Saturday, September 21, 2013

Marvels: Strange Tales #103

"Prisoner of the 5th Dimension" by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers
(December 1962)

Johnny Storm (still hiding his secret identity) hears a report about a housing development where the houses keep sinking into the soft Earth. An old man says it's being done by swamp demons, but actually it's beings from the 5th Dimension, trying to get people to leave that area alone because that's where the 5th Dimension beings materialize when they cross over, and it's from this little spot outside of Glenville (convenient) where the evil Zemu plans to lead his invasion of Earth. So Johnny gets taken prisoner and put inside a water tank so he can't use his powers, gets saved by a beautiful lady named Valeria, and then with her father leads a revolt against Zemu and halts the invasion.

And that's it.

No other observations, that's the whole thing.


Next: the Ant-Man vs. the Egg-Head.

1 comment:

Nathan said...

I can't help but notice the similarity of Zemu to Xenu. Was this an intentional Scientology reference?