Jun 18, 2021 • 13M

Episode 39: Hijacking Ho Hum (Tales to Astonish #40) -- February 1963

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Edward Nevraumont
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 news that would have been mindblowing a year ago has now moved to the “back pages” of the newspapers. Mike also argues that Ant-Man is not using his talents to their full potential, whereas Ed disagrees. Where do you stand?

Tales to Astonish Vol 1 40 | Marvel Database | Fandom

In this issue:

The owner of Mitchell Armored Truck Co., Howard Mitchell, complains to the police about a series of hijackings of his vehicles. Fortunately for him, Ant-Man has been spying on the entire city through his network of ants, and through this network, he overhears Mitchell wishing he could get in touch with Ant-Man. And so Ant-Man literally catapults across the city towards Mitchell’s office and offers his services. Ant-Man sets up a fake hijacking, but before the sting operation is set, he leaves due to a medical emergency. Mitchell’s truck is hijacked by a mysterious masked man. Ant-Man then springs into action - he had faked his medical emergency and tagged along in the truck - and battles the hijacker, ultimately defeating him. The hijacker is unmasked, and it is none other than Mitchell, who was running what must have been a convoluted insurance scheme.

Assumed before the next episode:

People are seriously wondering whether it is a good idea to live under the constant surveillance of a person known only as Ant-Man.

This episode takes place:

After the hijacker is caught by Ant-Man.