Jul 16, 2021 • 12M

Episode 51: De-Powering (Journey Into Mystery #91) -- April 1963

 
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What if... the Marvel Universe was real? In 1961 the Fantastic Four revealed themselves to the world and everything changed. Mike and Ed discuss the in-universe implications of super powers, aliens, monsters and more. From how Avenger Insurance will pay for Thor's property damage to why Spider-man needs a new PR agency, its comic books discussions in a whole new way. Every issue covered in the Marvel Universe from the very beginning. Full backstory on every episode with transcripts at www.SuperSerious616.com
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In this episode:

Mike and Ed discuss how it is possible to “lose powers” once someone has them. Mike argues that some powers may have their origin in “magic”, while Ed argues that magic is just a word we use for things we do not understand. We estimate how many super-powered individuals exist right now, and make predictions for how many more we will see in the coming months.

Journey into Mystery Vol 1 91 | Marvel Database | Fandom

In this issue:

Loki chomps at the bit to cause mayhem, but is prevented from leaving Asgard. And so he decides to cause trouble by given extraordinary powers to a carnival performer named Sandhu. Suddenly, Sandhu is able to levitate and teleport items. Sandhu moves on from simple tricks to trying to take over the world. Thor steps in but is easily bested, with Sandhu dropping a building on him. Thor is able to break free and continue battling Sandhu, ultimately causing Sandhu to suffer a mental breakdown and lose his powers.

Assumed before the next episode:

The world has recovered from the brief threat posed by the mighty Sandhu.

This episode takes place:

After Sandhu tries to take over the world and is defeated by Thor.