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