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533: Tales of Suspense #82 (v1) [B Story]

" The Maddening Mystery of the Inconceivable Adaptoid! "
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Tales of Suspense #82b (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Jack Kirby
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
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Letterers: Artie Simek
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: October 1966
Release Date: August 1966
Story Arc: -
Pages: 10
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 582                 Times Rated: 331
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Avengers #32 (v1)
Avengers #33 (v1)
Tales of Suspense #82b (v1)
Tales of Suspense #83b (v1)
Tales of Suspense #84b (v1)
531: Avengers
#32 (v1)
532: Avengers
#33 (v1)
 
534: Tales of Sus...
#83b (v1)
535: Tales of Sus...
#84b (v1)
 
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With Cap alone in the Avengers mansion, he begins seeing things back from his war days that he can't possibly be seeing. Has the great patriots war trauma finally caught up to him? And how does the last invention of the since destroyed AIM factor into all of this?
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Main Characters
  Captain America
Captain America last appeared in Avengers #33 (v1). Captain America next appears in Tales of Suspense #83b (v1).
     
Supporting Characters
  Jarvis
Jarvis last appeared in Avengers #18 (v1). Jarvis next appears in Tales of Suspense #83b (v1).
     
  Count Bornag Royale
Count Bornag Royale last appeared in Strange Tales #149a (v1).
     
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  Super-Adaptoid
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Super-Adaptoid in the mainstream continuity. Super-Adaptoid next appears in Tales of Suspense #83b (v1).
     
 
Group Appearances
S.H.I.E.L.D.
S.H.I.E.L.D. last appeared in Avengers #32 (v1). S.H.I.E.L.D. next appears in Tales of Suspense #86b (v1).
   
     
 
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Captain America's Shield
Captain America's Shield last appeared in Avengers #33 (v1). Captain America's Shield next appears in Tales of Suspense #83b (v1).
 
     
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  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-08 13:31:34  
  Time for Cap's turn at the "_______ Goes Mad" storyline.  
 
 

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-09 00:30:21  
  Is it me do superheroes fall for this stuff a lot back then????  
 
 

  dpaone Says:    
  2014-03-03 10:49:00  
  I know that it is the comics code probably doing it, but it is tiring seeing villians just putting people to sleep with the random sleep-hypno potion. Really, why doesn't the adaptoid just off Jarvis and CA? There are plenty of posions out there to choose from. Or better yet how about a posion (or gun) that makes it appear as if they died, but really sends them to another time?  
 
 

  specialque Says:    
  2014-08-10 22:26:04  
  I really dig these "Cap goes insane" stories.  
 
 

  marvelcomicslover Says:    
  2014-08-11 00:32:52  
  So far this Cap story is a bit ridiculous. Sheesh, he couldn't have found a bigger bed for Cap..?!?
This was short and hard to enjoy.
 
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan @ specialque (original post):    
  2014-08-25 12:10:06  
  Said no one ever?  
 
 

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-08-25 12:11:15  
  Good intro issue to this upcoming arc. Only complaint is the overuse of the hero getting hallucinations. It's becoming unoriginal. 3 stars.  
 
 

  Locust75 @ dpaone (original post):    
  2014-10-12 19:47:30  
  I saw what you did there...  
 
 

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-10-12 19:55:06  
  3 stars for the 1st app of the Adaptoid...the Super comes later...

Cover Me - A creepy cool cover!

'Nuff Said - "BUCKY! Where are you?? Say something, boy--! BUCKY!!"-Cap
 
 
 

  g2thet Says:    
  2015-06-08 17:43:16  
  Decent beginning of this arc of stories. Hope it gets better.
3 Stars
 
 
 

  Vancelot Says:    
  2015-07-17 18:19:50  
  Setting up yet another "villain impersonates a hero to discredit him" story. Ugh.  
 
 

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2015-08-27 21:28:07  
  Once the Adaptoid revealed the use of hypno-poison, I felt the story suddenly became filler, simply because there was no need to make Cap have the hallucinations... He just needed to get to sleep.

I'll admit I didn't see the switcheroo until it was revealed (slow on the uptake, I guess) which is why I was surprised to see Jarvis carry Cap around, considering in one previous story that Cap weighs (I think) 235 pounds. Once Jarvis was revealed as the Adaphoid, it made sense!
 
 
 

  Russ Says:    
  2016-09-21 02:53:23  
  So we have Cap now going up against a Skrull....errr, I mean the Space Phantom....no, I meant the Mimic.....arrrgghh! Adaptoid!

And didn't the Sons of the Serpent just run with a fake Cap in Avengers #33?
 
 
 

  kungfufan @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2016-12-02 07:11:21  
  Yeah I wondered about super strong Jarvis for a couple of panels too!  
 
 

  kungfufan @ Russ (original post):    
  2016-12-02 07:13:18  
  Imagine of the Adaptoid had arrived on the scene just a little earlier and did the Avengers' job of finishing off the Sons of The Serpent Cap-alike for them!  
 
