|| Reviews - Tales to Astonish - #57
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On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man, A voice in the Dark - Joseph
On the Trail of the Amazing Spider-Man
One morning, the Wasp arrives at Giant-Man's lab to find that Giant-Man has a surprise for her: A new weapon that fires compressed air. Each "wasp sting" has enough power to knock over objects.
Meanwhile, long time Giant-Man foe Egghead has decided that now is the time to launch his next attack against his enemy. Using a transmitter implanted in a nearby ant hill, Egghead uses it to transmit false messages about Spider-Man looking to attack Giant-Man. Deciding to get to the bottom of things, Giant-Man sends the Wasp to locate Spider-Man, but tells her not to attack him alone. However, when the Wasp finds Spider-Man swinging through the city she is compelled to attack him, but is soon trapped in his webbing. Giant-Man soon arrives and the two heroes lock in a battle, while Egghead watches from a monitor at his hideout.
Hiring a gang of thugs, Egghead plots a robbery, starting by calling the police and informing them of the battle between Giant-Man and Spider-Man. While the police are distracted by the battle in the city's east end, Egghead plans his robbery of an armored car in the west end. Taking a rented truck, they soon run the armored car off the road and load it into the back of their specially rigged truck. The police, Giant-Man, Wasp and Spider-Man soon realize they've all been tricked.
Using Giant-Man's spy ants to track Egghead's truck, the three heroes follow Egghead to his secret hideout near the docks. In spite of Spider-Man's and the Wasp's dislike for one another, the three heroes stop Egghead and defeat his gang of crooks. With all the bad guys rounded up and their loot returned, the heroes part company.
A voice in the dark
Running late for a meeting with Giant-Man, the Wasp decides to save time by throwing a coat over her Wasp costume and walking to Henry Pym's house. Along the way she spots a suspicious looking man crawling into a manhole. Dismissing it at first, she soon stumbles upon the fact that a local jewelry store has just been robbed. Shrinking down to ant-size, the Wasp chases after the crook and tries to take him down in the dark sewers without his notice.
Everything failing, she tracks the crook to an abandoned subway maintenance room where she comes up with the idea of amplifying her voice with a scrap of paper folded into a cone shape. She tells the crook that she's the Invisible Girl (which the crook believes since he can hear a woman but can't see one) and that he should surrender before the rest of the Fantastic Four arrive. The crook quickly surrenders and is arrested.
When the Wasp finally arrives at Giant-Man's lab, Henry is furious that she's so late. She explains to him what happened, and he gets even madder still that she'd take credit for a job that the radio reports was done by the Invisible Girl.