Saturday, April 30, 2011

Marvel History Post 81: Tales of Suspense # 45

Issue: Tales of Suspense # 45
Writer: Stan Lee / R. Berns
Artist: Don Heck
Publication Date: September 1963

Brief Summary:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Tales_of_Suspense_45

Commentary:

We continue to learn about Iron Man's excessive wealth, including knowledge of his car collection, and the number of plants he runs around the world. He also almost gives Happy Hogan 100,000 dollars for saving his life.

We also meet Pepper Potts, who is kind of a bitch to Happy. Obviously, being a Stan Lee female supporting character, she's in love with our hero. Stan definitely follows a formula, allowing a hero to catch on, and then slowly building up his supporting cast.

Quick Thoughts:

  • Iron Man goes car racing, a la the scene from the film Iron Man 2.
  • The villain in this issue bears some similarities to a famous X-Man we will be meeting in the very very near future.

Favorite Panel: I don't think that's quite how it works.

Next:

Tales to Astonish # 47