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Appearing in "Of Monsters and Men!"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Vivian Schist (First and only known appearance) (Franklin's widow)
  • Carolyn Schist (First and only known appearance) (Franklin and Vivian's daughter)
  • Dr. Dane Gavin (First and only known appearance) (biologist, New York Ecological History Museum)

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Synopsis for "Of Monsters and Men!"

When the wife of the late F. A. Schist, Vivian and her daughter Carolyn travel to the site of his failed construction site to try and learn of his fate, they along with the Citrusville sheriff are attacked by the Man-Thing. Fleeing, Vivian believes that the Man-Thing had something to do with her husbands disappearance and vows to have the creature captured. She hires a team to capture the beast, led by Dr. Dane Gavin, they succeed in capturing the Man-Thing in an electrified sphere that incapacitates the muck-monster. They then decide to put it on display in New York as part of an exhibit.

There, the muck-monster breaks loose, and not even the intervention of Mister Fantastic of the Fantastic Four is able to stop the creatures rampage. When they find that the Man-Thing is dying because it has been taken out of it's natural habitat, Carolyn -- realizing that the Man-Thing is no killer -- convinces her mother to have the muck-monster returned to it's home. Returning it to the Florida, Everglades, Dane decides that he will unlock the secrets of the muck-monster, but will do so in it's natural habitat.

Appearing in "Goom! The Thing from Planet X!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Tales of Suspense #15

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Antagonists:

  • Goom (First appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Aliens from Planet X

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Synopsis for "Goom! The Thing from Planet X!"

Reprint of the 1st story from
Tales of Suspense #15
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The scientist hero of this story gives the same speech at the end as Reed Richards does in Fantastic Four Vol 1 24. After attracting the hostile attention of Goom of Planet X, he realizes that any civilization possessing such advanced technology must be benevolent and that his radar transmissions must have been intercepted by a criminal. He rebroadcasts to Planet X, and the Earth officials plan to execute him as a traitor for summoning a full invasion fleet from Planet X, when the representatives from Planet X arrive and stop the execution and take Goom into their custody and leave the planet.

Appearing in "He Stalks By Night!"

Reprint of the 4th story from
Strange Tales #51

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Synopsis for "He Stalks By Night!"

Reprint of the 4th story from
Strange Tales #51

A planter in India is nearly convinced of superstitions concerning were-tigers after he slays its mate, but it turns out to be a plot by one of the locals to seize control of the village.

Appearing in "I Dared Enter the Forbidden World!"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Tales to Astonish #15

Featured Characters:

  • Derek

Supporting Characters:

  • John (First appearance)

Antagonists:

  • Martians
    • Uxmal
    • Antogg
    • Numerous unnamed Martians

Other Characters:

  • Monga

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Items:

  • Martian Medallion

Vehicles:

  • Martian Spaceship

Synopsis for "I Dared Enter the Forbidden World!"

Reprint of the 3rd story from
Tales to Astonish #15

A hunter searching for the Elephant's Graveyard discovers that Martians have been using the Earth to farm ivory since they introduced mastodons to the planet in ages past.

Notes

  • "The Blip" was originally printed in Tales to Astonish Vol 1 15. The story was originally titled "I Learned the Dread Secret of the Blip!"
  • The editor's note for "He Stalks By Night" claims it was originally presented in "Tales to Astound You Vol 1 7", referring to the first issue ("7" likely a typo for "1") of a series that was cancelled before publication in 1956. The prepared stories for Tales to Astound You Vol 1 1, including "He Stalks By Night", appeared in Strange Tales Vol 1 51 instead.[1]
  • "I Dared Enter the Forbidden World!" was originally printed in Tales to Astonish Vol 1 15.
  • Iron Man appears as Tony Stark only in this issue.

Trivia

  • The tagline for this issue is "The Monster Runs Wild!"

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