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Strange Tales #103 (Human Torch)

Issue(s): Strange Tales #103 (Human Torch story only)
Published Date: Dec 62
Title: "Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!"
Credits:
Stan Lee - Plot
Larry Lieber - Script
Jack Kirby - Penciler
Dick Ayers - Inker

Review/plot: OK, the first three dimensions are length, height, and width. The fourth dimension is time. The fifth dimension is a place filled with blue skinned aliens...

...who plan to invade Earth by submerging houses into the ground and using bulky freeze ray canons to freeze our soldiers. Johnny Storm puts a stop to all this nonsense...

...and also makes some time with a hot blue skinned princess. The End!

Quality Rating: D

Historical Significance Rating: 1

Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A - but Reed, Sue and the Thing are busy with another case.

References: N/A

Cross-over: N/A

Continuity Implant? N

Reprinted In: Human Torch #3

Inbound References (3): show

Characters Appearing: Human Torch, Mr. Fantastic, Phineas (5th Dimension), Valeria (5th Dimension), Xemu (5th Dimension)

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Comments

So in his previous story, he was fighting a villain who was anti-amusement part, and in this one the villains are anti-housing development. Johnny is awfully pro-construction for a teenager in the 60's with flame powers.

Also:

"OK, the first three dimensions are length, height, and width. The fourth dimension is time. The fifth dimension is a place filled with blue skinned aliens..."

No, the 5th Dimension is a Motown act.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_5th_Dimension

(but if you're actually feeling science-y and are willing to slog through a bit of a hard read - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five-dimensional_space)


 
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