Thursday, April 21, 2011

Marvel History Post 72: Tales of Suspense # 44

Issue: Tales of Suspense # 44
Writer: Stan Lee / R. Berns
Artist: Don Heck
Publication Date: August 1963
Brief Summary:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Tales_of_Suspense_Vol_1_44

Commentary:

Well, with the origin of the Mad Pharaoh, one wonders whether or not Stan Lee knows how embalming works.  Also, I guess it's the fact that he's been couped up in a tomb for the past 2,000 years, but all the Mad Pharaoh wants to do is go back to the past to whoop on Cleopatra? And, the Mad Pharoah can travel through time. So why did he hang out in the tomb for so long? Better luck next time, Stan.

  • Also, the year 1963 is referenced pretty specifically as the present.  So, that's not going to hold up.
Favorite Panel:

Is it that, Tony? Or is it the first signs of the demon in a bottle?

Next: Tales to Astonish # 46