Sep 3, 2021

Episode 73: Super-genius Psychological Testing? Well, we need to do something to predict the next super science criminal! (Tales of Suspense #45) -- September 1963

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What if the Marvel Universe was real? Mike and Ed are radio commentators in 1961 discussing the ramifications of a world with super heroes, monsters & aliens. Why is no one asking, "Is Ironman a good use of StarkCorp shareholder capital?"
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In This Episode:

Mike and Ed discuss the latest “scientist gone bad” - this time, an engineer working at Stark Enterprises. If even mid-tier scientists have this tendency to go bad, how are we going to identify them before they do something that cannot be stopped by people like Iron Man? Also, Iron Man was unable to save Tony Stark from a car accident. Is one super-powered bodyguard enough for the billionaire?

Tales of Suspense (1959) #45 | Comic Issues | Marvel

In this issue:

Tony Stark crashes his race car, and bystander Happy Hogan comes to his rescue. Tony hires Happy to work as his chauffeur, and so begins their long and storied friendship. We also meet Tony’s long suffering assistant Pepper Potts.

Tony, as Iron Man, stumbles upon one of his most trusted scientists, Professor Shapanka, breaking into his vault. Tony fires Shapanka for his treachery. Weeks later, Shapanka perfects his freezing technology, which allows him to coat himself in ice and freeze things. Shapanka goes on a crime spree, as Jack Frost, and proves more than a match for the city police. Iron Man and Jack Frost do battle, and Iron Man comes out on top by overheating the mad scientist.

Assumed before the next episode:

People are wondering which super-scientist will crack next.

This episode takes place:

After Shapanka/Jack Frost is arrested.