Strange Tales #118: Flamin’ ‘Eck 39

Strange Tales #118, page 1, panel 3

Strange Tales #118, page 1, panel 3

Story: Stan Lee

Art: Dick Ayers

Lettering: S. Rosen

The flaming nuttiness continues, as Johnny spins a flaming bullseye target in the sky, and flies right through it. It’s at times like this that I’m very glad I’m not one of Johnny’s neighbours in Glendale. I really don’t think I could afford to coat every flammable item in asbestos, yet not having done that and seeing Johnny pull stunts like this would hardly give me peace of mind.

Johnny’s paraphrasing the old maxim that old soldiers never die, they just fade away. What a wonderful coincidence that he should come up with such wisdom the page before the Wizard returns, in a story promoted as featuring the return of the Wizard. It’s almost like he’s reading his own comics…

Check out our coverage of Strange Tales #118 on our twenty-fourth episode: An Enfant Terrible Is Not Literally A Terrible Infant

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