Oct 22, 2021 • 16M

Episode 94: Freedom of the Press and Personal Flying Machines (Amazing Spider-Man #7) -- December 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 the pattern of supervillains breaking out of jail. Should there be greater measures placed on these super-prisoners? What about the Vulture’s technology - is it superior to Iron Man’s flying technology? The Vulture’s technology could revolutionize society! Also: do we need to worry about superheroes assaulting members of the press, like Spider-Man apparently did with the publisher of the Daily Bugle? Where does that lead?

The Amazing Spider-Man (1963) #7 | Comic Issues | Marvel

In this issue:

The Vulture is a model prisoner. So much so that he is allowed to work in the machine shop, whereupon he creates a rough version of his personal flying device and flies away to freedom. He thereafter returns to his life of crime, stealing from businesses. He easily defeats Spider-Man when they meet up high above the New York skyline, although the next time they meet, Spidey gets the upper hand and takes the villain down. After defeating the Vulture, Spider-Man visits J. Jonah Jameson at the Daily Bugle and webs his mouth shut, out of anger at the newsman.

Assumed before the next episode:

People are wondering why prisons are suddenly so porous.

This episode takes place:

After the Vulture has been recaptured.