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566: Tales to Astonish #88 (v1) [B Story]

" Boomerang and the Brute "
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Tales to Astonish #88b (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Gene Colan, Bill Everett
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Gil Kane
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Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: February 1967
Release Date: November 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 10
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 387                 Times Rated: 227
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Tales to Astonish #86 (v1) [B Story]
Tales to Astonish #87 (v1) [B Story]
Tales to Astonish #88b (v1)
Tales to Astonish #89b (v1)
Tales to Astonish #90b (v1)
564: Tales to Ast...
#86b (v1)
565: Tales to Ast...
#87b (v1)
 
567: Tales to Ast...
#89b (v1)
568: Tales to Ast...
#90b (v1)
 
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The Hulk is denied a reprieve and must face an aggressive onslaught from a bitter enemy out for revenge.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  The Hulk
The Hulk last appeared in Tales to Astonish #87b (v1). The Hulk next appears in Tales to Astonish #89b (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Betty Ross
Betty Ross last appeared in Tales to Astonish #87b (v1). Betty Ross next appears in Tales to Astonish #89b (v1).
     
  Rick Jones
Rick Jones last appeared in Tales to Astonish #87b (v1). Rick Jones next appears in Tales to Astonish #89b (v1).
     
  Thunderbolt Ross
Thunderbolt Ross last appeared in Tales to Astonish #87b (v1). Thunderbolt Ross next appears in Tales to Astonish #89b (v1).
     
  Glenn Talbot
Glenn Talbot last appeared in Tales to Astonish #87b (v1). Glenn Talbot next appears in Tales to Astonish #89b (v1).
     
  Lyndon Johnson
Lyndon Johnson last appeared in Tales to Astonish #68b (v1). Lyndon Johnson next appears in Strange Tales #155a (v1).
     
Villains
  Boomerang
Boomerang last appeared in Tales to Astonish #87b (v1). Boomerang next appears in Iron Fist #11 (v1).
     
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  Locust75 Says:    
  2015-07-16 18:14:40  
  2 stars for Boomerang facing reality!!

Sugar Smacks - I like Gil Kane's art as well. I find it refreshing, and he doesn't make Betty look like an old maid (Ref. pg. 5, pl. 2)!! Although, his LBJ is a little off...

'Nuff Said - "This is my ace-in-the-hole...!"-Boomerang
 
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-10-07 20:39:43  
  So much for Boomerang and his tactical poofy blouse. So we don't see him for another 2500 issues or so in the Order, eh? Tough break, Boomer.

I didn't care for Gil Kane's art in this particular issue. Too unrefined and cartoony for my tastes. His LBJ looked like he was melting.
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2016-09-25 19:28:53  
  There's just one thing to say about Boomerang....

...He'll be back!
 
 
 

  Judassiah Says:    
  2016-11-14 01:17:24  
  + Again, seeing Rick Jones get smacked is too good.
+ Boomerang did much better here than he should have, by all means.
+ Boomerang is gone for an extended period after this.

+ To carry on with Locust75's theme: 'Nuff Said: "Hulk Smash!" I'm pretty positive he just said that for the first time in the Order! I've been waiting for it, and it just happened. Issue should be an essential just for that.

2 stars. Again, only because Hulk smashed.
 
 
 

  kungfufan Says:    
  2017-02-11 23:21:09  
  ugh. Worst art in the main reading order so far. What happened to lead them to use this artist? At this point in the order, surely it's not worthy of Stan's Marvel age of comicdom. Couple that with a Hulk issue starring Boomerang, and this may well be my third one star rating to date (FYI, if you're thinking "How can that be, with those torturous early years of solo Torch and lame alien invasions?", it would be because I didn't start rating until somewhere in the late 100s).  
 
 

  Urgat @ kungfufan (original post):    
  2017-02-20 03:43:05  
  And even after the first 100 Issues, there were many that had, by far, more 1* potential than this

Although I am with you here, the art alone made it 1* for me, and of course Boomerang couldn't make up for it although he was not as bad as I thought. This was a major step back in art-quality.
 
 
 

  wingot Says:    
  2017-02-28 21:04:18  
  In less than a page General Ross and Major Talbot forget everything they've learnt in the last few issues and return to caricatures. For that, combined with the astonishing art, this earns one of very very few 1 stars from me (I wasn't all that harsh on the early comics in the order).  
 
 

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-05-15 22:11:01  
  I have mixed feelings on the art. On the one hand, the flow and dynamism of the art is really interesting and compelling. On the other had, the faces. Oh God, the faces.  
 
 

  chademe Says:    
  2017-05-19 11:37:19  
  Bonus star for the end of Boomerang and his ridiculous costume.  
 
 

 
 
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   March 20, 2016 fragsel Added Lyndon Johnson to the issue.
   July 16, 2015 TStarnes Moved this issue.
   July 16, 2015 Drax Added Boomerang to the issue.
   July 16, 2015 Drax Added Glenn Talbot to the issue.
   July 16, 2015 Drax Added Thunderbolt Ross to the issue.
   July 16, 2015 Drax Added Rick Jones to the issue.
   July 16, 2015 Drax Added Betty Ross to the issue.
   July 16, 2015 Drax Added The Hulk to the issue.
   July 15, 2015 TStarnes Added Creator Listing.
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