Appearing in "The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
- The Painter (Wilhelm van Vile) (First appearance)
- animated paitings of:
- "Scar" Tobin (Only appearance)
- Scar's Henchmen
- Wizard (Bentley Wittman) (Recap)
- Paste Pot Pete (Peter Petruski) (Mentioned)
- Zemu (Recap)
- Ellen (Johnny's date) (First appearance)
- New York City Police Department
Races and Species:
- Extra-Terrestrial Paints
Synopsis for "The Painter of a Thousand Perils!"
With the Human Torch cracking down on "Scar" Tobin's crime operations, Tobin has become desperate to find a way of dispose of the Torch once and for all. He ended up hiring The Painter, a former counterfeiter who was caught by the Human Torch when the Torch noticed that his counterfeits had obvious flaws. The Painter has a set of paints that turned whatever he painted into reality.
The Painter explained that when he escaped from prison he had found a secret cavern where he found hieroglyphics from an alien race explaining how the paints left behind work. The Painter then used his paints to create various traps to try and stop the Torch. His final plan involved creating fakes of the other members of the Fantastic Four to lure the Torch into a room where he is seemingly destroyed by a grenade.
However the Torch managed to avoid his fate because he realized that he was dealing with fakes when he noticed several flaws in the Painter's "artwork" including that none of the other FF members had the famous Fantastic Four insignia on their uniforms. Tracking the Painter back to Tobin's lair, the Torch burned all the paints and took all the criminals to jail where the Torch revealed to the Painter how he saw through his traps.
Appearing in "The Un-Human"
- Un-Human (First appearance)
Synopsis for "The Un-Human"
A spaceship flies over the city, dropping a message from "Comrade X" of the "Red Planet" saying the world will be destroyed as they need it for their growing population. A gigantic, monstrous creature with 8 heads parachutes from the craft and begins destroying the city! The Torch and Toro tackle it, but it appears fireproof. It also has a poisonous, fang-like tongue, which poisons Toro. The Torch rushes him to Dr. Carter, who says the only way to save Toro's life is with a transfusion, and The Torch is the only one with the same blood type. As buildings continue to be destroyed, The Torch uses the Doctor's chloroform to knock the creature out, then returns to give Toro the transfusion.
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