Tales of Suspense #79 [Regular Edition]
(July 1966)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Summaries, notes, and other additions provided by Henry Kujawa (August 2007).


Disaster! (Table of Contents)

Iron Man / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Namor the Sub-Mariner
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Disaster! (Table of Contents: 1)

Iron Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Gene Colan (co-plot)
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Namor the Sub-Mariner (cameo); Warlord Krang; Lady Dorma
Synopsis
Tony Stark finds his money has been impounded, his factories shut down, and there's a warrant out for his arrest. The Avengers cannot help him as they are not home. As Iron Man, he strolls down to the waterfront to think. But from the waters rises Warlord Krang's flagship. On the run with Lady Dorma, he sees a chance to impress her, and attacks. As she tries to stop him, Iron Man strikes back, sending his ship fleeing. Desperate, Iron Man flies to his factory and crashes in through a skylight. But he barely gets to his feet when he's suddenly confronted with Sub-Mariner!
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Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3. The Avengers were apparently off fighting Power Man & The Swordsman during this story, as shown in THE AVENGERS #29 (June 1966). Warlord Krang plot continues from TALES TO ASTONISH #81 (July 1966), even though that issue probably came out a week or two after this one. Because of Stark's problems with the law, SHIELD was forced to seek other sources of weapons & technology, seen in STRANGE TALES #146-149 (July-October 1966).

Incredible, Indubitable, Interminable Items to Startle Your Senses and Soothe Your Soul! (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Marvel Bullpen Bulletins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Red Skull Lives! (Table of Contents: 3)

Captain America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee; Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Artie Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Count Bornag Royale; Horst; Wolfgang; A.I.M.
Synopsis
Cap rescues a pilot whose plane was shot out of the sky, a member of A.I.M., and tells Cap about A.I.M.'s The Cosmic Cube--who's taking it to The Red Skull! Watching via remote camera, Using an "experimental manned missile" from SHIELD, Cap catches up to The Keeper. As they battle, the hypnotized man hits the ejector switch, and the two parachute down to a remote island. Red Skull gains the advantage by telling Cap he was the one who gave the orders that resulted in Bucky's death. Gaining the Cosmic Cube, he wills The Keeper into another dimension. Cap realizes his foe has become invincible!
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Keywords
Cosmic Cube

Indexer Notes

Part 1 of 3. 1st modern-day appearance of The Red Skull. The suspended animation via experimental gas bit is a tribute to BUCK ROGERS IN THE 25TH CENTURY. The truth about Count Royale & A.I.M. was under suspicion in STRANGE TALES #146 (June 1966); as this episode exposes their true motives, it most likely came out afterwards; yet, according to the dialogue, it must be a flashback to just before it, as Count Royale is shown on his way to The Heli-Carrier, and there is no break between STRANGE TALES #146-147 (June-July-1966). 1st appearance of The Cosmic Cube.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Mails of Suspense / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters from Larry Ahokas, Steve Martinex, Earl Davis and Ronald W. Lindenboom; order blank for joining M.M.M.S.; a small illustration of Iron Man.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Disaster!
    Iron Man
  2. 1. Disaster!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. Incredible, Indubitable, Interminable Items to Startle Your Senses and Soothe Your Soul!
    Marvel Bullpen Bulletins
  4. 3. The Red Skull Lives!
    Captain America
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Mails of Suspense
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