Dec 20, 2021 • 10M

Episode 119 - What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander (Tales of Suspense #52) -- April 1964

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Edward Nevraumont
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Mike and Ed discuss what appears to be an assault on Stark Enterprises by a pair of Soviet Agents. Do they have plausible deniability? How is this different than when Thor and Hulk were advancing American interests in Asia? Also: We discuss the sacrifice of Anton Vanco, the original Crimson Dynamo, and how he should be honored by our country.

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Professor Vanko, the Crimson Dynamo, works as a loyal employee of Star Enterprises. Meanwhile, in the Dynamo’s homeland of the USSR, the Russian spy network dispatches the Black Widow and an agent named Boris to the USA to take out Tony Start and the Crimson Dynamo. The Black Widow charms her way into meeting Tony Stark, while Boris disables the Crimson Dynamo and steals his armor suit. Boris, as the Crimson Dynamo, attacks Stark Enterprises factories. This leads Iron Man to investigate and battle Boris. Ultimately, Professor Vanko is killed in battle along with Boris, as the Black Widow, having failed in her mission, is cut loose and on her own.

This episode takes place:

After Iron Man has defeated Boris.

Assumed before the next episode:

People are wondering whether there are basically Russian super spies now.

Tales of Suspense (1959) #52 | Comic Issues | Marvel