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Tales to Astonish Vol 1 61


Tales to Astonish Vol 1 61

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Quote1 I must begin work immediately! My brain against his might! What a battle this shall be! Quote2
-- Egghead

Appearing in "Now Walks the Android"Edit

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  • Converti-car

Synopsis for "Now Walks the Android"Edit

Putting on a show for hospitalized children, Giant-Man and Wasp are interrupted by the sounds of police sirens. Outside in the city, Egghead is making a daring escape from the law, escaping into the sewers and seeking refused in his secret hide out. There he tests out his new device that allows lifeless objects obey his commands. He then steals a store manikin and brings it back to his hide out. There he coats it in a special wax compound that will allow him to control it with his mind and makes it grow in size. Egghead then begins his plot to pit his android against Giant-Man.

The next day, Giant-Man and Wasp return home in their new Converti-Car, and check their mail. They find an invitation from a TV studio to create a TV show based on their adventures. Giant-Man wants nothing to do with it, but the Wasp talks him into going with her. Flying to the address, Giant-Man begins to get suspicious, however they walk into Egghead's trap anyway and find themselves trapped in the building with Egghead's android. Egghead tells the heroes that they cannot escape unless they defeat the android. They also have under an hour to do so, otherwise the building will run out of air and they will suffocate.

Egghead has the upper hand until Giant-Man realizes that Egghead experiences the sensations that the android does, and so spins it around until Egghead becomes extremely dizzy. He then forces Egghead to free them before stopping, and after they are free they direct the android to walk into the near-by harbor.

Appearing in "Captured At Last!"Edit

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  • Robot

Synopsis for "Captured At Last!"Edit

Bruce Banner has once more become the Hulk and is in battle with the spy which walked away with his new robot. The spy manages to escape just as the Hulk begins transforming back into Banner, retreating into one of Banner's many secret caves filled with scientific equipment. There the spy reasons he has just the right amount of equipment to build a crude missile that he can use to destroy the nearby rocket base.

Bruce Banner returns to the base to work on a device that will allow him to track the stolen robot. As he's finished and is about to sneak off the base, he spots the arrival of the new major on the base: Major Glenn Talbot.

Talbot reports to General Ross and informs him that he's been sent by Washington to investigate the allegations that Banner is possibly working for foreign spies. Just then Betty enters the room and she is introduced to Talbot and asked to show him around the base. When they arrive at Bruce Banner's lab they find him missing. Talbot learns from the guard assigned to watch him that they arrived before he left, but he was spotted going into the hills with a strange device. He then asks Betty to give him a tour around the area surrounding the base.

Meanwhile, Banner is busy tracking his robot, and soon is spotted by Talbot and Betty in a helicopter. As the helicopter lands, Banner sees the spy in his robot above a peak about to throw a boulder at the helicopter. Turning into the Hulk, he jumps up to stop the rock from falling on Ross and Talbot. Talbot dives to shield Betty while the Hulk smashes through the rock. Its debris manages to hit Talbot, giving him minor injuries and gaining the concern of Betty.

The Hulk battles the robot, until the missile the spy built launches, and the Hulk knocks the spy (in the robot) down a cliff to his apparent death. Hulk then jumps after the missile and smashes it in mid-air. The resulting explosion knocks out the Hulk, who is then captured and restrained by the military. Talbot suggests to Ross that somehow the Hulk and Banner must be connected. As the Hulk regains consciousness, Ross orders a tank battalion to prepare to fire. The story ends with the Hulk desperately trying to break free of his shackles before he can be executed.

Continuity Notes

Now Walks the Android

  • Giant-Man mentions his battle against the Beast of Berlin as seen last issue.

Captured At Last!

Publication Notes

  • Story I (Giant man story) is Job# X-807.
  • This issue debuts its letters page, "Mails to Astonish" a one page letters page. Letters are published from: Blair Ireland, Gary Smith, Sandii Woods, John Harwood, Doug Gopp and Barney Gorin, and Clark Mello. This page also includes a "Special Announcement Section". This is the first letters page in this title. "Mails to Astonish" will continue until this title changes its name to "The Incredible Hulk' and "Green Skins Grab Bag" respectively in Hulk #102.
  • Story II (Hulk story) is Job #794.

  • This issue is reprinted in other comics and books, see references for more info.[2]

  • No trivia.

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  1. First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
  2. The first story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's: The second story is reprinted in the following comics/TPB's:

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