Issue: Strange Tales # 133
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Bob Powell
Publication Date: June 1965
Stan gives us the ole en media res opening in this one, with Torch and Thing going up against a revamped Puppet Master, who happens to look even more like Uncle Fester. Stan doesn't immediately reveal that its Puppet Master come to plague our heroes, but longtime readers will pick up on Stan's copious number of clues.
The duo handles the villain, but, interestingly, they don't even mention the skirmish when their lady friends show up late to the party. You would think Alicia would have a right to know what's happening given her relationship with the Puppet Master.
Meanwhile, Strange is traveling through dimensions and getting involved in a family conflict on an alien world. We also see another shot of Clea, although we learn nothing in regards to her identity.
Apparently, spying across dimensions just comes down to eavesdropping.
Favorite Quote: "Ben Grimm can get in trouble just by breathing!" - Alicia Masters
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