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254: Tales of Suspense #60 (v1) [A Story]

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Tales of Suspense #60a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Chic Stone
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Don Heck
Inkers: Dick Ayers
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Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: December 1964
Release Date: September 1964
Story Arc: -
Pages: 13
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 814                 Times Rated: 453
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Journey into Mystery #111 (v1) [B Story]
Tales to Astonish #62 (v1) [A Story]
Tales of Suspense #60a (v1)
Tales of Suspense #60b (v1)
Journey into Mystery #112a (v1)
252: Journey into...
#111b (v1)
253: Tales to Ast...
#62a (v1)
 
255: Tales of Sus...
#60b (v1)
256: Journey into...
#112a (v1)
 
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Tony Stark cannot remove his Iron Man armor and officials become concerned about Tony's true whereabouts.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Fantastic Four #31 (v1). Iron Man next appears in Journey into Mystery #112a (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Happy Hogan
Happy Hogan last appeared in Avengers #9 (v1). Happy Hogan next appears in Tales of Suspense #61a (v1).
     
  Pepper Potts
Pepper Potts last appeared in Avengers #9 (v1). Pepper Potts next appears in Tales of Suspense #61a (v1).
     
  Giant-Man
Cameo Appearance
Giant-Man last appeared in Tales to Astonish #62a (v1). Giant-Man next appears in Journey into Mystery #112a (v1). This is a cameo appearance.
     
  The Wasp
Cameo Appearance
The Wasp last appeared in Tales to Astonish #62a (v1). The Wasp next appears in Journey into Mystery #112a (v1). This is a cameo appearance.
     
  Thor
Cameo Appearance
Thor last appeared in Journey into Mystery #111b (v1). Thor next appears in Journey into Mystery #112a (v1). This is a cameo appearance.
     
Villains
  Hawkeye
Hawkeye last appeared in Tales of Suspense #57a (v1). Hawkeye next appears in Tales of Suspense #64a (v1).
     
  Black Widow
Black Widow last appeared in Tales of Suspense #57a (v1). Black Widow next appears in Tales of Suspense #64a (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
The Avengers
The Avengers last appeared in Fantastic Four #31 (v1). The Avengers next appears in Journey into Mystery #112a (v1).
   
     
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  zweineuf Says:    
  2012-01-12 15:10:07  
  It seems so silly that Iron Man has to keep his identity secret from Happy and Pepper ... the usual excuse heroes give is that they want to protect their loved ones from being the target of their enemies ... but Stark and his loved ones are ALREADY the target of Iron Man's enemies!  
 
 

  Webslinger Says:    
  2012-07-01 13:40:33  
  He almost died last ish to protect his id, if he had given it to Pepper and Happy he wouldn't be prisoner in his tin can, anyway it's an interesting plot, and we got the Widow and Hawkeye also with a shaking in their lifes. As for Cap just a normal story, not bad.  
 
 

  Safis Says:    
  2012-07-29 13:10:11  
  Not bad at all! The Iron Man story was gripping, and I can't wait to keep reading to see what happens, how he gets out of this mess!

The Cap story was alright, nothing special, but it sure had some great action shots. My kudos to the penciler on this one.
 
 
 

  Gym1963 Says:    
  2012-07-30 10:42:11  
  The Iron Man story was surprisingly good - so much so that I actually found myself flipping back to the start of the mag just to check that it was in fact written by Stan and that he hadn't brought someone else in for this one.  
 
 

  specialque Says:    
  2012-10-04 08:21:45  
  I'm really enjoying this Iron Man arc so far. I'm also glad that they're reusing Hawkeye and Black Widow instead of creating some crappy on the fly villain like Ant Man's Second Story Sammy. The soap opera stuff in these old comics works beautifully.

Sadly, as fun as Captain America's story was, I was really disappointed that it was all action with not a shred of forward movement for the character. The only thing we "learn" is that he's actively promoting physical fitness and that Rick's turning into a pretty decent fighter. At this point, with everything else going on in the Marvel universe, they really need to work on a story arc for Cap that can go for a few issues.
 
