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Book Information:Cover Date: Jan 1964
- The Wasp
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.
The story we are told by the wasp in this issue, is quite a good one, detailing what comes to those whom always break the rules in favor of themselves. but I won’t spoil it, and leave it to you to read what happens to the greedy Rack Morgan.
One may argue that this tale offers no character development, as it is just a story in a story, but I disagree. it gives us another side to one of our hero’s, a charitable side showing that she is not just a costumed crime fighter, but one who does other acts of civil responsibility.