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Appearing in "Midnight on Black Mountain"

Reprint of the 6th story from
Journey into Mystery #17

Featured Characters:

  • Paula Harper

Antagonists:

  • Walter Mead (Demon)

Other Characters:

  • Doctor (Unnamed)

Races and Species:

Locations:

Synopsis for "Midnight on Black Mountain"

Reprint of the 6th story from
Journey into Mystery #17

A woman with a terminal illness falls in love with a man named Walter who is indifferent to her. She offers him everything but he says he would never marry a witch. She denies being a witch and asks for a way to prove it. He tells her to go to Black Mountain where witches and demons hold a Black Sabbath. If they reject you, you're not a witch. She goes, and finds to her surprise, herself dancing with demons. A figure appears and proclaims he is her master and she was not a witch when she came to Black Mountain, but she is one now and will live forever with her malady. The figure is revealed to be Walter.

Appearing in "Where Monsters Dwell"

Reprint of the 5th story from
Adventures into Terror #7

Featured Characters:

  • Benton Dispatch
    • Mr. Reese

Supporting Characters:

  • Distorted Victims

Antagonists:

  • Dr. Korber (Death)
  • Unknown Dimension Creatures

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Locations:

Synopsis for "Where Monsters Dwell"

Reprint of the 5th story from
Adventures into Terror #7

A scientist uses a Phantom Zone-like projector to banish people he doesn't like to another world, but a light indicates where the beam connects both worlds, and one of the men returns. He shoves the scientist through the aperture where he is attacked and killed by the natives. Other victims rush forward hoping to escape, but the man switches off the device. The story ends with the man indecisive about turning the beam back on and rescuing the other victims and possibly allowing native attackers to pour through, or leaving it off and condemning them to die. He addresses the reader directly and asks "What would you do?"

Appearing in "Don't Look!"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Journey into Mystery #2

Featured Characters:

  • Harold Whitney

Supporting Characters:

  • Madman (Future version of Harold Whitney)
  • Secretary (Unnamed)

Other Characters:

  • Police (Mentioned)

Races and Species:

Locations:

  • Harold Whitney's Office
  • Seagate Asylum (Mentioned)

Items:

  • Magic Mirror

Synopsis for "Don't Look!"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Journey into Mystery #2

A raving madman bursts into the office of a patent attorney attempting to interest him in patenting a magic mirror that reveals how old people will look in ten years if you merely think of them. If you look into the mirror yourself, it will show you how old you will be in five years. The attorney calls the authorities to haul away the lunatic, but not before the receptionist gets a look into the mirror and is disappointed to see she appears as a hag. They try thinking of other people and the mirror actually works. The attorney lets in the men with the white coats to haul away the man in his office gloating now he won't have to share the profits, but is horrified when he glances into the mirror himself and sees the face of the lunatic who has just been removed.

Appearing in "The Scarecrow"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Journey into Mystery #2

Featured Characters:

  • Tim Blake

Supporting Characters:

  • Occult Shopkeeper

Other Characters:

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

Races and Species:

Locations:

Items:

  • Potion of Power
  • Potion of Power Antidote

Synopsis for "The Scarecrow"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Journey into Mystery #2

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.

Solicit Synopsis

Another pulse-pounding premiere issue! You'll shudder to spend—"Midnight on Black Mountain!" Bonus: a tale of terror by Basil Wolverton, one of the most-copied comix artists of all time!

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