Characters Appearing: Daredevil, Human Torch, Thing
Marvel Fanfare #15
Issue(s): Marvel Fanfare #15
(That's a cigar loaded with fireworks that Ben is about to light at the end there.)
There's also a forgettable Daredevil back-up featuring a pyromaniac that Matt Murdock knew as a kid.
This is a rare case where the main story isn't an inventory piece. The lettercol is full of people writing in with their opinions on whether inventory stories are acceptable or not (a surprising number are fine with it). A response makes it clear that just because something is inventory doesn't mean that there's no work involved in publishing it; some are just plotted, some just have pencils, etc.
(Ignoring the back-up when considering the Quality Rating).
Quality Rating: A
Chronological Placement Considerations: Just needs to take place in any downtime for the FF before Secret Wars.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Jack Sparling had been in comics for quite a while at this point, mainly for DC, Warren, Dell/Gold Key, Charlton, ACG and others. Strangely enough, his superhero comics efforts tended to appear right at or near the cancellation, giving him kind of a "kiss of death" reputation(though not at his comparatively few Marvel efforts).
Posted by: Mark Drummond | October 2, 2011 2:33 AM
I'm surprised you left out the "twist" in the Thing story: Johnny was playing a series of April Fools Day pranks on Ben, but dumb Johhny forgot how many days are in March, so he was a day early, adding insult to injury. I thought that was pretty funny
Posted by: Andrew | January 25, 2017 8:37 PM
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