Strange Tales #113 (Human Torch)
Issue(s): Strange Tales #113 (Human Torch story only)
The Torch has a little trouble with the guy because the plants can put out his flame with their dew...
...but in the end he wins by drying up the plants, which pisses them off and turns them against the Plantman. His device is broken but he escapes.
Also, the Torch is dating Doris Evans (often "Dorrie"), who does like not Johnny's powers and wants him to stop being the Human Torch. This is her first appearance.
Like last issue, Jerry Siegel is using the pseudonym Joe Carter.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: N/A
Jerry Siegel was still writing Superman and Superman-related characters at the time, so the pseudonym was necessary because DC frowned on its employees working for competitors.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | July 31, 2011 2:15 AM
My favorite part is when Plantman tests out his device by having two trees fight. Priceless!
Posted by: Robert | January 31, 2016 1:22 PM
Besides being co-creator of Superman, Jerry Siegel's work for DC on the Legion of Super-Heroes (Adventure Comics) and Superboy during this era would provide many ideas for Jim Shooter, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, and John Byrne in the years to come. Mind-numbing to see him here brainstorming with Stan Lee, even if only for a couple of stories, while simultaneously getting little respect or compensation working for DC. He was still getting more consideration than Joe Shuster, who, with failing eyesight, was reduced to living with his mom and working as a deliveryman at one point in 1964.
Posted by: James Holt | August 7, 2016 10:28 PM
I placed this issue after Avengers#1. I don't remember where I read it but one fan had a theory that Dorrie Evans was an alias for a member of the Kennedy clan.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | October 24, 2016 10:43 PM
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