Tales Of Suspense #44 (Iron Man)
Issue(s): Tales Of Suspense #44 (Iron Man story only)
Iron Man can't fly yet, so it's interesting to see him get around in bizarre ways like attaching an out-board motor to his foot to turn himself into a boat, or laying on tiny wheels and rolling around the desert.
Here is an ad that ran in Marvel comics around this time, with Iron Man front and center.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Collector's Item Classics #7
I thought this a pretty good Silver Age story (willing to overlook Hatap's magic gimick which took him & Stark back 2,000 years) but the ending, with Hatap falling on his sword (and the attendant dialogue) was way too cheesy and I have to downgrade it for that. I'll be kind and give it a 3/5.
Posted by: Dave B | January 17, 2013 9:23 AM
The title actually read "The Mad Pharoah," a misspelling that would recur 50-plus years later with a certain famous racehorse (American Pharoah).
Posted by: haydn | March 31, 2016 12:23 AM
This story and the Dr. Strange story "The Woman from Nowhere" were inspired by all the hoo ha about Liz Taylor's Cleopatra epic.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | October 24, 2016 8:39 PM
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