(May 1975)

Marvel, 1974 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.25 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics Group
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [entire top banner]
Barcode
?
Editing
Len Wein
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
newsprint
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Wrath of the Wizard! (Table of Contents)

Human Torch / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

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

"The Return of the Wizard!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Human Torch / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)
Synopsis
In prison, The Wizard becomes a model prisoner-- just so he can become a trustee, work in the hospital, have access to chemicals... and break jail! The police soon have him surrounded in his house, but can't get in because of its defenses. He challenges the Torch to a battle to decide who is the better man. Against Sue's advice Johnny accepts the challenge, and he does pretty well until Sue shows up to "help" him (again!). Thanks to her, he's caught, and both are almost killed in a bomb blast. But Johnny manages to free them both, getr rid of the bomb, and corral the "superior intellect."
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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

"In Korea!" (Table of Contents: 2)

The Original Human Torch / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
E-572
Genre
superhero
Characters
Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond]; Toro; Colonel Kung (Red spy) (Intro)
Synopsis
The Torch and Toro fight Communists in North Korea to rescue a US General & his daughter and prevent the secret of an "atomic cannon" from falling into Red hands.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

"The Original" added to reprint splash to distinguish story from lead feature. Inks credit and job number from the Atlas tales website, original indexer credited Dick Ayers for inks.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Wrath of the Wizard!
    Human Torch
  2. 1. "The Return of the Wizard!"
    Human Torch
  3. 2. "In Korea!"
    The Original Human Torch
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Darrel McCann
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Henry R. Kujawa
  • James Ludwig
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Henry R. Kujawa