Friday, January 20, 2012

Marvel History 242: Strange Tales # 131

Issue: Strange Tales # 131
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Bob Powell and Steve Ditko
Publication Date: April 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Strange_Tales_131


Commentary:

The Mad Thinker is a bit of a jackass, and being that Thing and Torch are all around noble guys, he decides he's had enough of them.  That, and the two heroes prevent him from blowing up a bridge.  His plan is more or less to fight them using a glorified bowling ball.  Guess who wins?

Meanwhile, the Doc is still fighting Baron Mordo in Hong Kong, and Mordo has the criminals of the city searching for his foe.  It's good to see Strange flash some physical prowess this issue in his handling of these miscreants.  Strange escapes Hong Kong, only to surely fight Mordo another time.


Favorite Panel:

This isn't Nam.  This is bowling.  There are rules.

Favorite Quote: "I got a real sentimental attachment to money!" - Thing

Next: Tales of Suspense # 64