Okay, this Saturday’s light-hearted, escapist superhero blog post will take a look at Marvel Comics’ neglected figure It, the Living Colossus.
TALES OF SUSPENSE Vol 1 #14 (February 1961)
Title: I Created the Colossus
Villains: The Kigor, an alien
NOTE: It the Living Colossus was created by Stan Lee, his brother Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby
Synopsis: We are introduced to Boris Petrovsky in the Soviet Union. He is a dissident artist whose brother Ivan, a Party official, had Boris canceled for his pro-freedom views. Ivan also had his brother detained for «reeducation» and was forcing him to create a huge statue glorifying the Soviet Union to show that he had abandoned his insurrectionist beliefs.
Defiant to the last, Boris instead used the months-long period to craft a menacing, horrifying face on the mammoth statue to show how he REALLY perceived the communist government. Shortly before Ivan was due to…
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