IRON MAN EPIC COLLECTION: THE GOLDEN AVENGER TPB
Written by STAN LEE with ROBERT BERNSTEIN, DON RICO, LARRY LIEBER & AL HARTLEY
Penciled by DON HECK with JACK KIRBY & STEVE DITKO
Cover by JACK KIRBY
Marvel had hit after hit in 1963, bringing new characters and fresh concepts to a public primed and ready for heroes with feet of clay. And none touched both that heroic ideal and human reality like Iron Man! A jet-setter, playboy and brilliant scientist, Tony Stark had his life changed forever when a battlefield explosion ripped into his heart — and only the amazing Iron Man armor could keep him alive! Stan Lee and Don Heck built the foundation that would turn Iron Man into a cultural icon. Now, you can experience his earliest adventures in this Epic volume collecting their complete original run. Featuring the evolution of the Iron Man armor, and the first appearances of Hawkeye and the Black Widow, they’re true classics from cover to cover! Collecting material from TALES OF SUSPENSE (1959) #39-72.
Here’s a new paperback reprinting early Tales of Suspense stories. The “Epic Collections” seem to be a replacement for the discontinued “Essential Marvel” line. This volume contains all of Natasha’s early supervillain adventures, so it’s a nice buy for a completist. The Sting of the Widow hardcover skips from Natasha’s first appearance here to Amazing Spider-Man #86, missing a lot of stories and character development. My personal favorite Soviet spy Natasha story, Tales of Suspense #53, is rarely collected except in big volumes like this one.