Tales of Suspense #52

    Tales of Suspense » Tales of Suspense #52 - The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again! released by Marvel on April 1964.

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    The Crimson Dynamo Strikes Again! last edited by pikahyper on 05/31/18 04:28PM View full history

    Upon discovering the betrayal and defection of Vanko, The Crimson Dynamo, to the United States, enemy agents "Boris" and Madame Natasha (codenamed "the Black Widow") are sent to infiltrate Stark's factory and retrieve the traitor.

    Black Widow distracts Stark while Boris goes after Vanko, quickly subduing the unsuspecting scientist. But when Boris dons the armor of the Crimson Dynamo and sabotages Stark's factory, Iron Man appears. Thinking it Vanko beneath the armor, Iron Man is caught off guard, and soon finds himself a prisoner aboard an enemy submarine.

    He manages to find Vanko, and takes him back to his factory. Vanko uses his deadly laser light technology to stop Boris, although because the technology had not been perfected he too is killed. Black Widow escapes and worries for her life, as her Communist masters will try and kill her if they can.

    Also includes: "The Seance" (Lee, Lieber, Stone, Holloway); "Tales of the Watcher: the Failure" (Lee, Lieber, Reinmen, Rosen)


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    Bad Boris, BAD! 0

    Spoilers are ahead, comrade.So, the reformed Crimson Dynamo Anton Vanko is a disgrace to his homeland. So much so that they send Black Widow and Boris after him. It gets crazy, Boris who seems to have low level super strength attacks Anton and uses the Crimson Dynamo suit for his own nefarious deeds. While Black Widow distracts Tony Stark on a date. Stark industries is set on fire due to Boris being a jerk. Tony becomes Iron Man dispatches Boris and brings him to jail after that Black Widow tu...

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    Good Introduction 0

    This provides an interesting and very different first appearance than most characters receive in comics. Introduced here as a villain, Black Widow doesn't get to have the typical introduction story, nor is she given any real powers (though she does not really have any either). The story here despite being in the middle of the silver age holds up relatively well, at least as long as one can put themselves in the Cold War mindframe of seeing the two superpowers trying to pull off espionage acts...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
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