Tales of Suspense

Tales of Suspense #59
Captain America

October 29, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)

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 as the avengers weakest link. (more…)

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Tales of suspense #59
The Black Knight

October 28, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)

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 title is only one panel that would be less understood) I can get on to my synopsis, and review.

Tony Stark becomes Ill as he enters his officein this issue, after seeing the avengers off to a charity benefit, Iron Man stays behind to keep watch over the city. At the same time The Black Knight bust out of jail, and decided to get revenge on the avengers – starting with the one he knows how to find, Iron Man.   This assault starts before our hero can make it back to the factory.  In fact as, tony is walking in, the factory under sedge by the black knight, we also witness Tony Stark suffering from a power attack, causing him to have to retreat to his office, while scaring Pepper and Happy.


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

April 10, 2014 | Drew | (2 Comments)

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 legends suggest,  he lands and approaches… what happens next? well, you will have to read to find out if the watcher lives on, or if this tale foretells the death of the watcher!  I won’t be spoiling the fun short for you.

What I will say, is it is five pages of the tension being built, leading to an interesting conclusion, with an original but since reused ending.

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

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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. Sending Iron Man off to face the real Captain America. Sound confusing? well, take a gander over the issue and it will all make sense.  (more…)

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

April 3, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)

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 group of space pirates set there sights on  an alien world,  only to be stopped by the watcher, whom they knew was ‘around’ but assumed would not be allowed to interfere.  One would say this would be interference in it’s self,  but he has a clever resin for why it is not.   (more…)

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Tales of suspense #57
Hawkeye, The Marksman!

March 10, 2014 | Drew | (No Comments)

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 just his character that leads him down the path to face off against Iron Man. But a twist of fate and a chance meeting with the Black widow – and already established Iron Man arch nemesis. She through her beauty and seduction, takes the selfish -and possible hero to be- Hawkeye and leads him to face-off against Iron Man. With Hawkeye having high hopes of earning black widows love, a new character and a now long established connection was born. (more…)

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

October 25, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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 world.  the purpose, to intervene without doing anything.  this task works, he saves the life of a Queen, and had to not even lift a finger. However, I pose, is this not ‘interfering?’ is there not a flaw in the way the watcher lives out his oath, of watching, more so given he can watch without being seen?    Any of you who have read the Tales of the Watcher feature from  Takes Of Suspense #56, I would love to hear what you think (more…)

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

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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 Of Suspense #55
The Sun-Stealer!

September 5, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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 to watch.  But in this tale, we learn that this may even have its own shades of gray.   (more…)

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

August 29, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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 the character; where he further learns the importance of his vow.   How sometimes not stopping a seeming horrible thing, can lead to something good?  I do understand that this is to give us background for the watcher, someone whom would become one of the most iconic cosmic beings in the marvel universe. it is just ironic that it comes with such a grim message about doing what we think is best.  but without wasting more words, i would like you to read this short story, and tell me what you think about this classic tale.


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