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521: Tales of Suspense #83 (v1) [A Story]

" Victory! "
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Tales of Suspense #83a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Gene Colan, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Gary Michaels
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: November 1966
Release Date: September 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 12
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 558                 Times Rated: 316
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Tales of Suspense #81 (v1) [A Story]
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After the woman he loves is threatened, The Golden Avenger pulls out all the stops in a final showdown with The Titanium Man.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Tales of Suspense #82a (v1). Iron Man next appears in Tales of Suspense #84a (v1).
Supporting Characters
  Pepper Potts
Pepper Potts last appeared in Tales of Suspense #82a (v1). Pepper Potts next appears in Tales of Suspense #84a (v1).
  Happy Hogan
Happy Hogan last appeared in Tales of Suspense #82a (v1). Happy Hogan next appears in Tales of Suspense #84a (v1).
  Senator Harrington Byrd
Senator Harrington Byrd last appeared in Tales of Suspense #82a (v1). Senator Harrington Byrd next appears in Tales of Suspense #84a (v1).
  The Titanium Man
The Titanium Man last appeared in Tales of Suspense #82a (v1). The Titanium Man next appears in Tales of Suspense #92a (v1).
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  Redsvetz Says:    
  2011-10-20 08:36:50  
  The Tumbler? I know he was going for a "non-super powered" foe, but surely Stan could've come up with a better name than that.  

  juanito Says:    
  2012-03-02 14:51:21  
  "If only the day would come when force is no longer necessary -- when men would reason together instead!" how peacefully spoken by -- is that Lyndon B. Johnson on page 7 watching Iron Man fighting on TV? Must be.  

  zweineuf Says:    
  2012-05-19 04:03:53  
  It is supposed to be Johnson, and the guy next to him watching the TV with him is Robert McNamara, Secretary of Defense.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-07 18:13:04  
  Nice Titanium's keepers decide he can sink into the sea after another defeat.  

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-07 04:36:22  
  so, um.... why didn't they keep the aromor and get rid of the guy inside??? no, screw that, just let it all sink.......  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-01-21 05:05:50  
  So weird that in the copy I was reading from the 60s, there's an ad for Superman's new cartoon series (and multiple stingers telling people to tune into the new Marvel Cartoon show as well). Kind of crazy that they would run a promo for brand ech.  

  metasynthie Says:    
  2014-06-23 08:00:12  
  Gene Colan uses his skills at realism to draw in current political figures (and maybe newsmen too?)
Happy's amnesia finally gets amnesia and allows us to forget that it delayed the beginning of a more interesting plot based on the fact that Happy's in on the secret.
Since recent plots are getting canned, Pepper has also completely forgotten by this point that she hates Tony and adores Iron Man, and gone back to being swoony rather than fickle.
Senator Byrd, thankfully, is not going to let Tony or Iron Man off the hook just because of a patriotic victory, no sir.

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-08-11 00:08:57  
  Watching the two armored gladiators fight isn't that good. But, the ending was nice. I'm glad Happy is back and Senator Byrd seems ok with Stark and Iron Man now. I wonder what will happen to Titanium Man now.

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-23 15:20:26  
  Glad to see Happy back to normal now. The fight was great, and I'm looking forward to the congressional hearing now. After all the emphasis on this, I'll be pissed if it doesn't happen. 4 stars.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-09-28 16:40:59  
  Will Titanium Man always appear in 3-issue arcs? 'Cause they are... actually quite good, for communists.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-10-03 11:18:25  
  4 stars for the terrific Titanium ending!!!

Ink Well - Gary Michaels is Jack Abel...

'Nuff Said - "He's got the guts--and the speed--and the moxie--but, is it enough against that titan??"-Cameraman

  Bramwell Says:    
  2014-12-21 21:19:46  
  Evidence of a different time in advertising. A doiuble-page ad for TV shows featuring DC superheros and Hannah-Barberra cartoons. I miss the days before brand synergy.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-06-27 17:13:07  
  Great ending to this arc! A really good showing for Iron Man, fighting a larger, stronger foe. And why? Because he's got... MOXIE!!  

  indypaul Says:    
  2016-06-29 06:45:14  
  Decent fight, and the art was great. I'm still not on board with the idea that Stark should be compelled to divulge the Iron Man suit secrets, though. And I thought Pepper despised Tony? That didn't last long...  

  kungfufan Says:    
  2016-11-21 07:12:17  
  Awesome artwork.  

  Urgat @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2017-02-09 03:19:36  
  I had to look up the word, only knew it as a name from the Borderlands-Games, although there it was written with two X  

  JonahBlack Says:    
  2017-05-04 05:02:55  
  Colan is really good at drawing realistic people, but he seems lackluster with Machines and Mechanisms (see Iron Man's diamond tipped drill). Kind of like an anti-Jack Kirby.

I also had to go back over the previous issue, because I hadn't gotten the sense that Titanium Man was *that* big until this issue. I felt he was like well over 7 feet, not over 10, but he suddenly felt that way in this issue. Looking at the previous ones, I sort of can see him being that big, but it didn't leave me with that impression on the first run through (this may be more of a fact about me than about the art).

It also occurs to me that I don't recall seeing the word 'transistor' anywhere in this arc.

Finally, this may signal that I'm getting burnt out on the order, but I am *so* sick of amnesia.

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