Category: Tales of Suspense 1959

  • Tales of Suspense #60:The Army of Assassins Strikes!

    Tales of Suspense #60:The Army of Assassins Strikes!

    Cover Date: Dec 1964 | Review: 3.25 Stars

    This issue is about Zemo planning to defeat Captain America by laying a trap where he will fight an army of assassins while believing it to be a staged demonstration. In this case, it is Captain America doing a demonstration for a charity benefit and to make people aware of the importance of physical fitness…

  • Tales of Suspense #60:Suspected of Murder!

    Tales of Suspense #60:Suspected of Murder!

    Cover Date: Dec 1964 | Review: 2.5 Stars

    This picks up after the end of the last, with Iron Man unable to leave his armor for fear of dying. Trapped in his armor, he has to be just Iron Man and feign that Stark is gone and left him in Charge. However, Pepper and Happy are suspicious, leading to tentions growing and a…

  • Tales of Suspense #59:Captain America

    Tales of Suspense #59:Captain America

    Cover Date: Nov 1964 | Review: 4.25 Stars

    The second feature for Tales of Suspense #59 features Captain America in his first silver aged solo adventure. In this issue we have captain america left as the Avenger tending to Avengers mansion while the others are out. Then we have Bull, a criminal ringleader, thinking to take advantage of the situation, seeing the captain…

  • Tales of Suspense #59:The Black Knight

    Tales of Suspense #59:The Black Knight

    Cover Date: Nov 1964 | Review: 4.75 Stars

    As I sit down to write a comic book review of the story titled “The Black Knight” featuring Iron man, published in Tales Of Suspense #59, I find that this story (despite a later cover month) would clearly fit before the events of Avengers #9. That small fact out-of-the-way (and the impact on the avengers…

  • Tales Of Suspense #58:Tales Of The Watcher: The Watcher Must Die!

    Tales Of Suspense #58:Tales Of The Watcher: The Watcher Must Die!

    Cover Date: Oct 1964 | Review: 3.5 Stars

    For the last of the series  ‘Tales of the Watcher’ backup stories in Tales Of Suspense we have a five page story titled ‘The Watcher Must Die’ . In this story, we witness an armada led by warlord Wrogg confront the watcher on a remote asteroid.  Believing that the watcher can not be as powerful as…

  • Tales Of Suspense #58:Iron Man In Mortal Combat With Captain America!

    Tales Of Suspense #58:Iron Man In Mortal Combat With Captain America!

    Cover Date: Oct 1964 | Review: 3 Stars

    In this Iron Man feature, One month before Captain America becomes the regular co-feature of Tales Of Suspense we have the two Heros face-off against each other in a battle of hero’s true to the comic book style of the time. In this issue, the Chameleon convinces Iron Man, that Captain America is the Chameleon.…

  • Tales Of Suspense #57:Tales Of The Watcher: The Watcher's Power

    Tales Of Suspense #57:Tales Of The Watcher: The Watcher’s Power

    Cover Date: Sep 1964 | Review: 1.25 Stars

    While I feel with most of the super-hero stories  Marvel was at least trying to be a little careful with minting some continuity,  with there other stories (such as ones like the Tales Of the Watcher series) I feel they where less careful then even they should have been.   For in this issue, a…

  • Tales of Suspense #57:Hawkeye, The Marksman!

    Tales of Suspense #57:Hawkeye, The Marksman!

    Cover Date: Sep 1964 | Review: 4.75 Stars

    The Iron Man story from tails of suspense # 57 is the first appearance of Hawkeye. You may not know -the now famous Avenger- started out then as an adversary for Iron Man. With motivations rooted in jealousy, and an attitude that’s more selfish and egotistical than selfless, is how Hawkeye debuted. It’s more than…

  • Tales Of Suspense #56:Tales Of The Watcher: The Watcher's Sacrifice!

    Tales Of Suspense #56:Tales Of The Watcher: The Watcher’s Sacrifice!

    Cover Date: Aug 1964 | Review: 3 Stars

    In this issue, we learn of one thing that the watcher sacrifice’s for his oath and duty, how non interference can extend to love itself.  it is a sad tale, of how he must forsake love; and live with that, but not without its flaws.  In this issue, we see the watcher, “show himself” to the aliens on the distant…

  • Tales Of Suspense #56 :The Uncanny Unicorn

    Tales Of Suspense #56 :The Uncanny Unicorn

    Cover Date: Aug 1964 | Review: 3 Stars

    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…

  • Tales Of Suspense #55:Tales Of The Watcher: The Sun-Stealer!

    Tales Of Suspense #55:Tales Of The Watcher: The Sun-Stealer!

    Cover Date: Jul 1964 | Review: 4.25 Stars

    After our recent stories showing us some of the history of the watcher, we get a tale that shows the watcher in a more modern light, as he is visited on the moon by an alien space craft.  the craft that is set on a go alto steal our earths sun.  but the watcher is forbidden from interfering, only able…

  • Tales Of Suspense #54:Tales Of The Watcher Hands Off!

