Friday, September 23, 2011

Marvel History Post 127: Tales of Suspense # 51

Issue: Tales of Suspense # 51
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck
Publication Date: March 1964


Commentary:


Pepper Potts robs Tony Stark of a date, as she's trying to keep the man all to herself.  She's got spunk, but lying about your boss's guest book is a pretty big no-no.  Tony outsmarts her in the end, though, sending her on a date with Happy Hogan instead of him.


Happy Hogan gets in on some of the other kind of action this issue, going toe to toe with the villain Scarecrow.  Of course, the heavy lifting heroics are left for Iron Man.



Quick Thoughts:

  • I know Stan loves a lot of melodramatic words, but "triumph" is a big one, especially when describing one of his own comic books
  • The credits ask the question "when does Stan Lee sleep?" which is pretty legit
  • Marvel's version of the Scarecrow looks a whole lot like DC's version of the Scarecrow


Favorite Panel:


Scarecrow plots his revenge. 

Next: Tales to Astonish # 53