Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Marvel History 160: Tales to Astonish # 57

Issue: Tales to Astonish # 57
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Dick Ayers
Publication Date: July 1964


Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Tales_to_Astonish_57


Commentary:


Apparently, Giant Man's decided to hold off on the engagement ring for a little while, instead offering up Wasp a new weapon.  He hasn't quite figured out what a girl wants yet...and perhaps never will.  


In other news, Giant Man baddie Egg Head is the villain du jour, and he uses Ant Man's own technology against him to convince him to tussle with Spider-Man.  That works out about as well as it always does.  


Still, there remains some tension between Wasp and Spider-Man, who don't seem to like each other.  It will be interesting to see if this is remembered when next they meet. 


Wasp's backup story now features her in a prominent role of tripping up a burglar, as opposed to her narrating some other strange tale.  We'll have to see if this trend continues.


Favorite Panel:


Wasp puts her new weapon to good use.


Next: X-Men # 6