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Comic Book: Tales of Suspense

What This Book is About:
Starting out as a monster book, this title made history when the invincible Iron Man was introduced in issue #39. At issue #60 Shellhead began splitting the book with Captain America in his first Silver Age series. This arrangement ran up until it hit #99 after which it was retitled CAPTAIN AMERICA with the next issue, and IRON MAN began his own title with issue #1!

Data Sheet:
Dates
Oct 1964 to Mar 1968
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Characters most frequently found in this comic book:
In order of appearances.

Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Red Skull
Red Skull

(Johann Shmidt)
Plus: Happy Hogan, Senator Byrd, Nazis, Titanium Man.

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Tales of Suspense #39
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #39

April 1963
"Iron Man is Born!"
Script: Larry Lieber
Wealthy playboy industrialist Tony Stark has used the miracle of transistors to produce small, light, powerful weapons that can be easily carried through the jungles of Vietnam. While personally overseeing their first use in combat, he trips a boobytrap bomb. [...]
Tales of Suspense #40
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #40

April 1963
"Iron Man vs Gargantus!"
Script: Robert Bernstein
p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } “Anthony Stark is a man who leads three lives!” intones the narrator at the start of this second adventure. The first Tony Stark is the engineering genius recognized world-wide by scientists and the military (for whom he is building rocket-powered roller skates!). [...]
Tales of Suspense #41
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #41

May 1963
"The Stronghold of Doctor Strange!"
Script: Robert Bernstein
p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Millionaire playboy Tony Stark attends a charity dance for a hospital. He is called up on the stage where the hostess announces that Tony’s gift of $100,000 will cover the cost of the new wing. [...]
Tales of Suspense #42
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #42

June 1963
"Trapped by the Red Barbarian."
Script: Robert Bernstein
p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } One night at an East Coast dock, a band of Commie spies are loading a crate aboard their ship—a crate that contains America’s latest atom bomb which they have stolen and plan to deliver to their boss, the Red Barbarian. [...]
Tales of Suspense #43
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #43

July 1963
"Kala, Queen of the Netherworld!"
Script: Robert Bernstein
p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } One day at Anthony Stark’s private lab, the wind tunnel malfunctions and the machinery runs out of control, creating hurricane-force winds inside the building. Security notifies Tony who tells them Iron Man is visiting at just that moment. [...]
Tales of Suspense #44
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #44

August 1963
"The Mad Pharaoh!"
Script: Robert Bernstein
p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Tony Stark goes to Egypt to help an archeologist friend of his explore a newly-discovered pyramid. The Professor wants Tony to create a device to help them locate the burial chamber within, Tony suggests that Iron Man would be more helpful. [...]
Tales of Suspense #45
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #45

September 1963
"The Icy Fingers of Jack Frost!"
Script: Robert Bernstein
p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } One day near Indianapolis, police are startled to see Iron Man zooming along on jet skates at 200 MPH. Tony Stark is scheduled to drive in the 500 and he’s late because he had to help the FBI catch a spy ring. [...]
Tales of Suspense #46
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #46

October 1963
"The Crimson Dynamo!"
Script: Robert Bernstein
p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } As the story open, a crowd watches aghast as Iron Man races to catch a sabotaged rocket as it plunges toward the Earth. Why? For that we go back two weeks to the Soviet Union…. [...]
Tales of Suspense #47
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #47

November 1963
"Iron Man Battles the Melter!"
Script: Stan Lee
p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } At a US military base, Army tanks collapse, their vital joints having melted mysteriously. When word reaches Tony Stark, whose company built the tanks, he visits his lab to investigate and is surprised by a villain called the Melter, who knocks him unconscious. [...]
Tales of Suspense #48
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #48

December 1963
"The Mysterious Mr. Doll!"
Script: Stan Lee
p { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; } Tony Stark is surprised when his major steel supplier, Charleton Carter, suddenly cancels his contract with Stark. Tony drives out to Carter’s cliffside castle (! [...]
Tales of Suspense #49
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #49

