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Marvel Madness: 9-17-17 – Tales Of Suspense #79

Marvel Madness: 9-17-17 – Tales Of Suspense #79

With Secret Empire coming to a close, Eric brings us one of the earliest appearances, if not the 1st of the Cosmic Cube.

This wee we present, Tales Of Suspense #79 (July 1966).

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 #79
July, 1966
Editor-in-Chief Stan Lee
Cover Artists Gene Colan

“Disaster!”
Writers Stan Lee
Pencilers Gene Colan
Inkers Jack Abel
Letterers Artie Simek
Editors Stan Lee

“”The Red Skull Lives!””
Writers Stan Lee
Pencilers Jack Kirby
Inkers Frank Giacoia
Letterers Artie Simek

Synopsis for “Disaster!”
Following his battle against the Mandarin and his creation, Ultimo, Tony Stark has returned to the States to find that his factories have been closed, his accounts frozen, and himself with a warrant for his arrest for refusing to appear before a Senate committee to reveal the secrets of the Iron Man armor. Hiding, in the dark street, Stark soon finds that his chest plate is almost out of power and that he needs to recharge it or risk his heart failing him once again.

Caught in a bind, Stark rushes to Pepper Potts’ apartment but finds that she isn’t there, just as his chest plates power runs dangerously low. Changing to Iron Man so that the built in power supplied could temporarily recharge his chest plate, Stark then seeks the aid of Happy Hogan to find that he isn’t home either. …

Synopsis for “The Red Skull Lives!”

One day Captain America sees a group of costumed soldiers on the street of New York and tries to stop them from getting away. Unfortunately for Cap, nobody sees them but himself and they manage to get away leaving the crowd to think that Cap has gone crazy. This is far from the truth, as it turns out that they are operatives of the Red Skull who were using a hypnotic device that makes them appear invisible to everyone but Captain America, in an attempt to turn the public against Cap.

The Red Skull recalls how he and his men were put in suspended animation by a gas that leaked into their bunker as it was destroyed during the final days of World War 2 and how they would later be revived by the scientists of AIM (formally known as “Them”) and that they plan to continue their attacks to make the public distrust Cap, and to make Cap question his own sanity. …
Source Marvel Database

Notes

  • THEM officially becomes Advanced Idea Mechanics this issue.
  • In the Captain America story, we learn from a World War II veteran that Cap participated in the battle at Anzio.
  • The Iron Man story begins Marvel’s first multi-title crossover, beginning in this issue of Tales of Suspense, continuing into next issue, and concluding in Tales to Astonish #82.
  • Namor, Dorma and Krang had all appeared last in Tales to Astonish #81. It was there that Dorma and Krang first began their ascension to the surface world, in an effort to escape the vengeance of Namor after Krang had tricked Dorma into accepting his marriage proposal.
  • This issue contains a letters page, Mails of Suspense. Letters are published from Larry Ahokas, Steve Martinez, Earl Davis, and Ronald W. Lindenboom.
  • The Iron Man story is reprinted in Iron Man Special #1 and Essential Iron Man #1.
  • The Captain America story is reprinted in Marvel Double Feature #3 and Essential Captain America #1 and Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty (1979). It is reprinted in trade paperback Captain America: Captain America vs. the Red Skull TPB #1.
  • References: Avengers #29, Tales to Astonish #81, and Strange Tales #146

Marvel Madness: 9-4-17 – Captain America #117 (1968)(bc)

Marvel Madness: 9-4-17 – Captain America #117 (1968)(bc)

With Hurricane Harvey still lingering around at time of recording, we postponed this week’s show/issue. Yet still bring you this week’s Marvel Umlimited pick which is September’s book club pick as well. Mike brings us this pick to you. This week’s pick is Captain America #117 (Sept. 1969).

Editor-in-Chief Stan Lee
Cover Artists Gene Colan
Joe Sinnott
John Romita Sr.

