Sep 24, 2021 • 8M

Episode 82: Interrupting Ed Sullivan with a fake Spider-Man (Amazing Spider-Man #5) -- October 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
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In this episode:

Mike and Ed discuss a case of mistaken identity ,and how easy it seems to be to impersonate Spider-Man. Perhaps if you want to kidnap the wallcrawler, you should ensure that your captive can spin a web? And if you want to extort someone, wouldn’t threatening poor defenseless orphans be a better choice than a superhero anyway? Does the genius Doctor Doom have a master plan that we just don’t understand? Are we walking right into his trap?

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #5 | Comic Issues | Marvel

In this issue:

The Daily Bugle is trashing Spider-Man as a lawless vigilante. But that doesn’t stop Flash Thompson, Spider-Man’s #1 fan (and Peter Parker’s teenage nemesis) from sticking up for his hero. Meanwhile, Dr. Doom plots his revenge against the Fantastic Four. He figures that all he needs is Spider-Man as his partner in his plan to take down the Four. Spider-Man rebuffs Doom’s efforts to woo him into a team-up, and the two battle, with Spider-Man escaping. Later, Flash dresses up as Spider-Man, and Doom mistakes him for the real deal and kidnaps him. The real Spider-Man battles Dr. Doom once more, and saves Flash from his evil clutches.

Assumed before the next episode:

People start re-thinking their Spider-Man Halloween costumes for fear of being kidnapped by a foreign dictator.

This episode takes place:

After Spider-Man has rescued Flash Thompson from Dr. Doom.