Tales of Suspense

Tales Of Suspense #55
A Special Bonus Featurette
All About Iron Man

August 27, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

This is not a comic book review in the normal way, as I see these few pages in Tales Of Suspense as a bonus section designed to give us more information and background on Iron Man and his supporting cast then  a comic story.  In fact, there is no story in this extra bit, but what follows is there:

  • a visual description on how Iron Man suit’s up.
  • A diagram of the key features of the Iron Man costume.
  • an explanation as to the limits of his powers.
  • a reason for why he keeps from getting serious with any of the woman who are after him.
  • Why Happy never smiles.
  • a Pepper Potts Pin up, with loads of information!

These few pages, is something I would suggest any fan of the early iron man stories glance over!  it was a lot of fun.

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Tales Of Suspense #55
No One Escapes The Mandarin

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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 the day?   When we last left him, the prospect o even surviving was quite grim.

Then what about Happy and Pepper, how are they managing back home?  This issue’s feature story addresses all of that before it is over. (more…)

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Tales Of Suspense #54
The Mandarin's Revenge

August 24, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

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 the Mandarin must be responsible and sets out to find a way to stop him.  But does part one of this epic battle live up to all my hopes? (more…)

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Tales Of Suspense #53
The Way It Began...

May 18, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

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 that would be come a cornerstone in the marvel universe.

In the short space of five pages we would come to know the watcher, like we never have before, and just why he can’t interfere.  To their credit and my surprise it was a compelling story at that.

So if you wan’t to know the watcher origin, you will have to read it for yourself, and i strongly suggest you do.   but I for one would love to here what you think, about this story or the watcher?  and do you feel that in a way “we” the readers are the inbodyment of what the watcher should stand for?


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

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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 Failure!

May 17, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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. Almost everyone’s goal is riches and wealth, everyone but Kenn, whom is different.

Kenn  is that worlds ‘failure’ as he is more interested in poetry and nature, and being good to his fellow-man then he is in profit and business, and fortunately for him, he has found the one other human a woman whom can love him for it.

The story however gets interesting when aliens show up on earth, demanding to take him, and we get to watch and see if he is as much a failure as everyone else see’s him to be.  I won’t spoil the ending, but I will quote the watchers last words.

Can any of us ever really know who is a  failure, and who is not?  certanly, not I… Even though I have observed the universe for ages! For I am merely The Watcher!

Great words of wisdom for a comic book if you ask me.

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Tales Of Suspense #52
The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!

May 2, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

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

April 2, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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 to teach him. But is that true? you will just have to read this classic issue of Tales Of Suspense to find out.  (more…)

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Tales Of Suspense #51
The Sinister Scarecrow

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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: Tales Of… The Watcher!
Journey's End

March 29, 2012 | Drew | (No Comments)

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 not too,  but what does he find at his journey’s end? (more…)

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