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Tales of Suspense #71: Captain America

January 16, 2012

Stan Lee // Jack Kirby & George Tuska
November 1965
B-story: ***
Part 3 of a story that sounds like a plausible WW2 Cap/Bucky mission and avoids both Golden Age & Silver Age formulas. Instead, the creative team delivers a rollicking adventure involving an English rocket scientist/Quisling who avenges his sister by rerouting a V-2 to hit a Nazi battalion in France.
[A-story: Iron Man]
[last issue: Tales of Suspense #70]
[next issue: Tales of Suspense #72]

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Tales of Suspense #70: Captain America

January 15, 2012

Stan Lee // Jack Kirby & George Tuska
October 1965
B-story: ***
CA now alternates the mag’s cover w/ Iron Man rather than sharing it. Inside, Kirby’s obviously the creative drive behind Cap’s strip, even if he’s just providing breakdowns: so much action & momentum, plot threads get frayed! Our super-soldier gets pinned down by a Nazi squad in an English castle.
[A-story: Iron Man]
[last issue: Tales of Suspense #69]
[next issue: Tales of Suspense #71]

Tales of Suspense #69: Captain America

January 14, 2012

Stan Lee // Jack Kirby & Dick Ayers
September 1965
B-story: ***
Bucky plays the perennial role of Boy Hostage when he’s kidnapped by a mad scientist. But the highlight of this backup is a gutsy firefight in Occupied France, tipping the ish towards the war genre. Working off Kirby’s breakdowns, Ayers has fine linework that suggests ’40s comics, esp. in the faces.
[A-story: Iron Man]
[last issue: Tales of Suspense #68]
[next issue: Tales of Suspense #70]