January 1964
"The New Iron Man Meets the Angel"
Script: Stan Lee
Iron Man is overseeing the test of an atomic weapon when the Angel appears overhead. Misunderstanding Shellheads warning, Angel flies too close to the explosion and is exposed to radiation which turns him evil. [...]
Tales of Suspense #50
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #50

February 1964
"The Hands of the Mandarin!"
Script: Stan Lee
In a remote area of China, the powerful potentate known as the Mandarin receives a delegation of officers from the Red Army at his castle stronghold. [...]
Tales of Suspense #51
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #51

March 1964
"The Sinister Scarecrow"
Script: Stan Lee
One day when Iron Man is flying through the city on an unspecified mission, he spots a crook holding up the box office of a theater. He pursues the hood into the theater where and escape artist billed as the Uncanny Umberto is doing his act. [...]
Tales of Suspense #52
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #52

April 1964
"The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again!"
Script: Don Rico
At Stark Industries’ main research plant, Anton Vanko, the former Crimson Dynamo (see issue #46) dons his electrified battle armor and enters his lab. [...]
Tales of Suspense #53
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #53

May 1964
"The Black Widow Strikes Again!"
Script: Don Rico
Iron Man is flying around New York, testing his new lighter helmet when he gets an urgent call from Pepper Potts. [...]
Tales of Suspense #55
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #55

July 1964
"No One Escapes the Mandarin!"
Script: Stan Lee
As he is entangled in magnetized steel cables and at the mercy of his enemy, the Mandarin, Iron Man tries a bluff, reminding the villain that Tony Stark is still at large in the castle. [...]
Tales of Suspense #56
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #56

August 1964
"The Uncanny Unicorn!"
Script: Stan Lee
Tony Stark, filled with rage and frustration at being trapped in the Iron Man armor by his weakened heart, throws a tantrum in his lab, destroying equipment with his metal gauntlets. [...]
Tales of Suspense #57
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #57

September 1964
"Hawkeye, the Marksman!"
Script: Stan Lee
As the tale opens, Iron Man is rescuing a Stark factory worker from a vat of molten steel. [...]
Tales of Suspense #58
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #58

October 1964
"In Mortal Combat with Captain America!"
Script: Stan Lee
Kraven and the Chameleon sneak back into the United States vowing revenge (they were deported in Amazing Spider-Man #15). The arrogant Kraven decides to break into Stark’s factory and steal whatever he can for some easy money and is immediately captured by Iron Man. [...]
Tales of Suspense #59
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #59

November 1964
"The Black Knight!"
Script: Stan Lee
While the other Avengers leave to participate in a charity fundraiser, Iron Man remains behind in case of an emergency. This proves to be a good idea as the Black Knight escapes prison (sent there in Avengers #6) and attack Stark’s factory. [...]
Tales of Suspense #60
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #60

December 1964
"Suspected of Murder!"
Script: Stan Lee
Tony Stark imagines himself as a miniature figure trapped in a glass tube by a huge menacing Iron Man. [...]
Tales of Suspense #61
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #61

January 1965
"The Death of Tony Stark!"
Script: Don Rico
Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan barge into Tony Stark’s office and hand Iron Man their letter of resignation. Tony has been "missing" for over a month and Iron Man seems to be unconcerned, as though he enjoys being in charge. They reveal their distrust of the so-called bodyguard and walk out. [...]
Tales of Suspense #62
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #62

February 1965
"The Origin of the Mandarin!"
Script: Don Rico
Captured by the Mandarin (last issue), the powerless Iron Man finds himself chained to a massive wheel, with the villain preparing to reveal the tale of his origin. [...]
Tales of Suspense #63
2 stars

Tales of Suspense #63

March 1965
"Somewhere Lurks the Phantom!"
Script: Stan Lee
Iron Man returns to Stark’s Long Island factory where he finds Pepper Potts and Happy Hogan still in a somber mood, believing that Tony Stark is dead (issue #61). [...]