Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Tales of Suspense # 66

Issue: Tales of Suspense # 66
Writer: Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck and Jack Kirby
Publication Date: June 1965

Brief Summary:


http://marvel.wikia.com/Tales_of_Suspense_66


Commentary:

Attuma the underwater villain causes trouble again, so Iron Man's got to balance that against the chaos in his personal life when Happy Hogan quits.  This kind of makes sense, as Happy Hogan really doesn't do a whole lot.  Still, it was a cushy job, no?

Iron Man manages to prevent Attuma's conquest of the surface world, but with Happy Hogan gone, and him losing out on a big government contract, Tony Stark's troubles have just begun.  Man, I could have written the "next issue" blurbs for these comics.

In Cap's story, we learn a little of the Red Skull's Les Miserables lifestyle in his formative years.  Hint: He's no Jean Valjean.  The issue ends on a cliffhanger as Red Skull has hypnotized Cap into thinking he's a Nazi.

Quick Thoughts:
  • Happy Hogan has gotten better looking
  • ...And so has Pepper...
  • There's a reference to when Happy and Tony met, way back here
  • Hitler personally trained the Re Skull

Favorite Panel:

It's a hard-knock life featuring little orphan Skully.

Next: Tales to Astonish # 68