Tales of Suspense #80

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
August 1966
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/20270

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover He Who Holds the Cosmic Cube! (Captain America) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Captain America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen
Show/hide 1. When Fall the Mighty! (Iron Man) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Iron Man
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Sub-Mariner [Namor]; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Jack Abel [as Gary Michaels]
Letters
Artie Simek

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Sub-Mariner (Newton, 1976?) ([1976?])
Enter the Golden Avenger!

Synopsis

A frenzied Sub-Mariner attacks the weakened Iron Man in his lab. Iron Man tricks Subby into throwing him into a reinforced safe room where his is able to close the door and recharge his armor. Sub-Mariner is also in need of a recharge so he flies off to take a quick dip in the ocean. Meanwhile the police arrive at Stark Industries and accuse Iron Man of wanton damage. Pepper and Happy have turned up too. A refreshed Sub-Mariner prepares himself for round two!

Notes

Story continued in the Sub-Mariner story in Tales to Astonish #82. Reprint correction and addition supplied by Henry Kujawa via GCD Errors list (August 2007).

Show/hide 2. Items of Lasting Insignificance from the Four Corners of Marveldom! (Marvel Bullpen Bulletins) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Marvel Bullpen Bulletins

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Bulletins (including letter from Jan Shpiegelman), The Mighty Marvel Checklist, list of 26 M.M.M.S. members

Show/hide 3. He Who Holds the Cosmic Cube (Captain America) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Captain America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Wolfgang; A.I.M.; Keeper

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Jack Kirby (co-plot)
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Don Heck
Letters
Artie Simek

Synopsis

Cap rescues a pilot whose plane was shot out of the sky, only to discover he's a member of A.I.M., and he tells Cap about A.I.M.'s "supreme achievement"--The Cosmic Cube--which has been stolen by it's "keeper," who's taking it to his new master...The Red Skull! Watching via remote camera, The Skull uses a "neuro brain-trap device" to brainwash his loyal follower, Wolfgang, into blowing his own brains out! Using an "experimental manned missile" from SHIELD, Cap catches up to The Keeper and leaps in mid-air onto his jet plane. As they battle, the hypnotized man hits the ejector switch, and the two parachute down to a remote island, in view of The Skull. The evil Nazi gains the advantage by telling Cap he was the one who gave the orders that resulted in Bucky's death back in 1945. Gaining the Cosmic Cube, which can "convert thought waves into material action"...he wills The Keeper into another dimension. Cap realizes his foe has now become invincible!

Notes

Part 2 of 3. The palm magnets Cap uses to latch onto the Keeper's jet were later used by Nick Fury in STRANGE TALES #166 (March 1968). Synopsis, notes, and other corrections submitted by Henry Kujawa via GCD Errors list (August 2007).

Show/hide 4. Untitled (Mails of Suspense) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Mails of Suspense

Credits

Letters
Typeset

Notes

Letters from Edward Rippy, Gilbert Mazur, Bill Kirchner, Richard Cundari; next issue blurb, order blank for joining M.M.M.S.; Small illustration of Iron Man


Notes

Additional reprint info supplied by Henry Kujawa via GCD Errors list (August 2007).

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 12362

Cover added

  • 26/07/2017

Index completed

  • 26/07/2017

Last updated

  • 26/07/2017