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by Stan Lee

  • Author: Stan Lee
  • ISBN: 0785113096
  • ISBN13: 978-0785113096
  • ePub: 1921 kb | FB2: 1679 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Graphic Novels
  • Publisher: Marvel Comics (August 25, 2003)
  • Pages: 504
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Essential Human Torch Volume 1 TPB (Essentials) ePub download

I purchased the Essential Human Torch vol 1 mainly as a way to expand my collection of stories involving the FF even .

I purchased the Essential Human Torch vol 1 mainly as a way to expand my collection of stories involving the FF even though they were mainly solo stories.

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The Fantastic Four's Human Torch earliest solo sagas are collected in their entirety in a single volume, some reprinted for the first time ever! See the Torch. 1 person is interested in this title. We receive 1 copy every 6 months.

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Featured Characters: Johnny Storm (Human Torch) Supporting Characters: Fantastic Four Susan Storm (Invisible Girl) Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic) Ben Grimm (Thing), Susan Storm . - Appearing in "Human Torch Vol 1". Featured Characters: Johnny Storm (Human Torch).

Featured Characters: Johnny Storm (Human Torch) Supporting Characters: Fantastic Four Susan Storm (Invisible Girl) Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic) Ben Grimm (Thing), Susan Storm (Invisible Girl), Reed Richards (Mister Fantastic), Ben Grimm (Thing), Doris Evans, Spider-Man. Supporting Characters: Fantastic Four.

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Volume 1 - 1st printing. Written by STAN LEE. Art by JACK KIRBY and DICK AYERS. Collects Strange Tales (1951-1976 1st Series) and ANNUAL Written by STAN LEE. The Fantastic Four's Human Torch earliest solo sagas are collected in their entirety in a single volume, some reprinted for the first time ever! See the Torch battle the Wizard, Paste-Pot Pete, Zemu, the Acrobat, the Sub-Mariner, the Asbestos Man, the Eel, Plantman, the Puppet Master, the Beetle and Kang, and team-up with Spider-Man, the Thing, and Iceman! Softcover, 504 pages, B&W.

Essential Marvel is a line published by Marvel Comics that reprints vintage comic book material in paperback format. Each black-and-white volume reprints approximately 20-30 issues of a classic Marvel title (mostly from the Silver Age or Bronze Age). Each Essential contains between 450 and 650 pages, printed on coarse, matte-quality paper

Through his gift of being able to burst into flames at will, Johnny Storm is a recognized member of the Fantastic Four, but despite his position and privileged life, Johnny doesn’t feel complete and so, goes in search of that special something that is missing from his life. Original.
Marvel Comics has a stable of characters that are well-known-Wolverine, the Hulk, and The Avengers now top the list. But back in the Sixties, The Human Torch was the superstar. Appearing in every book from Spider-Man to X-Men, the antagonistic John Storm was ready to team up or squabble with whomever, wherever. The Essential HT delivers his entire solo (mostly) series from Strange Tales and depicts the first appearances of luminaries like the Wizard and Paste-Pot Pete, along with Sandman, The Sub-Mariner, and other sixties' icons. There's a rare pre-Avengers appearance by Captain America, and a rarely-reprinted hard-to-find meeting with Spider-Man. Reading this will remind fans why the Torch is such an enduring character, as he struggles to be a hero despite his impulsiveness and ego. The Thing joins the fun for the latter third of the book, reminding readers why these two works so well together as characters, while squabbling constantly, as they do to this day. This isn't a must-read for FF fans, but it does provide a look at the Torch that rarely gets mentioned anymore.
I purchased the Essential Human Torch vol 1 mainly as a way to expand my collection of stories involving the FF even though they were mainly solo stories. I wouldnt call any of the stories with the possible exception of his first meeting with Spider Man but they were better than I thought they would be . They are short and crisply paced though they are overly formulaic and lacking character development probably because they are so short. One thing I like that the Torch uses his fighting skill outside of his flame in some of the stories a nice change of pace from the regular FF stories. Would give it 3.5 stars if I could The pleasant surprise of the stories rises it to a 4
Had to have this one. The short-lived solo adventures of Johnny Storm feature the very first revival of Captain America (obviously a test to see if the #1 patriotic hero still had a following) and an adventure from the art pen of Carl Burgos (who gave us the original Human Torch). Yeah, the stories are in black-and-white, BUT these rarities cost an arm and a leg in the collectors' market. At Amazon, the price is right
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A couple of weeks ago, I took a long look at my bookshelf and my complete collection of Marvel Essentials and I felt so many memories wash over me. I remembered when the Avengers blasted off into space to stop the Kree-Skrull War. I remembered when Mariko died in Wolverine's arms. I remembered when Howard the Duck ran against Jimmy Carter. I remembered how the first fight between Daredevil and Stilt-Man ended when ol' Longlegs accidentally shrank himself to the size of an atom and then the second time they fought Hornhead realized he could just push him over. And then I looked at my copy of the Essential Human Torch and my first thought was "Did I read this? I don't remember a thing!"

