Strange Tales #1
Horwitz Publications Inc. Pty. Ltd.
- March 1963
- Page count
- Cover price
- 1/- [0-1-0 AUP]
- Black & white
- Standard size
- Interior paper
- Cover stock
- Glossy colour
- Comic series
Conforms with the Horwitz Publications Teenage Code of Approved Reading
- , editor
"Human Torch flames into action again!"
- The Human Torch
- Maurice Bramley, line art [signed as Bramley]
- , colourist
- , letterer
- Human Torch [Johnny Storm]
- Human Torch [Johnny Storm]; Wizard; Invisible Girl [Sue Storm]; Mr. Fantastic [Reed Richards] (cameo); Thing [Ben Grimm] (cameo)
- Stan Lee, plotter
- Larry Lieber, scripter (Script)
- Jack Kirby, penciller
- Dick Ayers, inker
- Artie Simek, letterer [as Art Simek]
- Stan Lee, original Editor
- First print
Strange Tales (Marvel, 1951 series) #105 (February 1963) — "The Return of the Wizard!"
- Also printed
Strange Tales (Horwitz, 1963 series) #1 ([March 1963?])
Marvel Tales (Marvel, 1949 series) #7 (March 1967) — "he Return of the Wizard!
The Human Torch (Marvel, 1974 series) #5 (May 1975) — "The Return of the Wizard!"
Essential Human Torch (Marvel, 2003 series) #1 ([October] 2003) — "The Return of the Wizard!"
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, get rid of the bomb, and corral the "superior intellect".
The indicia for this issue is not recorded. The identified publisher might be an associated or parent company, rather than the specific listed publisher.
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