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Quote1.png After what has happened, I myself will never create another Robot X! But one day, other scientists will learn how to build them, and perhaps by then, mankind will have matured enough so that we will not fear what we do not understand! Quote2.png
Professor Jonathan Wilkes

Appearing in "I Am Robot X"

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  • Mister Smith
  • The World Governing Council
  • Robot X prototypes
  • The police
  • State militia
  • The fifth column of Martians/editors and writers of the Daily Clarion

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Locations:

  • Daily Clarion Newspaper Building
  • Professor Wilkes' house
  • Junk Yard
  • Real Estate Office
  • Abandoned Building

Items:

  • Invisible force field of hyper-electromagnetic energy

Synopsis for "I Am Robot X"

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A scientist builds a thinking robot and runs into opposition from the editor of a local paper. The robot becomes suspicious of the editor's propaganda against his kind and builds an army in a secret factory to overcome police resistance when he assaults the town to capture and expose the newspaper editor as a Martian in disguise. They had planted several aliens in positions of influence so as to soften Earth up for an eventual invasion but knew that they could not manipulate thinking robots and had to turn the humans against them. With the alien plot foiled, Robot X and his fellow robots deactivate themselves so that humans will not need to live in fear. The scientist who created Robot X vows to create no more robots, and he hopes one day humanity will be mature enough to accept their existence.

Appearing in "The Pact"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Journey into Mystery #2
(originally printed as The Scarecrow)

Featured Characters:

  • Tim Blake

Supporting Characters:

  • Occult Shopkeeper

Other Characters:

  • Advertisement Director
  • Jim
  • Millie
  • Millie's Boyfriend

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Items:

  • Potion of Power
  • Potion of Power Antidote

Synopsis for "The Pact"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Journey into Mystery #2
(originally printed as The Scarecrow)

Tim Blake finds a steady living playing a pathetic weakling in a series of ads ("Don't be like him! Use Vigomin and be a man!"). Frustrated by his lack of success in the dating world, he visits a magic shop and purchases a strength potion for fifty cents. The eccentric proprietor offers him an antidote, but it costs $100 and Tim reasons that he'd never need it anyway. The potion turns Tim into a Hercules, and he goes around beating up his rivals and bullying women into dating him. However, he soon learns why he should have bought the antidote, as he quickly grows so massive that the Earth cannot hold his weight and he plummets down into the planet's core.

Appearing in "Who or What was the Bootblack?"

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Synopsis for "Who or What was the Bootblack?"

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A greedy industrialist relates his cruel business dealings to a shoe shine man he treats with disdain. The bootblack realizes his customer is an evil man that must be punished. If the man doesn't sign a business contract within the next several minutes he will suffer financial loss. When he refuses to pay the bootblack because he did not finish shining his shoes in the allotted time, he finds to his astonishment that his shoes walk in the direction opposite the building he needs to sign the business deal. He glances at his watch and sees that it is too late to sign, and when he glances over his shoulder at the bootblack, he sees the man sporting the wings of an angel. "If the law down here cannot punish you, there is always a higher power that can."

Appearing in "What Lurks Within?"

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  • The County Sheriff

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  • Unidentified Alien Race

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  • A spaceship with a hyper-atomic engine
  • Derrick with a battering ram ball

Synopsis for "What Lurks Within?"

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Dr. Droom defeats alien invaders by projecting his thoughts so as to seem as if he is actually a construction derrick. The aliens realize they can never defeat a planet filled with such powerful creatures and so they depart.

Notes

Dr. Droom is better known as Dr. Druid.

See Also

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Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks
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