Strange Tales #109 features The Sorcerer, a strange and reclusive old man who likes to dabble in black magic. One day the Human Torch runs across The Sorcerer trying to scare some kids off his property with his dogs. Naturally, the Human Torch prevents him from doing so and The Sorcerer swears that he will get his revenge, and rob a few banks along the way.
I have to say in this issue the Human Torch kind of comes off as a major asshole and he kind of bullies The Sorcerer, which kind of makes him a sympathetic character (minus the whole bank robbing). I mean he seriously set the guy’s yard on fire when technically the guy hadn’t done anything wrong. On the plus side, this issue has an interesting take on Pandora’s box was interesting and Kirby’s imps were drawn very-well.
In the end, Strange Tales #109 is a slightly subpar issue with an ultimately forgettable plot and villain and little to no character development.
- Cover Artists:
- Writers: Stan Lee, Robert Bernstein
- Pencilers: Jack Kirby
- Inkers: Dick Ayers
- Letterers: Martin Epp