Dec 17, 2021

Episode 118 - 100% Recidivism (Amazing Spider-Man #11) -- April 1964

 
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What if the Marvel Universe was real? Mike and Ed are radio commentators in 1961 discussing the ramifications of a world with super heroes, monsters & aliens. Why is no one asking, "Is Ironman a good use of StarkCorp shareholder capital?"
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In this episode:

Mike and Ed discuss Philadelphia and how super battles are expanding out of New York City. Meanwhile, Dr. Otto Octavius was released from prison and immediately returned to committing crimes. Has ANY supervillain been successfully rehabilitated? Also, are supervillains going to start working for organized crime, or are they going to start running organized crime?

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #11 | Comic Issues | Marvel

In this issue:

Doc Ock is released from prison early, for good behaviour. He immediately returns to a life of crime by breaking a mobster out of prison. Spider-Man tracks Doc Ock down, and they tussle. Betty Brant’s brother, who was involved in the prison breakout scheme, is collateral damage in the battle.

This episode takes place:

After Doc Ock returns to a life of crime.

Assumed before the next episode:

People are starting to wonder if they should build super prisons for supervillains; and whether there should be super penalties, too.