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626: Tales of Suspense #91 (v1) [A Story]

" The Uncanny Challenge of the Crusher! "
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Tales of Suspense #91a (v1)
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Editor-in-Chief: Stan Lee
Cover Artists: Gene Colan, Frank Giacoia
Writers: Stan Lee
Pencilers: Gene Colan
Inkers: Frank Giacoia
Letterers: Sam Rosen
Editors: Stan Lee
Cover Date: July 1967
Release Date: May 1967
Story Arc: -
Pages: 12
Cover Price: $0.12
Times Read: 504                 Times Rated: 295
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Universes:   Earth-616  
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Issue Blurb
The Cubans have created the terrifying Crusher, who now heads for America to find Iron Man and defeat him. How will the Iron Avengers fare against this chemically fueled monster.
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Character Appearances
Main Characters
  Iron Man
Iron Man last appeared in Tales of Suspense #90a (v1). Iron Man next appears in Avengers Annual #1.
Supporting Characters
  Happy Hogan
Happy Hogan last appeared in Tales of Suspense #89a (v1). Happy Hogan next appears in Iron Man #3 (v1).
  Pepper Potts
Pepper Potts last appeared in Tales of Suspense #89a (v1). Pepper Potts next appears in Iron Man #3 (v1).
  El Presidente
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by El Presidente in the mainstream continuity. El Presidente next appears in Marvel Graphic Novel #27.
First Appearance
This is the first appearance by Crusher in the mainstream continuity. Crusher next appears in Iron Man #6 (v1).
Group Appearances
Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces
This is the first appearance by Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces in the mainstream continuity. Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces next appears in Wolverine #49 (v2).
Stark Industries
Stark Industries last appeared in Tales of Suspense #90a (v1). Stark Industries next appears in Iron Man #2 (v1).
Equipment, Items & Vehicles
Iron Man Armor, Model 3
Iron Man Armor, Model 3 last appeared in Tales of Suspense #89a (v1). Iron Man Armor, Model 3 next appears in Avengers Annual #1.
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Issue Notes

In this issue, Happy and Pepper get married.
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  TStarnes Says:    
  2011-10-17 00:00:00  
  I love when Stan decides to do other languages. His version of Spanish is to have guys say "Thees" and "Keel"....its just so ridiculous.  

  zweineuf Says:    
  2012-07-27 12:32:34  
  So Iron Man just nonchalantly buried this guy alive and then is basically whistling while he works at entombing his victim. I think he's taking Happy and Pepper's new relationship a little too hard.  

  andyzh Says:    
  2012-07-28 07:48:28  
  that was a stupid defeat all iron man did was shoot him with a special gun  

  Webslinger Says:    
  2013-03-26 17:58:21  
  How's that for a gun? Hold centrifugal force so it may increase other object's density. That's pretty logic for me!  

  skalchemist Says:    
  2013-06-20 17:26:18  
  If Stephen Hawking read the first page of this story, I think the pseudo-science gibberish would explode his head. For the sake of science, do NOT let Hawking read this!  

  Robareid Says:    
  2013-07-16 14:03:14  
  I would have thought they'd have made a bigger deal over Happy and Pepper getting married.  

  leisch Says:    
  2013-08-13 09:28:52  
  I thought we were past the Commie villains.  

  Raistlin903 Says:    
  2014-01-26 23:51:27  
  yeah the elope was the biggest shoker in the iron man stories in a long time........  

  duncanm Says:    
  2014-03-10 16:26:43  
  Well that was different. Dumb as all hell, but different. It doesn't make America look too good that all these communist people are so conniving and stupid, yet America couldn't defeat any of them.  

  dpaone Says:    
  2014-08-18 08:06:10  
  You weel love thees issue! ummmm... not really.  

  TheAmazingGatorMan Says:    
  2014-09-05 18:07:27  
  4 stars for Iron Man burying Crusher alive and leaving him for dead. I read the Hispanic lines in Cartman's voice and it made the issue that much better.  

  specialque Says:    
  2014-10-02 08:21:50  
  Horrible issue. Not even redeemed by Iron Man's cold-blooded murder of the Crusher.  

  MattzLadd Says:    
  2014-10-27 13:06:44  
  Thees issue ees terreeble.  

  Locust75 Says:    
  2014-12-21 22:15:07  
  Just 1 star for El Crusher!

?Question? - The above character and group appearances list Castro and Cubans. I know they probably meant it to be them, but it never comes out and says it, right?

Spinoff - I would love to see the adventures of Squeakie the Iron Mouse!!!

Accent - @TheAmazingGatorMan: I read the Spanish lines back and forth as Speedy Gonzales & Slowpoke Rodriguez!!

Details - It never explains why Crusher is wearing that harness for!?

'Nuff Said - "Even his hair is receding!"-El Guardo

  fragsel @ Locust75 (original post):    
  2014-12-21 23:59:13  
  It was confirmed that those are Cubans & Castro by Official Marvel Index  

  Locust75 @ fragsel (original post):    
  2014-12-22 07:46:33  
  Ah, good to know, and thank you for responding.  

  GroovyGolem Says:    
  2016-01-18 15:06:28  
  Clearly the harness was necessary to prevent Crusher's hairline from receding any further.

What a strange issue. I feel like Happy and Pepper's marriage was overshadowed by the cold spectre of death lurking below the floor.

  Bramwell Says:    
  2016-03-01 03:45:49  
  Very nice splash page. Weel...seriously.  

  ViolentPhlegm Says:    
  2016-04-29 12:32:14  
  Crusher is so big he even smashes his own sound effects!  

  Russ Says:    
  2016-10-03 20:59:56  
  1 star for yet another botched attempt at re-creating the Super Soldier formula. Maybe the next one won't need a Rogaine prescription to go with it.  

  Urgat Says:    
  2017-03-06 04:19:37  
  I have to do a little recap of what happened aside the main story in these last 3 Issues:

- The Senator out of nowhere dropped his plan on dragging Tony Stark to the Council to give the Government the Iron Man Armor for military uses

- Pepper (again) switches her love-feelings from Tony to another man (this time lucky Happy)

- Pepper and Happy got married....well that escalated quickly


  Allencthulhu Says:    
  2017-07-17 11:11:18  
  Everything was fine after this issue except that Tony could hear the beating...the beating of the Tell-Tale Heart!

What is with the alliteration in the titles. The Melter was all M's, then G's now C's.

One star for actually boring me. Plantman would have been an improvement in this one.

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   February 1, 2018 TStarnes Added Iron Man Armor, Model 3 listing.
   February 1, 2018 TStarnes Added Stark Industries to the issue.
   July 16, 2015 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   November 4, 2014 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   November 4, 2014 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   November 4, 2014 TStarnes Changed comic details.
   October 30, 2014 fragsel Added El Presidente to the issue.
   October 30, 2014 fragsel Added Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces to the issue.
   March 15, 2014 Spider-Borg Changed comic details.
   March 10, 2014 Drax Updated the listing for Crusher.
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