Category: Tales To Astonish 1959

  • Tales To Astonish #51:Showdown with the Human Top!

    Tales To Astonish #51:Showdown with the Human Top!

    Cover Date: Jan 1964 | Review: 3 Stars

    Yesterday I read Tales To Astonish #50, and seen how The Human Top humiliated Giant-Man, Today I read the second part, to see if Giant-Man and The Wasp could stop the human Top. In this issue, we have a continued effort to catch the top, as he engages in a plan to steal US secrets…

  • Tales To Astonish #50:The Human Top!

    Tales To Astonish #50:The Human Top!

    Cover Date: Dec 1963 | Review: 4.75 Stars

    For today’s comic book review I read Tales To Astonish #50, containing the “Giant-man and the wonderful Wasp Battling The Human Top!” But also being the first part of a two-part story (our second two-part story reviewed this week!) This one, gives us a good focus and background for the menace of the issue, whom is…

  • Tales To Astonish #49:The Birth of Giant-Man

    Tales To Astonish #49:The Birth of Giant-Man

    Cover Date: Nov 1963 | Review: 4 Stars

    For today’s comic book review I read the story in Tales To Astonish #49 titled “The Birth of Giant-Man”  and this story offers perhaps the greatest development and change for our ongoing Ant-man and the wasp stories so far, giving Dr. Hank Pym the choice to be ant-man or to double his size to 12 feet and…

  • Tales To Astonish #48:Ant-Man And The Wasp Defy The Porcupine!

    Tales To Astonish #48:Ant-Man And The Wasp Defy The Porcupine!

    Cover Date: Oct 1963 | Review: 1.5 Stars

    For today’s Comic Book Review I read and reviewed the Ant-Man and the wasp story from “Tales To Astonish #48” and what I found was an astonishing tale titled “Ant-Man And The Wasp Defy The Porcupine!” the basic outline of the story is one of an evil scientist, a weapons developer for the military develops what he see’s…

  • Tales To Astonish #47:Music To Scream By

    Tales To Astonish #47:Music To Scream By

    Cover Date: Sep 1963 | Review: 3 Stars

    For today’s comic book review i read the ant-man and wasp story from Tales To Astonish #47, titled “Music To Scream By“.  in this classic tale we see our heroes as well as the ant’s face the great threat of sound. To offer a summary, the story starts out with a prelude where our hero’s both solve…

  • Tales To Astonish #46:...When Cyclops Walks The Earth

    Tales To Astonish #46:…When Cyclops Walks The Earth

    Cover Date: Aug 1963 | Review: 3.5 Stars

    oday I set out to do a comic book review on the ant-man and the wasp story from Tales To Astonish #46.  From the starting point, the cover did not set me off with great hope for the issue, but I know that is a bad way to judge a book. for a short synopsis of the…

  • Tales to Astonish #45:The Terrible Traps Of Egghead!

    Tales to Astonish #45:The Terrible Traps Of Egghead!

    Cover Date: Jul 1963 | Review: 4.75 Stars

    In today’s comic book review we go over, the story in Tales to Astonish #45 that features Ant-Man and The Wasp caught in “The terrible Traps of Egghead!”. For those of you who have been following along, we seen Egg Head in Tales To Astonish #38. but worry not, if you did not read that classic issue; as this one offers a…

  • Tales To Astonish #44:Ant-Man and the Wasp! Vs. The Creature From Kosmos!

    Tales To Astonish #44:Ant-Man and the Wasp! Vs. The Creature From Kosmos!

    Cover Date: Jun 1963 | Review: 4 Stars

    In sitting down to do my comic book review for the Ant-Man and Wasp story in Tales To Astonish #44, I realize the importance of this issue. These simple, and short facts must be stated first before I begin even thinking about being critical of the 18 page story. This issue is the first appearance and the origin of…

  • Tales To Astonish #43:The Astonishing Ant-Man Versus The Mad Master of Time!

    Tales To Astonish #43:The Astonishing Ant-Man Versus The Mad Master of Time!

