Strange Tales #116: Property Damage 23

Strange Tales #116, page 5, panel 5

Strange Tales #116, page 5, panel 5

Written by: Stan Lee

Drawn by: Dick Ayers

Inked by: George Roussos

Lettered by: R. Holloway

It’s back to Strange Tales today, and we find ourselves in the interesting position of having the previous Fantastic Four inker (Dick Ayers) providing pencils, whilst the current inker (George Roussos) provides the inks. It’s an interesting mix. I think the Human Torch comes out pretty well, but The Thing seems very off for this point in the 1960s, a strange mix of the rocky exterior with the more organic face from the very early Fantastic Four issues.

The plot (such as it is) involves the Puppet Master compelling Johnny to go and hit on Alicia, and Ben walking in on this. The two heroes fight, causing some fairly major damage to the apartment of a blind woman, whilst she presumably spends most of the time hoping she won’t accidentally get hit by something.

As much as Ben loves Alicia, and as short-tempered as he is, surely even he would stop before ripping the door right out of Alicia’s wall…

Check out our coverage of Strange Tales #116 on our twenty-second episode: Going Underground.

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