Tales to Astonish #41 once again features the amazing Ant-Man, who now wears cloth only made from unstable molecules, which means he can now keep his Ant-Man costume in his pocket. I don’t know why, but it made me laugh the first time he pulled out that tiny custom from his pocket. It also made me wonder where he stashes the clothing he shrinks down in and what happens if he can’t recover it?
Anyways, rest assured this isn’t another rehashed plot, but a brand new adventure featuring the mighty Warlord Kulla, who is having scientist kidnapped and brought to his dimension so that he can have them build an electro death ray, which he desperately needs to stop the peace loving people. My only question is if he was capable of building a machine that can jump dimension how is he not advanced enough to build a death ray? Seems to be some sort of death ray would be the easier of the two to build.
Once again, the mighty Ant-Man must share space with two other stories. The first story, “When the Beast Walks,” is about a boy he sees a four armed gorilla, who reveals its secret to him. Naturally, when he tells everyone about it they believe him and everything changes for the better, which is pretty hard to believe. The second story, “The Curse,” features a dictator, a treasure chest, and a curse and it really made me realize that people really don’t fair too well in these non Ant-Man stories.
- Cover Artists: Jack Kirby, Dick Ayers
- Writers: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber
- Pencilers: Don Heck
- Inkers: Don Heck
- Letterers: Artie Simek