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Tales of Suspense Vol 1 59

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Quote1 Even a chain can be busted if you find the weakest link! Quote2
-- Bull

Appearing in "The Black Knight!"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Black Knight!"Edit

The Black Knight has just escaped from jail with the help of his flying horse, and with most of the other Avengers off on an out of town charity event, Iron Man is the sole Avenger on duty. Returning to his Stark Enterprises factory as Tony Stark, he has sudden malfunction that effects his chest device, which Pepper and Happy attempt to seek medical help for (not knowing Stark's real condition) however, Stark's identity as Iron Man is preserved by the inadverted attack on Stark Enterprises by the Black Knight. The distraction gives Tony enough time to sneak away and recharge his chest plate.

As Black Knight battles Iron Man for revenge over his last defeat at the hands of the Avengers, a concerned Pepper and Happy smash into Stark's office to find it empty. Thinking that Stark climbed out the window Happy goes out on the window ledge to look for Stark and becomes a hostage of the Black Knight.

Iron Man quickly defeats the Black Knight by knocking him off his horse, but saves him before he can hit the ground. With Black Knight turned over to the police, Iron Man worries that the next time he takes off his armor could mean his death. Confronting Pepper and Happy, Iron Man tells them that Tony Stark has left town and put Iron Man in charge during his absence. While the two accept this answer, they are suspicious of Iron Man and question if Iron Man had something to do with Stark's sudden disappearance.

Appearing in "Captain America"Edit

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  • Thugs
  • Bull (First appearance)

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Synopsis for "Captain America"Edit

Alone on monitor duty at Avengers Mansion, Captain America dismisses Jarvis the butler for the night so that he can spend a quiet evening reminiscing over a scrapbook of World War 2 photos. However, Jarvis is abducted by thugs who are employed by a criminal named Bull who upon learning that Captain America is the only Avenger at the mansion, plots to break in and steal the mansions many devices and secrets.

Leading an army of thugs with advanced weaponry, Bull and his cohorts attack Captain America figuring that he would make for an easy target because he has no super powers. The Captain, interrupted from his reminiscence (and mourning the loss of his World War 2 partner, Bucky) Cap easily makes short work of Bull and his men and turns them over to police.


  • Iron Man story (Story I) is Job #X-775
  • Captain America story (Story II) is Job #X-180.
  • This issue presents the debut of its first and only letters page, "Mails of Suspense". Letters are published from Joe Miller, Mike Collins, Joe Bryant, Rick Weingroff, and Suzie Modar. The page also features a "Special Announcement Section".
  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[1]


See AlsoEdit

  • Iron Man and the Avengers appear in the first story between the events depicted in Avengers #9.

  • None.
  1. This story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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