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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 #64
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #64

April 1965
"Hawkeye and the New Black Widow Strike Again!"
Script: Stan Lee
As Tony Stark stays up late in his private lab working feverishly to upgrade his Iron Man armor, a lithe female figure climbs the side of a tall building and swings on a silken line to the building across the way. [...]
Tales of Suspense #65
2 stars

Tales of Suspense #65

May 1965
"When Titans Clash!"
Script: Stan Lee
Tony Stark, realizing he can never marry the woman he loves, decides to tour his mid-western factory, leaving Pepper and Happy together. [...]
Tales of Suspense #66
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #66

June 1965
"If I Fail, a World is Lost!"
Script: Stan Lee
Having to recharge his chestplate makes Tony Stark late for an appointment with Senator Byrd. The Senator, who considers Stark a mere irresponsible playboy, is there to witness the demonstration of Stark’s new mini-sub. [...]
Tales of Suspense #67
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #67

July 1965
"Where Walk the Villains!"
Script: Stan Lee
Pepper Potts is lamenting the resignation of Happy Hogan (last issue) and blames Iron Man for driving him away. Tony Stark realizes the truth behind her accusation and determines to find Happy and bring him back. [...]
Tales of Suspense #68
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #68

August 1965
"If a Man Be Mad!"
Script: Al Hartley
Happy Hogan returns from his stay in Ireland to a warm greeting by Pepper Potts and Tony Stark. Meanwhile in Monte Carlo, Tony’s wastrel cousin Morgan Stark has been losing big at a casino owned by the crimelord Count Nefaria. [...]
Tales of Suspense #69
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #69

September 1965
"If I Must Die, Let It Be With Honor!"
Script: Stan Lee
Tony Stark is in his lab working on the sub-miniature reverser to take his mind off his unrequited love for Pepper Potts and the health problems that are causing it. [...]
Tales of Suspense #70
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #70

October 1965
"Fight on! For a World is Watching!"
Script: Stan Lee
In his duel with Titanium Man, Iron Man is taken unaware by land mines planted by the Russians around the arena. He recovers quickly but his left boot jet is damaged, leaving him unable to dodge his enemy’s radar rings which bind him fast. [...]
Tales of Suspense #71
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #71

November 1965
"What Price Victory?"
Script: Stan Lee
Believing Happy Hogan has been killed by Titanium Man, Iron Man gears up to destroy his Communist counterpart. The Russian unleashes several barrages of weapons fire but the agile American easily dodges and returns fire. [...]
Tales of Suspense #72
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #72

December 1965
"Hoorah for the Conquering Hero!"
Script: Stan Lee
After his victory over the Soviet champion Titanium Man (issues #69-71), Iron Man returns to New York to find himself acclaimed a hero. But he is in no mood for a celebration as he is too worried about the condition of his chauffeur Happy Hogan, critically injured in the duel with his enemy. [...]
Tales of Suspense #73
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #73

January 1966
"My Life for Yours!"
Script: Stan Lee
Iron Man rushes to the hospital to be met by police with the news that the gravely ill Happy Hogan has mysteriously disappeared; Shellhead spots a horse’s hoofprint on the window sill and concludes that the Black Knight (flying horse, remember?) has kidnapped Happy. [...]
Tales of Suspense #74
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #74

February 1966
"If This Guilt Be Mine--!"
Script: Stan Lee
Iron Man, alone and powerless in the Black Knight’s castle, realizes he has just enough energy for one radio call, so he contacts his lab. Fortunately, Pepper Potts is there and she quickly rushes to the address the dying hero gives her. [...]
Tales of Suspense #75
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #75

March 1966
"The Fury of ... the Freak!"
Script: Stan Lee
Iron Man catches up to the rampaging Freak (who is his friend Happy Hogan transformed by the use of the untested Enervator during surgery). [...]
Tales of Suspense #76
3 stars

