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441: Tales of Suspense #78 (v1) [A Story]

" Crescendo! "
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Tales of Suspense #78a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Gary Michaels
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: June 1966
Release Date: April 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 12
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 612                 Times Rated: 337
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Tales of Suspense #76 (v1) [A Story]
Tales of Suspense #77 (v1) [A Story]
Tales of Suspense #78a (v1)
Tales of Suspense #77b (v1)
Strange Tales #145a (v1)
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With Mandarin's giant creation released, Iron Man throws everything he's got at him, all to no avail. What possible way is there for Iron Man to turn the tables of his colossal foe?
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  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Tales of Suspense #77a (v1). Iron Man next appears in Tales of Suspense #79a (v1).
Mandarin last appeared in Tales of Suspense #77a (v1). Mandarin next appears in Tales of Suspense #84a (v1).
Ultimo last appeared in Tales of Suspense #77a (v1). Ultimo next appears in Avengers Annual #1.
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Chinese Military
Chinese Military last appeared in Tales of Suspense #77a (v1). Chinese Military next appears in Avengers #29 (v1).
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  Safis Says:    
  2013-05-19 18:02:30  
  Hoo boy, the writing in this one. It's like they didn't even care.  

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2013-12-23 12:35:08  
  Is any of this even legaly possible...... I dont think tony choosing not to reveal iron man's secret identity is covered under any law thta would allow the government to put out an arrest warrent...... Even in the 60s....... Or close his factory.......  

  metasynthie Says:    
  2014-06-16 09:43:34  
  That's what you get for relying on the military-industrial complex for all your income, Tony: government contracts pulled by a nasty Senator. Eisenhower tried to warn you!

The Ultimo victory is the worst part of this issue, really pulling it down for me: ok, fine, Iron Man manages to spot a place on the volcano-top that will cause it to erupt. But we were just told and shown in the last TWO issues that Ultimo basically uses an erupting volcano as an ALARM CLOCK that gets it out of bed to go stomp anyone who's nearby. Why does the android even care if his cozy naptime volcano erupts again?

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-07-19 19:38:01  
  Terrible battle with Ultimo...but I did like the ending.

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-17 19:16:51  
  I thought the writing was better. The plot was atrocious... The conclusion to the fight with Ultimo was horrific and a senator has no such power. I am invested in Happy, though. I hope his memory returns has he blabs Tony's secret to Pepper.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-09-03 22:47:17  
  Just 2 stars for smoldering Ultimo...

'Nuff Said - "It is almost a bore to continue my vigil!"-Mandarin

  phogbear Says:    
  2014-10-12 07:24:25  
  Gene's art is so amazing these last few issues. I do not remember the stories being so awful.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-05-08 13:45:58  
  So they drop the "Adam Austin" alias with this issue. It looks like Gene Colan changed his panel layouts on purpose to evoke a different artistic style for "Gene Colan" compared to "Adam Austin."  

  GroovyGolem @ Locust75 (original post):    
  2015-05-08 14:10:36  
  Locust, how could you pass up "Behold! The armored champion of the capitalistic imperialists!" for 'Nuff Said?

It just rolls right off the tongue! ;-)

  Peter Jason Quill Says:    
  2017-04-15 08:51:39  
  The Mandarin in Iron Man 3 is so much better than this mandarin  

  StrictSnow Says:    
  2017-05-03 21:56:14  
  How boy. That is one active volcano.  

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-06-21 23:29:48  
  "For the first time in my life--despite my awesome armored power--I feel almost totally helpless!"--so you've managed to forget ToS#75? And Happy is the one with the amnesia.

As much as I love Gene Colan's art, he sure gave the Mandarin some serious overbite.

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   May 16, 2017 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   April 21, 2016 fragsel Added Chinese Military to the issue.
   March 15, 2014 Spider-Borg Changed comic details.
   June 7, 2013 TStarnes Moved this issue.
   June 5, 2013 Robareid Changed blurb for this issue.
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