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Comic Book: Tales to Astonish (1964 series)

What This Book is About:
After his failed first book, the Incredible Hulk returns in Tales to Astonish #59. The book includes two stories, one depicting the Hulk, and the other having Ant Man (Giant Man) or the Sub-Mariner as the main character. Jack Kirby and Stan Lee produce most of these issues.

Data Sheet:
Dates
Oct 1964 to Mar 1968
1964
N/A

Characters most frequently found in this comic book:
In order of appearances.

Hulk
Hulk

(Bruce Banner)
Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross

(Thaddeus Ross)
Bruce Banner
Bruce Banner

(Robert Bruce Banner)
Betty Ross
Betty Ross

(Elizabeth Ross)
Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)

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Tales to Astonish #58
2 stars

Tales to Astonish #58

August 1964
"The Coming of… Colossus"
Script: Stan Lee
Hank Pym modifies his cybernetic helmet so he can control his changes into Ant-Man or Giant-Man mentally, thus doing away with the need for capsules. At the same time, Janet Van Dyne shows off her newest Wasp costume. [...]
Tales to Astonish #59
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #59

September 1964
"Enter: The Hulk!"
Script: Stan Lee
Iron Man has a projector that shows a picture of the Hulk battling Spider-Man (from Amazing Spider-Man #14). Giant-Man wants the Hulk to rejoin the Avengers, and goes to New Mexico to find the green skinned behemoth. Secretly, the Human Top, who hates Pym, decides to follow Giant-Man. [...]
Tales to Astonish #60
4.5 stars

Tales to Astonish #60

October 1964
"Can A Man With Green Skin And A Petulant Personality Find True Happiness In Today's Status-Seeking S"
Script: Stan Lee
Bruce Banner has created an indestructible robot that will allow its passenger to study atomic bomb blasts from a short distance. Thunderbolt Ross is impatiently waiting for Banner. His daughter Betty Ross tries calming him down. [...]
Tales to Astonish #61
4.5 stars

Tales to Astonish #61

November 1964
"Captured At Last!"
Script: Stan Lee
The Pentagon sends Major Glenn Talbot to the Air Force base under General Thunderbolt Ross command. Talbot becomes the chief security officer. Like Ross, Talbot is suspicious of Bruce Banner and his relationship with the Hulk. Talbot gives Ross a very good first impression. [...]
Tales to Astonish #62
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #62

December 1964
"Enter... The Chameleon!"
Script: Stan Lee
The Hulk feels the unbreakable chains starting to loosen up, as the tension triggers his transformation into Banner. Right before the change, the Chameleon, master of disguise, and currently under the command of another villain called the Leader, is disguised as Thunderbolt Ross. [...]
Tales to Astonish #63
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #63

January 1965
"A Titan Rides The Train!"
Script: Stan Lee
The Chameleon informs the Leader that Bruce Banner's new atomic device is on a train to Washington DC. The Leader sends his Humanoid to inspect the weapon. Banner is riding the train. When the train gets attacked, tension turns him into the Hulk, who fights and defeats the Humanoid. [...]
Tales to Astonish #64
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #64

February 1965
"The Horde Of Humanoids!"
Script: Stan Lee
Bruce Banner is locked, considered a traitor to his country. To clear his name, Rick Jones reveals Banner's dual identity to the US president himself, who orders Banner's immediate release. [...]
Tales to Astonish #65
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #65

March 1965
"On The Rampage Against The Reds!"
Script: Stan Lee
When General Thunderbolt Ross soldiers arrive to the island, the Hulk and the Leader's Humanoids fall into the ocean. The Humanoids manage to escape while the Hulk turns into Bruce Banner and is caught by a Russian ship. Unwilling to work for them, Banner is locked in a tiny cell. [...]
Tales to Astonish #66
4.5 stars

Tales to Astonish #66

April 1965
"The Power Of Doctor Banner"
Script: Stan Lee
The Soviet Commander shoots the Hulk with the powerful Vaporizer weapon. But the European scientist stands in the way, sacrificing his life for the green goliath. Furious, Hulk tears the place apart looking for the killer. But tension turns Hulk into Bruce Banner. [...]
Tales to Astonish #67
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #67

May 1965
"Where Strikes The Behemoth!"
Script: Stan Lee
After crushing several tanks, the Hulk leaps away until he arrives to Eastern Mongolia. Siting down to rest, he turns into Bruce Banner who is found by a local milicia and taken prisoner. Glenn Talbot is sent to rescue him. Talbot gets to the camp Banner is kept locked. [...]
Tales to Astonish #68
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #68

June 1965
"Back From The Dead!"
Script: Stan Lee
During the fall, Bruce Banner turns into the Hulk who catches Glenn Talbot, unconscious for the fall, saving the Major from certain death. The Hulk then leaps off, leaving Mongolia, then Asia, crossing the Pacific Ocean leaping from isle to isle (!), even from plane to plane (!! [...]
Tales to Astonish #69
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #69