Tales of Suspense #76

April 1966
"Here Lies Hidden.. the Unspeakable Ultimo!"
Script: Stan Lee
As the murderous Freak approaches the weakened Iron Man, the feedback from the Enervator is heating the hero’s armor to deadly levels of intensity. Suddenly Iron Man’s scheme works, and the Freak quickly reverts to the form of the faithful chauffeur Happy Hogan. [...]
Tales of Suspense #77
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #77

May 1966
"Ultimo Lives!"
Script: Stan Lee
Tony Stark is a prisoner of the Mandarin at the villain’s fortress in China, and what’s worse is that the Mandarin has hurled Tony’s briefcase—containing his Iron Man armor—out of the window and into the moat. [...]
Tales of Suspense #78
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #78

June 1966
"Crescendo!"
Script: Stan Lee
The Mandarin’s massive monster Ultimo hurls Iron Man to his death against the jagged rocks of a cliff and the hero’s jet boots barely manage to allow him to miss the cliff. [...]
Tales of Suspense #79
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #79

July 1966
"Disaster!"
Script: Stan Lee
Tony Stark has returned from China, where he won a victory as Iron Man over the Mandarin, to find his factories closed, his money impounded, and a warrant is out for his arrest. Weakened from his battle with Ultimo, he dons his armor and gives himself a temporary charge, then goes in search of aid. [...]
Tales of Suspense #80
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #80

August 1966
"When Fall the Mighty!"
Script: Stan Lee
The angry Sub-Mariner attacks the weakened and confused Iron Man in the Stark factory, hurling the armored hero around like a rag doll. He tricks Namor into throwing him into the armor room where he quickly seals the door and changes into his newest armor. [...]
Tales of Suspense #81
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #81

September 1966
"The Return of the Titanium Man!"
Script: Stan Lee
Having made up his mind to testify before Senator Byrd’s committee, Tony Stark packs his Iron Man armor into his briefcase and hopes he can divulge the secrets of the armor without revealing his dual identity. [...]
Tales of Suspense #82
5 stars

Tales of Suspense #82

October 1966
"By Force of Arms!"
Script: Stan Lee
In the skies over Washington DC, Iron Man is locked in combat with the sleeker upgraded Titanium Man. The Soviet villain is completely confident of a victory this time worrying the surprised Shellhead. [...]
Tales of Suspense #83
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #83

November 1966
"Victory!"
Script:
Iron Man tosses a live wire from his armor, shorting out the paralysis beam which kept Pepper Potts a captive of Titanium Man. The enraged Iron Man begins furiously pounding at his foe, overwhelming him with the force of his attack. [...]
Tales of Suspense #84
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #84

December 1966
"The Other Iron Man!"
Script: Stan Lee
Tony Stark finally appears before Senator Byrd’s Congressional Committee to reveal all of Iron Man’s secrets. Suddenly he collapses from a heart attack and is rushed to the hospital in critical condition. [...]
Tales of Suspense #85
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #85

January 1967
"Into the Jaws of Death"
Script: Stan Lee
In a remote fortress in China, the Mandarin is unleashing blasts from his power rings at Iron Man, who is really Happy Hogan. Tony Stark’s faithful sidekick had donned the armor last issue to deflect suspicions that Tony is Iron Man and now he has been teleported away by the hero’s arch-enemy. [...]
Tales of Suspense #86
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #86

February 1967
"Death Duel for the Life of Happy Hogan!"
Script: Stan Lee
It’s the Mandarin versus the real Iron Man in the dungeons of the Asian villain’s stronghold in China. Everything the Mandarin dishes out—impact blasts, karate, freezing rays--Iron Man can take, thanks to his new upgraded armor. [...]
Tales of Suspense #87
4 stars

Tales of Suspense #87

March 1967
"Crisis—at the Earth’s Core!"
Script: Stan Lee
The story opens in mid-disaster as Tony Stark is testing his new atomic-powered earth-borer. The reactor is heading toward critical mass and Tony orders Happy Hogan and Pepper Potts to evacuate the factory. [...]