Tales to Astonish #81

Marvel Comics

United States

Published
July 1966
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/20194

Credits

Editing
Stan Lee

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Untitled (Hulk) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; Rick Jones; Betty Ross; Glenn Talbot; Boomerang [Fred Myers]

Credits

Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Bill Everett
Colours
Stan Goldberg ?
Show/hide 1. When a Monarch Goes Mad! (Sub-Mariner) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sub-Mariner
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]; GUESTS: Lord Vashti; Lady Dorma; VILLAIN: Krang

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Gene Colan
Inks
Dick Ayers
Letters
Sam Rosen

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Sub-Mariner (Newton, 1976?) ([1976?])
When a Monarch Goes Mad!

Synopsis

Namor is driven mad by the betrayal of Lady Dorma (she agreed to marry Krang last ish in order to protect the Sub-Mariner from the monstrous Behemoth). Dorma and Krang turn their skin to flesh color and head to the surface world to hide out.

Notes

Continued from Tales of Suspense #80 and concluded in Tales of Suspense #82.

Show/hide 2. The Stage Is Set! (Hulk) Comic story, 10 pages

Featuring

Feature
Hulk
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Hulk [Bruce Banner]; General Thunderbolt Ross; Betty Ross; Rick Jones; Major Glenn Talbot; Boomerang [Fred Myers] (introduction); Secret Empire (introduction); Subterraneans; Tyrannus; Mole Man [Harvey Elder]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby (layouts)
Bill Everett (pencils)
Inks
Bill Everett
Letters
Sam Rosen

Synopsis

The Secret Empire hires Boomerang to obtain the plans for the Orion missile and the new bad guy on the block heads for gamma base. As Rick, Betty and Glenn are returned to the surface from the underground subterranean kingdom, Boomerang captures Betty to use as a bargaining chip for the missile. Banner frantically makes his way through a pitched battle between the forces of the Mole Man and Tyrannus, trying to find a way to return to the surface and help his friends but it is only when he once again becomes the Hulk that he accidentally stumbles on the right machine that accomplishes the task.

Show/hide 3. Untitled (Mails to Astonish) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Mails to Astonish
Characters
Sub-Mariner [Namor]

Credits

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Bill Everett
Marie Severin
Inks
Bill Everett' Marie Severin
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from N. F. Tambasco, Joseph Dillon, Bob Simmons, and Steven Russell. Includes an image of the Hulk from an earlier issue and an illo of Sub-Mariner by Marie Severin.


Status

AusReprints ID

  • 12357

Cover added

  • 26/07/2017

Index completed

  • 26/07/2017

Last updated

  • 26/07/2017