 
 

  Hertz1991 Says:    
  2013-02-02 23:05:06  
  It's actually quite funny that Captain America advocates for health and physical fitness, when his own strength is the product of super steroid abuse XD.  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-02 14:15:38  
  I enjoyed the Iron man story, but jeez, take off the helmet and explain, Tony. The whole contrived mess is easily solved.
Stan rips off the beginning of "From Russia With Love" to start his Cap story. And Cap is still fighting ordinary folks. Time for a chalenge.
 
 
 

  arsenal009 Says:    
  2013-08-13 02:27:06  
  Is Don Heck the first artist of the Marvel Universe to draw cleavage :O  
 
 

  tbloom94 Says:    
  2013-09-17 17:04:03  
  Hertz1991 at this point in the continuity Cap isn't a supper soldier as he is today, in fact they even say he has no super powers. If they would have left him without super powers and the vibranium shield he probably wouldn't have been any different in the Avengers movie though, imo he really didn't do anything substantial. :(  
 
 

  CosmicCostello Says:    
  2013-10-05 17:12:34  
  I love the whole run of ToS Captain America tales, but, yes, this one is one of the weaker stories in that it is nothing but action. But that's okay, it's pretty awesome action! (You could argue it is character driven in that it establishes, for those with doubts, just how unbelievably good a fighter Cap truly is, I guess.)

Iron Man tale is surprisingly tight and suspenseful. Early Iron Man usually leaves me fairly cold given how plot driven the character interacion is and the poor science we usually see. But I enjoyed this tale.
 
 
 

  Anonymous Says:    
  2013-12-26 06:15:05  
  Why the hell is every cop in new york so trigger happy.  
 
 

  Anonymous Says:    
  2013-12-26 06:20:54  
  There seems to be a gaping plothole in Black Widow and Hawkeye's relationship. She goes from him being a tool to worrying about seeing him again in a single issue.  
 
 

  Durango55 Says:    
  2014-01-03 21:46:24  
  I enjoyed the Iron man tale, despite some typical Silver Age silliness. I'm engaged in Tony's plight of being stuck in the armor.

I really like Chic Stone inking Kirby! Stone's work complements Kirby's very nicely.
 
 
 

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-05-04 18:43:23  
  How does Tony go to the bathroom if he's in that suit 24/7..?
WOW...The Avengers were so corny back then...having to ask permission to miss a meeting...really..?!?
I see Hawkeye is whupped...Black Widow has him tied around her finger.
It was neat seeing them think that Iron Man had something to do with Stark's disappearance.
Natasha getting taken is a nice twist, I wonder if Hawkeye will intervene to resuce her..?
Cap story was more fighting...no story...
I like to imagine that Zemo sounds like Cobra Commander. :)
 
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-05-20 21:09:06  
  2 stars for more Hawkeye & Black Widow fun!

Splash - Such an evil lookin' Iron Man!

Firing Blind - Why waste time with a warning shot? Why not nick him, or go for the kneecaps?

Commie Comedians - If only Igor & Stansky were with Sergi Amkov to provide comic relief.

Endorsement - Iron Man is also a spokesman for Uranus Rocket Suppository!

Pistol Packin' - You'ld think that Iron Man would use that Proton Gun against armored menances, or any international super spies stealing his own armor.

'Nuff Said - "Why does he keep his identity a secret? What's he really after??"-Happy
 
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-07-28 06:50:05  
  Great, solid stories on both heroes. When will Iron Man divulge his identity to Pepper and Happy? He'll have to pretty soon, I think. This is what separates Marvel from DC, the drama of each character and their secret identity. The Captain America story wasn't as good as the Iron Man story, so I gave this issue 3 stars.  
 
