Part two of our giant-size episode about Ant-Man/Giant-Man! Kurtis and Eric pick up right where they left off with Ant-Man making his transition to the larger than life hero known as Giant-Man! Hank and Jan face returning villains like The Porcupine, and new villains like The Human Top! Spider-Man and the Hulk also stop by to say hi! After this episode you’ll know more than you ever wanted to know about Ant-Man and Giant-Man!
Issues discussed: Tales to Astonish #49-59
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NOTES: Listener JC Carlos helped us remember a couple of things we couldn’t while recording! Here are his comments:
The issue you’re thinking of is FF #2; “Skrulls From Outer Space” where Reed shows the Skrull captain pages from Strange Tales and Journey Into Mystery to convince him Earth is too dangerous to invade.
And only 8 issues later in FF #10, Stan and Jack make their Marvel Universe debut as the creators of the in-universe Fantastic Four comic.
Also; the Microverse had appeared earlier in FF #16 (a story that guest starred Ant Man); about 8 months prior to the Porcupine story from Tales to Astonish #53.
Your guess was right.