Strange Tales #123: It's... Asbestos 29
Written by: Stan Lee ('Nuff Said)
Illustrated by: Carl Burgos (Who was first to draw The Torch, way back in the Golden Age of Comics)
Inked by: Darlin' Dick Ayers
Lettered by: Smilin' Sam Rosen
Ah, asbestos. It seems more appropriate that this should be the feature of our 500th post at this site. It's also one of the more appropriate uses of asbestos. The Beetle is very much a Human Torch villain at this stage in his career, and his suit is designed for combat with our fiery hero. If anyone could sensibly work asbestos into a functional and practical part of his armour, it's Abner Jenkins, one of the Marvel universe's most underrated engineers.
Check out our coverage of Strange Tales #123 on our thirty-second episode: Now With Genuine People Personalities