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Tales to Astonish Vol 1 93

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Appearing in "The Monarch and the Monster"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Monarch and the Monster"Edit

Continued from last issue...

Namor continues his battle against the radioactive creature known as It, as a military submarine, believing Namor to be responsible for the creatures attack on the vessel fire torpedoes at the two combatants. Their fight knocks them away from the blast, however, It's radiation begins to sap at Namor's strength.

As the exploding torpedoes cause an avalanche, It get's buried in the rubble and the Sub-Mariner just barely makes it out. Thinking this was an attack on him by the soldiers in the submarine (whom Namor believes sent It is a robot sent to attack Atlantis by the surface dwellers), the prince attacks the sub. As Namor breaches the hull of the ship with a single punch, It manages to free itself and resume its attack on Namor before he can cause more damage to the sub.

Greatly weakened by the radiation, Namor dives out of the creatures way when it lunges at him, causing It to smash through the hull of the ship. When the soldiers aboard the sub finally get their scanners running they see the creature and realize that Namor wasn't the one attacking them all along and retreat from the fight.

Weakened Namor returns to Atlantis where he learns of his near lethal dosing of radiation. Having recovered thanks to the advanced medical technology within Atlantis, the Sub-Mariner survives. Greeted at his bedside by Lady Dorma, Namor tells her of his battle against the "robot" from the "surface world". Still believing that It was a robot sent to attack his nation, Namor orders that a council of war be organized.

Appearing in "He Who Strikes the Silver Surfer"Edit

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Synopsis for "He Who Strikes the Silver Surfer"Edit

Continued from last issue... The Hulk thinking that the Silver Surfer was an alien space ship has forced the Surfer to land. Now the Hulk has demanded that the Surfer take him away from Earth, to find a new home where he won't be hounded. Unaware that the Surfer is unable to leave the Earth, the Hulk attacks when the Surfer refuses to help the Green Goliath.

The two end up in a battle, the Hulk trying to gain control of the Surfer's board, however the attempt is futile, and while the Hulk is durable enough to withstand the Surfer's attack nothing he can do can get the Surfer's board to follow his commands. The police soon show up as the Surfer makes his escape, and try to keep the Hulk at bay with flamethrowers until the military arrives.

Feeling pity towards the Hulk, the Surfer frees him but when he once against tells the Hulk he cannot bring him out into space, the Hulk attacks him in a fury again. This time, the battle ends with the Hulk being knocked unconscious. Using his Power Cosmic to probe the Hulk's mind, and learns of Banner's curse. Attempting to use his Power Cosmic to cure the Hulk, the Hulk awakens and believes that the Surfer is attacking him and fights him off, forcing the Surfer to flee. The Hulk, alone once more, realizes that his rage prevented him from leaving the Earth.

Continuity Notes

He Who Strikes the Silver Surfer

  • The Silver Surfer mentions how he has been hounded by humanity. He is referring to the events of Fantastic Four #56-61 when his powers were temporarily stolen by Doctor Doom.

Publication Notes

  • This issue is reprinted in the comics and books, see references for more info.[1]

  • No trivia.

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