July 1965
"Trapped In The Lair Of The Leader!"
Script: Stan Lee
The Leader orders his Humanoids to bring the Absorbatron and the Hulk to his lair where he initiates a series of tests on the green giant. Unseen, the "patient" turns into Bruce Banner who manages to send S.O.S. messages using Morse code. [...]
Tales to Astonish #70
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #70

April 1965
"To Live Again!"
Script: Stan Lee
Rick Jones carries Bruce Banner's inert body to the desert cave lab, and unleashes a gamma ray dose on him. Fortunately, Banner turns into the Hulk and revives! Even more, Hulk now has Bruce Banner's intellect. He realizes that the bullet in his brain may kill him if he turns back into Banner. [...]
Tales to Astonish #71
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #71

September 1965
"Like A Beast At Bay!"
Script: Stan Lee
The super missile knocks the giant Humanoid out. Hulk manages to escape, carrying Rick Jones who alerted him of the attack. They try hiding in the cave lab, but passing military planes see them. So Thunderbolt Ross and his soldiers show up at the cave. [...]
Tales to Astonish #72
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #72

October 1965
"Within The Monster Dwells A Man!"
Script: Stan Lee
Soldiers attack the cave lab, destroying Banner's machines. Cornered, Hulk (still with Banner's intellect) accepts the Leader's offer to help him escape. [...]
Tales to Astonish #73
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #73

November 1965
"Another World, Another Foe!"
Script: Stan Lee
Weakened by an imminent metamorphosis, Hulk falls under the Humanoids power. Fortunately, gamma rays irradiated by the Leader prevent the Hulk from turning into Bruce Banner, saving his life. In a lab, the Leader discovers the bullet in Hulk's brain, and dissolves it. [...]
Tales to Astonish #74
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #74

December 1965
"The Wisdom Of The Watcher!"
Script: Stan Lee
Hulk (still with Banner's intellect) defeats Anphibious (Qnax) and returns to Earth with the Ultimate Machine since the Watcher does not stand in his way. Victorious, the Leader puts the Ultimate Machine, a helmet of sorts, on his head. [...]
Tales to Astonish #75
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #75

January 1966
"Not All My Power Can Save Me!"
Script: Stan Lee
With the Leader seemingly deceased, Hulk (still with Banner's intellect) leaves the villain's lair in Rome, carrying the Ultimate Machine he stole from a Watcher (in the previous issue). Hulk stops somewhere in the Alps and tries on the Ultimate Machine. [...]
Tales to Astonish #76
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #76

February 1966
"I Against The World!"
Script: Stan Lee
The Armed Forces from the 25th century manage to capture the Hulk using a gravity weapon. Hulk asks them for help in returning to his time. But King Arrkam wants the Hulk to defeat their opponent, a villain called the Executioner. Hulk does not accept this, and goes on a rampage. [...]
Tales to Astonish #77
5 stars

Tales to Astonish #77

March 1966
"Bruce Banner Is The Hulk"
Script: Stan Lee
The Hulk fights the immortal Executioner while his army attacks the city. After trading heavy blows, Hulk defeats his foe, and destroys his combat ships. Instead of thanking the Hulk, King Arrkam sends forces to attack him! Suddenly, the Hulk vanishes in mid air, returning to the 20th century. [...]
Tales to Astonish #78
4 stars

Tales to Astonish #78

April 1966
"The Hulk Must Die"
Script: Stan Lee
Hulk, back in the 20th century, is knocked out with sleeping gas, and locked in a pit shielded with antimatter. Betty Ross, who learnt the secret identity of Bruce Banner (Rick Jones revealed it to Glenn Talbot in the previous issue) has a hard time believing her love interest could be the Hulk. [...]
Tales to Astonish #79
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #79

May 1966
"The Titan And The Torment"
Script: Stan Lee
Hulk withstands Dr. Zaxon's weapon, who shoots himself and dies. Hulk leaps away, becoming the murder suspect for Zaxon. Combat planes follow the Hulk who throws train rails at them. A train affected by such had Hercules as a passenger. The demigod descends and faces the Hulk. [...]
Tales to Astonish #80
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #80

June 1966
"They Dwell In The Depths"
Script: Stan Lee
Looking old and feeling weak, Tyrannus wants to drink again from the Enchanted Well to recover his youth. But the magic waters are under the custody of the Mole Man. Tyrannus manages to trick the Hulk to aid him, offering him a feast. Instead of attacking the Mole Man, Hulk decides to rest. [...]
Tales to Astonish #81
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #81

July 1966
"The Stage Is Set!"
Script: Stan Lee
The Boomerang is hired by the Secret Empire to steal the Orion missile from Thunderbolt Ross' base. Betty Ross, Rick Jones and Glenn Talbot, are returned to the surface by Tyrannus. Boomerang kidnaps Betty, and asks for the missile documents in exchange. [...]
Tales to Astonish #82
3 stars

Tales to Astonish #82

August 1966
"The Power of Iron Man!"
Script: Roy Thomas
This story continues from TALES OF SUSPENSE #80As Iron Man stands with the police outside the Stark factory on Long Island, the Sub-Mariner returns ready to resume their epic battle. The two antagonists are now at full power, and the resulting fight is apocalyptic in its fury. [...]