Strange Tales #118: Flamin’ ‘Eck 41

Strange Tales #118, page 13, panel 1

Strange Tales #118, page 13, panel 1

Story: Stan Lee

Art: Dick Ayers

Lettering: S. Rosen

With the Wizard making his escape into the skies, Johnny decides to use a flame lasso to try to catch him. We’ll leave aside the physical logistics of using a lasso comprised of flame, and instead look at the logistics of using a lasso in this situation. Based on the relative size of the Wizard, he must be at least a quarter of a mile away from Johnny. Even if Johnny had the skill to successfully land a lasso, could he do so over such a distance?

Well, of course the plan fails – he misses, and the Wizard floats helplessly into the sky, where he’ll suffer a horrific Silver Age death. Meaning that we’ll assume he dies but find out in a flashback in a different title the unusual coincidences that led to his survival.

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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