Strange Tales #115: Flame On 52

Strange Tales #115, page 8, panel 2

Strange Tales #115, page 8, panel 2

Written by: Stan Lee

Drawn  by: Dick Ayers

Lettered by: Art Simek

No, your eyes do not deceive you. That is Spider-Man crying out the catchphrase of the Human Torch as he plummets from the top of the Empire State Building.

Instead, it’s the story that’s deceiving you, as underneath Spider-Man’s costume in Johnny Storm, having decided to switch clothes with his rival to confuse their mutual enemy, The Sandman.*

It’s unusual to see such a long, thin panel, and it’s a great piece of layout by Dick Ayers to convey the height of the fall. Ayers isn’t someone I typically associate with panel experimentation, so it’s great to see him play a little bit here.

Check out our coverage of Strange Tales’#115 on our twenty-first episode: Powered By Hateful Hate From A Hate Raygun, with special guest host David Wynne.

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