Lockjaw and the Pet Avengers #1, which was really good ("There will be no eating of teammates."), and G.I. Joe: Cobra #1-3. People who know me know that I don't just pick up and read a G.I. Joe comic. I've never been into them, and I was never even into the toys, really. But the guys on iFanboy really recommended this book, saying it doesn't feel like a Joe book at all. And it really doesn't. It's a lot more like a Queen and Country story. One of the guys (in the Hawaiian shirt) goes undercover, and it's an extremely good spy story so far. Cobra nor G.I. Joe (I believe) have never been mentioned in this book, but some of the characters have. VERY highly recommended!

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It makes sense that Kirby would draw the Strange Tales annual, since ST was the Torch's book at the time. I wonder if the story in ASM #8 was intended to appear in Strange Tales or Fantastic Four? It doesn't read like a Spidey story. Ditko did a good job inking it, not trying to change Kirby's style.

Luke Blanchard said:

Kirby did the story in The Amazing Spider-Man #8 where Spider-Man picks a fight with the Torch, and the Spider-Man/Torch team-up in Strange Tales Annual #2.

A commenter at Supermegamonkey suggests it was done for Fantastic Four Annual #1 and replaced by the retelling of Spider-Man's first encounter with the FF. (They're the same length, 6 pages.) He must be right: the Strange Tales Annual #2 story has a final caption that reads "For another brief encounter between the Torch and Spider-Man, don't miss the Fantastic Four Annual--on sale now!"

My first guess was it was replaced because it depicts Spider-Man as a trouble-maker. But perhaps instead Lee thought the story too good to waste. It's the shorter story in The Amazing Spider-Man #8, but it's more prominently featured on the cover.

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