Category: Iron Man In Tales of Suspence (1959)

  • 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: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: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: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 :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: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: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 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: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: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: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…

  • Tales Of Suspense #48:The Mysterious Mr. Doll

    Tales Of Suspense #48:The Mysterious Mr. Doll

    Cover Date: Dec 1963 | Review: 3.5 Stars

    For today’s comic book review I read Tales Of Suspense #48 where The New Iron Man Battles… The Mysterious Mr. Doll, in a “Book-length Marvel Masterwork!”.   But is this issue, that reveals an all new Iron Man a classic or just an old relic?  and what of the less than ominous sounding Mr. Doll?  is he a menace that invokes fear,…

  • Tales Of Suspense #47:Iron Man Battles The Melter!

    Tales Of Suspense #47:Iron Man Battles The Melter!

    Cover Date: Nov 1963 | Review: 3.25 Stars

    Today I sit down to read and review Tales Of Suspsnse #47,  where we have the tale of “Iron Man Battles The Melter!“.   In this story, we have Iron Man facing a menace that seems to be able to defeat Iron Man, with the ease of just quickly melting away his armor. But does the Melter make…

  • Tales Of Suspense #46:Iron Man Faces The Crimson Dynamo!

    Tales Of Suspense #46:Iron Man Faces The Crimson Dynamo!

    Cover Date: Oct 1963 | Review: 3.75 Stars

    For today’s comic book review, i read the Iron Man story from Tales Of Suspense #46.  this  is the 8th time iron man graced the pages of that comic book, but the first time his foe is another like himself, a human with a technologically enhanced suit. The story starts off behind the iron curtain, as Professor Vanko  better…

  • Tales Of Suspense #45:The Icy Fingers Of Jack Frost!

    Tales Of Suspense #45:The Icy Fingers Of Jack Frost!

    Cover Date: Sep 1963 | Review: 4 Stars

    For Today’s comic book review i read  the Iron Man story from Tales Of Suspense #45, it was titled “The Icy Fingers Of Jack Frost!” and much more important than seeming like a good comic book to pick to review for this december week, is that this story introduces us to  Pepper Pots and Happy Hogan. a short…

  • Tales Of Suspense #44:Iron Man Faces the Menace of The Mad Pharaoh!

    Tales Of Suspense #44:Iron Man Faces the Menace of The Mad Pharaoh!

    Cover Date: Aug 1963 | Review: 4 Stars

    we have already had The Fantastic Four, Thor and Ant-Man travel though time.  This Month its Iron Man’s turn at time travel; sending him 2000 years back into the past to ancient Egypt and the court of Cleopatra. what can lead to an amazing and suspenseful tale like this, how about i offer us a bit of a summary.  Tony Stark…

  • Tales Of Suspense #43:Iron Man Versus Kala, Queen Of The Netherworld!

    Tales Of Suspense #43:Iron Man Versus Kala, Queen Of The Netherworld!

    Cover Date: Jul 1963 | Review: 2.5 Stars

    When reading a story, ever get that sense that you read it before? Well that is exactly what I felt like when i sat down to read “Iron Man Versus Kala, Queen Of The Netherworld!” From Takes Of Suspense #43 for my comic book review.   In this case, I can’t help but feel every aspect of the plot…

  • Tales Of Suspense #42:Iron Man Trapped By The Red Barbarian

    Tales Of Suspense #42:Iron Man Trapped By The Red Barbarian

    Cover Date: Jun 1963 | Review: 3 Stars

    For today Comic Book Review I cover the Iron Man story from Tales Of Suspense #42 titled “Trapped By The Red Barbarian”.  a tale that features a wonderfully expected communist plot to steal the latest weapons plans from Tony Stark, however in this tale,  the menace working for the red barbarian known as the actor learns Iron Man’s secret identity as…

  • Tales Of Suspense #41:The Stronghold of Doctor Strange

    Tales Of Suspense #41:The Stronghold of Doctor Strange

    Cover Date: May 1963 | Review: 3.5 Stars

    OK, let me get this out-of-the-way before I go any further In this Iron Man story we have Doctor Strange. However this Doctor Strange is not the Doctor Strange you may think he is, that Character by the same name had not yet made his mark on the comic book page in May 1963, He…

  • Tales of suspense #40:Iron Man Versus Gargantus!

    Tales of suspense #40:Iron Man Versus Gargantus!

    Cover Date: Apr 1963 | Review: 4 Stars

    Even from the cover, our second iron man story seems to feature our hero, now gold-colored facing off what seems to be some ancient monster of a brute. But what the real question comes down too, is does this story build upon what we were given as an origin the month before? Also what of…

  • Tales of Suspense #39:Iron Man Is Born!

    Tales of Suspense #39:Iron Man Is Born!

    Cover Date: Mar 1963 | Review: 4.75 Stars

    Who? or what, is the newest, most breath-taking most sensational super hero of all…? In todays comic book review, we learn the response to the question posed on the cover. I do love origin stories of long running classic hero’s, ones that are well-known and even had movies made after them.  Iron man is one…