 

  Bramwell Says:    
  2014-07-29 03:33:12  
  1. Creepy nightmarish splash page
2. Very good Iron Man story
3. Kind of a lame battle in the Cap story. Also a lot of talking from Cap that just explains his fighting style. I guess it is a good intro to the character
 
 
 

  Bramwell Says:    
  2014-07-29 03:38:21  
  @marvelcomicscommander

I can't help but imagine Zemo using the cobra commander voice as well. It's very fitting
 
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2014-10-08 12:05:15  
  I enjoyed both stories, surprisingly! The Iron Man story picked right up where the last issue left off, and I liked the return of Hawkeye and Black Widow, who now seems wrapped up in her own sub-plot of peril. I'll be curious to see how it turns out. I also like that they haven't wrapped up the "Tony Stark is missing" plot too soon as well. All of these half-issue stories in the various magazines are finally starting to gel and build upon the larger Marvel Universe. It's cool to see this develop from the start... I'm diggin' it!

As for Cap's story, it was a good long, exposition-filled fight, as only Stan and Jack can pull off. It was so over-the-top corny, but I totally bought in. Even li'l Rick Jones got his chance to shine, WITHOUT that meddling Teen Brigade! I got an immature chuckle over the panel where the minion says "release the micro missile!" as the panel focuses on the other guy basically unbuckling his pants. Yuk yuk! I also love that shot of Zemo and his cabana boy anxiously awaiting news of Cap's defeat.

As others have mentioned before, the combination of Chic Stone's inks over Kirby's pencils is comic GOLD.
 
 
 

  Psychopat Says:    
  2014-11-13 00:56:54  
  For some reason I loved the Cap story. Iron Man "prisoner of his armor" story is great too for lasting a few issues  
 
 

  Tarquinnff3 Says:    
  2014-11-30 19:24:04  
  The Iron Man story was tragic and engaging. I like the bits of character development. Hawkeye is a little unbelievable with his "limitless" plot-convenience arrows, but what can you do?  
 
 

  Tarquinnff3 Says:    
  2014-12-01 04:51:56  
  The Cap story was hilarious. All the shenanigans and sarcasm bumped this issue up another star.  
 
 

  skabeaters Says:    
  2015-04-08 16:40:30  
  Good thing Rick Jones learned Judo... oh, wait, never mind. He didn't actually do anything useful.  
 
 

  knoke5 Says:    
  2015-08-12 09:48:52  
  This one was actually really good. I'll let go of the fact that he has almost no reason not to tell Pepper and Happy his secret.  
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2016-08-12 21:51:33  
 
  • Thats my line If you ever come out of that iron sardine can, mister Ill find a way to make you talk! (Happy Hogan)

  • That is some pretty creepy Iron Man on that splash page!

  • Im surprise now handsome Happy has been illustrated in this issue! And hes also much more perceptive and intelligent than Id expected. The guys truly growing on me!

  • Hawkeye hiking a ride on that jet is a bit over-the-top!

  • There was some good drama and character development in this issue. Though I hope they wont extend this sub-plot on Starks disappearance for too long. It could get old very quick. Also there was nothing really threatening from Hawkeye since hes basically not really a bad guy, so for the action, Ill pass. But the new Black Widow sub-plot and her newly expressed interest for Hawkeye made me add an extra star. 4 then.
 
 
 

  Hovis Says:    
  2017-01-10 19:33:33  
  When did Hawkeye become knowledgeable of Iron Man's transistors?  
 
 

  dadoodoflow Says:    
  2017-03-08 21:20:39  
  I can't decide if the Hawkeye/Black Widow subplot is interesting on its own or because I want to see when they become the heroes we know  
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl @ dadoodoflow (original post):    
  2017-11-17 22:24:45  
  I think that at this point, it has become very clear that anytime a villain shows some kind of moral ambiguity, chances are they are going to reform eventually, like the sub-plot with Quicksilver and the Scarlet Witch, or even Sub-Mariner, or Wonder Man. I really like that Stan now takes the time to think these plots far ahead and set some ground for these new heroes.  
 
