Saturday, December 17, 2011

Marvel History 215: Tales of Suspense # 61

Issue: Tales of Suspense # 61
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck and Jack Kirby
Publication Date: January 1965

Brief Summary:



http://marvel.wikia.com/Tales_of_Suspense_61

Commentary:

So, Tony Stark is still trapped in his Iron Man costume, and Pepper and Happy aren't too happy that they haven't seen their boss in a month.  So, they quit!

Tony has to prove to them he's still alive, while also hiding the fact that he's trapped in his Iron Man costume.  That's good for a panel or two of comedy.

Anyway, Iron Man gets captured by the Mandarin in a story that's continued in the next issue, where it is promised that we will hear his origin.

In the Captain America story, the Cap heads over to Vietnam.  Stan is in dangerous territory when he puts his heroes into this real world conflict, although it is still rather early in the time frame of the war.  We'll have to keep an eye out for whether or not Stan continues to involve Marvel in the Vietnam War as the conflict continues during this time period in the real world.

Cap then fights a sumo wrestler, so you never know where Stan's heading.



Favorite Panel:

Is it combat?  Is it a new dance move?  Sometimes it's hard to say with the Cap.

Next: Tales to Astonish # 63