Strange Tales #118: Nova Time 7

Strange Tales #118, page 11, panel 6
Strange Tales #118, page 11, panel 6

strange tales #118: nova time 7

Story: Stan Lee

Art: Dick Ayers

Lettering: S. Rosen

This is quite possibly the low point for The Wizard in the 1960s. Lower than his chin pubes, lower than his appearance in the awful Strange Tales Annual. He goes for Johnny with a special gun, but before he can explain what makes it special beyond the fact that he believes that it can't be melted... it gets melted.

The image of him standing there, crying petulantly over his melted gun is really pathetic and, as I've said before, it's really hard to see why Stan felt that there was more mileage to this character.

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