Order Listing   Title Listing   Comic Box Listings   Group Listings   Story Arc Listings   Character Listings
CMRO Order Header
Main Reading Order
Core Reading Order
Ultimate Reading Order
Golden Age Reading Order
Expanded Reading Order
All Reading Orders
Issue Detail Header
Core Issue
 

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

" Victory! "
Comic Star RatingComic Star RatingComic Star RatingComic Star RatingComic Star Rating
(3.17)
 
Tales of Suspense #83a (v1)
Buy Comic Button
Buy Trade Button
Read Online Button
Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Gene Colan, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Gary Michaels
Colourists:
Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: November 1966
Release Date: September 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 12
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 602                 Times Rated: 343
Plot Flags:  
Universes:   Earth-616  
Go to Issue #82a Go to Issue #84a
 
FULL ORDER

Tales of Suspense #81a (v1)
Tales of Suspense #82a (v1)
Tales of Suspense #83a (v1)
Tales of Suspense #84a (v1)
Tales of Suspense #85a (v1)
519: Tales of Sus...
#81a (v1)
520: Tales of Sus...
#82a (v1)
 
522: Tales of Sus...
#84a (v1)
523: Tales of Sus...
#85a (v1)
Expanded Order
Tales of Suspense #81a (v1)
Universe Tag
Tales of Suspense #82a (v1)
Universe Tag
Tales of Suspense #83a (v1)
Universe Tag
Tales of Suspense #84a (v1)
Universe Tag
Tales of Suspense #85a (v1)
Universe Tag
Tales of Suspense #81a (v1)
Tales of Suspense #82a (v1)
 
Tales of Suspense #84a (v1)
Tales of Suspense #85a (v1)
 
Issue Detail Divider
Issue Blurb
After the woman he loves is threatened, The Golden Avenger pulls out all the stops in a final showdown with The Titanium Man.
Issue Detail Divider
 
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).
     
  Lyndon Johnson
Cameo Appearance
Lyndon Johnson last appeared in Tales to Astonish #68b (v1). Lyndon Johnson next appears in Tales to Astonish #88b (v1). This is a cameo appearance.
     
  Robert McNamara
Cameo Appearance First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Robert McNamara in the mainstream continuity. This is a cameo appearance.
     
Villains
  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).
     
 
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Iron Man Armor, Model 3
Iron Man Armor, Model 3 last appeared in Tales of Suspense #82a (v1). Iron Man Armor, Model 3 next appears in Tales of Suspense #84a (v1).
 
     
Titanium Man Armor, MK I
Titanium Man Armor, MK I last appeared in Tales of Suspense #82a (v1). Titanium Man Armor, MK I next appears in Tales of Suspense #93a (v1).
 
     
Issue Detail Divider
 
Issue Notes
  There are no notes for this issue.




 
Issue Detail Divider
 
Issue Review
     
     
     
 
There is no review of this issue.
 
 
Issue Detail Divider
 
Issue Synopsis
 
There is not synopsis for this issue.



 
 
Issue Detail Divider
 
Comments
   
 
  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.
 
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl @ zweineuf (original post):    
  2018-02-13 15:21:12  
  Yes. I was about to post the same comment about President Johnson and I was not 100% sure about Robert McNamara. Colan is so good with faces that Stan didn't even bother to mention who they are.  
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2018-02-13 15:54:31  
 
  • That's my line "It's no good. [...]That means I try Plan B.!" (Iron Man) I thought we were way past Plan B and were just about to go for plan F or G at this point.

  • The only thing that bothers me with Colan and it has absolutely nothing to do with his great talent is that Hogan looks like a handsome movie star. He's supposed to be an ex-boxer. I know his first appearances under Don Heck's great pencils displayed some exaggerated features but it made sense that Hogan would have a rugged face with a broken nose and cauliflower ears. Now he's just too pretty for Pepper not to consider him boyfriend material and it contradicts the narrative.

  • Speaking of that, I'm a bit disappointed in the renewed love triangle. I thought we made progress on that matter but now we're back to the same point. If not for that, this series would really be one of my favorites.

  • I'm glad that Senator Byrd has more dimension than General Ross and shows that he's not a bad guy after all. I can't wait so see how it goes at the hearing.

  • Wow! What a drastic and cruel ending to Titanium Man! "He failed! Let him drown in that armor! His hormones cost a fortune anyway!" I don't buy at all that the Reds would do that. It just feels like cheap anti-Communist propaganda!

  • Despite some minor setbacks, I give 4 stars to this story. The fight was good. Everybody is happy except Happy who should be happy he got his memory back. I know I'm happy Happy is no longer amnesiac. And I'm looking forward to next issue.
 
 
 

 
 
Issue Detail Divider
 
     
Iron Man Omnibus, Volume 1
 
This collection includes Tales 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)
     
Issue Detail Divider
 
Issue Letters Page


There are no letter pages submitted for this issue. If you would like to transpose and send at letters page, you can send it to tstarnes@gmail.com. Check in the forums for information about formating the letters page.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Issue Detail Divider
 
Issue Attachements
There are no attachements for this issue. If you know of something, let us know through the contact page or the forums.
 
 
 
 
 
Issue Detail Divider
Story Locations
Map Loading...Please Wait.
 
Issue Detail Divider
Updates
Date User Name Update
   February 13, 2018 RobinHoodMtl Added Robert McNamara to the issue.
   February 13, 2018 RobinHoodMtl Added Lyndon Johnson to the issue.
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added Titanium Man Armor, MK I listing.
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes Added Iron Man Armor, Model 3 listing.
   January 31, 2018 TStarnes
   November 21, 2017 TStarnes
   May 15, 2017 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   March 15, 2014 Spider-Borg Changed comic details.
     
 
CMRO Sidebar
 
CMRO Sidebar Search Top

CMRO Sidebar Support Us

 

Shop at Amazon
 
Become a Patron of my writing
 
DC Comics Reading Order
Marvel Cinematic Universe Order
Star Wars Reading Order
Star Trek Reading Order
Doctor Who Order
The Law & Order
CMRO Latest Badges Header
ronano   60s Completist Badge
eykim21   Nuff Said Badge
VirtualAdept   Rhymes With Looney Badge
sbcolt15   Believe I Can Fly Badge
aliensummer   Affable Archie Badge
GSDFanatic   Heir Apparent Badge
Poppycop3   The King Badge
Whithbrin355   30s Completist Badge
trreinhard   On the Catwalk Badge
Garfieldicus   Second Generation Badge