([September] 2006)

Marvel, 2006 Series
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Volume
1
Price
49.99 USD; 80.00 CAD
Pages
280
On-sale Date
2006-09-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Publishing, Inc.
Brand
Marvel [connected to the UPC box]
ISBN
0-7851-2070-X Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9780785120704 54999
Editing
Stan Lee (editor); Cory Sedlmeier (credited) (collection editor); Jeff Youngquist (credited) (senior editor, special projects); Joe Quesada (credited) (editor in chief)

Issue Notes

Reprints Human Torch stories from Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 Series) #101-117 and Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 Series) #2.
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Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

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

Cover under dust jacket.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

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Contents (Table of Contents: 4)

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Introduction (Table of Contents: 5)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Ayers (credited)
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Starring: the Fabulous Human Torch! (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Destroyer [Charles Stanton]
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The Human Torch (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Job Number
V-846
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (flashback); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (flashback); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Destroyer [Charles Stanton]
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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Keywords
Glenville

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".

Prisoner of the Wizard! / Who Needs You? / What Was the Dreaded Secret of the Hidden Planet? (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
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: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]
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: an untitled part one (7pp) and Part 2–"Wizard's Wiles!" (6pp). The last page includes an advertisement for Strange Tales Annual (Marvel, 1962 series) #1 (1962).

Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Zemu
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Prisoner of the 5th Dimension! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Job Number
V-823
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Zemu [later spelled "Xemu"] (introduction); Valeria (introduction); Phineas (introduction); Theos; George Bentley; Mr. Harris (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).

Paste-Pot Pete (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]
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Paste-Pot Pete! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Job Number
V-977
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]
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: 14)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]
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The Return of the Wizard! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

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

Job Number
X-8
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Wizard [Bentley Wittman]
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: 16)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]; Acrobat [Carl Zante]
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The Threat of the Torrid Twosome (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Larry Lieber (credited) (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
John Duffy (credited)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Fantastic Four [Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]]; Doctor Doom [Victor Von Doom] (flashback); Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Acrobat [Carl Zante] (introduction); Miracle Man [Joshua Ayers] (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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Indexer Notes

This is the first appearance of Johnny's obstacle training course and the last story in which Johnny worries about having a "secret identity".

The Human Torch vs. the Mighty Sub-Mariner (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

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

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

The Master of Flame vs. The Monarch of the Sea!! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Larry Lieber (credited) (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Job Number
X-88
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Sub-Mariner [Namor]; The Thing [Ben Grimm] (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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The Painter of a Thousand Perils (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo) (image); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo) (image); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo) (image); The Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile]
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The Painter of a Thousand Perils! (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Robert Bernstein (credited as R. Berns) (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Terry Szenics (credited)

Job Number
X-145
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo) (image); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo) (image); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo) (image); Wizard [Bentley Wittman] (flashback); Painter [Wilhelm Van Vile] (introduction); "Scar" Tobin; Scar's Gang [Nick; Sam; Eddie]; 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: 22)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Sorcerer [Dorian Murdstone]
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The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Robert Bernstein (credited as R. Berns) (script)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Marty Epp (credited)

Job Number
[X-183 ?]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Circe (flashback); Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Sorcerer [Dorian Murdstone] (introduction); Pandora (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: 24)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; Wizard [Bentley Wittman]
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The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete! (Table of Contents: 25)

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

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

Job Number
X-218A
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Paste-Pot Pete [Peter Petruski]; The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Wizard [Bentley Wittman]
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 Attacks of the Asbestos Man? (Table of Contents: 26)

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Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

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: 27)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Ernie Hart (credited as H. Huntley) (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited as Sam Harold)

Job Number
[X-309 ?]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Asbestos Man [Orson Kasloff] (introduction, origin); Blackie Barker
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: 28)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby ?; Dick Ayers ?
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

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

The Living Bomb! (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Jerry Siegel (credited as Joe Carter) (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Job Number
X-365
Genre
superhero
Characters
Eel; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo); Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); The Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo); Wizard [Bentley Wittman] (cameo); Ted Braddock (TV commentator); Charles Lawson; Moxie Gahagan
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: 30)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky ?
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]
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On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man! (Table of Contents: 31)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Jack Kirby (credited)
Inks
Steve Ditko (credited)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek (credited)

Job Number
X-356
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Spider-Man [Peter Parker]; Fox [Reynard Slinker] (introduction); 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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Keywords
Statue of Liberty

Indexer Notes

Features Spider-Man's first rendezvous with the Torch on top of the Statue of Liberty.