 

 
 
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Captain America Omnibus, Volume 1
 
This collection includesTales of Suspense #77b (v1), Tales of Suspense #78b (v1), Tales of Suspense #79b (v1), Tales of Suspense #80b (v1), Tales of Suspense #81b (v1), Tales of Suspense #82b (v1), Tales of Suspense #83b (v1), Tales of Suspense #84b (v1), Tales of Suspense #85b (v1), Tales of Suspense #86b (v1), Tales of Suspense #87b (v1), Tales of Suspense #88b (v1), Tales of Suspense #89b (v1), Tales of Suspense #90b (v1), Tales of Suspense #91b (v1), Tales of Suspense #92b (v1), Tales of Suspense #93b (v1), Tales of Suspense #94b (v1), Tales of Suspense #95b (v1), Tales of Suspense #96b (v1), Tales of Suspense #97b (v1), Tales of Suspense #98a (v1), Tales of Suspense #99b (v1), Tales of Suspense #59a (v1), Tales of Suspense #60a (v1), Tales of Suspense #61b (v1), Tales of Suspense #62b (v1), Tales of Suspense #63b (v1), Tales of Suspense #64a (v1), Tales of Suspense #65a (v1), Tales of Suspense #66a (v1), Tales of Suspense #67a (v1), Tales of Suspense #68a (v1), Tales of Suspense #69b (v1), Tales of Suspense #70b (v1), Tales of Suspense #71b (v1), Tales of Suspense #72b (v1), Tales of Suspense #73b (v1), Tales of Suspense #74b (v1), Tales of Suspense #75b (v1), Tales of Suspense #76b (v1)
Essential Captain America, Volume 1
 
This collection includesTales of Suspense #59a (v1), Tales of Suspense #60a (v1), Tales of Suspense #61b (v1), Tales of Suspense #62b (v1), Tales of Suspense #63b (v1), Tales of Suspense #64a (v1), Tales of Suspense #65a (v1), Tales of Suspense #66a (v1), Tales of Suspense #67a (v1), Tales of Suspense #68a (v1), Tales of Suspense #69b (v1), Tales of Suspense #70b (v1), Tales of Suspense #71b (v1), Tales of Suspense #72b (v1), Tales of Suspense #73b (v1), Tales of Suspense #74b (v1), Tales of Suspense #75b (v1), Tales of Suspense #76b (v1), Tales of Suspense #77b (v1), Tales of Suspense #78b (v1), Tales of Suspense #79b (v1), Tales of Suspense #80b (v1), Tales of Suspense #81b (v1), Tales of Suspense #82b (v1), Tales of Suspense #83b (v1), Tales of Suspense #84b (v1), Tales of Suspense #85b (v1), Tales of Suspense #86b (v1), Tales of Suspense #87b (v1), Tales of Suspense #88b (v1), Tales of Suspense #89b (v1), Tales of Suspense #90b (v1), Tales of Suspense #91b (v1), Tales of Suspense #92b (v1), Tales of Suspense #93b (v1), Tales of Suspense #94b (v1), Tales of Suspense #95b (v1), Tales of Suspense #96b (v1), Tales of Suspense #97b (v1), Tales of Suspense #98a (v1), Tales of Suspense #99b (v1), Captain America #100 (v1), Captain America #101 (v1), Captain America #102 (v1)
Essential Iron Man, Volume 1
 
This collection includesTales of Suspense #40 (v1), Tales of Suspense #39a (v1), Tales of Suspense #42 (v1), Tales of Suspense #41 (v1), Tales of Suspense #43 (v1), Tales of Suspense #44 (v1), Tales of Suspense #45 (v1), Tales of Suspense #46 (v1), Tales of Suspense #47 (v1), Tales of Suspense #48 (v1), Tales of Suspense #49a (v1), Tales of Suspense #50a (v1), Tales of Suspense #51a (v1), Tales of Suspense #52a (v1), Tales of Suspense #53a (v1), Tales of Suspense #54a (v1), Tales of Suspense #55a (v1), Tales of Suspense #56a (v1), Tales of Suspense #57a (v1), Tales of Suspense #58a (v1), Tales of Suspense #59a (v1), Tales of Suspense #60a (v1), Tales of Suspense #61a (v1), Tales of Suspense #62a (v1), Tales of Suspense #63a (v1), Tales of Suspense #64a (v1), Tales of Suspense #65a (v1), Tales of Suspense #66a (v1), Tales of Suspense #67a (v1), Tales of Suspense #68a (v1), Tales of Suspense #69a (v1), Tales of Suspense #70a (v1), Tales of Suspense #71a (v1), Tales of Suspense #72a (v1)
Iron Man Omnibus, Volume 1
 
