Friday, December 9, 2011

Marvel History 207: Tales of Suspense # 60

Issue: Tales of Suspense # 60
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck and Jack Kirby
Publication Date: December 1964
Brief Summary:


Things aren't going so hot for Tony Stark, as he remains trapped within his Iron Man suit (not literally, just if he wants to, you know, stay alive).

Black Widow and Hawkeye return, and Black Widow continues to mislead Hawkeye into fulfilling her wishes.  Black Widow gets captured by the Ruskies while Hawkeye is off fighting Iron Man.  So, a number of things are up in the air at the end of this issue.  Iron Man still can't get out of his suit, Pepper and Happy don't trust him given Stark's sudden disappearance, Hawkeye is on the loose, and Black Widow is captured.  Now we've got some things happening.  Go Marvel.

In the backup story, Captain America handily defeats an Army of Assassins, just for fun, really.

Quick Thoughts:
  • According to Pepper, Stark keeps all his scientific formulas in his head
  • This is the only appearance of Zemo's Army of Assassins
  • Thanks to Iron Man, the muscles in Cap's arms can control the movement of his shield
Favorite Panel:
Um, I'm Captain America, so I suggest you step off.

Next: Tales to Astonish # 62