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385: Tales of Suspense #72 (v1) [B Story]

" The Sleeper Shall Awake! "
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Tales of Suspense #72b (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Jack Kirby, George Tuska
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Letterers: Sam Rosen
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Cover Date: December 1965
Release Date: September 1965
Story Arc: -
Pages: 10
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 661                 Times Rated: 366
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Tales of Suspense #70 (v1) [B Story]
Tales of Suspense #71 (v1) [B Story]
Tales of Suspense #72b (v1)
Tales of Suspense #73b (v1)
Tales of Suspense #74b (v1)
383: Tales of Sus...
#70b (v1)
384: Tales of Sus...
#71b (v1)
 
386: Tales of Sus...
#73b (v1)
387: Tales of Sus...
#74b (v1)
 
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The Nazi Sleepers will awaken in twenty years, and time's up.
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Character Appearances
 
Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Tales of Suspense #71b (v1). Captain America next appears in Tales of Suspense #73b (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Hawkeye
Hawkeye last appeared in Fantastic Four Annual #3. Hawkeye next appears in Avengers #19 (v1).
     
  Quicksilver
Quicksilver last appeared in Fantastic Four Annual #3. Quicksilver next appears in Avengers #19 (v1).
     
  Scarlet Witch
Scarlet Witch last appeared in Avengers #18 (v1). Scarlet Witch next appears in Avengers #19 (v1).
     
Villains
  1st Sleeper
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by 1st Sleeper in the mainstream continuity. 1st Sleeper next appears in Tales of Suspense #73b (v1).
     
  The Red Skull
The Red Skull last appeared in Tales of Suspense #68b (v1). The Red Skull next appears in Tales of Suspense #79b (v1).
     
  von Kimmer
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by von Kimmer in the mainstream continuity.
     
  Erica Wolfmann
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Erica Wolfmann in the mainstream continuity. Erica Wolfmann next appears in Tales of Suspense #73b (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
The Avengers
The Avengers last appeared in Fantastic Four Annual #3. The Avengers next appears in Avengers #19 (v1).
   
     
Nazis
Nazis last appeared in Tales of Suspense #71b (v1). Nazis next appears in Tales of Suspense #73b (v1).
   
     
Sleepers
This is the first appearance by Sleepers in the mainstream continuity. Sleepers next appears in Tales of Suspense #73b (v1).
   
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Tales of Suspense #71b (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Tales of Suspense #73b (v1).
 
     
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  andyzh Says:    
  2012-07-03 20:52:41  
  nothing happens  
 
 

  aramina Says:    
  2012-08-22 00:47:18  
  The Third Reich shall live again! It's so corny it's fabulous :P  
 
 

  Webslinger Says:    
  2012-09-04 22:39:35  
  Why would the Red Skull give all the plan?? Well, at least date and numbers, didn't he like surprises?
Was Cap frozen on the sea with that case?? It wasn't with him when Namor found'im, well, perhaps there's an untold story for when Cap retrieves his old belongins...
 
 
 

  Safis Says:    
  2012-12-02 20:55:13  
  Hmm, good point Webslinger. I like the fact that they're bringing Captain America back to the present (at least for the moment) instead of stories set way back in the forties, out of time with the other story in the very same book. But goodness gracious, is it terrible!  
 
 

  instantdeath999 Says:    
  2013-02-27 03:06:44  
  I like how the Thinker is apparently so intelligent that he borders on psychic, but the idea that Tony Stark and Iron Man are one in the same never occurs to him.  
 
 

  chrys Says:    
  2013-04-11 20:59:48  
  And the Sleepers aaaare... robots. Dammit!

I wish they had stuck to stories set in the 40s for Cap.
 
 
 

  spencer617 Says:    
  2013-04-16 15:09:04  
  Uncontrolled robot. Dangerous yes, but not enough to allow the Nazi's to take over again.  
 
 

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-05 18:36:20  
  This is one of my favorite cap storylines.  
 
 

  Durango55 Says:    
  2014-04-11 08:15:47  
  Enjoying Cap much more since the stories are based in the (then) modern day.

The WWII stories were too rah-rah for me, and I hated the fake German speech patterns: "Schtop him!"

