Aug 4, 2021

Episode 59: Pandora's Box (Strange Tales #109) -- June 1963

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In this episode:

In this episode, Mike and Ed discuss “The Sorcerer”, a man who claimed to have access and control over the actual “Pandora’s Box” from ancient Greek mythology. Could this be true? If so, does that make Thor’s claims of divinity more likely, and are we going to see more ancient myths come to life?

Strange Tales Vol 1 109 | Marvel Database | Fandom

In this issue:

An eccentric hermit chases kids away from his property, and naturally, Johnny Storm, the Human Torch, decides to interfere on the kids’ behalf. This seems to tick off the hermit, who calls himself the Sorcerer, which leads to him deciding to opening Pandora’s Box, which he just happens to have in his house. The Sorcerer masters the ethereal sins living in the box and goes on a crime and mischief spree across town. The police consult the teenaged Human Torch for help, and he ends up battling the Sorcerer. The Torch wins the battle by absorbing a flame released by the Sorcerer from the Box, and so endeth the short criminal career of … the Sorcerer!

Assumed before the next episode:

The people of Glenville are recovering from their sinful antics, and wondering what they can blame on Pandora’s Box and what came naturally to them.

This episode takes place:

After the Torch defeats the Sorcerer.