Tales Of Suspense #92-94 (Iron Man)
Issue(s): Tales Of Suspense #92, Tales Of Suspense #93, Tales Of Suspense #94 (Iron Man stories only)
We're not quite at the era in real-life time where the peace movement becomes strong, so this issue probably wasn't controversial, but it's pushing it.
Iron Man fights some poor Vietnamese mad scientist named Half-Face (because he has half a face)...
...and winds up facing a souped-up Titanium Man, who looks awesome in Colanvision.
Luckily, Half-Face sees the evils of Communism in time and betrays Titanium Man before Iron Man is defeated.
Meanwhile a mysterious individual pushes past the Security Gate at Stark Industries. It's just Jasper Sitwell.
Quality Rating: D
Chronological Placement Considerations: N/A
Continuity Insert? N
My Reprint: Marvel Double Feature #9, Marvel Double Feature #10, Marvel Double Feature #11
Inbound References (2): showHalf-Face, Iron Man, Jasper Sitwell, Titanium Man 1967 / Box 4 / Silver Age
1967 / Box 4 / Silver Age
I think the Cap story was Roy Thomas' Marvel tryout, and it was kept in inventory for a while. [Editor's Note: This comment referred to the Captain America story in TOS #87, which was originally part of this entry due to the weird way Marvel Double Feature reprinted these stories - Fumbling Fnord12]
Jack "Kiss of Death" Sparling had a long comics career at DC, ACG, Dell/Gold Key, Warren, and Charlton. I call him "kiss of death" because his art tended to show up on or near the last issue of a LOT of Silver and Bronze age books.
Posted by: Mark Drummond | August 6, 2011 1:58 AM
There was a short story that appeared in one of the Master of Kung Fu giant-size issues (I believe) that showed Midnight meeting Half-Face at some point after this story.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | November 12, 2016 9:25 PM
It was Iron Man Annual 4, of all things. I assume it was a try-out story they just threw somewhere, like the Thanos story in Logan's Run 6.
Posted by: Andrew | November 20, 2016 9:50 PM
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