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Episode 179: Atlantean Evolution (Tales to Astonish #64 - Part 2) -- February 1965

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Edward Nevraumont
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In this episode:

On the backs of the Atlantean attack on the airline, Mike and Ed discuss the physiology of Atlanteans. If they are evolved for living under the oceans, why do they have legs? Why do they have hair? Why do they have lungs? Something is not adding up. Ed proposes that they are an advanced civilization that used genetic engineering to create their abilities. Mike suggests they might be aliens. They definitely don’t seem to be dolphins.

Behind the issue:

This episode came about from a “post episode” discussion we were having. We decided to turn it into an extra episode for your listening pleasure.

In this issue:

The Wasp’s plane is captured by the Atlanteans as it soars above the ocean, with some kind of bubble structure pulling it, safely, to ground. This attack is orchestrated by the Atlantean war lord Attuma. Giant-Man races to her rescue, taking on the Atlantean warriors and singlehandedly defeating them.

Assumed before the next episode:

People are curious about Atlantean physiology.

This episode takes place:

After people have had another look at Atlanteans.