Tales of Suspense #40

    Tales of Suspense » Tales of Suspense #40 - Tales of Suspense #40 Iron Man Versus Gargantus! released by Marvel on April 1, 1963.

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    Iron Man Versus Gargantus!

    Chaos erupts when circus animals break free while Tony is on a date at the Circus. The animals prove no challenge to the powerful Iron Man armor, but Tony discovers Iron Man's intimidating image frightens the audience. At a suggestion from his date, Tony decides to paint his armor a more inspiring color -- Gold.

    Later, a thick wall emerges around Granville, sealing it off from the rest of the world. Iron Man sneaks in to investigate and finds the populace hypnotized into serving the massive, neanderthal-like Gargantus, a tool by which aliens intend to conquer the Earth. After working that Gargantus is a robot, Iron Man rips it apart with magnets, then frees the town.

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    Prophet of Doom!


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    What is this? 0

    Warning: SPOILERS. So.. umm.. what? Two things of note happen here Iron Man becomes gold because he is scaring all of the people he is trying to save and he saves a town from a robot.. from some aliens. Yeah it's silly. Not in a good way either I mean I get that it is supposed old now so I can't be too harsh. Yet the last issue was much better and not nearly as silly. Anyway, Tony has a date at the circus and the tigers get loose. His first instinct is that he needs to save everyone as Iron Man...

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    Iron Man Versus Gargantus! 0

    After a pretty exciting debut for Anthony Stark and his Iron Man persona last month, you'd expect Lee, Kirby and Bernstein to keep up the pace and deliver a follow up that would expel fears of Iron Man being just another Hulk, but unfortunately this sophomore effort begins with Tony battling... tigers. In a circus. Then he turns his costume gold, in a plight to become more accepted by the people he's saving. Ah, Tony; ever one to please (himself.) and in turn ends up looking like an Oscar trophy...

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    Gargantus: The Giant Disappointment 0

    After Iron Man's exciting and grounded debut I was looking forward to learning how he became a super hero and how he would shrink down the life support systems from a suit to a smaller device. Sadly both of these points were skipped over, moving straight to the continued adventures of Iron Man the hero. We did get a detailed and slightly sexist explanation of why Iron Man changed the color of his suit to gold and an explanation of the three personas of Tony Stark.This was very much a story of tw...

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