Monday, May 9, 2011

Marvel History Post 89: Tales of Suspense # 46

Issue: Tales of Suspense # 46
Writer: Stan Lee / R. Berns
Artist: Don Heck
Publication Date: October 1963

Brief Summary:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Tales_of_Suspense_46

Commentary:

We get not one, but two of Stan's favorite plot archetypes here, with the evil of communism AND a villain seeing the error of their ways. We also meet someone who builds a suit that tries to best Iron Man's. There will be plenty more of these in the days to come. Is there something in comics that makes villains similar in powers and appearance flock to the hero who most aptly represents the flip side of the coin from them?

Quick Thoughts:
  • Pepper continues to be a bitch to Happy Hogan. It's nice to see a girl with a little more personality to her.
  • Iron Man takes on the full brunt of a falling rocket ship. Guess that armor is pretty strong.
Favorite Panel:

This is not a Sex and the City reference.

Favorite Quote:

"All commies are chronically suspicious of each other!" - Iron Man

Next:

Tales to Astonish # 48