Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Not a Hank Pym story, oddly.

I like the original cover better than the reprint: originally from Tales of Suspense #32, and reprinted in Where Monsters Dwell #34, "The Man in the Beehive!" With art by Jack Kirby and inks by Dick Ayers. No script credit, but odds are, Stan Lee, probably.

When a thief plans to rob his beekeeper boss, it's bad enough that he gets caught in the act, then worse when he finds said boss is actually a mutant. Worse still when the thief is shrunk to the size of a bee and forced to enter the beehive.

I think this story was probably done about the same time that super-heroes were starting to ramp up and little sci-fi/horror stories were beginning to wind down at Marvel. But this seems like it could've been the prototype for Hank Pym, except it's not, at all.


Dale Bagwell said...

Yeah, you're right, could very well be. Especially with the term/word mutant being brought up. Very interesting to think just how close we were to the Marvel Age right around this time period.

SallyP said...

I'm afraid of bees!