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Tales to astonish #60
The Beast of Berlin

October 8, 2014 | Drew Becker | (No Comments)
Tales To Astonish 60

The tale for Giant-Man and the wasp (although just barely) for Tales To Astonish#60 is a communist fighting adventure titled  “The Beast Of Berlin”.  In this tale,  Giant-man goes off alone (after telling her for the first time about how his wife died) to Communist controlled Berlin to rescue a friend captured by the communist as well as deal with the threat of a powerful weapon that he leaned about from the same friend. (more…)

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Fantastic Four #29
It Started On Yancy Street!

October 31, 2012 | Drew Becker | (No Comments)
Fantastic Four 29

I feel that Fantastic Four #29, had one of the greatest, and most iconic covers of its day, if not even in the top covers of all time.  Showing our four heroes seeming nervous as they walk along Yancy Street, with the watcher in the background with the universe speaking all around him.  the colors being left to the foreground and the background, with the mid-ground  Yancy Street itself, being sort of grey, with black lines to show what detail and shadows need to be seen. Speaking of shadows,  our four heroes shadows stretching forward to the reader, and off the page just adds to the flow of the cover.  In fact, I doubt only I feel this cover is great; it was selected for the cover of Fantastic Four, Vol. 3 . But I am not hear to judge a comic book on the cover alone, even a cover as great at this one.

In this issue, we have the Fantastic Four on patrol on Yancy Street; but it turns out that the Red Ghost is behind much of the disruption they currently face, and quickly works to capture our hero’s and bring them to the Moon to finish them off. How can our heroes save themselves from there doomed fate? and what role with the watcher play in all this before it is done?  these are all important questions.

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Tales Of Suspense #56 Featuring The Power Of Iron Man
The Uncanny Unicorn

October 25, 2012 | Drew Becker | (3 Comments)
Tales Of Suspense #58 Featuring The Power Of Iron Man

In this issue, we get to see a side of iron Man’s alter ego Tony stark, that I do not recall seeing yet.  We have seen him as the Rich playboy inventor; but we have as of yet seen him depressed.  This issue starts off with him in a fit of self pity, over having to wear the chest-peace to keep his heart beating, about having to live his life with the two identities caused by the accident.  This leads to an angry  and depressed tony stark, to decide to hang up his suit, retire as Iron man, and lead as much of a normal life as possible, even in the face of the avengers having a need for their golden hero. Fate has a funny way of working on comics though, as the new menace, the Unicorn is seeking out to attack the stark factory, even while Iron Man/ Tony Stark is not around to defend it. (more…)

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Tales To Astonish #54
No Place To Hide

July 2, 2012 | Drew Becker | (No Comments)
Tales To Astonish 54

This comic book review is for the Giant-man & Wasp story featured in Tales To Astonish #54, titled “No Place To Hide”. This tale features our hero’s after they are asked by the US Government to investigate a governmental change in the small nation of Santo Rico, and its new leader “El Toro!”

But is “no Place To Hide” worth the read?  does El Toro prove to be a worthy threat? and what is meant by the title, “No Place to Hide!”. these are all good questions as you begin to read my review, or flip though the story yourself.

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Tales Of Suspense #53 Featuring The Power Of Iron Man
The Black Widow Strikes Again!

May 18, 2012 | Drew Becker | (No Comments)
Tales Of Suspense 53

Tales Of Suspense #53 is the second appearance of the Black Widow, and coming just one issue after her first, making this story a true follow-up to the events of Tales Of Suspense #52.  This issue, however focuses in more on her character as the central antagonist, then the last one did, but does that alone make it worth reading? Check out my review to find out what I think of “The Black Widow Strikes Again!” from Tales Of Suspense #53.  (more…)

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Tales Of Suspense #52
The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!

May 2, 2012 | Drew Becker | (1 Comment)
tales of suspense 52

Can the cover be right, can the hero gone good, the crimson Dynamo turn against  Iron Man, and what of this new menace, the black widow?  all these questions are addressed in  Tales Of Suspense #52, the comic book that I read for this comic book review. But before I even start writing all the reasons you should read this issue, I would strongly suggest that you read  Tales Of suspense #46 before starting this incredible follow-up, even if this issue does do a good job recapping those events early on. (more…)

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Strange Tales #119
The Torch Goes Wild!

April 11, 2012 | Drew Becker | (No Comments)
Strange Tales 119

This comic book review is for the Human Torch Story from Strange Tales #119, Titled “The Torch Goes Wild!”.  But is this tale, featuring the unheard of Rabble Rouser good, or just Strange?

To summarize the tale, we have the Rabble Rouser, whom gets the city to turn against the torch, and if that’s not enough, it seems like everything in Johnny Storms personal life has been going wrong, making him not himself.   But what is really at work, and at play behind the scenes here? you will have to read it to find out. (more…)

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Tales Of Suspense #51
The Sinister Scarecrow

April 2, 2012 | Drew Becker | (2 Comments)
Tales Of Suspense 51

for today’s comic book review I read The Iron Man story published in Tales Of Suspense #51, titled “The Sinister Scarecrow“. In this issue, we have the origin of a new, and strange menace known as the Scarecrow, whose life of crime leads him right into the path of Iron Man as he robs tony stark’s house. But can iron man defeat an opponent whom may just be the strangest he has ever encountered? (more…)

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Tales Of Suspense #50
The Hands Of The Mandarin

March 29, 2012 | Drew Becker | (No Comments)
Tales Of Suspense 50

for today’s comic book review I read the tale titled “The Hands Of The Mandarin” from Tales Of Suspense #50. In this classic comic book we have Iron Man face to face with the Mandarin for the first time.  but does the story live up to the legacy that would follow from it? (more…)

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Tales To Astonish #52
The Black Knight Strikes!

March 21, 2012 | Drew Becker | (No Comments)
Tales To Astonish 52

For today’s comic book review I read Tales To Astonish #52, starting Giant-Man and The Wonderful Wasp!  Just from the cover of the classic comic book I seen great promise, and not just from the words, but also from the clean appearance. but is the tale titled “The Black Knight Strikes!” meant to be a good one? or is it something that should have been forgotten by history?

 

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