13 TALES OF SUSPENSE COVERS Just to Make You Feel Good

IRON MAN AND CAPTAIN AMERICA: A salute to Marvel’s split series of the ’60s…

Paul Kupperberg wrote a beaut of a column earlier this month about 1968 and 13 WAYS it was a remarkable, watershed year for comics. I highly recommend it — and you can check it out here.

Mini-spoiler: One of his 13 entries noted the end of Marvel’s split books, series like Tales of Suspense, Tales to Astonish and Strange Tales, which were double features because of limitations on the number of titles the company could publish each month.

So, I thought, hey — let’s do 13 COVERS on each of these books! And here we are, with Tales of Suspense. (Next is Tales to Astonish. Click here.)

Far out.

Jack Kirby pencils, Dick Ayers inks

Kirby and Ayers

Kirby pencils, Chic Stone inks

Kirby pencils, Frank Giacoia inks

Kirby pencils, Don Heck (Iron Man) and Mike Esposito (Cap) inks

Kirby pencils and Sol Brodsky inks (Cap). Heck and Ayers (Iron Man).

Gene Colan pencils, Frank Giacoia inks

Kirby pencils, Joe Sinnott inks

Kirby and Giacoia

Colan pencils, Jack Abel inks

Kirby and Heck

Kirby and Stone

Kirby pencils, possible Carl Hubbell inks


— PAUL KUPPERBERG: 13 Ways the Year 1968 Transformed Comic Books Forever. Click here.

— 13 TALES TO ASTONISH COVERS Just to Make You Feel Good. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. You’re right. It did make me feel good. Thank you very much.

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  2. Suspense 82 with the green cover!!!!!!!

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  3. “If a comic cover be great!”

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