“The Coming of…The Falcon!”
Writers Stan Lee
Pencilers Gene Colan
Inkers Joe Sinnott
Letterers Sam Rosen
Editors Stan Lee

The Red Skull has used the Cosmic Cube to switch bodies with his hated enemy Captain America. In an attempt of final revenge, he has Captain America teleported to Exile Island in the hope that his former minions, the Exiles will kill Captain America over the Red Skull’s most recent betrayal of them. As Captain America tries to find cover, the Red Skull pores over the Cosmic Cube watching the events unfold with eager eyes. When the Exiles walk the beach bemoaning the fact that the Red Skull stranded them on the island, Captain America tries to hide in a tree, however the Red Skull uses the Cosmic Cube to break his cover, forcing him to have to fight the Exiles.

While Captain America has the superior fighting skills, he is not used to fighting in the Red Skull’s body and is soon overpowered by the group attack. Amused and believing that Captain America will meet his end, the Red Skull decides that he’s seen enough and decides to amuse himself by parading around as Captain America some more. This proves to be the Red Skull’s mistake, as Captain America gets the aid of an unlikely ally:…

Source: Marvel Database

Notes

    • First appearance of the Falcon.
    • This issue is reprinted in Essential Captain America 2.
    • John Romita Sr. redrew Captain America’s head for this cover.
    • General Ching is mistakenly misspelled “Chang” in this story.
    • This issue contains a letters page, Let’s Rap With Cap. Letters are published from Marty Lyon, Neal Seale, James Van Hise, Bill Cantey, David Koopman, Joe Jenkins and Bentano Haleen.

Solicit Synopsis:

Introducing Marvel’s newest and possibly most dynamic fighting hero — the Falcon! Also see Cap battle, single-handed, against the deadly Exiles! Better buy it fast!

Mighty Marvel Geeks 171: Figures With John Tyler Christopher

Mighty Marvel Geeks 171: Figures With John Tyler Christopher

This week, the Intrepid Trio invites Marvel Comics artist John Tyler Christopher into the Above-Ground-Underwater-Volcano-Lair. John hits the ground running talking about his claim to fame, the action figure variant covers. Beginning with the Star Wars books and going to the most recent published books, he’s had his hand on it. John talks about what the action figure variants have meant to him as an artist and the guys talk about what it means for them as fans. JTC even goes on to discuss how a certain character could conceivably bridge the MCU and the Star Wars Universe. The Star Wars talk also brings up an obscure and missed character from the early Marvel run as well as toys that never saw the big screen. The talk then goes into his work on other Marvel books and characters that he really enjoy as a comic fan. From there the guys go to the comic shop for their (P.O.W.) Picks Of the Week!

I Am Groot (2017-) #2

Star Wars Droids Unplugged #1

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016-) #8

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme (2016) #9

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur (2015) #20

Thanos Vol 1 Thanos Returns TP

Black Panther (2016-) #15

Star Wars Poe Dameron #16

Elektra (2017-) #5

Marvel Unlimited Pick-Figment II (2015)

Mighty Marvel Geeks 168: Gamma Induced Glutes

Mighty Marvel Geeks 168: Gamma Induced Glutes

Coming at you from the above-ground-underwater-suborbital-volcano-lair, the Intrepid Trio (with gamma induced glutes) are here,with you Marvel News of the week! The week was light, but interesting, all the same! Mike starts things off with the question “Who would you cast Emma Watson as in the MCU?” Mike also gives everyone a website to go and make a Guardian of the Galaxy! Kylan heads up the discussion of the Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer and Mike and Eric share their insight, too. Eric follows with an article about the newest ride at Disney California Adventure Guardians: Mission Breakout. Mike finishes the news with a piece about a new one-shot that’s coming out Star Wars Droids: Unplugged. From there we head to the comic shop for the Picks of the Week and Eric’s Marvel Unlimited Pick.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra (2016-) #7

Deadpool The Duck (2017) TP

Gwenpool, The Unbelievable (2016-) #16

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #8

Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur #19

The Totally Awesome Hulk #19

Captain America: Sam Wilson (2015-) #22

Moon Knight (2016-) #14

Secret Empire (2017-) #3 (of 9)