Plantman! (Table of Contents: 32)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations)
Inks
Don Heck; Sol Brodsky ? (alterations)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

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

The Coming of the Plantman! (Table of Contents: 33)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited) (plot); Jerry Siegel (credited as Joe Carter) (script)
Pencils
Dick Ayers (credited)
Inks
Dick Ayers (credited)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen (credited)

Job Number
[X-398 ?]
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doris Evans; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Plantman [Samuel Smithers]; 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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Indexer Notes

Doris Evans would continue as Johnny's semi-reluctant girlfriend until the end of his solo series.

Captain America Returns to Challenge the Human Torch! (Table of Contents: 34)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Dick Ayers
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
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: 35)

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

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

Job Number
X-449
Genre
superhero
Characters
Doris Evans; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards] (cameo); Acrobat [Carl Zante; disguised as Captain America]
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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Indexer Notes

This story involving a Captain America imposter was a try-out to test the idea of reviving him. The real Cap would return only 4 months after the original publication in Avengers, The (Marvel, 1963 series) #4 (March 1964).

The Uncanny Sandman! (Table of Contents: 36)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Steve Ditko
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
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: 37)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; Sandman [Flint Marko]; 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: 38)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
George Roussos
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Alicia Masters; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
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In the Clutches of the Puppet Master! (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Script
Stan Lee (credited)
Pencils
Dick Ayers (credited)
Inks
George Roussos (credited as Geo. Bell)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Ray Holloway (credited)

Job Number
X-515
Genre
superhero
Characters
Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Alicia Masters; Puppet Master [Phillip Masters]; The Thing [Ben Grimm]
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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Indexer Notes

The story was "Based upon an idea by Tommy and Jimmy Goodkind, Hewlett Harbor, New York".

The Return of the Eel! (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Pencils
Jack Kirby; Steve Ditko (Eel figure)
Inks
Sol Brodsky; Steve Ditko (Eel Figure)
Colors
Michael Kelleher (credited)
Letters
Sam Rosen

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

The Return of the Eel! (Table of Contents: 41)

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

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

Job Number
X-546
Genre
superhero
Characters
Eel; Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Invisible Girl [Susan Storm Richards]; Mister Fantastic [Reed Richards]; The 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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Biographies (Table of Contents: 42)

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Script
John Rhett Thomas (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Biographies for Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers, Larry Lieber, and Jerry Siegel

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Table of Contents
  1. 1. [no title indexed]
    Human Torch
  2. 2. [no title indexed]
  3. 3. [no title indexed]
  4. 4. Contents
  5. 5. Introduction
  6. 6. Starring: the Fabulous Human Torch!
    Human Torch
  7. 7. The Human Torch
    Human Torch
  8. 8. Prisoner of the Wizard! / Who Needs You? / What Was the Dreaded Secret of the Hidden Planet?
    Human Torch
  9. 9. Prisoner of the Wizard
    Human Torch
  10. 10. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    Human Torch
  11. 11. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!
    Human Torch
  12. 12. Paste-Pot Pete
    Human Torch
  13. 13. Paste-Pot Pete!
    Human Torch
  14. 14. The Return of the Wizard!
    Human Torch
  15. 15. The Return of the Wizard!
    Human Torch
  16. 16. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome!
    Human Torch
  17. 17. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome
    Human Torch
  18. 18. The Human Torch vs. the Mighty Sub-Mariner
    Human Torch
  19. 19. The Master of Flame vs. The Monarch of the Sea!!
    Human Torch
  20. 20. The Painter of a Thousand Perils
    Human Torch
  21. 21. The Painter of a Thousand Perils!
    Human Torch
  22. 22. Imps from Pandora's Box!
    Human Torch
  23. 23. The Sorcerer and Pandora's Box
    Human Torch
  24. 24. The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete
    Human Torch
  25. 25. The Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete!
    Human Torch
  26. 26. How Can the Human Torch Defend Himself against the Attacks of the Asbestos Man?
    Human Torch
  27. 27. Fighting to the Death with the Asbestos Man!
    Human Torch
  28. 28. The Living Bomb!
    Human Torch
  29. 29. The Living Bomb!
    Human Torch
  30. 30. The Amazing Spider-Man Face-to-Face with... The Human Torch
    Human Torch
  31. 31. On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man!
    Human Torch
  32. 32. Plantman!
    Human Torch
  33. 33. The Coming of the Plantman!
    Human Torch
  34. 34. Captain America Returns to Challenge the Human Torch!
    Human Torch
  35. 35. The Human Torch Meets... "Captain America"
    Human Torch
  36. 36. The Uncanny Sandman!
    Human Torch
  37. 37. The Sandman Strikes!
    Human Torch
  38. 38. The Human Torch Battles the Thing!
    Human Torch
  39. 39. In the Clutches of the Puppet Master!
    Human Torch
  40. 40. The Return of the Eel!
    Human Torch
  41. 41. The Return of the Eel!
    Human Torch
  42. 42. Biographies
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