Jul 28, 2021

Episode 56: Saving the world and kissing babies (Tales of Suspense #41) -- May 1963

 
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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 talk about how Iron Man has saved the world again - this time from the mad scientist Dr. Strange (not who you think). The hosts cover Iron Man’s positioning as both a world saver and trusted local public figure. Also, apparently there are now force fields that will stop atomic weapons - what does that mean for missile defense?

Tales of Suspense Vol 1 41 | Marvel Database | Fandom

In this issue:

Tony Stark is living the life as a world famous man about town. He is fixated on building weapons for the army while also moonlighting as crimefighter and general do-gooder Iron Man. In his spare time, Iron Man cheers up kids at the local hospital, too.

Meanwhile, science terrorist Dr. Strange hatches a plan to hypnotize Iron Man to break him out of prison. The plan comes to fruition, and Iron Man busts Dr. Strange out and flies him to his island stronghold. Dr. Strange then announces his world domination plans to the world. Iron Man, obviously feeling that this is a personal affront, breaks into Dr. Strange’s island stronghold and battles Dr. Strange. He nearly loses, but fortunately for him, Dr. Strange’s adult daughter betrays her megalomaniac father and helps Iron Man defeat her father.

Assumed before the next episode:

The world marvels at everyman Iron Man.

This episode takes place:

After Iron Man has defeated Dr. Strange.