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Captain America (Jeff Mace)

Appearing in "The Crime of the Ages"

Reprint of the 1st story from
All Winners Comics #19
(originally printed as The Crime of the Ages!)

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Synopsis for "The Crime of the Ages"

Reprint of the 1st story from
All Winners Comics #19
(originally printed as The Crime of the Ages!)

The Human Torch and Toro write in the sky asking for the All-Winners Squad to meet at the city museum. Seeing the call to action come Captain America, Bucky, Sub-Mariner, the Whizzer and Miss America. Arriving at the museum, the Human Torch introduces the other heroes to the curator Professor Saba and his assistant Meke. Saba shows them that their display of the different ages of man have all been smashed and that a criminal calling himself Isbisa has left clues to each of the heroes offering them clues to various crimes that are inspired by the different ages. Also among the clues is a note from Isbisa that implicates the Sub-Mariner as an accomplice. When Captain America questions Namor about this, the Atlantean prince becomes angry and storms out with his clue to deal with Isbisa himself. Toro is the only person who believes that Namor is not involved, and angrily leaves to lend Namor a hand when the others are not so easily convinced. After Namor and Toro's departure, Captain America suggests that they split up and deal with each of the clues they have been provided. While at his secret hideout, Isbisa gloats over how he has outsmarted his foes.

Appearing in "There Were Five Frightened Men"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Tales to Astonish #54
(originally printed as No Place To Hide!)

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Synopsis for "There Were Five Frightened Men"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Tales to Astonish #54
(originally printed as No Place To Hide!)

Watching the Huntley-Brinkley report, Giant-Man learns that the nation of Santo Rico has just elected El Toro as their new president. The report noting that even though the nation of Santo Rico is a democratic nation, the communist backed El Toro won by a landslide.

Giant-Man is interrupted by the Wasp, who demands that they plan a vacation, to which Giant-Man declines because he's far too busy. Wasp provokes a brief tussle between the two, so that Giant-Man feels guilty, the next time she asks that they go on a vacation.

Later that day, the two heroes are bombarded by a surprise visit by their fan club. After hosting them for a brief period, they get a phone call from Washington D.C. asking them for assistance, and Giant-Man shoos his fan club out of his lab. They elude their insistent fans by shrinking down to ant size to leave the premises.

In Washington hours later, the military asks them to go to Santo Rico, to find proof that El Toro rigged the election. Accepting the job, the two heroes travel to Santo Rico in their civilian guises of Henry Pym and Janet van Dyne. Arriving there, Pym trusts Janet with the size-changing capsules. They soon gain the attention of nearby soldiers who find their activity suspicious and report it to El Toro. Toro, figuring them to be American spies, orders them captured.

When the soldiers come to arrest the two heroes, they grab Janet first, but not before she can hand Henry a growth capsule, which allows him to become Giant-Man. Giant-Man does not stop the soldiers from taking Janet away, because he is knocked over by El Toro.

Struggling to his feet, Giant-Man vows to rescue Janet, but finds himself an easy target when El Toro orders his death and he is stuck at giant size. Smashing through the city to get away from guards, Giant-Man escapes by hitching a ride on a train and laying low in the countryside until dark.

Returning to the city at night, Giant-Man has the local ants find Janet's location and comes to her rescue. Regaining the size capsules and freeing the Wasp, the two heroes shrink to ant-size and hitch a ride on Janet's guards as they go to El Toro to report her escape.

Arriving in El Toro's office, Giant-Man and Wasp let their presence be known, and El Toro attacks them. Giant-Man easily defeats El Toro and finds proof that the election was rigged by communist backers and reveals the truth to the people, who dispose of El Toro and plan to have a new election.

Returning to America, Giant-Man and the Wasp are congratulated for freeing Santo Rico from communist tyranny. After which, Giant-Man is resigned not to do any traveling for some time to come; however, the Wasp is still trying to decide where they should go for their next vacation.

Appearing in "Beware! He Isn't Human!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Journey into Mystery #77Beware! He Isn't Human!

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  • Eric Krugg

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  • Diane Harper (A Robot)

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  • Krugg's Robot

Synopsis for "Beware! He Isn't Human!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Journey into Mystery #77Beware! He Isn't Human!

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A Hollywood special effects man builds an android to slay a woman who rejected his advances because she was "waiting". After he sends the robot to the museum where she works, he relaxes for a sufficient time, and then is startled when she appears at the door with the robot. She reveals that she too, is a robot, and she was "waiting" for a robot to be a mate. The two machines slowly approach him as he backs towards an open window which he falls through.

Notes

  • The Victor Conrad in Story II is not to be confused with the later Victor Conrad of the Marvel Universe.
  • This issue features a letters page, Fantasty Mail Bag. Letters are published from Roy L. Davis and David Kies.

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