Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Marvel History 134: Strange Tales # 119

Issue: Strange Tales # 119
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Dick Ayers & Steve Ditko
Publication Date: 1964

When you think to yourself, "Boy, I'd really love to strike some good ole fashioned fear into the hearts of men," you probably wouldn't choose "the Rabble Rouser" as your name.  And that's just one of the many differences between you and the ugly Tom Selleck lookalike who fights Torch this issue.

Dr. Strange fights for the souls of a few common thieves in the back up story.  Even though they are common criminals, Strange remains true to his promises to the ancient one, and rises to the men's aid when they unwittingly trap themselves in another dimension.

Quick Thoughts:

  • Spider-Man has a brief cameo where he tries to offer tips on how to handle people hating on ya
  • Torch's emotions flare up (yep, went there with the pun, probably have done so before, will definitely do it again) several times when things don't go his way
  • Rabble Rouser uses technology first used by another villain here
Favorite Panel:

Uh, I don't know if I'd be so blasé about a dude who can set himself on fire and not burn alive. 

Next: Tales of Suspense # 52