Marvel Unlimited pick
Star Wars A New Hope Manga 1998 1

Mighty Marvel Geeks 167: Inhuman SWORDS

Mighty Marvel Geeks 167: Inhuman SWORDS

On the heels of a busy news week, Mike and Kylan, without Eric(feel better, dude!!) hit the ground running with the Marvel news you can use! Mike starts the show off with an article about Marvel’s Inhumans and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and how their scheduling will work. There’s even a bit of speculation on how all of this will, or can, work. Keeping things with TV, Kylan joins in with a piece Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and S.W.O.R.D. He gives a brief synopsis of the organization and how would they fit in the Cinematic universe. Mike follows up with an article about Mantis being all wrong in Guardians Volume 2, according to her creator. Kylan brings in two news stories regarding the spiderverse. The Venom movie has a new lead and director. It looks like it is going to be epic! And, for a bit of nostalgia, check out the article after the Venom story. Mike then gets to close out this week’s news segments with two articles: once is about a new solo book featuring Mace Windu and the second article is about a new book featuring Captain Cassian.!! From there we taking it to the comic shop and Kylan has the Marvel Unlimited pick of the week!!

I Am Groot #1

Star-lord Annual #1 Annual

All New Guardians of the Galaxy #2

Black Panther #14

Captain America Steve Rogers #17

Elektra #4

Mighty Marvel Geeks 166: We Did Not Start The Hydra

Mighty Marvel Geeks 166: We Did Not Start The Hydra

After weathering a Hydra cyber attack, the Intrepid Trio has returned in full for with a show filled to the brim with Marvel news! And they hit the ground running with Mike kicking things off with the results from the Star Wars poll asking the fans which character they’d like to see with their own action figure! It may be a bit of a surprise!! Then Eric gives us the most recent numbers from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2. Let’s just say that they are speaking loud and clear!! Then Kylan joins in with an interesting piece about the real reason why Doug Liman left the Channing Tatum Gambit movie. Eric follows that with an article about the future of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Kylan keeps it in the television realm with some information regarding FXX’s new Deadpool adult animated series. After this, Mike and Eric team up on a story about Marvel fans burning copies of the Free Comic Book Day book of Secret Empire. Along with that is a piece about Marvel’s reactions to the recent developments in Captain America’s narrative. Mike then closes out the news segment with a piece about 30 Marvel title either already or set to be cancelled. Check to see in your faves are on that list. From there the guys head to the comic shop for the P.O.W.) Pick Of the Week!! Then Mike gives us his Marvel Unlimited Pick!

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #15

Powers #8

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #20

The Mighty Thor #19

Doctor Strange #20

Star Wars #31

Luke Cage #1

Nick Fury #2

U.S.Avengers #6

Marvel Unlimited

Captain America Vol 1 #248

Mighty Marvel Geeks 151: We’ve Gone Nova With Ramon Perez

Mighty Marvel Geeks 151: We’ve Gone Nova With Ramon Perez

Happy New Year and welcome back, our fellow Marvelites!! The Intrepid Trio is back on duty and we have also brought a guest along for our first show of 2017…2016 Mighty Marvel Geeks Non Award Winner for Best Artist, Ramon Perez!! Eric, Mike, and Kylan hit the ground running with talking about his newest book Nova. The conversation begins at the beginning, but then takes off in every direction possible! From there the talk goes into his time with Civil War: Choosing Sides and his iconic issue during that run. It also segues into how certain Marvel title fair north of the border and how one certain team does not get the love that it deserves. The talk then goes into what title, if given the opportunity to bring back a certain team, would Romon jump on without hesitation. Let’s just say that, if Marvel management is listening, there are three peopelk who would be all over that book from day one! From there, they load up the Helibus and head down to the comic shop for they P.O.W.(Picks Of the Week)! Kylan bring the Marvel Unlimited P.O.W. and Book(s) of the Month!