This collection includesTales of Suspense #39a (v1), Tales of Suspense #40 (v1), Tales of Suspense #41 (v1), Tales of Suspense #42 (v1), Tales of Suspense #43 (v1), Tales of Suspense #44 (v1), Tales of Suspense #45 (v1), Tales of Suspense #46 (v1), Tales of Suspense #47 (v1), Tales of Suspense #48 (v1), Tales of Suspense #49a (v1), Tales of Suspense #50a (v1), Tales of Suspense #51a (v1), Tales of Suspense #52a (v1), Tales of Suspense #53a (v1), Tales of Suspense #54a (v1), Tales of Suspense #55a (v1), Tales of Suspense #56a (v1), Tales of Suspense #57a (v1), Tales of Suspense #58a (v1), Tales of Suspense #59a (v1), Tales of Suspense #60a (v1), Tales of Suspense #61a (v1), Tales of Suspense #62a (v1), Tales of Suspense #63a (v1), Tales of Suspense #64a (v1), Tales of Suspense #65a (v1), Tales of Suspense #66a (v1), Tales of Suspense #67a (v1), Tales of Suspense #68a (v1), Tales of Suspense #69a (v1), Tales of Suspense #70a (v1), Tales of Suspense #71a (v1), Tales of Suspense #72a (v1), Tales of Suspense #73a (v1), Tales of Suspense #74a (v1), Tales of Suspense #75a (v1), Tales of Suspense #76a (v1), Tales of Suspense #77a (v1), Tales of Suspense #78a (v1), Tales of Suspense #79a (v1), Tales of Suspense #80a (v1), Tales of Suspense #81a (v1), Tales of Suspense #82a (v1), Tales of Suspense #83a (v1)
Marvel Masterworks: Captain America, Volume 1
 
This collection includesTales of Suspense #59a (v1), Tales of Suspense #60a (v1), Tales of Suspense #61b (v1), Tales of Suspense #62b (v1), Tales of Suspense #63b (v1), Tales of Suspense #64a (v1), Tales of Suspense #65a (v1), Tales of Suspense #66a (v1), Tales of Suspense #67a (v1), Tales of Suspense #68a (v1), Tales of Suspense #69b (v1), Tales of Suspense #70b (v1), Tales of Suspense #71b (v1), Tales of Suspense #72b (v1), Tales of Suspense #73b (v1), Tales of Suspense #74b (v1), Tales of Suspense #75b (v1), Tales of Suspense #76b (v1), Tales of Suspense #77b (v1), Tales of Suspense #78b (v1), Tales of Suspense #80b (v1), Tales of Suspense #81b (v1)
Marvel Masterworks: Iron Man, Volume 2
 
This collection includesTales of Suspense #51a (v1), Tales of Suspense #52a (v1), Tales of Suspense #53a (v1), Tales of Suspense #54a (v1), Tales of Suspense #55a (v1), Tales of Suspense #57a (v1), Tales of Suspense #58a (v1), Tales of Suspense #59a (v1), Tales of Suspense #60a (v1), Tales of Suspense #61a (v1), Tales of Suspense #62a (v1), Tales of Suspense #63a (v1), Tales of Suspense #64a (v1), Tales of Suspense #65a (v1), Tales of Suspense #56a (v1), Tales of Suspense #69a (v1)
     
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