Tales Of Suspense #58 (Iron Man)
Issue(s): Tales Of Suspense #58 (Iron Man story only)
They happen to come on shore right at one of Stark Industries factories. Iron Man dispatches Kraven in 3 easy panels (take that, Spidey!) but the Chameleon gets away.
He impersonates Captain America in order to get Cap and Iron Man fighting. It works a little too easily, which says something about Cap and Iron Man's relationship...
...but eventually they figure it out. Giant Man and the Wasp show up to help out at the end.
The Chameleon correctly thinks that he will be able to easily escape from jail and rescue Kraven.
This was fun. I like seeing Spidey villains show up elsewhere, and i like the crossover with all the Avengers. The banter between Pepper and Happy was also amusing this issue.
Starting next issue, this book will contain a half-length Iron Man story and a half-length Captain America story. So this issue basically introduces Cap to Tales Of Suspense.
Quality Rating: C+
Chronological Placement Considerations: The Wasp says "Too bad Thor is out of town! What with most of the Avengers here, this is like an old class reunion!!" Hank is calling himself Giant Man and the Wasp is wearing her second costume, the one that looks a lot like the first but without the pointy head.
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Collectors' Item Classics #18
Inbound References (2): showCaptain America, Chameleon, Happy Hogan, Henry Pym, Iron Man, Kraven the Hunter, Pepper Potts, Wasp
Kudos to Pepper for calling Happy on that jacket. Maybe she should go to Xavier's School and mock most of the guys there.
Posted by: Erik Beck | December 26, 2014 6:38 PM
Kirby redid the Chameleon-Cap figure bottom p.4. See http://kirbymuseum.org/blogs/effect/2012/08/24/the-best-laid-out-plans/ .
Posted by: Luke Blanchard | November 17, 2016 8:49 AM
I thought this issue was terrible. Iron Man was way too gullible and stupid, even for a Marvel superhero.
Posted by: Dave Bave B | September 13, 2017 9:52 AM
Not exactly Kraven's best showing. He lasted 2 panels against Iron man.
he did a lot better in the cartoon version of this issue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kP1zu-u9kP4
Posted by: kveto from prague | September 13, 2017 2:56 PM
Kraven and the Chameleon's continuity follows on directly from the events of Spider-Man #15, so how does the Sinister Six story in ASM Annual #1 fit in ? Especially as it ends with Kraven being in a prison cell with the rest of the six.
Posted by: Mike Teague | November 10, 2017 10:28 PM
ASM #15 is referenced, but i wouldn't say that it follows on "directly". Kraven returns from being deported with Chameleon, but that doesn't mean they were together the whole time prior to that. The Chameleon blames Kraven for losing their last fight with Spider-Man, but doesn't say it was the last thing that Kraven did (in fact, Kraven talks about "one or two small defeats"). There's nothing to say that Kraven couldn't have been back in the country for the Spider-Man annual and then deported again. In Kraven's next (cameo) appearance in ASM #18, he's shown to be free, not in prison. I don't see anything that says one way or another which Kraven appearance should come first.
For what it's worth, my placement is the same as the MCP's.
Posted by: fnord12 | November 11, 2017 1:32 PM
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