Friday, April 8, 2011

Marvel History Post 59: Strange Tales # 109

Issue: Strange Tales # 109 Writer: Stan Lee Artist: Jack Kirby Publication Date: June 1963 Brief Summary: http://marvel.wikia.com/Strange_Tales_109 Commentary: Well, Torch's intentions are noble, but his means of handling situations is not exactly diplomatic. We've seen him a number of times now escalate a situation and exacerbate the problem, all in the name of super heroics.
Also interesting to see Pandora's Box make an appearance. Stan hasn't been shy of mythological references in his funny books. We'll keep an eye out for more.
Quick Thoughts:
  • Thing once again shows his softer side by admitting he actually likes Torch.
  • Torch turns the flame off of his hands to carry some kids home. At some point in time, they are going to explain why simply being close to Torch doesn't cause problems.
  • How is a flood one of the evils from Pandora's box?
Favorite Panel: You can call it the Evil of Hatred all you want. What I see is Slimer's grandfather.
Favorite Quote: "You quit school, and we'll flatten you into the Human Match-Stick, hear!?" - The Thing, who has all the best lines, really.
Next: Tales of Suspense # 42