Strange Tales #120: Flamin' Eck 43

Strange Tales #120, page 12, panel 7
Strange Tales #120, page 12, panel 7

strange tales #120: flamin' 'eck 43

Deftly Written by: Stan Lee

Dazzlingly Drawn by: Jack Kirby

Dramatically Inked by: Dick Ayers

Distinctively Lettered by: S. Rosen

I'd attempt to recap the plot of this issue, but it's one of the most tedious of the Human Torch solo strips, so I won't bother. Instead, things have progressed to the point where Johnny feels that the Barracuda and his men are such lame villains that he can break out the flaming lasso and attempt to restrain them this way. Rather surprisingly, this works, although the lasso doesn't tighten, instead forming a floating wing at waist-height that the several of the thugs feel restrained by.

If I'd have known just how many lassos there would be in these books when I started this blog two years ago, I'd have given them their own category...

Check out our coverage of Strange Tales #120 on our twenty-eighth episode: Bailey's Iceman Podcast with special guest-host Michael Bailey