Writer: Stan Lee / Joe Carter
Artist: Dick Ayers
Publication Date: September 1963
Torch's vanity is on display in the early goings here; this will become a big part of his character as he progresses. He's also a bit of a hot head. Yeah, I said it. I'm not proud.
The Eel, or Living Bomb, or whoever, isn't that villainous. Like a lot of Stan's early villains, his primary interest is in robbery. At one point he even makes a reference to taking action so that citizens will not get hurt. It speaks to how this was a less violent era of entertainment in general.
- What is a miniature radioactive atomic pile?
- Brief cameo from Torch's nemesis the Wizard in this issue (from his cell).
- Torch absorbs an entire atomic explosion and goes super nova for the first time. Pretty awesome.
- Thing chokes up when he thinks Torch might be a goner. Kind of cute.
Dude, I think it's supposed to be called Weapon X.
Tales of Suspense # 45