When jungle explorer Vincent Roberts goes missing his lover, the wealthy Alice Graham, insists on going to see Swami Krishna, a supposed mystic who claims to speak to the dead, to learn if he is alive or dead. When she tells this to her friends the Human Torch and Toro, they try to caution her against going, in the event that Krishna is really a fraud, but Alice won't listen. The Torch and Toro decide the best thing they can do to avoid Alice from being bled dry by a chestier is to try and find Vincent themselves.
The Torch and Toro's hunch prove right as Swami Krishina is really a fraud that uses intricate props, special effects and actors to give the illusion that he is summoning the spirits of the dead, and he is prepared and eagerly awaits to swindle Alice Graham of her fortune with his false tales of Vincent Robert's fate. When Alice pays a visit, the Swami uses his tricks to "conjuring" an image of Vincent in the jungle being felled by a poison dart being shot by a native. Convincing Alice that Vincent is dead, Alice asks the Swami to summon his spirit back so she might see him again. When she offers to pay any price for this "dangerous task", the Swami tells her to come back the next day.
Meanwhile, the Human Torch and Toro arrive in Africa and track down Vincent's last known location. Asking one of the natives they learn that Vincent had been taken ill but is now on the mend. Finding Vincent recovering in a hut they explain what happened and fly him back to the United States before the Swami can swindle Alice out of her fortune. As the Swami prepares to receive Alice for her visit the next day, the Torch, Toro and Vincent break into the Swami's parlour. They knock out the actors posing as Vincent and decide to give the Swami a good scare and force him to confess. When the Swami calls forth his actor posing as Vincent, it is the real Vincent who appears. Pretending to be a spirit, he calls out the Swami for defiling his eternal rest, sending the phony into a panic and he confesses to putting on the act. When Vincent reveals that it was all a ruse, the Swami tries to flee as he is reunited with Alice. However, before he can escape the Torch and Toro easily round him up and explain how he was so easily able to fool Alice with is tricks and special effects.
- History Text extracted from the Synopsis for "Man Who Could Foresee Doom" in Human Torch Comics Vol 1 31 edited by Nausiated
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