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The Wonderful Wasp Tells A Tale


Tales to Astonish #58
The Magician and The Maiden

March 20, 2013 | Drew | (1 Comment)

Just like last month, we again have the wasp acting on her own, to be the hero.  this time against the Magician;  a villain that was captured a few months before in Tales To Astonish # 56‘s feature story titled “The Coming Of The Magician!”. that time, the wasp proved to be  a damsel in distress, this time however she shows us how she can fight crime, even without the aid of Ant-Man (whom was written out of this adventure in quite a fitting way) .

Larry Lieber proved once again, that he is quite good at doing both the artwork , and the scrip of his stories, as everything fit together quite nicely.  This tale also fits nicely after the last, with the wasp sporting her new uniform!  Having good art, and good story, what was this tale missing? Very little..  in fact if anything it only had a bit too much,  giving the magician things that seemed much more like real magic then he had in this first tale.  Leaving this tale as a better story then the feature of this issue.

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Tales To Astonish #57
A Voice In The Dark

October 24, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

This tale, is not like the other wasp extras, instead of Janet Van Dyne telling a tale to some sick or orphaned kids, she is instead on her way from one of these tales to a date with Hank Pym.  But as the wasp soon finds out, the tasks of being a super-hero often show up anytime, even when you’re in a hurry.  But can she find a way to stop the thief on her own? will she be late for her date?  we find out in “A Voice In The Dark” the second story in Tales To Astonish #57. But now onto my fairly short review for a short bonus feature. (more…)

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Tales To Astonish #56 – The Wonderful Wasp Tells A Tale
Beware The Bog Beast!

July 13, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

This may be one of the best “The Wonderful  Wasp Tells A Tale” I have read! it would leave me excited for more but at last, more was not to come.  As Next month, the second feature would star the wasp, but not be a wonderful Tale.

This is a tale, of a lovely woman, and sister to a powerful ruler, and this is the story of the “Lazy Lout” that loves her. But just as important, this is the story of the obstetrical the king puts on winning the right to marry his sister; by putting her on an island with the Bog beast who adores her more than anything, and offering her hand in marriage as the prize for the man who free’s her.

But can Lorenzo, the love of her life succeed where all others fail? can he stop the beast that the strong man, and the combat expert failed? of course he can.. but you will have to read to see how,  or at least Take Janet Van Dyne for dinner.

 

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Tales To Astonish #55 – The Wonderful Wasp Tells A Tale
The Gypsy's Secret

July 11, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

a tale of great desire, and the ability to turn led into gold, how can such a story go wrong?  In fact, it can go wrong in many ways, but I am pleased to say, “The Gypsy’s Secret” did not go wrong at all. (more…)

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Tales To Astonish #54 – The Wonderful Wasp Tells A Tale
Conquest

July 8, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

in this issue we have another one of the stories in the series of “The Wonderful Wasp Tells A Tale” this one titled “Conquest“.  in this tale we see a ruler driven to conquest to earn the admiration of his people, and just what that leads too for him.

like the other stories in this series it is quite interesting and entertaining,  this one in particular i felt was quite well drawn,  and left me wondering both how it would end, and what the moral would end up being.

That is the key of all these short tales, there is something about life, or society that I feel they have to say; this one about war and conquest. but if you have gotten your hand on this wonderful tale, i would love to hear what you think about it.

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Tales TO Astonish #53: The Wonderful Wasp Tells A Tale
When Wakes The Colossus!

April 3, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

This tale, has the Wasp telling her story to Dr. Pym before leaving for the Veterans Hospital, giving us a slightly different backdrop, but helping to maintain the ongoing concept for the wasp tells a tale series.

The story she tells though, is just as entertaining as the last few though; being a tale of a far off alien planet, where a powerful warlord feeds off the superstitions of the people he conquers.  But can their ever be truth built into the beliefs of such Peoples? (more…)

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Tales To Astonish #52
Not What They Seem!

March 21, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

now that I got the action story out of the way; I move on to review Tales To Astonish #52 the wonderful Wasp Tells A tale!” story, This time she goes to an orphanage to tell her story to the local kids.  The tale she tells is titled “Not What They Seem!

 

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Tales To Astonish #51: The Wonderful Wasp Tells A Tale
Somewhere Waits A Wobbow!

March 1, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

In addition to the Giant-Man and The Wasp super hero feature, starting in this issue, The wonderful Wasp would get her own tale,  or at least the job of telling one. I could tell you what this is all about in my own words, but I would just assume quote the comic.

When she’s not on a case with Giant-Man, Janet Van Dyne devotes a great deal of time visiting  veterans’ hospitals’ and orphans’ homes,  entertaining the shut-ins with imaginative tales of fantasy as only she can tell them!

And this is a lead in for the story she presents “Somewhere Waits A Wobbow!” in some ways this is a great combination of the types of stories that filled Tales To Astonish before and alongside our hero’s up to now, just giving the narrator a voice and face from the super-hero side of things,  combining the two aspects of the book in an interesting way.  and giving us a great Story in A Story. (more…)

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