Strange Tales #105: Flamin’ ‘Eck 15

Strange Tales #105, page 11, panels 1-2

Plot: Stan Lee

Script: Larry Lieber

Art: Jack Kirby

Inking: Dick Ayers

Lettering: Art Simek

Today’s madness comes courtesy of Moffatt’s Own-Brand Patented Wibbly-Wobbly Timey-Wimey.

Two panels previously, The Wizard announced that Sue and Johnny had 10 seconds before the bomb went off. One panel previously, Sue noted that there were only 7 seconds to go. That means that in under 7 seconds, Johnny has come up with the idea of the flame catapult, put the bomb into it, and shot it up into the sky, all the while rushing through  about 9 seconds worth of dialogue in the four seconds allotted to the first panel shown.

And let’s be clear: That’s not a catapult that Johnny uses. It’s a vertical cannon. With its own little flame supports to stop it from falling over. That are made from solid flame…

Check out our coverage of Strange Tales #105 on our ninth episode: Episode 9 – Patriotic Pedestrians Proceeding from Planet Poppup Prefer Poorly Produced Podcasts!


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