Strange Tales #105 (Human Torch)
Issue(s): Strange Tales #105 (Human Torch story only)
...and the Human Torch goes after him, despite a Fantastic Four policy of not getting into fights for personal pride. The Invisible Girl tags along again, but this time she's not much help.
There's a great scene where Reed is talking to Sue over a video phone (or maybe it's just a regular phone - not sure what those lightning bolts are meant to represent), and the Thing is in the background eating a giant piece of cake and shouting stuff.
It's worth noting that at this time the Wizard is just a very smart guy. No power suit or anything. So once you get past his traps, it doesn't take much to defeat him.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: There's nothing specific here, but the MCP places this between FF #10 and #11 and i'll follow suit.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Human Torch #5
I think the lightning bolts are just meant to indicate an inset panel.
The Wizard seems to have got his beard under control.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | July 31, 2011 1:19 AM
I love the Wizard's early appearances. He's so cocky and super villainy in a very old-school mustache-twirling kind of way.
Posted by: Robert | January 27, 2016 4:41 PM
Lightning bolt borders for inset and split panels were an old convention for showing both sides of a phone conversation, often seen in old Archie comics as well as in juvenile fiction books like Tommy and the Telephone by Ellen MacGregor.
Posted by: James Holt | July 31, 2016 1:14 AM
I agree with your placement of this story. That is where I have it on my reading order.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | October 22, 2016 10:30 PM
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