Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Human Torch & Iceman Vs. The Flash



It should come as no surprise that I have been a fan of comic crossovers since I was a kid.  I can remember seeing an ad for Strange Tales #120 which featured The Human Torch fighting side by side with Iceman from the X-Men.  I had never seen those heroes with such opposite abilities in one story together before and I was fascinated by the concept. It would be decades before I actually tracked down a copy of that issue - and it was worth the wait!

Long time followers of this blog know that the dialogue on this cover refers to the events of  STF #573...

16 comments:

TJW said...

Wait! Doesn't the Flash have experience fighting against foes who use both cold and heat as weapons?

AirDave said...

One of the "best" moments in JLA/Avengers was when The Flash crossed over and realized that A) There was no Speed Force in the Marvel Universe; and 2) Heroes were not well-liked in the Marvel Universe. It was kind of funny to see him get beat up by an angry mob...

Anonymous said...

katy perry and pat benetar need protection of iceman and human torch from heatwave and capt cold would be cool cover

jackel said...

Freezerburn is a character from Image's Wildguard comics....
...he would fit on this cover well if Mr. Freeze and Mr. Burns are too busy....

Cary Comic said...

@Air Dave: But, now that's he a permanent part of the Marvel Universe as "Un-buried Alien," he's (ahem!) back up to speed.

Still, knowing he's the one who first brought Marv Wolfman to Earth-STF, I gotta say: "Shame on you, Barry!"

Anonymous said...

A pokemon that's a fire and ice type (maybe based on Ymir (at least from Marvel Comics, if not the public domain) may have been a fit in the Sun and Moon games, as a link between the original forms of vulpix and ninetales (fire), and the Alolan forms (ice and ice/fairy, respectively).

Emsley Wyatt said...

The hot and cold running Flash has to come from an issue where he faced Heat Wave and Captain Cold.

The Silver Fox said...

At first, I thought I recognized the Flash illustration as being from The Flash #140, which indeed featured Flash being attacked simultaneously by Captain Cold and Heat Wave. But a closer look at Barry told me that such was not the case. Where'd you get it, Ross?

Ross said...

DC Special #14, which reprinted that story.

Bob Greenwade said...

If you were to put Vibe together with the Human Torch, would that be "Shake and Bake"? #BadPunNoCookie

Anonymous said...

@my namesake: I like to think that that fire-and-ice-pokemon was derived from the two-shot MTU (TOS) villain called Equinox.

Anonymous said...

To Anonymous 3: Ymir (at least in Marvel Comics) was sired from the cold of Niflheim and the fiery heat of Muspelheim.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 2.0:

All I know about Ymir is that his decapitated head was put in a well. And Odin had to sacrifice one of his eyes to gain wisdom from the former.t

Anonymous said...

@Carycomic: Lol! It's just as likely the Flash was being followed by (COIE co-creator) George Perez!!

Simreeve said...

Anonymous said...
@Anon 2.0:

"All I know about Ymir is that his decapitated head was put in a well. And Odin had to sacrifice one of his eyes to gain wisdom from the former."

That was Mimir, not Ymir: Different person altogether...

Anonymous said...

@Simreeve: are you sure about that? I thought that was the name of the TV series starring Jerry Mathers back in the early Sixties.

"Leave It to Mimir"

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