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 1 Road To Annihilation TP

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #16

Deadpool #24

Deadpool And The Mercs For Money #6

Squadron_Supreme #14

Doctor Strange #15

Captain America: Steve Rogers #9

Spider-Man #12

Ms. Marvel #14

Marvel Unlimited POW

Alpha Flight(1983) #1—8, #12, @28, #106

Mighty Marvel Geeks 150: 2016 Mighty Marvel Geeks Non-Awards

Mighty Marvel Geeks 150: 2016 Mighty Marvel Geeks Non-Awards

Settle in everyone!! It is time for the Mighty Marvel Geeks Non-Awards for 2016!! Where did all the time go? The Intrepid Trio is joined by John Donahue of the Dis Parks Podcast and Dale Wentland of the D-Cast to discuss and debate the nominees and winners. This year’s catagories were expanded to include Best New Title, Best Netflix Series, and Best Crossover Event. There were some surprises, some dark horses, and some obvious winners. Let’s just say that a book being cancelled is not the kiss of death if the quality is there!! The one thing that was plain to see was that Marvel did it big in 2016 and we can only expect to see more of the same in 2017! Give the show a listen and let us know what you think. Do you agree or disagree? Did we miss a title that is knocking it out of the park? Let us know! So, kick back, relax, listen and Happy Holidays from the Intrepid Trio!!

Mighty Marvel Geeks 149: Eggnog, Toilet Paper, Peace On Earth

Mighty Marvel Geeks 149: Eggnog, Toilet Paper, Peace On Earth

The weather outside may be frightful, but time with the Intrepid Trio is so delightful. They are ready to fill the netwaves with the biggest Marvel news stories out there. Because we had a guest with us in the Above-Groung-Under-Water-Sub-Orbital-Volcano-Lair, we missed out on doing out Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. breakdown. So, this time we are doing Episodes 7 and 8 of Season 4 “Deals With Our Devils” and “The Laws of Inferno Dynamics”. Eric kicks it off with a step by step breakdown, but then Mike and Kylan join in to discuss what this can mean down the road. Not only for a Darkhold reading Life Model Decoy, but also for two of our favorite agents, Phil and Melinda. Mike brings that story and the juicy gossip that goes with it! From there, Kylan Brings in an interesting piece about the possibility of “Damage Control” being introduced in Spiderman: Homecoming. The guys talk it out, do you think that they are on the nose on this one? Mike then wraps up the news segment with a Marvel Holiday Gift Guide! Perfect timing for that Marvel Geek who had it all!! As usual, the guys then head to the comic shop for their P.O.W.(Picks Of the Week)!! The Intrepid Trio then share their Marvel Unlimited Holiday Picks! So sit back with your eggnog and toilet paper and enjoy!

 

 

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #2

Spider-Gwen #15

Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy #15

Deadpool and the Mercs for Money #6

Squadron Supreme #14

Doctor Strange #15

Power Man and Iron Fist: Sweet Christmas Annual #1

Cage! #3

Black Panther: World of Wakanda #2

 

Mavel Unlimited

Great Lakes Avengers X-Mas #1(2006)

Marvel Holiday Special 2006

Marvel Holiday Comic 2011

Mighty Marvel Geeks 148: Groot And Shoulders With Brian Kesinger

Mighty Marvel Geeks 148: Groot And Shoulders With Brian Kesinger

The Intrepid Trio are all present and accounted for in this week’s issue of MMG, but they also have a guest…Marvel artist and Disney animator Brian Kessinger. Mike, Kylan, and Eric begin the show with asking Brian about his first Marvel project and the conversation flows from there. From early influences to fantasy future projects, it is all here. He even gives the story of his Lil Kylo artwork. Once the guys take their weekly trip to the comic shop for their P.O.W.(Picks Of the Week), Brian is right there with them for the fun, too!!

Gwenpool #9

Star Wars: Poe Dameron #9

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl #15

Doctor Strange and the Sorcerers Supreme #3

Deadpool: Back in Black #5

The Totally Awesome Hulk #13

Power Man and Iron Fist #11

Daredevil #14

Ms. Marvel #14

Marvel Unlimited

Groot #1-6 (2015)