Saturday, September 17, 2011

Marvel History Post 119: Tales of Suspense # 50

Issue: Tales of Suspense # 50
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck
Publication Date: February 1963


Brief Summary:

http://marvel.wikia.com/Tales_of_Suspense_Vol_1_50




Commentary:


We find here the first appearance of the Mandarin, who, despite becoming a huge nemesis of Iron Man, looks like a bit of a tool here.  


The love triangle between Stark, Happy Hogan, and Pepper Potts continues to develop, although Stark more or less remains unaware of its existence.  This should prove interesting further on.



Quick Thoughts

  • Happy Hogan lashes out on another employee, and is almost fired by Stark in return
  • Iron Man calls Mandarin a weak apology for Genghis Khan. 
  • We get a shot of the Mandarin's famous rings

Favorite Panel:


Pepper really likes Happy Hogan.  No, really.

Next:


Tales to Astonish # 52