Tales To Astonish #57:On The Trail of The Amazing Spider-Man

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It seems in my last several classic comic book reviews, we have seen a lot of Hero Vs. Hero action.  from Spider-Man and the Hulk  to X-Men Vs Fantastic Four, and now Giant-Man and the Wasp face off against Spider-Man.  Every time, we see this kind of action, their are challenges  and concerns that must be addressed, even more so as a reviewer. Is it original? are both sides true to there characters? or do we just have some group of hero’s fighting another for the sake of sales and marketing?  The last few, I feel have been good, this one, I feel starts off weak; but I will get to that in my review below, first a short summary.

In this issue, Egghead tricks the ants into relaying a false message to giant-man.  one that states that Spider-Man is out to attack Giant-man! can our hero’s clear up this conflict before it’s too late?


I found the artwork in this issue fairly average; letting it be enjoyable without being exceptional.  each panel was good  but none brought forth the wow, that i so love finding.  when artwork is average, instead of good or bad, it makes it difficult to choose what to share. So I just opted to pick a panel mid combat that seemed to fit.


The story at this point was also fairly average, feeling all to familiar;  and offering little more substance from beyond. But on the plus side, we get to see the wasp get a new weapon! In the end, this leaves me feeling this is a good read, but not a must read for most fan’s.

Spider-man  & Wasp relations.

I had to bring this last bit up, because I feel it was both overstated and overlayed. an innate natural hatred from spider-man and the wasp based on the animals in nature?  This ‘joke’ or form of character development got old quite quickly for me in this issue.

Book Information:
Cover Date: Jul 1964
Read At:
  • Stan Lee
  • Dick Ayers
  • Paul Reinman
  • Sam Rosen
Review Ratings:
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Stories Referenced:
  • Giant-Man, Ant-Man
  • The Wasp
  • Spider-Man
  • Egghead




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