Ugh.
 
 
 

  scottyjrules Says:    
  2014-04-27 01:41:55  
  Now this is more like it! Glad to see them getting back to modern day Cap adventures (or as modern as 1965 can be considered at this point)...  
 
 

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-07-03 20:29:30  
  Hawkeye is a real dick. I hope Cap ends up beating the mess out of him.
I like how they're trying to resurrect the Third Reich...pretty neat story.
I wish they would have made The Sleeper look better...it looks cheesy
I gotta admit...I'm anxious to see where this story goes.
 
 
 

  specialque Says:    
  2014-07-31 22:21:41  
  Oh my god. I laughed out loud at the first appearance of the Sleeper. Jesus!

Also, I'm glad they stopped with the "historical" stories. These modern ones are much, much more interesting.
 
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-08-10 16:21:31  
  3 stars for the awakening of 1st Sleeper!

Gather Around Kids - I love how the rest of the Avengers are hanging on to Caps every word!

Memories - @Webslinger: In a later issue he has his old footlocker, but this is something he should of gave to his superiors...

Buildup - Unfortunately, this is the best looking Sleeper!!!

Tactic - So, to get revenge....the plan is to attack your own country???

'Nuff Said - "What ever happened to that kid, Bucky?"-Hawkeye
 
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-12 08:36:00  
  Nazi robots that aren't rusted or obsolete after 20 years? 2 stars for sheer stupidity.  
 
 

  phogbear Says:    
  2014-09-20 22:12:17  
  An extra star for leaving WWII behind!!  
 
 

  Bramwell Says:    
  2014-10-31 20:09:06  
  Crazy looking robot on the cover. It's like a Godzilla attack.
Very contrived premise but entertaining nonetheless
 
 
 

  CosmicCostello Says:    
  2014-11-01 05:02:19  
  I was surprised the Red Skull had access to plexiglass, but "In 1933 the brand name "Plexiglas" was patented and registered by German chemist, Otto Röhm."

Still not sure why he didn't use the sleepers back when the war was on, though. Who devises a scheme for 20 years later if they have a working weapon now?
 
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-02-19 19:35:23  
  It would have been so awesome if the Sleepers were outrageously obsolete technology from 20 years prior that merely drew guffaws from the villagers. Then Von Kimmer could have been all like "Nein! Stop mit your verdammt laffing, schweinhunds! Ach du Lieber!"  
 
 

  storyeater Says:    
  2015-03-01 16:25:46  
  Ok,lets assume Nazi science is the best in the world (jojo bizzare adventure reference)and they could create robots that are dangerous even today,which,for some reason,they didn't use back then (lets assume they needed 20 years to charge because they minmaxed to create such awesome technology so long ago).Still not a threat.If today's weaponry couldn't kill them,Thor would.If Thor didn't,spidey or ironman,or reed richards,or giantman would (weaker,but much more adept vs technology).And if none of them would,magneto,whose goal is very opposed,though ,at that point,similar,to nazism,and who was on earth last I checked,would.And I am pretty sure even Cap can.So these were doomed from the onset

I was planning togive it two stars,it was ,ironically,the letter page that changed my opinion,so I added a star just for that one answer to one letter,where someone said sidekicks like Bucky are "a dime a dozen",and the bullpen answered that "Captain said,with a lump on his throat,"here's a dime (reader's name)now go buy me a dozen".It really goes to show that Marvel sees its superheroes as humans,even in Silver age,with its limitations.
 
 
 

  kungfufan Says:    
  2016-06-17 22:27:37  
  I liked it. Total cheese. Excellent.  
 
 

  kungfufan @ Webslinger (original post):    
  2016-06-17 22:35:47  
  It's probably a really dull story, like Cap was getting bored and kinda feeling a bit guilty spending all his time hanging out in Stark's mansion ordering room service from Jarvis, so visited his old barracks, where he found all his Cap gear still hidden in its original hidey hole away from Sgt. Duffy's prying eyes.  
 
 

  kungfufan @ marvelcomicslover (original post):    
  2016-06-18 15:02:16  
  Yeah they look cheesy, but it was the 60s...I don't think they come off as any more cheesy than some of the stuff on TV at the time... in fact I think the first sleeper is a little reminiscent of the robot from the them contemporary Lost in Space! I love the cheesy designs!  
 
