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Appearing in "Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #103.

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  • Zemu (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Prisoner of the 5th Dimension!"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Strange Tales #103.

When newly built houses in the area have been found to sink into their foundations, Reed Richards sends Johnny to go and investigate. What Johnny stumbles upon is somebody from the 5th Dimension, who has been involved in these incidents. When Johnny learns the truth, he finds himself suddenly transported to the Fifth Dimension.

In the 5th Dimension, Johnny is taken before Zemu a dictator who rules the dimension and plots to take over Earth, and he discovers that the area where the houses were being built is where they materialize when they travel to Earth's dimension. Put in a wet prison to prevent his flame powers, Johnny is freed by Valeria who is the daughter of Phineas, who used to be the ruler before Zemu overthrew his rule.

With the help of the Human Torch, the people of the 5th Dimension are able to overthrow Xemu and retake their realm. After Johnny returns home, he has trouble focusing on his study because his thoughts keep on turning to Valeria.

Appearing in "Reptile's Revenge"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Sub-Mariner Comics #23.

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  • Chloe
  • Gus
  • Colonel Jackson

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Synopsis for "Reptile's Revenge"

This story is a reprint of the comic
Sub-Mariner Comics #23.

The Human Torch and Toro return from a case and Toro remarks how it reminds him of a case they had in Louisiana four years prior, the Torch then begins to recall the tale...

At a Louisiana Plantation, Webster told off a deformed man named Gus to stop pestering his fiancée Chloe. Gus vowed that if he could not have Chloe than nobody else would and fled into the bayou. At the wedding one of the guests, Colonel Jackson was attacked by a creature calling itself the Reptile, who then fled when other wedding goers came to the sound of the Colonel's screams. The Colonel warned the others that the Reptile threatened to attack any of those who would stay at the plantation. Soon there were more attacks and more warnings from the Reptile. Chloe then contact he Human Torch and Toro asking for their help in solving the mystery and the duo rushed to her aid.

When they arrived, they were told by Webster how they suspected Gus to be the likely suspect and that he hides out in the bayou. The Torch and Toro then raced off to search for him, while Webster went after to see if he could help despite his bride's protests. The Torch and Toro then came across the Reptile who doused them in mud causing them to land in quicksand and left them to die while he went to deal with Chloe. As the Torch and Toro struggled a man came to their aid, tossing them a rope to pull them out of the mire.

Meanwhile, the Reptile had arrived at the plantation and was about to attack Chloe when the Torch and Toro arrived. The Torch easily subdued the Reptile, unmasking him as Webster and explained that Webster sought to marry Chloe for her fortune seeking to kill her and pin it on Gus, who happened to rescue them. With Webster turned over to the authorities, the Torch and Toro departed leaving Chloe and Gus to kindle a romance.

.. After finishing his recollection, the Torch tosses a pillow at Toro when he remarks that after that case he had become allergic to reptiles.

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Footnotes

  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks



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