Episode 114 - Alien Politics (Fantastic Four #24) -- March 1964

  
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In this episode:

Mike and Ed discuss the ramifications of an alien child with the ability to destroy our entire solar system. What would happen if an army of adult aliens from this child’s planet arrived on Earth? Now that we are receiving regular visits by aliens, has it become apparent that we need to better understand the politics of our galaxy? Also, if an alien invasion won’t unite humanity, what will?

In this issue:

A bunch of weird stuff is happening in NYC. Building-sized spinning tops, giant robot figures, and other super-scaled toys are suddenly appearing in the Big Apple. The Fantastic Four investigate and learn that there is an unbelievably powerful alien behind these strange occurrences. The alien is taken in by some criminals who plan to exploit his strange powers. Mr. Fantastic figures out that the alien is actually a child who has the ability to destroy the world. He figures out a way to call the child’s parents, who arrive to pick up their errant kid.

This episode takes place:

After we all learn that it’s an alien child’s sandbox, and we just live in it.

Assumed before the next episode:

People are awed and terrified by the revelation of the destructive capabilities of this new alien civilization.