Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
Fin Fang Foom!
Writers : Stan Lee
Pencilers : Jack Kirby
Inkers : Dick Ayers
Editors : Stan Lee
The Green Things!
Writers: Steve Ditko
Pencilers: Steve Ditko
Inkers: Steve Ditko
Editors: Stan Lee
The Touch of Midas!
Pencilers: Paul Reinman
Inkers: Paul Reinman
Editors: Stan Lee
Appearing in "Fin Fang Foom!"
Featured Characters: Fin Fang Foom (First appearance)
Supporting Characters:Chan Liuchow
Synopsis for "Fin Fang Foom!"
Fin Fang Foom is deliberately awakened from his slumber in a tomb by teenager Chen Liuchow, whose homeland is under threat from the Communist Chinese.
Liuchow taunts Foom with the threat of the sleep herb, goading the dragon into chasing him, and leads him straight into the Communist camp, which Foom decimates.
Liuchow subsequently leads Fin Fang Foom back into his tomb, where the application of the herb returns Foom to his sleep.
Appearing in "The Green Things!"
Other Characters: Makluans
Synopsis for "The Green Things!"
A thief attempts a robbery in a wealthy man's greenhouse but the plants come to his aid and seize the thief's gun and keep him covered with it.
Notes: No information for "The Touch Of Midas"
"Fin Fang Foom!" is reprinted in Fantasy Masterpieces (Volume 1) #2, Where Monsters Dwell #21 and Hulk vs. Fin Fang Foom #1.
One panel from this issue is partially reprinted in Astonishing Tales #1.
First appearance of Fin Fang Foom, arguably the most famous of Jack Kirby's stable of giant monster characters that were popular in the 1960s. This is the only Silver Age appearance of Fin Fang Foom. He makes a chronologically earlier appearance in the flashback sequences from Iron Man (Volume 1) #274 and #272 (respectively). He appears next in Astonishing Tales #23.
Though Foom was orange in the pages of Strange Tales #89, the cover had him colored green. His later appearances kept that green color, making his debut now seem slightly out of place. A later reprinting of this page changed the dragon’s look to reflect his updated look. Below left is the original version, right is a re-colored version.