The Human Torch and the Thing get close to the end of their run in STRANGE TALES. Not one of the more exciting covers of the era, but interesting that less than three years after the Torch was given the solo spin-off from the Fantastic Four, here he was not only sharing his feature (and in this cover definitely playing second fiddle) to the Thing, it’s also the Thing who gets to be spokesman for the MMMS fan club. Wonder if they considered doing a Thing solo feature instead of Nick Fury for the book? Might have been interesting, if Kirby was doing full pencils for a good while at the beginning.
Mike Esposito, who was briefly doing some work for Marvel as Mickey Demeo, inks the cover.