Every day this August I'll be spotlighting strange but ultimately endearing comic stories, one a day (basically, we're talking lots and lots of Silver Age comic books). Here is the archive of past installments of this feature.
Today we look at Strange Tales #80 and the debut of Gargantus and how he was defeated by...odd scientific principles!
The story was likely penned by Stan Lee, but we don't know for sure (as there is no records for the issue). The art is by Kirby and Ditko.
Here is the story of Gargantus...
Ah, our atmosphere, messing up monsters for years!
By the by, I also love how the creature is called Gargantus on the cover and on the title page, but in the story he changes between Gargantus and Gigantus seemingly willy nilly.