STRANGE TALES #113 (1963): 1st Plantman

Plantman is introduced in issue #113 as a disgruntled gardener.

He gets an origin:

Lightning. OK. Stan wasn’t the most imaginative when it came to origins.

Or disguises. Everyone in the 616 universe wears a trenchcoat to hide in plain sight (see tag below).

Plantman is a strange choice of villain for Human Torch.  Wood is flammable. 

And when you burn weed the smoke…Nevermind.

Anyway, he’s a gardener who gets fired by Human Torch and swears revenge.

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