After I cracked it open and gave myself a few more seconds of introspection, it started to come back to me. I had read it last summer, but few of the stories had really stuck in my mind. I did some research on-line about the Human Torch stories in Strange Tales and I deduced that Stan Lee and Jack Kirby intended them to be a safety net of sorts. The Man and the King knew that their ideas about adding more realistic elements to whiz-bang superhero yarns were risky and untested (A husband-wife team, a blind man, and a working-class high school kid as superheroes, in New York City! Who'd read that?). Therefore, a year after the first Fantastic Four comic, they put the youngest FF member (who happened to share the name of the flaming android hero of the 1940's) into his own comic where he faced simple, old-fashioned comic mag predicaments as a way to keep traditional fans interested in their new lineup. However, with almost 45 years of hindsight, modern comic fans are likely to think that, against Marvel's deserved reputation as an innovator of the literary medium, those Human Torch tales are really, well ... old-fashioned.

The first things that you're bound to notice in Torchy's Strange Tales outings are the conflicts, specifically how anemic they are. Johnny Storm is an interesting character, certainly (he's a hot-headed thrill-seeking teen who's at times a reluctant hero, no matter how cool having superpowers is), but the same could rarely be said about his foes. While Marvel's other books featured villains like Dr. Doom, Magneto, or the Red Skull who had honestly sympathetic facets to their biographies and understandable, though sinister, reasons to do what they do, Torch could only find the kind of nogoodniks that were all like "With the matchless power of my magic paint/slippery rubber suit/tuning fork-shaped thing that can make plants intelligent somehow/paste gun, I could rob that bank/win the respect of Communists everywhere/rule the world! Muahahahaha!". Oh, I suppose I should also mention the Asbestos Man, an evil analytical chemist who built himself a suit of armor made out of solid asbestos. He never made another appearance after that one issue. I can think of at least two possible reasons why.

After a long run of retro and pretty-darn-close-to-embarassing imbroglios, the Torch was paired with the ever-lovin' blue-eyed Thing full-time. Having Ben as Johnny's partner punched up the proceedings a bit and certainly increased the power level of the stories' enemies as high-tier menaces like the Puppet Master and Kang started stopping by. Although, I began to wonder if this made the mag seem too similar to the FF mag in the eyes of comic fans of the times. If I were a kid in the early 60's, would I have spent my 12 cents to watch all four of the Four take on the Mad Thinker or just two of them? As such, it was in July of 1965, while most comic readers were very much on board Marvel's other flagship titles, that Strange Tales discontinued its Human Torch stories after 34 issues and one annual (but not before Ben and Johnny met the Beatles, another foursome of some merit).

On its own, the series doesn't reach the same plateau of any other Marvel series of its time, but there is still some fun to be had. The high points in this volume come from some inspired team-ups: Torch and the mutant Iceman (the teenage masters of heat and cold, a natural fit), the monumental first meeting with Spider-Man (the first friendly meeting anyway), and a real blast from the past with Captain America (who was actually an imposter, but its been said that positive feedback from that story resulted in the Avengers finding the frozen form of a certain WWII hero in the north Atlantic). Plus these issues introduced two of the founding members of the Frightful Four (among my favorite villain teams), the Wizard (as mad scientists go, he was able to stand out) and the Trapster (the crook formerly known as Paste-Pot Pete).

Ol' Matchstick's solo adventures were pretty goofy but they still served as a foundation for the rich tapestry that is today's Marvel Universe. This is why I decided to reread the Essential Human Torch (which, of course, contains all the issues in one inexpensive volume). Those Golden Age by-way-of Stan Lee stories are rather passe, but they still aught to be remembered.
I've always found it strange that the Human Torch was among the first Marvel Characters to get his own solo adventures, even if it wasn't completely his own title. Appearing in Strange Tales 101 in November of 1962, this was not even a year after the debut of Fantastic Four #1. I guess Stan must have really liked the Torch since he was a holdover from the Golden Age even though it's not the SAME character.

These very early Marvel stories from the early to mid-1960's are pretty simplistic and crude. The Torch battles a fairly ridiculous array of villians like The Beetle, Paste-Pot pete, The Eel, Plantman, etc...but there were still some interesting team-ups that included his teammate The Thing, Spider-man and Iceman.

This Volume which collects Strange Tales 101 - 134 collects all of the 12 page stories that appeared in those pages as well as Annual #2. The Stories are by Stan Lee, Pencilled by the Great Jack Kirby and inked by his long-time partner Dick Ayers. These are marvel comics of a simpler time...owing more to the Golden Age than to the revolutionary comics that Marvel would be making in just a few year.

Great nostalgic fun!
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