 

  wingot @ GroovyGolem (original post):    
  2017-01-08 19:41:28  
  Yep, agreed. Jarvis carrying Capt. without any demonstrable effort seemed very odd, especially since big men have failed to carry him previously (and Jarvis is not a big man). I was going to comment on that exact point (or at least check if others had) until the reveal at which point it made sense.

I am still unsure how I feel, especially since the previous comic in the order (Avengers #33) involved a CA impostor. I do have to wonder (and assume it's the case) if it is this adaptoid that was the impersonator in Avengers though: the timing is too perfect not to b (same cover date). Will have to see how things progress for the story arc and maybe I'll change my mind about this issue.
 
 
 

  wingot @ Russ (original post):    
  2017-01-08 19:50:01  
  Yeah, I'm thinking it's the same fake Capt. as in Avengers #33. Both have the same cover date. It's the decision they've made to put #33 before this that makes it feel lame, but originally #33 was about 10 later in the order (about a month ago) so it's a decision they've made recently to move it forward to its current spot.

Personally I feel that it could have better gone after this issue, but that would also make the Avengers issue have less impact. Additionally, the RELEASE date of the Avengers was a couple of months before the cover date, so on that justification it could go first. Finally, this issue is part of a long story arc that CMRO tends to try to keep together, although that is the weakest argument of course because you could argue that the Avengers issue is also part of that story arc.

Though I find it bad writing/lack of communication between writers that there is no mention on Capt's side that anything had happened in Avengers #33 (with no feature at all of Jarvis, who had been mugged) given that this story presumably occurred directly before the Avengers comic. Clearly this one had to come first as Capt. was running around and abducted by the cloudship from the rooftop... Maybe the adaptoid has a temporary amnesia feature built into its copying process or something similar... However, from what I understand lack of communication between writers runs fairly rampant, especially later on, to the point where multiple incompatible origin's or setups or whatever occur for Spider-man across his three series all to get him to the same point for the event based articles (as just the most blatant example I'm aware of).
 
 
 

  Urgat Says:    
  2017-02-13 06:02:03  
  Somehow, this Story worked very well for me although I know the power of the (not-yet-super-)adaptoid. I wondered why Cap is having these weird hallucinations and was thrilled to find out why it was happening and how the adaptoid was involved...
It also caught me by surprise that Jarvis was revealed to be the Adaptoid in the end!
Enjoyed this Issue very much and for that it gets 4*
 
 
 

  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-07-06 16:13:31  
  Three stars for the Super-Adaptoid getting his first appearance. He's sort of the dark side of the Silver Surfer coin.

I would have given this four stars except for we're in the middle of a bunch of doppleganger villains/heroes.
 
 
 

  StrictSnow Says:    
  2017-07-28 10:42:10  
  In this issue, Cap hallucinates again. And is impostered. Again.  
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl @ marvelcomicslover (original post):    
  2018-02-18 21:17:49  
  And Wee Bear says: "Somebody has been lying in my bed, and here he is!" Mama Bear replies: "Yes my darling. And doesn't he look totally ridiculous with his limbs hanging out like that? Poor man's in for a sore back tomorrow!" Then Papa Bear concludes: "Nahhh, he's used to this! The guy's been secretly sleeping in the mascot's bed for years during WWII!"  
 
 

  RobinHoodMtl Says:    
  2018-02-18 21:26:09  
 
  • That's my line "It looks like some kinda super-scientific mummy case... but one belonging to the twenty-fifth century!" (Impressed SHIELD agent)

  • At the time the photos of Cap and Bucky were taken, there are very little chances that they would be anything else than black and white. It is true that color photography was possible as early as the end of the 19th century, but due to the cost and rarity of Kodachrome films, black and white was considered the norm until the 1960's.

  • I like how Captain America is gradually showing real symptoms of PTSD since his first Silver Age appearance: his sorrow over Bucky's death, his restlessness, his flashbacks, his obsessive interest in old pictures, his disconnection with reality and his trouble finding some new purpose to his life. All these signs were subtle at first, but now they are so totally plausible that they (almost) convinced me that Cap was in a psychotic break. All this build-up contributed in making this story much more interesting.

  • I say almost because we all knew it had to be caused by some external factor like hypnosis, projections, magical illusions, or in this case, drugs. We're way too early in this Universe for the authors to even consider a superhero could suffer from a mental disease. Still, we can't rule out that the drug-induced visions are partly coming from Cap's own subconscious heritage.

  • Good catch on the super-butler discrepancy guys. Although it did not strike me as improbable that a man most likely in his fifties could lift another man.

  • If it weren't for the 'Adaptoid' giveaway, I would not have suspected a shape-shifter. The art was decent, continuity was good with the Pietro and Wanda away from Avengers and Fury's victory over AIM, and the cliffhanger was remarkable. 4 stars.
 
 
 

 
 
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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)
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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)
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