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Tales of suspense comic books issue 59

  • Issue #59
    Tales of Suspense (1959) 59
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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Dick Ayers. Iron Man and Captain America double feature begins. The Avengers guest star in the Iron Man story, "The Black Knight," script by Stan Lee, pencils by Don Heck, inks by Chic Stone; Iron Man battles the Black Knight; Wasp, Giant-Man, Captain America, and Thor appear. Part of the story continues in "Captain America," the first Silver Age Captain America solo story, script by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby (co-plot), pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Chic Stone; While Cap lounges around Avengers Mansion, thinking about Bucky and his place in the world, a gang of costumed thugs break in intent on stealing any secrets or weapons Stark may have lying about the place, to sell for profit; They figure Cap's "just an acrobat"; Bucky Barnes cameo; First appearance of Jarvis (the Avengers' butler). Letters page begins. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #59UK
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    UK Edition. 9d cover price. Cover by Jack Kirby. "The Teen-Ager Who Ruled the World!", art by Jack Davis; An arrogant teen-ager finds a genie's lamp and tries to make the world perfect, but finds that all his wishes have unexpected results. "We Can't All Be Human!", script by Stan Lee (plot) and Larry Lieber (script), art by Don Heck; Seemingly friendly aliens arrive on Earth, seeking refuge from pirates, but a philosophy student figures out that the first visitors are the pirates, and disguised themselves to appear pleasant to humans. "Blueprint for Victory" text story. "The Man In The Mirror!", script by Stan Lee, art by Steve Ditko; A millionaire buys an enchanted mirror that allows him to wish any person he dislikes to be trapped inside of it; He wishes dozens of people into the mirror until he is contacted by agents of the IRS who wish to audit his books. 36 pgs., full color.