Human Torch #9

Writer: Karl Kesel Artist: Skottie Young Publisher: Marvel Comics Critic Reviews: 1
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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 28, 2004

    Not exactly the most action packed of issues, but Karl Kesel does a pretty good job of setting the readers up for a fairly clever misdirection as Johnny is taken down after he mistakenly believed the hideous troll man was the villain of this story, and not the stunning beauty that he managed to woe over to his side with his irresistible charm and good looks. I must confess I was somewhat surprised by this turn of events, as I simply believed the two were working together, and as such when Johnny was confronted by the two on the size-shifting platform I was thrown for a bit of a loop when both of their true natures were revealed. Still one does have to notice that the issue was clearly set up to have us readers believing the worst about the old man, as in the early going he's all but carrying a sign that states "I'm evil". I was also nicely surprised to see that Johnny wasn't able to find any people who were all that upset with their new situation, and one also has to wonder how Johnny Read Full Review

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