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Subj: Marvel Tales #8
Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 at 10:44:39 pm EST (Viewed 139 times)

Throughout the week, I have read stories from Marvel Tales #8, a Marvel reprint title from 1967. Back in the Silver Age, Marvel Tales was a double-size 25 cent magazine. This issue featured Spider-Man's first battle with Mysterio from 1964. Always enjoyed Ditko's art on the web-slinger. Other stories include the Human Torch in "The Threat of the Torrid Twosome" (what alliteration) from 1963 in which the Torch leaves the Fantastic Four. The art by Dick Ayers is very good. Next, the Wasp tells a fantasy story, "When Wakes the Colossus". The dialogue between the Wasp and Henry Pym is typical Silver Age nostalgic enjoyment; art is by Larry Lieber. The last story stars Thor versus the Carbon-Copy Man. An interesting story about alien invasion and Thor's resolution, although done before in other fiction stories, is very well done. The art by Al Hartley is not the best - Dr. Blake looks quite thin and the head to body proportion seems awry. Art is similar in style to that of Charlton's Son of Vulcan. Overall. a very good book of early Silver Age Marvel greatness.You could really feel the enthusiasm of these comic nook professionals as they endeavored and succeeded in making Marvel a top contender.

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