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Tales To Astonish #50
The Human Top!

February 29, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

For today’s comic book review I read Tales To Astonish #50, containing the “Giant-man and the wonderful Wasp Battling The Human Top!” But also being the first part of a two-part story (our second two-part story reviewed this week!)

This one, gives us a good focus and background for the menace of the issue, whom is nothing more than a criminal and bully named David Cannon and  known as The Human Top.

The story is told to us, almost like a background for David, starting when he was young and leading  us to the current time,  and then showing us how Giant-man almost does not see this common criminal as worth his time. Giant-Man however is quickly proven wrong, in his failed attempt to apprehend the talented criminal. (more…)

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Tales To Astonish #49
The Birth of Giant-Man

February 8, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s comic book review I read the story in Tales To Astonish #49 titled “The Birth of Giant-Man”  and this story offers perhaps the greatest development and change for our ongoing Ant-man and the wasp stories so far, giving Dr. Hank Pym the choice to be ant-man or to double his size to 12 feet and become Giant-man.

But the story offers us more than just the new development by the brilliant scientist; Although I am happy to say that the development is given significant page space instead of just being seen in action.   You see, while Dr. Pym is working on this, a new menace known as the Eraser has shown up on the scene, and is on some kind of mission of erasing key scientist.   What seems like it might be some kind of communist plot, expect for the fact that the Eraser is clearly not human.  But what can  his goal be?  (more…)

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Tales To Astonish #48
Ant-Man And The Wasp Defy The Porcupine!

January 25, 2012 | Drew | (2 Comments)

For today’s Comic Book Review I read and reviewed the Ant-Man and the wasp story from “Tales To Astonish #48” and what I found was an astonishing tale titled “Ant-Man And The Wasp Defy The Porcupine!

the basic outline of the story is one of an evil scientist, a weapons developer for the military develops what he see’s as the ultimate weapon, but decides to use it for his own good instead of turning it over to the army.  Thus he takes on the name of Porcupine and starts his life of crime as a bank robber. (more…)

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Tales To Astonish #47
Music To Scream By

January 11, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

For today’s comic book review i read the ant-man and wasp story from Tales To Astonish #47, titled “Music To Scream By“.  in this classic tale we see our heroes as well as the ant’s face the great threat of sound.

To offer a summary, the story starts out with a prelude where our hero’s both solve a common crime, as well as get introduced to Trango before he gains his hypnotic talents.   Then though the passage of time, he return’s with new understandings of the powers of music, having the goal of a city-wide crime spree.

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Tales To Astonish #46
...When Cyclops Walks The Earth

December 20, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

Today I set out to do a comic book review on the ant-man and the wasp story from Tales To Astonish #46.  From the starting point, the cover did not set me off with great hope for the issue, but I know that is a bad way to judge a book.

for a short synopsis of the story, we have ant-man and the wasp experiencing a slow  period in the crime-fighting business.  This leads them to take a vacation,  where they decide to go to Greece; once there they find out that the locals are afraid to sail out to the islands do to a monster that’s been seen and attacking.  having seen the cover it’s not a stretch to connect it to the cyclops.  but can Ant-man & The wasp get to the bottom of this mythological threat? (more…)

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Tales to Astonish #45
The Terrible Traps Of Egghead!

December 6, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
tales to astonish #45

In today’s comic book review we go over, the story in Tales to Astonish #45 that features Ant-Man and The Wasp caught in “The terrible Traps of Egghead!”. For those of you who have been following along, we seen Egg Head in Tales To Astonish #38. but worry not, if you did not read that classic issue; as this one offers a wonderful and in-depth recap,  summing up that story in about a page and a half.

In this issue, Egghead comes out of his complete mental breakdown with the goal of seeing revenge and eliminating Ant-man.  this change is brought about by a couple of other criminals whom were defeated by ant-man hiding out in the Bowery near him.

This leads to a in-depth and complex plan that only Egghead could have devised, one that has many steps, and seems completely foolproof to capture the wasp and then annihilate ant-man.

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Tales To Astonish #44
Ant-Man and the Wasp! Vs. The Creature From Kosmos!

December 3, 2011 | Drew | (2 Comments)
tales to astonish #44

In sitting down to do my comic book review for the Ant-Man and Wasp story in Tales To Astonish #44, I realize the importance of this issue. These simple, and short facts must be stated first before I begin even thinking about being critical of the 18 page story.

This issue is the first appearance and the origin of the Wasp,  ant-man’s lovely partner, but is introduced to us first as Janet Van Dyne, the daughter of a brilliant scientist.

While I mention the wasp first, it is far from the first important element written into this issue, before we even meet the wasp, we get a good amount of depth built into the background of Dr. Henry Pym, an epic tale of love and death that will build upon the origin we already know.

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Tales To Astonish #43
The Astonishing Ant-Man Versus The Mad Master of Time!

November 17, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

Today, my comic book review is of Tales To Astonish #43, where I review the story of “The Astonishing Ant-Man Versus The Mad Master of Time!“. this story is perhaps one of the ironic twists of fate. All that lead the ant-man down an adventure to face a villain like he never has before.

But this story is a great one, because of the meaning you can read into it, as well as the fact that the ‘villain’ is indeed one of the most easy for us to identify, in particularly as we age. It also in its own way, makes a statement, about the actions of companies and society. But I will get to all this in my review.

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Tales To Astonish #42
The Voice of Doom

November 8, 2011 | Drew | (2 Comments)

Today’s comic book review is of Tales To Astonish #42, in this issue we learn of Jason Cragg. whom gains the “Voice of Truth” a power that makes people believe what ever he says.  but his hypnotic power enough to make me give him a good review? More importantly how does Ant-Man deal with a threat who’s very words can make everyone turn against him.

So, internet readers out there, hear my words, Read my comic book review to find out if Tales To Astonish #41 is worth reading? or does this ant-man story not measure up?  (more…)

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Tales To Astonish #41
Prisoner of the Slave World!

November 1, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)

Today my comic book review is of  The Astonishing Ant-Man!,Prisoner of the Slave World From Tales To Astonish #41. Starting this review, I do find myself at a loss for word, It had alien’s, it had scientific kidnapping,  it had Time and dimensional travel.  but did it have the heart and soul of a good story?

When it comes to the reading  of it, I can’t help but feel I read this same story before, with Thor in Journey Into Mystery #87 only aliens instead of communist. but did this one have enough differences to stand out? was it a good read? Or does this Ant-man Tale just not measure up to my expectation’s of our hero.
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