Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Tales of Suspense # 68

Issue: Tales of Suspense # 68
Writer: Al Hartley and Stan Lee
Artist: Don Heck and Jack Kirby
Publication Date: August 1965

Brief Summary:


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Commentary:

Tony Stark's cousin Morgan is a free loader.  He decides that he's had enough, but instead of flying the straight and narrow to make something of himself, he conspires with Count Nefaria  to undo the good work of his superior relatives.  He tries to convince the world that Tony Stark is losing his sanity by making him "see" things.  But then, a few aliens show up, and it makes it look as though Stark was sane all along.  Tony doesn't catch on to Nefaria, or even of his cousin's duplicity, so we'll have to see if this is examined later.

Meanwhile, back in the WWII era, Cap is still brainwashed by Red Skull.  Nothing too magical brings him back to reality; perhaps Steve Rogers just can't perform truly evil acts.  Red Skull's full of evil ideas, though, so there's plenty of adventure left for Cap and Bucky.

Quick Hits:
  • Tony's playboy lifestyle receives some attention with references to blonde bombshells

Favorite Panel:

Hairy Hulk Aliens!  Ah!

Next: Tales to Astonish # 70