Appearing in "Horror on Haunted Hill!"

Featured Characters:

  • Wilbur Collins (Death)

Supporting Characters:

  • Captain Doug Michels
  • "Trigger" Grezno (Death)

Antagonists:

  • Saturnian Criminal (Death)

Other Characters:

  • Harry

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Vehicles:

  • Saturnian Spaceship

Synopsis for "Horror on Haunted Hill!"

Wilbur Collins is a caretaker who witnesses a spacecraft fly over and into the cemetery he's tending to. Upon reaching the scene where he saw the spaceship he finds it has already departed. Soon after he is surprised to hear he wasn't alone at the scene like he thought and is badly injured and left for dead by the alien who informs Wilbur that he was exiled to Earth for committing crimes on Saturn.

At dawn Wilbur makes his way to the road where he meets with the police and retells his story where in his attacker was on the hill and from space. Before he could fully clarify what he had seen Wilbur dies from his injuries. The police Captain and an officer investigate the hill but see nothing except a lone dying tree. They assume Wilbur was beaten by some homeless and that the story about invaders from space was due to a head wound. Even so the story spread and the hill soon became known as Haunted Hill and no one would dare enter the area.

A crook named Grezno took advantage of what he thought were stories and decided to hide out on the hill from law enforcement. While on the hill to Grezno's surprise he was attacked by the tree who identified himself as the alien. In the midst of their struggle lightning strikes the tree and kills both Grezno and the alien. When police investigate the scene they chalk up Wilbur's death to Grezno and that Grezno himself died by the tree getting struck by lightning.

A similar story called "Midnight on Haunted Hill" is told in Tales to Astonish #28.

Appearing in "Forever Is a Long Time!"

Featured Characters:

  • Paul Burk

Antagonists:

  • Genie of Barku

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Synopsis for "Forever Is a Long Time!"

A penniless man by the name of Paul Burk is out looking through garbage to find enough money to buy a drink when he stumbles upon a bottle with a genie inside. Upon releasing the Genie it informs Paul that not only does it not want to grant him any wishes but instead wants to return to the bottle and the only way to do so is if Paul grants the genie permission.

Paul refuses to grant the genie his wish unless Paul receives three wishes. The genie accepts angerly and so Paul asks for three things: money, good looks, and everything he never got in life. Paul's wishes are granted and so the genie asks to be returned to the bottle. Paul not liking his attitude makes him lick his shoes before granting him permission to return to the bottle. The genie returns to the bottle but not before grasping Paul's leg and dragging him into the bottle with him for all eternity or unless Paul can get the genie's permission to leave.

A similar story called "The Genie with the Light Brown Hair" is told in Journey Into Mystery #76.

Appearing in "A Shriek in the Night"

Featured Characters:

  • Good Samaritan (Unnamed)

Antagonists:

  • Pursuing Man (Unnamed)
  • Fleeing Woman (Unnamed)

Other Characters:

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Synopsis for "A Shriek in the Night"

A bystander in the park tries to help out a damsel in distress and finds no good deed goes unpunished.

Appearing in "The Inheritance"

  • Appearances not yet listed

Synopsis for "The Inheritance"

  • Synopsis not yet written.

Appearing in "The Man Who Walked on Water!"

Featured Characters:

  • Joe Russo

Antagonists:

  • Man (Unnamed)

Other Characters:

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Vehicles:

  • Murky (Joe Russo's Boat)

Synopsis for "The Man Who Walked on Water!"

A man out on a boat sees another man walking along the surface of the water. He demands the secret of waterwalking from the reluctant man at gunpoint and the other man relents under duress. They dive beneath the waves, the man rubs coral on his feet, and the ritual is completed. He heads to the beach, thinking that he's going to make a mint, and promptly sinks into the sand.

Appearing in "The Man Who Steals Gravestones!"

Featured Characters:

  • Josiah Creech

Antagonists:

  • Ghost (Unnamed)

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Synopsis for "The Man Who Steals Gravestones!"

A man who steals gravestones in order to grind them down and resell them is thwarted when one of the corpses wants it back.

Notes

  • The entire issue except for "The Man Who Steals Gravestones!" is reprinted in Beware #4.
  • "The Man Who Steals Gravestones!" is reprinted in Crypt of Shadows #5.

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