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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: 9-11-17- Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival

Marvel Madness: 9-11-17- Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival

With Hurricane Irma threatening at time of recording, we still managed to get this week’s show/issue released. We bring you this week’s Marvel Umlimited pick, Kylan brings us this pick to you. This week’s pick is Daredevil & Captain America: Dead on Arrival

Editor-in-Chief Joe Quesada
Cover Artists Claudio Villa

“Dead on Arrival”
Writers Larry Hama, Tito Faraci
Pencilers Claudio Villa
Inkers Claudio Villa
Letterers Dave Sharpe
Editors Cory Levine

Synopsis for “Dead on Arrival”
Death Stalker returns to take revenge on his arch-nemesis Daredevil. He almost succeeds until Captain America shows up to assist his old horn-headed friend.

Notes

  • This story appears out of continuity as Steve Rogers (Captain America) was assumed “dead” during this time frame and Bucky Barnes had assumed the mantle of Captain America.
  • It is also curious that Death Stalker did not refer to Daredevil by his given name Matt Murdock. Death Stalker had previously learned Daredevil’s true identity and normally referred to the hero as “Murdock” even creating a tombstone for him with his the name “Matt Murdock” inscribed

Source: Marvel Database

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!

Marvel Madness: 8-27-2017 – The Defenders #1 (August 1972)

Marvel Madness: 8-27-2017 – The Defenders #1 (August 1972)

Welcome to Monday Marvel Madness. What is Monday Marvel Madness (MMM, Triple -M)? This is the weekly column where we highlight the Marvel Unlimited pick from the latest Mighty Marvel Geeks issue. But what about the weeks there is no show? Well, a title from Marvel Unlimited will be picked and added to our pick history located here. Do you have a suggestion for us, we would love to hear from you on our Facebook page or on Twitter.

Our first book, picked by Kylan, is The Defenders #1 from August 1972.

Editor-in-Chief      Stan Lee
Cover Artists          Sal Buscema, Jim Mooney, Sam Rosen

“I Slay by the Stars!”
Writers                   Steve Englehart
Pencilers                Sal Buscema
Inkers                     Frank Giacoia
Letterers                Artie Simek
Editors                   Stan Lee

 

Synopsis

While stalking through the woods, the Hulk is suddenly stopped by the Sub-Mariner who falls out of the sky. Finding the prince of the sea trapped in a strange energy shield, Hulk travels into New York to seek the aid of Dr. Strange, the only person the brute can think can help him.

Source: Marvel Database