 

  kungfufan @ TheAmazingGatorMan (original post):    
  2016-06-18 15:07:32  
  It's feasible. Remember they're in airtight containment, plus it's not like the difference in tech between now and 20 years ago, I think a 40s heavy weapon could be effective in the 60s too.  
 
 

  kungfufan @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2016-06-18 15:09:01  
  LOL, hilarious!  
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2016-12-12 18:33:07  
 
  • That's my line – "Mein Herr Kimmer... What of the law against the wearing of such uniforms?? If you should be seen??!" (Niemand Von Kraut) – "You verdammt ignorant, I haff zeen zome Amerikaner fillains mit much vorze outfits!"

  • I like that they provide some final details to Cap's last adventure and that he comes up with very plausible explanations. Stan made a clever choice using that kind of opening scene with the Avengers.

  • Boy, that Von Kimmer guy sure got creepy eyes!

  • It would appear that the Nazis have learned how to lose some of their accent in the past twenty years!

  • Hahaha! How can we take this robot seriously? That first sleeper looks like a giant can of bug spray with arms and legs! Better watch out, Gi-Ant Man!

  • Nice art and interesting set-up for that small arc. Plus, I'm quite happy we're back in the sixties, so 4 stars!
 
 
 

  Urgat @ Webslinger (original post):    
  2016-12-24 06:02:21  
  As we know that he was frozen at the end of his "Last" Mission....I don't think he took all his belongings with him on his missions.

Because Cap was a Legend during WWII and in the years after his "death", it would somehow be logical that they stored his belongings away somewhere and not just throw them away like trash. After he was found and revived, they could have given it all back to him...

That's just a Theory, a Comic-Theory, thanks for reading
 
 
 

  Urgat Says:    
  2016-12-24 06:10:56  
  Also happy to be back in the then-modern...

3* alone for that continuity-connection to the last Ish with Cap telling the other Avengers about some of his adventure...nice one, loved it

Also, this story made me curious how if the other sleepers would look the same and if not, how they woud look and what the overall plan could be because obviously this robot alone can't bring back the 3rd Reich
 
 
 

  Calion Says:    
  2017-04-16 00:00:38  
 
  1. I have a feeling that the original plan was to continue the story in the 1940s, but a decision was made to set the next issue in the present, so they inserted the kludge that Cap was telling them a story.
  2. Um…Hawkeye…it was 20 years ago for you. For Cap, it was maybe a year ago. I'm surprised no one mentions this.
  3. "I've kept it all these years"…? Maybe Cap doesn't remember either? And where did he get that box anyhow? Was it found with him in the ice? I certainly don't recall that. Sounds like Stan himself has forgotten how Cap got here.
  4. P. 6: And this is how the Holocaust happened. "We dare not disobey!" Even though there's five of you and only one of him.
  5. Pn. 6-6: I love Kimmer's face; he's as terrified as any of them.
  6. It seems like a pretty stupid plan if it requires that all three of your operatives be alive and free twenty years later.
  7. I had to look it up to see if they had Plexiglass in 1945. Apparently they did.

This was okay, I guess. A bit silly. ★★½

 
 
 

  Calion @ scottyjrules (original post):    
  2017-04-16 00:06:38  
  It's kind of weird to realize that 1965 is significantly farther in the past now than WWII was in 1965…  
 
 

  StrictSnow Says:    
  2017-04-19 21:25:31  
  Wow Hawkeye you're a jerk! Also Red Skull, if you had giant killer robots, why did you wait 20 years after you lost the war? Why not let lose the bots of war and stop the Allies in their tracks? I mean sure Red Skull had a different agenda from Hitler but it would be beneficial to win WWII, no?  
 
 

 
 
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   November 8, 2017 TStarnes Added Captain America[appost]s Shield listing.
   April 12, 2016 fragsel Updated the listing for Nazis.
   April 12, 2016 fragsel Added Erica Wolfmann to the issue.
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   April 12, 2016 fragsel Added Nazis to the issue.
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