Tales to Astonish #60

United States

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
October 1964
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/18700

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Giant-Man; Hulk) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Giant-Man; Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; Hulk [Bruce Banner]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Sol Brodsky
Colours
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Sam Rosen
Show/hide 1. The Beasts of Berlin! (Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp) Comic story, 14 pages

"Hank! What's gotten into you!"

Featuring

Feature
Giant-Man and the Wonderful Wasp
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-765
Characters
Giant-Man [Henry Pym; also as Ant-Man]; Wasp [Janet van Dyne]; GUEST: Lee Kearns; CAMEO FLASHBACK: Maria Trovaya (Henry's 1st wife)

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Paul Reinman
Letters
Sam Rosen

Synopsis

When Henry learns that an old buddy has been captured behind the Iron Curtain, he heads off to East Berlin to mount a rescue. Using both the powers of Giant-Man and Ant-Man Hank rescues Lee and destroys the ray the reds are using to create hyper-intelligent gorillas.

Show/hide 2. The Incredible Hulk (The Incredible Hulk) Comic story, 10 pages

"In a hidden cave, beneath the burning sands..."

Featuring

Feature
The Incredible Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Code
X-763
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; VILLAIN: Banner Bot

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Steve Ditko
Inks
George Roussos [as Geo. Bell]
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
The Incredible Hulk (Newton, 1975 series) #2 (5 July 1975)
The Ringmaster

Synopsis

Bruce creates an indestructible robot which is able to withstand the power of a nuclear blast but the stress of completing it on schedule causes him to transform into the Hulk and he leaves this massive weapon of awesome power unattended. A foreign spy who has been hanging around jumps into the robot and takes off. The Hulk tries to stop the robot but can't and once he is worn out from the battle, he transforms back into Banner. Found lying in the desert by Ross and Betty, Bruce vows to build a bigger and better robot to take down the first one.

Notes

Story continues from Incredible Hulk #6 but with significant changes. In the original series ending, Bruce still used his gamma ray machine to transform himself into the Hulk and, although "meaner" than his alter ego, the Hulk still retained Bruce's intellect. Here in Tales to Astonish all of a sudden, Bruce realizes that it is stress that causes him to become the jade giant and he does not turn back until he either calms down or wears himself out physically. Bruce and the Hulk now also have completely different personas and are only vaguely aware of what the other does. Creating a more inexplicable no-prize worthy mystery, without Rick Jones to hold them (there is your previous solution), what happens to Bruce Banner's glasses when he transforms to the Hulk and back again (in this story, they magically appear on the ground next to him in the desert after he makes the change).


Status

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  • 22872

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