Strange Tales #121: Flamin' 'Eck 44

Strange Tales #121, page 13, panel 3
Strange Tales #121, page 13, panel 3

strange tales #121: flamin' 'eck 44

Written in the sensational style of Stan Lee

Drawn in the marvellous manner of Dick Ayers

Lettered by: Art Simek

For me, one of the best things about this period of Strange Tales is that the stories are so bland, there's very little for me to pull out and post. At least under the terms of this blog, otherwise the panel where Johnny, under attack from acorns, is extinguished whilst crying 'Too many of them! Covered in dew! So moist!' would be a definite contender.

So, we instead get this panel from later on in the story where Johnny decides to call for the police, not the Fantastic Four, by using the 'Four' signal. He's somehow managed to alter his flame so that instead of cracking the glass of the conservatory and setting fire to the building, it passes harmlessly through the roof and into the sky. I have no idea how he achieved this...

Check out our coverage of Strange Tales #121 on our thirtieth episode: Horny Namor