Strange Tales #107 (04/10/1963)

detail.jpgStrange Tales #107 is a flashback to the old rivalry between the Golden Age Human Torch and Namor. In this issue the Human Torch decides that it’s time to go find Namor and pick a fight for him, mainly because the results of the last battle wasn’t decisive enough for his liking. The battle between the two is fine, with the main issue being the Human Torch’s ever inconsistent powers. In some issues basically a bucket of water would be enough to douse out his flame, but in this issue he can go supernova into the ocean? Also, after falling into the ocean he is able to flame back out of it.

Although I have to admit that the scene with Namor hypnotizing the Human Torch and convincing him that they are friends and the basically upper cutting him was just hilarious. Also Namor puffing out like a puffer fish to go through an iceberg was truly a WTF moment. In the end, this issue is completely middle of the road average, with nothing much of a plot to speak of, but a fun battle to make up for it.

Rating: 3.0/5.0


  • Editor: Stan Lee
  • Cover Artists: Jack Kirby
  • Writers: Stan Lee
  • Pencilers: Dick Ayers
  • Inkers:
  • Colorists:
  • Letterers: Artie Simek

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