    Tales Of Suspense #54:Tales Of The Watcher Hands Off!

    Cover Date: Jun 1964 | Review: 4.25 Stars

    Worry not watcher fan’s, I did not forget the tales of the watcher story when i read Tales Of Suspense last week, here is my comic book review of the one from Tales Of Suspense #54 titled “Hands Off!” After last months tale where we learn the origin of the watcher, this month we get another tale evolving…

  • Tales Of Suspense #55:No One Escapes The Mandarin

    Tales Of Suspense #55:No One Escapes The Mandarin

    Cover Date: Jul 1964 | Review: 4 Stars

    I could not wait, after reading Tales Of Suspense #54, I had to follow up with part II right away.  Today’s comic book review is of The Iron man feature titled “No One Escapes The Mandarin” from Tales Of Suspense #55.  but how can they follow up the last issue? how can Iron Man escape let alone save…

  • Tales Of Suspense #54:The Mandarin's Revenge

    Tales Of Suspense #54:The Mandarin’s Revenge

    Cover Date: Jun 1964 | Review: 4 Stars

    For this comic book review I read the Iron Man feature from Tales Of Suspense #54. this story was titled “The Mandarin’s Revenge” and serves at the first part of a two-part story. In this tale, Tony Stark goes to Vietnam to investigate the cause of some of his missiles malfunctioning, only after some careful thinking does he concluded that…

  • Tales Of Suspense #53:Tales Of The Watcher: The Way It Began...

    Tales Of Suspense #53:Tales Of The Watcher: The Way It Began…

    Cover Date: May 1964 | Review: 4 Stars

    It is surprising to me, that the watchers races origin, on how they became the watcher’s  would be put here, in his “Tales of the Watcher” section. Up until now they been mostly stories much like the other non superhero tales that used to feature these magazines, but in this issue, we get a look into the origin of a character and race…

  • Tales Of Suspense #53:The Black Widow Strikes Again!

    Tales Of Suspense #53:The Black Widow Strikes Again!

    Cover Date: May 1964 | Review: 4 Stars

    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?…

  • Tales Of Suspense #52:The Failure!

    Tales Of Suspense #52:The Failure!

    Cover Date: Apr 1964 | Review: 4.25 Stars

    For this review I read the Tales of the Watcher story from Tales Of Suspense #52, this story is titled “The Failure!” and it is set in earths future, about 300 years. after all war is abolished and peace rains on earth. But then goes on to show that the focus of men, has become business.…

  • Tales Of Suspense #52:The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!

    Tales Of Suspense #52:The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!

    Cover Date: Apr 1964 | Review: 3.75 Stars

    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…

  • Tales Of Suspense #51:Tales Of The Watcher:The Primitive!

    Tales Of Suspense #51:Tales Of The Watcher:The Primitive!

    Cover Date: Mar 1964 | Review: 3 Stars

    Now I move on to another inspired story in the “Tales Of The Watcher” series.  This one, as told from the watcher, is of a human space explorer, seeking out intelligent life, and from planet to planet he finds nothing but lower life forms, be them animals or just primitives, and concludes that these lower forms have nothing…

  • Tales Of Suspense #51:The Sinister Scarecrow

    Tales Of Suspense #51:The Sinister Scarecrow

    Cover Date: Mar 1964 | Review: 4 Stars

    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…

  • Tales Of Suspense #50:Tales Of… The Watcher! Journey's End

    Tales Of Suspense #50:Tales Of… The Watcher! Journey’s End

    Cover Date: Feb 1964 | Review: 3.25 Stars

    Today’s review focuses on the Tales of The Watcher from Tales Of Suspense #50. In this tale, titled Journey’s end, we here the wondrous story of a Meek Man from the 21st century.  The tale of one space pilot named Wilbur Weems.  Weems volunteers for a one way mission in space, as he see’s that unlike his pears he has no reason…

  • Tales Of Suspense #50:The Hands Of The Mandarin

    Tales Of Suspense #50:The Hands Of The Mandarin

    Cover Date: Feb 1964 | Review: 2.5 Stars

    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? Story The story for this…

  • Tales Of Suspense #49:Tales Of The Watcher: The Saga Of The Sneepers

    Tales Of Suspense #49:Tales Of The Watcher: The Saga Of The Sneepers

    Cover Date: Jan 1964 | Review: 4.25 Stars

    This story, much like the one by the wasp reviewed yesterday is framing a tale around the words of the Watcher.  This tale, the tale of the Sneepers, Earths greatest and unmet rivals from afar, is a great one to start these tales with. to summarize the story, the Sneepers are an advanced race of conquers and slavers, whom…

  • Tales Of Suspense #49:Meets The Angel!

    Tales Of Suspense #49:Meets The Angel!

    Cover Date: Jan 1964 | Review: 1.75 Stars

    For today’s comic book review I set out to read and review the Iron Man story from Tales Of Suspense #49.  Hoping for an action pack story, filled with everything one could want, and even from the cover I knew that Iron Man would be up against another hero, X-men’s Angel.  Leaving me to wonder…