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Human Torch (1974 1st Series) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Human Torch (1974 1st Series) 1

    Cover pencils by John Romita, inks by Joe Sinnott. Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; In Glenville, Johnny lives with his sister Sue; While she's known as a member of the Fantastic Four, he tries to keep a low profile; We get to see the house, much of which is chemically fire-resistent, and equipped with various crime-fighting equipment; But even in the suburbs danger lurks, as someone called The Destroyer is hell-bent on wrecking a local amusement park nearing completion. Part 2: The Flaming Fury Strikes Back!!; Ben shows up, but Johnny refuses help, saying it's his fight. Horror Hotel!; A hotel is terrorized by a "man-killing beast," sending tenants fleeing. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #2
    Human Torch (1974 1st Series) 2
    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing. Interrupts art and story.

    Cover pencils by Larry Lieber, inks by John Romita. Part 1: Prisoner of the Wizard, script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; As a crowd of theatre-goers watch a newsreel about Johnny (showing his adventure against The Destroyer), one in the crowd, The Wizard, thinks it would be a great challenge to match his skills against The Torch; The Wizard considers himself the world's greatest brain; He sees beating Johnny as somehow "the ultimate achievement," and tricks Johnny into rescuing him when a digging machine he's trying out appears to go wrong. Part 2: Wizard's Wiles!; The Wizard makes Johnny a prisoner, and with a special suit, impersonates him, commits a bank robbery, performs a mass jail-break, extorts money from commuters on a bridge, all to make The Torch appear a criminal, and "prove" that he is superior to him. The Hyena Strikes!, pencils by Alex Schomburg; A criminal called The Hyena is causing truck crashes. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #3
    Human Torch (1974 1st Series) 3

    Cover pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Frank Giacoia. Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!, script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Perfectly good houses sink into the ground after they're built. Reed suggests sabotage; a farmer blames "swamp demons"; When Johnny investigates, he sees strange men with blue skin using an "electro gamma wave" ray gun to make the houses sink. Part 2: Trapped in Another World!; Johnny is transported to another dimension, where, in a futuristic city, he's taken before Zemu, a despot who plans to conquer Earth. Part 3: The End of Zemu!; Johnny uses his flames to create a tornado to take out the asbestos-covered armored tanks. Reptile's Revenge! starring The Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond], art by Al Bellman. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #4
    Human Torch (1974 1st Series) 4

    Cover pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Frank Giacoia. The Human Torch Meets Paste-Pot Pete!, script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; While waiting in line at the bank, Johnny observes a robbery pulled by Paste-Pot Pete--"Master Criminal--who, while called a "cornball" by one of the customers described his paste-gun as "the ultimate weapon"; After trying to keep his identity a secret, Johnny pursues Pete to his next crime: stealing a "Delta Cosmic Missile" from a nearby missile base; A running battle around the base results in Johnny being stuck to another missile and launched toward space. The World's End starring The Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond], pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #5
    Human Torch (1974 1st Series) 5

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Al Milgrom. The Return of the Wizard!, script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; In prison, The Wizard becomes a model prisoner--just so he can become a trustee, work in the hospital, have access to chemicals... and break jail!; The police soon have him surrounded in his house, but can't get in because of its defenses; He challenges the Torch to a battle to decide who is the better man. In Korea! starring The Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond], pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; The Torch and Toro fight Communists in North Korea to rescue a US General & his daughter and prevent the secret of an "atomic cannon" from falling into Red hands. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #6
    Human Torch (1974 1st Series) 6

    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Vince Colletta. The Threat of the Torrid Twosome, script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber, art by Dick Ayers; Johnny trains on the obstacle course designed for him by Reed; Meanwhile, Carl Zante, "the world's greatest acrobat," visits Sue, looking for The Human Torch; Johnny wonders how he knew, when Zante explains that "everyone" knows Johnny Storm is The Human Torch, and Sue tells him the people in Glenville left him alone because they figured he valued his privacy!; Zante tries to convince Johnny that he's the most valuable member of the Fantastic Four; Johnny joins Zante in "The Torrid Twosome," a new crime fighting duo. Flame On! starring The Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond], pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache; An Air Force pilot, Fred Jory, nearly crashes his jet into the heart of NYC due to an empty fuel tank (and a death-wish) but is saved by The Torch and Toro. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #7
    Human Torch (1974 1st Series) 7

    Cover pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Frank Giacoia. The Master of Flame Vs. the Monarch of the Sea!!, script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), art by Dick Ayers; Johnny is frustrated that his partners don't take him seriously; Reminded by a photo that Sue still has a crush on Sub-Mariner, Johnny decides to impress them by challenging Namor to a fight!; Flying over the water, his flame gives out, and mistaken for a stowaway, he's put to work mopping the deck of a ship!; But when they're caught in a dense fog, Johnny proves who he is by guiding the grateful crew to safety; Johnny writes a message in flames challenging Namor. Human Torch - Fugitive at Large! starring The Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond], pencils by Dick Ayers, inks by Ernie Bache. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.

  • Issue #8
    Human Torch (1974 1st Series) 8
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Minor color touch.

    Cover pencils by Ron Wilson, inks by Frank Giacoia and John Tartaglione. The Painter of a Thousand Perils!, script by Stan Lee (plot) and Robert Bernstein [as R. Berns], pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers; Johnny captures a gang of truck hijackers, and a gang robbing a costume party; Meanwhile, gang leader "Scar" Tobin is visited by counterfeiter Wilhelm Van Vile, a painter notorious for his carelessness, which causes Tobin to fear he's been followed by the cops, and tells him to hit the road!; But Van Vile demonstrates his new "talent": the ability to quickly make paintings which come magically to life, and follow his telepathic commands; These include a 3-headed gorilla, a gun that wears tons, and a flying carpet. The Un-Human! starring The Original Human Torch [Jim Hammond], art by Dick Ayers; A spaceship flies over the city, dropping a message from "Comrade X" of the "Red Planet" saying the world will be destroyed as they need it for their growing population; A gigantic, monstrous creature with 8 heads parachutes from the craft and begins destroying the city. 36 pgs. $0.25. Cover price $0.25.