Comic Browser:


Tales of Suspense #90: Review

Jun 1967
Stan Lee, Gene Colan

Story Name:

The Golden Ghost!

Review & Comments

4 stars

Tales of Suspense #90 Review by (February 15, 2010)
Third of a four-part story.

Tales of Suspense #90 Review by (July 9, 2012)
Review (Iron Man): A cool all-action issue. Nothing special, though it does seem odd that Tony Stark has groupies who don’t have the sense to run from a police gun battle with a supervillain.


Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Tales of Suspense #90 Synopsis by T Vernon
Tony Stark is a captive of the Melter in his own lab, forced to make a smaller transistorized version of the villain’s melting gun. Melter has modified his old gun to melt more than iron and now when Tony gives him the new version he complains that he wants one still smaller so it can be concealed more easily. Meanwhile, the police have surrounded the factory and are demanding that the villain surrender. Melter switches the setting on his gun to "flesh" and shoots Tony, leaving him for dead—unaware that Tony’s metal chest plate protected him. Melter goes out and holds off the police, melting their guns in their hands, as well as astonishing the trio of gorgeous women who are waiting to date Tony (!). Tony has changed into his original Iron Man suit (since it would have been too dangerous to head to the office for the briefcase containing the current model) and heads out to confront his enemy. He charges at the Melter, taking the punishment he dishes out until the melting gun overheats in his hand (as it had been booby-trapped by Tony) and the villain drops it. The police then take him away and Iron Man heads back to put the suit back into storage.

Story #2

…And Men Shall Call Him Traitor!

Writer: Stan Lee. Penciler: Gil Kane. Inker: Joe Sinnott. Colorist: ?.

Synopsis / Summary / Plot

Captain America is trapped in a room where the walls are slowly coming together, as the Red Skull gloats above him. Cap manages to hurl his shield and destroy the control panel, escaping from the trap. He arrives at the central control room in time to see the Red Skull taking off in his jet craft. Quickly attaching a wire to his shield he manages to lasso the departing craft and hang on despite the Red Skull’s efforts to drown him by dragging him through the ocean. Cap manages to break a window and enter the ship just as the Red Skull uses his plastic bubble technology to capture and levitate Manhattan Island. Cap passes a gauntlet of defense weapons to reach the Skull and knocks down the Nazi villain. Enraged, the Red Skull threatens to drop the metropolis, sending millions to their deaths. Cap offers anything to prevent the disaster. The Red Skull demands that Captain America give his word to serve him for 24 hours. Cap agrees and the Skull returns the city unharmed to its location. As his first act of service to his evil master, Captain America allows himself to be broadcast over the world’s televisions pledging his allegiance to the Red Skull.

Gene Colan
Frank Giacoia
Gil Kane (Cover Penciler)
Frank Giacoia (Cover Inker)
Stan Goldberg (Cover Colorist)


Listed in Alphabetical Order.

Captain America
Captain America

(Steve Rogers)
Iron Man
Iron Man

(Tony Stark)
Red Skull
Red Skull

(Johann Shmidt)

Plus: Melter (Bruno Horgan).

> Tales of Suspense: Book info and issue index

Share This Page