Aug 23, 2021

Episode 68: Gods, aliens (Tales to Astonish #46) -- August 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
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In this episode:

Mike and Ed discuss the events happening in Greece. The Cyclops from Greek Legend is alive and well - and working with aliens! Could it be that the ancient gods who have suddenly appeared, including Thor and Loki, are actually aliens? And if so, are these aliens turning their attention to Earth after learning about our planet from the Fantastic Four going into outer space? also, does the first Greek superhero need a makeover?

Tales to Astonish Vol 1 46 | Marvel Database | Fandom

In this issue:

Hank Pym (Ant-Man) and Janet Van Dyne (the Wasp) head to Greece for a well-earned vacation from crimefighting. While there, they try to book passage to the islands, and learn that the local sailors are too frightened to go. Apparently, a monster has been sighted in the islands, and everyone is staying away. They rent a boat and go to check it out for themselves. Sure enough, there is a giant one eyed monster - a Cyclops - on the island, who has been keeping sailors on the island. Not only that, there are aliens and spaceships on the island. Ant-Man listens in on the aliens - they were scouting ahead for an invasion. Ant-Man and the Wasp take the aliens down, and they also disable the Cyclops, which was just a big robot. The aliens reassess their plans to invade the Earth, concluding as they do that the Earthlings have greater powers than they had suspected as they were able to take control of the Cyclops robot. And that is how Ant-Man and the Wasp were able to foil an alien invasion whilst on vacation.

Assumed before the next episode:

People are scared off from traveling to Greece due to their apparent giant monster problem.

This episode takes place:

After Ant-Man and the Wasp have defeated the aliens and their robot monster.