Strange Tales #101: It’s… ASBESTOS 3

Strange Tales #101, page 2, panel 3

Uncredited Writers: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber

Uncredited Artist: Jack Kirby

Uncredited Inker: Dick Ayers

Uncredited Letterer: Art Simek

The asbestos madness continues in the very next panel!

Well, it does in one of the caption boxes, at least. It’s not outright labelled as asbestos, but anything listed as being ‘fire retardant’ or, in this case, ‘heat resistant’ just has to be full of asbestos.

Some of the other things that make me laugh in this panel include the table top which is also a tv screen which scans all callers. I’m not sure how a screen can scan someone who is not right in front of it, but ok. I also really like the tiny lab where Johnny “experiments with chemicals that will help prolong the burning time of his flame”. Except that we never see him do such a thing.

Check out our coverage of Strange Tales #101 in our fifth episode: The Strangest Tales Of All

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One Response to “Strange Tales #101: It’s… ASBESTOS 3”

  1. […] We’ve made fun of unusual uses of  asbestos before, focusing on Stan and Jack’s misguided understanding of the physical properties of the substance, from cells and dungeons, to buzzsaws and spray. And don’t get me started on Johnny’s room… […]

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