In the following issue, the Wizard made his grand debut. Having seen footage of the Torch taking out the Destroyer, he decided to test himself against the young hero. Already a world-famous genius, the Wizard decided to put himself in danger by using his new atomic powered drill and then purposely causing a cave-in that drew the Human Torch's attention.
Johnny saved the man and took him back to his high-tech house...only to be ambushed. The Wizard locked Storm up and then went out in the world as the Human Torch to rob a bank and spring some crooks from jail. Eventually, Johnny freed himself and bested the Wizard with some help from his sister!
From there, Johnny did his best to juggle his teen high school life with being a Super Hero, which was never easy as Glenville seemed to be a hotbed of odd occurrences. In ish #103, beings from the 5th Dimension used electro-gamma rays to sink newly built houses in an effort to keep humans from discovering the gateway between realities. Then, mag #104 saw Paste-Pot Pete (now known as the Trapster) launching his initial crime spree in Storm's home town before another run-in with the Wizard went down in issue #105.