Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Marvel History 233: Tales of Suspense # 63

Issue: Tales of Suspense # 63
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck and Jack Kirby
Publication Date: March 1965

Brief Summary:


Well, Tony Stark's closest friends still think he's dead and not Iron Man, so it's a tough time for our armored hero.  However, Stan's decided he's had enough of Iron Man being trapped in his suit, and deus ex machina's Stark into coming up with a solution.

However, not content to leave drama out of the question, Stan now has Stark pretending that he's engaged so that Pepper will give up on him and move on to Happy.  Quite the liar this guy is.  There's some lame villain called the Phantom who shows up as well, but this story is more about the angst.

Cap's origin is told in his story, and features an appearance by a then-alive and well Bucky Barnes.  Apparently Bucky's father died in G.I. training, which is just about the only thing I learned from this story.  The rest is Cap's standard origin.  Apparently starting with next issue though all of the Captain America stories are going to be set in the World War Two era.

Favorite Panel:
A legend is born.

Favorite Quote: "If...if I fail...let me die with valor!" - Iron Man

Next: Tales to Astonish # 65