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Tales of Suspense #54 1964 UKPV (1 of only 3) CGC 3.0 Cream/OW Mandarin Watcher


Tales of Suspense #54 1964 UKPV (1 of only 3) CGC 3.0 Cream/OW Mandarin Watcher
Tales of Suspense #54 1964 UKPV (1 of only 3) CGC 3.0 Cream/OW Mandarin Watcher
Tales of Suspense #54 1964 UKPV (1 of only 3) CGC 3.0 Cream/OW Mandarin Watcher

Tales of Suspense #54 1964 UKPV (1 of only 3) CGC 3.0 Cream/OW Mandarin Watcher    Tales of Suspense #54 1964 UKPV (1 of only 3) CGC 3.0 Cream/OW Mandarin Watcher

I bought all my Marvel comics in the late 1960s when I was about 10 years old. I would cycle 20 miles to a local UK shop - then I stored the Silver Age comics safely away for 56 years! Iron Man cover / 1 page.

Characters Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mandarin. Iron Man / comic story / 13 pages. Characters Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Mandarin; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan. Synopsis Tony's observer missiles have failed in Vietnam.

So, he goes to investigate, which leads him to the Mandarin. He attacks the Mandarin's castle, but he is captured. Secret Mission text story / 1.67 pages. Synopsis A bookkeeper dreams that he is a government agent hunting a mad scientist with a destructive sound device.

Comic story / 5 pages. Script Stan Lee (plot); Larry Lieber (script).

Characters Skrang; Miss Hotchkiss; Fox-People. Synopsis An invincible alien invader has weapons that can disable all Earth's armed forces, but he is frightened off when he see's an old lady's fox-fur collar, since his people have never been able to beat a fox-like alien race, and he thinks that the humans have beat and skinned them.

Tales of the Watcher / comic story / 5 pages. Characters Watcher [Uatu]; Ikor (Uatu's father, flashback); Emnu (flashback). Synopsis The Watcher is tempted to break his vow of non-interference, but sees that it is for the best to obey. Overstreet Synopsis (long read) & Story Arc (if applicable). While testing out a new helmet for the Iron Man armor, Tony Stark receives a summons to the Pentagon.

A new line of Stark's observer missiles has failed completely, and suspicions fall on Tony. Tony investigates the situation, only to discover the fault is not with the technology, but with the Mandarin, who has been quietly manipulating the missiles into error. He has no choice but to face the Mandarin once again.

However, Mandarin is too powerful for Iron Man, and manages to defeat him. Iron Man is left wondering how he will escape, with no idea what will happen.

Also includes: Skrang Strikes Tonight! " (Lee, Lieber, Ayers, Simek); "Tales of the Watcher: Hands Off!


Tales of Suspense #54 1964 UKPV (1 of only 3) CGC 3.0 Cream/OW Mandarin Watcher    Tales of Suspense #54 1964 UKPV (1 of only 3) CGC 3.0 Cream/OW Mandarin Watcher