Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Marvel History 152: Tales to Astonish # 56

Issue: Tales to Astonish # 56
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Dick Ayers
Publication Date: June 1964
Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Tales_to_Astonish_56


Commentary:


Woah, Giant Man's taking Reed's lead, as he's ready to propose to Wasp!  From flirting to fiance, just like that.  Of course, things don't go as planned, and there's some romance melodrama, so the engagement doesn't happen...yet...  


The relationship between Giant Man and Wasp seems to moving on the same trajectory as the one between Reed and Sue, but of course, these two relationships will have very different endings.  I'm curious to see when the divergence will occur.


Quick Thoughts:
  • The Pym's family wealth is mentioned
  • Giant Man is frustrated that despite being larger than the Hulk, the Hulk is much stronger
Favorite Panel: Giant Man sneezes on Wasp, who is none too pleased.


Next: Amazing Spider-Man # 14