Tales Of Suspense #95-99 (Iron Man)
Amazing Spider-Man #53-56
1967 / Box 4 / Silver Age
The rationale for IM & Submariner was to use up two half-length stories from Suspense and Astonish, but since IM 1was a continuation anyway, why not just make the leftover Suspense story a chapter of IM's first issue? Very awkward, and even though "jumping on" wasn't much of a thing back then -- kids could never be sure the same retailer would carry consecutive issues of any series -- this must have made things especially frustrating.
Posted by: Walter Lawson | December 19, 2012 11:28 PM
Ah, this answers my question on the Cap story in TOS #89. One of my brothers definitely must have had Marvel Double Feature #13, which had that Cap story, and the second part of this story (TOS #96) because I remember very distinctly both Iron Man falling at the start and Whiplash at the end. Ah, childhood memories.
Posted by: Erik Beck | January 20, 2015 12:14 PM
One of my favorite Silver Age comics - for its uniqueness, oddity. And, it was a two nifty reads.
Posted by: Jack | January 31, 2015 9:07 AM
Sorry - was referring to Iron Man & Sub-Mariner # 1
Posted by: Jack | January 31, 2015 9:08 AM
Hello fnord. Here's your partner in Marvel chronology in Brazil!
I've just read this sequence of histories and found it specially strange the first appearance of Madame Masque in ToS 98. It gets awkward when she appears in front of Stark Industries with other Stark's girlfriends, and some time before (ToS 97 page 9) and soon after (ToS 98 page 31), she - who would be the leader of Maggia - was inside the ship dealing with Morgan Stark and watching Whiplash on a screen...
I don't know! For me it doesn't fit... What's your oppinion?
Posted by: Merhaj | April 8, 2015 11:35 AM
Maybe it's a bio-duplicate! ;-)
I agree that it requires her to move very quickly from the boat to Stark's factory and back. And it may mean that they hadn't yet decided that Whitney Frost was the Maggia leader. But you will see in Iron Man #1 that Jasper Sitwell pulls Whitney out of the water when the boat is sinking and it is left as a little mystery what she is doing there. So it seems like they were planning something.
Posted by: fnord12 | April 8, 2015 5:29 PM
There's an odd sequence in ToS #95 wherein the Grey Gargoyle has to use stolen chemicals to "regain" his stone touch. Maybe Thor's magic lightning removed all his powers somehow in his previous appearance?
Posted by: Omar Karindu | October 8, 2016 4:49 PM
I liked the Grey Gargoyle story with Sitwell being brought it (although turning the repulsor ray to stone was tres weird). The A.I.M. Maggia gang was fun with Whiplash and Madame Masque. I thought Mordius was lame especially after Modok.
Posted by: Bobby Sisemore | November 12, 2016 10:09 PM
Hmmmm...interesting that the flawed copy of Iron Man suits concept was not reused, even if they worked out the kinks. I'm sure AIM could have used it for nefarious purposes.
An idea that the Armor Wars story in the 80s did, where Stark's tech, or designs based on his were used by various villains armors.
Mind you, Iron Man gets a whole new armor based on Integrated Circuits,not Transistor based making it even more powerful.
Posted by: Will Gillies | December 16, 2017 9:56 PM