Nov 18, 2015

The 40 Years of Comics Project - Day 267: Tales of Suspense #67, July 1965

I really am going to have to start doing these posts earlier in the day. I'm very tired right now, and, unfortunately, Stan Lee's dialogue is not exactly the sort of thing to keep one awake.

There's some really great moments in both of the stories in this issue. Don Heck and Jack Kirby are obviously very talented artists, so there's a dynamism to the art that simply isn't reflected in the prose attached to it. It makes for a bit of a jarring read.

That said, it's cool to see a period piece for Captain America, and to get to see Bucky in action. Having just finished reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, it was lovely to see a crazed Hitler in the issue, and lots of beating on Nazis. Bucky's even a bit bloodthirsty, in that he kills a remarkable amount of soldiers in this issue. The influence on Chabon's novel of these comics is undeniable.

Sorry, that's it for today. I'm beat and I'm going to bed. I'll try to get to the comic earlier tomorrow, and actually have something interesting to say. Sweet dreams!

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