    Cover Date: May 1963 | Review: 4.75 Stars

    Today, my comic book review is of Tales To Astonish #43, where I review the story of “The Astonishing Ant-Man Versus The Mad Master of Time!“. this story is perhaps one of the ironic twists of fate. All that lead the ant-man down an adventure to face a villain like he never has before. But this story is a…

  • Tales To Astonish #42:The Voice of Doom

    Tales To Astonish #42:The Voice of Doom

    Cover Date: Apr 1963 | Review: 3 Stars

    Today’s comic book review is of Tales To Astonish #42, in this issue we learn of Jason Cragg. whom gains the “Voice of Truth” a power that makes people believe what ever he says.  but his hypnotic power enough to make me give him a good review? More importantly how does Ant-Man deal with a threat who’s very…

  • Tales To Astonish #41:Prisoner of the Slave World!

    Tales To Astonish #41:Prisoner of the Slave World!

    Cover Date: Mar 1963 | Review: 2.25 Stars

    Today my comic book review is of  The Astonishing Ant-Man!,Prisoner of the Slave World From Tales To Astonish #41. Starting this review, I do find myself at a loss for word, It had alien’s, it had scientific kidnapping,  it had Time and dimensional travel.  but did it have the heart and soul of a good story? When it comes to the…

  • Tales To Astonish #40:The Day That Ant-Man Failed!

    Tales To Astonish #40:The Day That Ant-Man Failed!

    Cover Date: Feb 1963 | Review: 2.75 Stars

    Even as I sat down and began reading The Day That Ant-Man Failed I knew, full well that the title of the story was misleading. But like every other issue, I read on prepared to be Astonished by our tiny super hero. A few of the Ant-Man stories had the feel of a mystery, where clues that we…

  • Tales to Astonish #39:the Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle

    Tales to Astonish #39:the Vengeance of the Scarlet Beetle

    Cover Date: Jan 1963 | Review: 4 Stars

    Unlike the last story, this one is told more so from Dr. Pym’s perspective as he investigates the strange activities as Ant-Man. Also quite contrary to Issues #38’s thought-provoking deeper meaning. this one features a large bug named the Scarlet beetle, whom not only has those qualities, but though communication’s organised insect kind with them. Story Our story is truly about the dangers of…

  • Tales to Astonish #38:Betrayed by the Ants!!

    Tales to Astonish #38:Betrayed by the Ants!!

    Cover Date: Dec 1962 | Review: 3.5 Stars

    Sometimes when I sit down to write the comic book review’s I find myself with a loss for words; this is one of those times. that is not to say that Tales to Astonish is lacking anything to talk about, just a good point to start. This story like the ones before it, I feel…

  • Tales To Astonish #37:Trapped by the Protecter!

    Tales To Astonish #37:Trapped by the Protecter!

    Cover Date: Nov 1962 | Review: 3 Stars

    Having read the Ant-Man feature in Tales To Astonish #37, I feel this story and the one from last issue would have been better served in reverse. it feels like it covers a bit of what felt like was missing between the two. While I would not call this a classic story, it was a…

  • Tales to Astonish #36:The Challege of Comrade X!

    Tales to Astonish #36:The Challege of Comrade X!

    Cover Date: Oct 1962 | Review: 3.5 Stars

    Last issue, Dr. Pym donned the Ant-Man costume and identity for the first time.  between then and now it seems our hero has been busy. This issue does a great job of showing how Ant-Man is a general hero, helping out whenever he is needed. It also explains quite well how he knows when he is needed.…

  • Tales To Astonish #35:Return of the Ant-Man

    Tales To Astonish #35:Return of the Ant-Man

    Cover Date: Sep 1962 | Review: 3.75 Stars

    Following up on yesterday; I read Tales to Astonish #35. As I am sure you knew or have guessed, it’s the next issue to feature Dr. Henry Pym. This time however, he takes up the role of super hero for the first time becoming Ant-Man. This story is a great follow-up to the first, serving…

  • Tales To Astonish #27:The Man In The Ant Hill

    Tales To Astonish #27:The Man In The Ant Hill

    Cover Date: Jan 1962 | Review: 3.25 Stars

    Today I am focusing on reviewing the story the Man in the Ant Hill, From Tales To Astonish number 27.  Why would I pick out this story instead of one of the others in this volume? Well, that would not be apparent until 8 issues later when Dr. Pym, the star of our story returns. At this point though,…