Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Review: Marvel Masterworks Atlas Era Tales of Suspense Vol. 3

MARVEL MASTERWORKS: ATLAS ERA TALES OF SUSPENSE VOL. 3 (Marvel, 2010; Hardcover)
Collects Tales of Suspense Nos. 21-31 (cover dates September, 1961- July, 1962)
Stan Lee. Jack Kirby. Steve Ditko. Dick Ayers. Don Heck. Consider this the A-Team of the Silver Age of comics. This gorgeous hardcover edition provides a heaping helping of Cold War era Twilight Zone riffs. I love Kirby's monsters and aliens, Ditko's eerie, tense artwork, and Lee's overly dramatic writing. These stories are so much fun to read, and I always enjoy tales of the future, like how in the year 2000 everyone will have their own robot. Awesome. There isn't a loser story in the bunch.
On the OCD side of things, everything is once again perfect. Paper, sewn binding, superior linework and color restoration...all signals turn to green. This is the definitive document of these issues for the ages.

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