communist plots

Tales To Astonish #51

March 1, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

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 to sell them to communist spies.   during these efforts our hero’s fail to stop the spinning menace,  but can they stop him before the plans fall into the wrong hands? (more…)

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

January 24, 2012 | Drew | (1 Comment)

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 known as The Crimson Dynamo Demonstrates his latest developments to Nikita Khrushchev. After this demonstration he is sent off to sabotage Tony Stark’s plants and to destroy Iron Man.   Can Tony Stark or Iron Man get to the bottom of this before  The Crimson Dynamo ruins him and his business? or is bankruptcy in the future for the brilliant weapons developer. (more…)

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

December 2, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)
tales of suspense #42

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 well as gets the plans.  Can Iron Man learn of this and stop them  in time?


Categories: Marvel , Tales of Suspense , Iron Man

Journey Into Mystery #93
The Mighty Thor Verses.. The Mysterious Radio-Active Man!

December 1, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)
journey into mystery #93

As I sit down to do my comic book review of this tale of Thor Vs. The radio-active Man, I quickly find myself wondering, if it will get a glowing review, or just be all  hype.  Now having read it, I do find that this tale did glow, but not as brightly as I might have hoped.

a basic synopsis of the story would be as follows. After Thor helps put an end to an invasion in India from communist china, the Chinese decide to put forth an effort to eradicate Thor. This leads to a Scientist named Chen Lu, steps forward with an idea and plan to stop Thor. Using his scientific knowledge he transforms himself into Radio-active Man. after the change he sets forth to stop Thor by going to New York.



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Fantastic Four #13
The Fantastic Four Versus the Red Ghost and His Indescribable Super-Apes

November 10, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)
Fantastic Four #13

in doing a comic book review of Fantastic Four #13, one has to ask themselves a few questions. First and foremost  would be its long-term significance. Given that this issue introduces to us the Watcher, The Red Ghost, and the Blue area of the moon.  But in doing this, we can not lose sight of the issue, in the significant items that it presents to us for the first time.

This comic however is worth every word I plan to put into its review. In part because of its historical significance,  in part because of how the reality of the time affected the story. But most of all, just because Fantastic Four #13 is a great work, and deserves both a favorable comic book review as well as time and word’s spent on it.



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Tales of Suspense #39
Iron Man Is Born!

November 2, 2011 | Drew | (2 Comments)

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 such hero. and today’s comic book review covers Tales of Suspense #39. the short story within is called Iron Man Is Born! This is iron man’s origin story! so find your copy of Tales of suspense, or buy one from Here.then cozy up to read the heart stopping story within.  It is well worth it.

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Amazing Spider-Man #1
Vs. The Chameleon!

October 20, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

With the Touching, developing and non-crime fighting First story of Amazing Spider-Man #1 down, it leaves one more to go before a complete comic book review of the issue would be done.

Spider-Man Vs. The Chameleon is a great story, and brings with it some great guest-stars Namely The Fantastic Four!.  That’s right, it’s just the First issue of Amazing Spider-Man and it’s already bring us amazing guests. (more…)

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Fantastic Four #12
The Incredible Hulk

October 19, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)

While some may say the shared universe for marvel comic book’s began long before this, in the golden age; or even say that the silver age shared universe began with Namor. but I believe this is when it began March 1963, With the Fantastic Four Vs. The Hulk.

Fantastic Four #12 is just one of the series crossovers that occurred this month. In this issue, we have our 4 fantastic heroes asked by the government to take out the hulk by General “Thunderbolt” Ross.

As much as Fantastic Four #11 was important for the Fantastic Four, Fantastic Four #12 is for the marvel universe.  before this there was only slight mentioning of other hero’s. now they meet face to face and fist to fist.

So who win’s , The Fantastic Four, or the Hulk? Read the story and you will see the real winner is us the readers. (more…)

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Incredible Hulk #5
The Hordes of General Fang

October 8, 2011 | Drew | (No Comments)

The Hordes of General Fang! is the Second of two hulk stories in Incredible Hulk #5, Beauty and the Beast has its own review Here.

If you already read my review of Beauty and the Beast then you know that so far Incredible Hulk #5 did not inspire me greatly. Fortunately the 2nd tale featuring our favorite green hero was better than the first.

It both tied in event’s from  last issue, as well as  had some character development, be it not a lot.  The art did strike me as being a bit better this time around as well.  So all in all, The Hordes of General Fang! was a better read.

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Journey Into Mystery #87
Prisoner of the Reds!

October 4, 2011 | Drew | (1 Comment)

after last month’s story, this month’s Thor is a bit more down to earth. It still focuses on showing that the Norse god of thunder is patriotic to the US government and standing against the ‘reds‘ in the cold war. As such this issue, builds upon both  Journey into Mystery #86 & #84 without referring ether of them.


Categories: Marvel , Journey Into Mystery , Thor