78. 77. Strange Tales Annual #2 house ad
    The Human Torch
  79. 78. Flaming First Issue!
    The Human Torch
  80. 79. The Human Torch Goes Wild!
    The Human Torch
  81. 80. To Die at the Hand of Xemu!
    The Human Torch
  82. 81. Paste Pot Pete!
    The Human Torch
  83. 82. Wrath of the Wizard!
    The Human Torch
  84. 83. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome!
    The Human Torch
  85. 84. Fire and Water!
    The Human Torch
  86. 85. Painter of a 1000 Perils!
    The Human Torch
  87. 86. [no title indexed]
    The Human Torch
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